The research activities of the department focus on gender and social and cultural aspects of science and technology. The research topics are diverse, covering fields like studies of sexuality, sustainable energy, genomics, gender and technology, consumption, and the sociology and history of the internet. The department strives towards a collectively oriented research culture, where people actively collaborate in their research work. The department has proven relatively successful in maintaining a large share of external funding.
The department's research activities are many and varied. The main emphasis is on cultural changes as a starting point for asking new questions about fields of study that the research focuses on.
Current research focuses on:
- Biopolitics and biotechnology
- Energy, environment and climate
- Ethnicity, gender and equality
- Innovation, design and consumption
- ICT, knowledge and culture
- Environmental history
- Sexuality, gender and culture