Lise Eriksson

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Sociology, Faculty

Visiting address:
Engelska parken
Thunbergsvägen 3H

Postal address:
Box 624
751 26 UPPSALA

Researcher at Department of Women's and Children's Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH); International Maternal and Reproductive Health and Migration

Visiting address:
MTC-huset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, 2 tr
752 37 Uppsala
Postal address:
Akademiska sjukhuset
751 85 UPPSALA

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Lise Eriksson's research focuses on reproduction, family, health and religion. The NORSUR-Project studies how surrogacy has been practiced and discussed in the Nordic countries (Academy of Finland 2016-18).

Academic merits: Docent of Sociology of Religion, Uppsala University (2018); PhD, Sociology, Åbo Akademi University (2012).

Research interests:
Surrogacy, assisted reproduction, health, family, reproduction, sociology of religion, political sociology, social problems.

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Docent Lise Eriksson (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Uppsala University. Before joining the Department of Sociology, she was a postdoctoral researcher in Sociology at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. She was a visiting researcher at The Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre (CRS) at Uppsala University 2016-2018, and member of the centre of excellence The Impact of Religion: Challences for Society, Law and Democracy. Her research interests include surrogacy, assisted reproductive technologies, kinship, gender, health and intersections between biopolitics and religion.

Eriksson’s postdoctoral project on surrogacy in the Nordic countries is funded by the Academy of Finland, the Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation and Jubileumsfonden vid Åbo Akademi (2014–2019). This comparative project studies how surrogacy has been debated in media and in politics in Finland and Norway, and also includes interviews with Finnish surrogate mothers and intended parents. Eriksson obtained a PhD at Åbo Akademi University in 2012. The dissertation analyses debates on assisted reproduction in the Parliament of Finland. During the academic year 2013–2014 she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, where she participated in the research group Biopolitics and Biotechnology.

List of publications available at Åbo Akademi University.


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