The CASTOR research group focuses on sociological and criminological studies of civil society. CASTOR engages in changes in social differentiations, communities and social control and changes closely related to processes of inclusion and exclusion in society.
Our research focuses on intersections between class, gender, ethnicity and age, and much of our work has been related to topics such as civic engagement; crime and consequences of sentencing; lifestyle and identities; work-life balance; citizenship and political identities; migration and globalization.
CASTOR scholars draw on a broad set of quantitative and qualitative methods, and studies are often based on mixed methods designs.
Supporting and training junior researchers and PhD students is one of the most important tasks for the research group. A key part of this is training and support at research group meetings and seminars where we invite papers for presentation, critique, and discussion.