Department of Thematic Studies (TEMA)

Major societal questions are studied and analyzed from an interdisciplinary perspective at the Department of Thematic Studies. 

In an increasingly complicated world, the need for interdisciplinarity is greater than ever, researchers that can see both breadth and depth in major societal issues. At the Department of Thematic Studies, natural science, social science, technology and the humanities meet in the common aim to increase understanding for and find solutions to important future questions.

The Department has four education and research environments organized thematically with high social relevance. Here you can find researchers with both disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds. The environments are therefore heterogeneous in terms of their scientific expertise. At the same time the common problem area holds them together. Students at the Department of Thematic Studies are trained to find alternative questions and transnational perspectives.

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The PhD programme at the Department of Thematic Studies reflects the inter- and multidisciplinary research profile of the department and more specific the four different research environments.

The main part of the PhD training is organized by the specific research environment, Child Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, or Technology and Social Change, including supervision. A joint thematic over-arching course is offered once a year. Likewise, the doctoral students have a doctoral council as an arena for matters relating to all, regardless of research environment.

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24 September 2021

Public Disputation in Technology and Social Change: Nimmo Osman Elmi

10.00 am – 1.00 pm Temcas, Campus Valla and via Zoom

Nimmo Osman Elmi, at Technology and Social Change, defends her thesis entitled "Taxes: The Travels and Translations of ITax in Kenya". Opponent is professor Richard Rottenburg, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. The event takes place in Temcas, Campus Valla and digitally via Zoom. For a digital link, contact Mats Andrén or Eva Danielsson.

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12 November 2021

Public disputation in Child Studies: Yelyzaveta Hrechaniuk

1.15 pm – 4.00 pm Temcas, Campus Valla and via Zoom

Yelyzaveta Hrechaniuk, at Child Studies, defends her thesis entitled "Children helping children? Values and concerns in corporate charity". The opponent is Associate Professor, Nick Lee, Warwick University, UK. The event takes place digitally via Zoom.

23 November 2021

26 November 2021

Public disputation in Child Studies: Sarah Mitchell

1.15 pm – 4.00 pm Temcas, Campus Valla and via Zoom

Sarah Mitchell, at Child Studies, defends her thesis entitled "CIRCULATING ‘SWEDISH DADS’. Exhibiting progressive fatherhood and branding a nation". The opponent is professor Helena Wahlström Henriksson, Uppsala university. The event takes place digitally via Zoom.

10 December 2021

Public disputation in Environmental Change: Emelie Fälton

1.15 pm – 4.00 pm Temcas, Campus Valla and via Zoom

Emelie Fälton, at Environmental Change, defends her thesis entitled "Sanctuaries of Natural Wonderlands: Ways of Seeing the Non-Human World within Swedish National Park Tourism and its Visual Culture". Opponent is Dr. Keri Cronin, Brock University. The public disputation will be helt online via Zoom.

17 December 2021

Public disputation in Environmental Change: Maria Jernnäs

1.15 pm – 4.30 pm Temcas, Campus Valla

Maria Jernnäs, at Environmental Change, defends her thesis entitled "Governing Climate Change under the Paris Regime: Meeting Urgency with Voluntarism". The event takes place in Temcas, House Tema at Campus Valla.

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Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies,  581 83 Linköping, Sweden 

Visiting address - Campus Valla

The Tema Building, Mäster Mathias väg 

Visiting address - Campus Norrköping

Kopparhammaren 2 Norra Grytsgatan 10 A

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