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Hans Ekbrand

Senior lecturer

Hans Ekbrand
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 4773

Room number: F321
Postal Address: Box 720, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 41122 Göteborg

Department of Sociology and Work Science (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 4764
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 411 22 Göteborg

About Hans Ekbrand

HANS EKBRAND: Since defending my doctoral thesis Separations and men's violence against women in 2006, I have divided my time into research, teaching and the development of administrative systems for internal use, with my main focus on research.

Specialist Fields
My main research interest is various aspects of violence and experiences of violence. Families as sites where care, support and violence are exchanged in complex relations are also recurrent themes in my research.

I have studied criminal behaviour in terms of property crimes, i.e. burglary and arson, from the perspective of repeat victimisation as well as from the perspective of finding determinant factors for offenders. Quantitative methods predominate, but I have also conducted a number of qualitative studies.

Current research
What explains the behaviour of young arsonists in setting fires? This is one of the problems for which I have principal responsibility in a research project including several researchers that combines qualitative and quantitative data from several types of sources. This ongoing project is headed by Professor Sven-Åke Lindgren. In my most recently completed research project I used Pierre Bourdieu’s field theory to explore the field of publicly financed activities targeted at young people's leisure (2009).

Teaching and tutoring
I teach social psychology and, occasionally, statistical analysis. As a tutor, I am chiefly engaged in subjects such as men's violence against women and other gender issues.

Academic assignments: second opponent for Kjersti Alsaker’s doctoral thesis, Quality of life among women who have experienced intimate partner violence. A one year follow-up study among women at Norwegian women’s shelters, University of Bergen, Norway (2008).

Other assignments: reported on the selection of students for higher education in arts subjects (2006).
Reported on the possibilities for gender research to reanalyse existing datasets/register data (2008). Development of administrative systems for internal use (ongoing, department of Sociology and department of Business Administration)

Networking: I am currently a member of a new, interdisciplinary network of researchers at GU within the field of violence. I was previously one the initiators of a similar network within the social sciences at GU.
Selected publications

The field of publicly financed activities targeted at young people's leisure, report 2009:2 in fritidsledarskolornas rapportserie.

”Financial and Practical Kin Support in Sweden: Normative Guidelines and Practice” (2008) Journal of Comparative Family Studies, nr 39. (Tillsammans med Ulla Björnberg)

Separations and men's violence against women (2006) doctoral thesis

”An introduction to correspondence analysis” (2006) in Vardagslivets korrespondenser: Om arbete, boende och konsten att veta. En bok tillägnad Tiiu Soidre, Research report no. 138, Department of sociology, University of Gothenburg.

Latest publications

Dynamics of violent and dehumanizing rhetoric in radical right social media
Mattias Wahlström, Anton Törnberg, Hans Ekbrand
14th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Manchester, United Kingdom, 20 – 23 August 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Skador och riskgrupper i hem- och boendemiljöer: populärvetenskaplig rapport
Jörgen Lundälv, Inga Malmqvist, Charlotta Thodelius, Hans Ekbrand, Björn Andersson et al.
MSB, Göteborgs universitet, Chalmers, Report 2019

Gender and Socioeconomic Differences in Dementia: On the Potentially Mediating Effect of General Psychological Distress
Caroline Hasselgren, Hans Ekbrand, Björn Halleröd, Madeleine Mellqvist Fässberg, Ingmar Skoog et al.
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress (IAGG-ER) 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Socioeconomic status, gender and dementia: The influence of work environment exposures and their interactions with genetic risk factor APOE e4
Caroline Hasselgren, Lotta Dellve, Hans Ekbrand, Anna Zettergren, Henrik Zetterberg et al.
BSA 50th Anniversary Medical Sociology Annual Conference. Glasgow Caledonian University, 12-14 September 2018. , Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

“A beating is the only language they understand”: Dynamics of violent rhetoric in radical right social media
Mattias Wahlström, Anton Törnberg, Hans Ekbrand
C-REX Nordic Conference on Violent Extremism, 29-30 November, Oslo, Conference paper 2018
Conference paper

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Mäns våld mot kvinnor i samband med separation
Hans Ekbrand
Kön och våld i Norden, Rapport från en konferens i Køge, Danmark 23-24 november 2001, Conference contribution 2002
Conference contribution


En kunskapens imperialism
Hans Ekbrand
Kritisk Utbildningstidskrift (KRUT), Magazine article 2001
Magazine article


Vändningar i betygsdebatten - En bakgrund till dagens betygssystem
Hans Ekbrand
Kritisk Utbildningstidskrift (KRUT), Magazine article 1999
Magazine article

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