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Research summer schools

Faculty of Social Sciences

Working with qualitative data: Writing for publication (8-12 June) 

Cross-disciplinary perspecitve on welfare state development (24-28 Augusti)

Working with qualitative data: Writing for publication

How do you analyze and write up findings from qualitative data? How do you structure and revise a journal article manuscript? How do you publish to build a career? This new one-week Summer School is designed to teach Ph.D. students and post-docs in the social sciences some of the steps involved in successfully analyzing, writing up and publishing their research. 


8-12 June (Monday – Friday), from 9 to 17 daily (Arrival date: June 7)


The building blocks of the Lund Summer School include talks, discussions, workshops, individual meetings and small group sessions for peer feedback and writing. It is taught by seven experienced social scientists from three countries who will pass on some of the lesser-known tricks and strategies of successful academic analysis, writing and career building which they have learned throughout years of working in academia.

Who can apply?

The course is suited for all early career social scientists (such as sociology, social anthropology, social work, political sciences, education, communication, etc.) who conduct qualitative research and work with qualitative data.

Participants are asked to bring an English language manuscript in progress (e.g. a book chapter, journal article, dissertation chapter, etc.) that they are working on.

Application instructions

Send your name, affiliation, current status, contact information, and a 2 page description of (1) your completed research and collected data sets, and (2) your writing project (chapter, article, grant application, etc.) and plans to: Malin Åkerström at: malin [dot] akerstrom [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se,.

  • Application deadline: 15 February, 2020.
  • Participant Selection and Notification: 15 March, 2020.
  • Submission of manuscript-in-progress: 15 May, 2020

Around 20 participants will be selected. Priority will be given to Ph.D. students.


2500 SEK (≈ €230 or USD 260) including tuition, daily “fika” (coffee break) and one dinner. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.


  • Paul Atkinson (Cardiff University, UK)
  • Margarethe Kusenbach (University of South Florida, USA)
  • Susie Scott (University of Sussex, UK)
  • Erika Andersson Cederholm (Lund University, Service Management)
  • Katarina Jacobsson (Lund University, Social Work)
  • David Wästerfors (Lund University, Sociology)
  • Malin Åkerström (Lund University, Sociology).


Accommodation is not included. Approximate cost for 6 nights: 5000-8000 SEK (≈€470-750 or ≈USD 520-850).
Dorms at a hostel or Airbnb may be a cheaper alternative. Recommended hotels or hostels will be announced.


Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University, Sweden. Venue: School of Social Work, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 8, Lund.


Anneli Nielsen
anneli [dot] nielsen [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se

Cross-disciplinary perspecitve on welfare state development


The summer school is a joint venture of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University, Collaborative Research Center (CRC) “Global Dynamics of Social Policy”, University of Bremen, the Danish Centre of Welfare Studies (University of Southern Denmark), and the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Helsinki.


24–28 August (Monday – Friday), 2020


The aim of the Nordwel summer school is to stimulate discussion across disciplines and to foster innovative cross-disciplinary research on the development of welfare states over time and in a global context. The summer school brings together PhD students and established international scholars in scholarly exchange. We invite PhD students from different disciplinary backgrounds to participate in discussions on the development of welfare states, their preconditions, present status, and how we ought to study them. PhD students present their papers in parallel sessions and get feedback from both senior scholars and junior colleagues. Participants who complete the summer school successfully are credited with 5 ECTS credits.

Who can apply

We welcome applications by PhD students.

Application instructions

Applicants submit an abstract for a paper (max 400 words) and a short biography (including a list of publications) by e-mail to theo [dot] hagman-rogowski [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se no later than 31 March 2020.

The approved proposals will be selected based on their quality. Papers can be written from a broad historical or contemporary perspective and come from different disciplines such as history, social policy, sociology, political science, and political philosophy. Guidelines for papers will be sent in connection with the letters of approval by 30 April 2020.

Fee and accommodation

300 euros. Accommodation (4 nights, single room in a hotel) as well as most meals are covered. Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs.


  • Daniel Béland (McGill University)
  • Ann-Zofie Duvander (Stockholm University)
  • Jane Gingrich (University of Oxford)
  • Pauli Kettunen (University of Helsinki)
  • Johannes Lindvall (Lund University)
  • Åsa Lundqvist (Lund University)
  • Pirjo Markkola (Tampere University)
  • Herbert Obinger (University of Bremen)
  • Klaus Petersen (University of Southern Denmark)
  • Axel West Pedersen (Oslo Metropolitan University)


Faculty of Social Science, Lund University


Johannes Lindvall
Johannes [dot] lindvall [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Åsa Lundqvist
Asa [dot] lundqvist [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

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