I am PhD candidate at the sociology department at Uppsala University in Sweden.
My work is located in the intersection of symbolic interactionism, cultural sociology and social stratification with a focus on elites. My article Contested ease: negotiating contradictory modes of elite distinction in face-to-face interaction will soon be featured in British Journal of Sociology.
In my PhD-project I study elite formation in an egalitarian context with particular focus on identities. I conduct an ethnography of how adolescents develop collective identity at an elite upper secondary school in Sweden.
I teach sociology at undergraduate level to beginners and advanced students. I have primarily taught courses on micro sociology and interaction theory, Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology, and sociology of emotions.
Follow me at @MaxPerssonSoc