Richard Gäddman Johansson

doctoral/PhD student at Department of Sociology, Doctoral students

+4618-471 5194
Visiting address:
Engelska parken
Thunbergsvägen 3H

Postal address:
Box 624
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Richard Gäddman Johansson is a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology since September 2015. Richard’s current research focuses on vulnerability, care relations, and everyday encounters among residents and staff members in housing with special services (provided, in the Swedish context, in accordance to the Law Concerning Support and Services for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments [LSS, 1993:387]).

Keywords: vulnerability everyday life caregiving dependency support and service provision professionalization institutional ethnography ethics of care

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Richard Gäddman Johansson holds degrees from undergraduate studies at Mälardalens Högskola (BSc) and Uppsala University (MSc). Although predominantly versed in Sociology, Richard’s prior education and research interests have also acquainted him with other related disciplines and scholarly fields (e.g. Psychology, Pedagogy, Public Health, Cultural Geography, Disability Studies).

He is a member of the Welfare and life course research group at Uppsala University.


Richard Gäddman Johansson is currently laboring on a dissertation with the working title “Encountering Vulnerability: On Everyday Interaction in Sheltered Housing”. Relying in large part on fieldwork performed at group and service homes, provided in accordance with the Law concerning Support and Services for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS, 1993:387), Richard explores the manifestation and management of vulnerability in everyday interactions among residents and personnel in sheltered housing arrangements.


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