Lund University

Lund University

The Department of Social Anthropology is part of the Sociology Institute of Lund University. Lund anthropology has been significantly strong in the development of global systematic anthropology. Lund University seeks to be a world-class university that works to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The university is ranked as one of the top 100 in the world.

Don Kulick

Don Kulick has recently been appointed Professor at Uppsala University where he will lead a broad, multidisciplinary research programme funded by the Swedish Research Concil aiming at a better understanding of vulnerablity (see further here)

Previous academic positions include Stockholm, Yale and Chicago University. He is the author of numerous publications, including Travesti: Sex, Gender and Culture among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes (The University of Chicago Press, 1998), and, most recently coauthored Loneliness and its Opposite: Sex, Disabilty and the Ethics of Engagement (Duke Univeristy Press, 2015, co-edited with historian Jens Rydström). He has also published several articles analyzing Swedish prostitution policy.

Within DemandAT Don Kulick acts as an advisor to the work package on prostitution policy (WP10). 

Isabelle Johansson

Isabelle Johansson is a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology at Lund University. Isabelle's research interests include questions concerning migration, prostitution and trafficking, especially the nexus between policy frameworks and the subjective understandings of local actors. Her previous research explores Swedish anti-trafficking policy on multiple levels and anti-trafficking measures in Italy. In DemandAT she will be looking at how 'demand' is being tackled in three different policy models addressing prostitution. She will also conduct interviews with local stakeholders.

Petra Ostergren

Petra Östergren is a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology at Lund University. Her research interests include prostitution policy in Sweden and New Zealand, placing it in a wider cultural-political context. Her work on the DemandAT project focuses on providing a general framework of Swedish anti-trafficking effort and policy. She will also oversee the general research process and conduct expert interviews.