Short CV/Education and training

  • Stina Bergman Blix is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Uppsala University (Sweden). Stina received her Ph.D. from Stockholm University (Sweden) in 2010. From 2010-2012 she was a Lecturer at Department of Sociology, Stockholm University. From 2012-2014 she held a Post-Doctoral Position at the same department, and was an Honorary Visiting Scholar at The School of Social and Policy Studies at Flinders University (Australia). Before joining Uppsala University, she was appointed Researcher at Stockholm University 2014-2017. Before her graduate studies, she worked as a Director’s Assistant at several Theatre Companies and also as a Web Designer and Project Assistant at Ericsson. She studied acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York 1991-1992

  • Stina's main research orientation concerns the sociology of emotions and in particular how people work with their emotions in professional settings. Her latest research projects investigate emotions in court from several perspectives: how emotions are active and acted upon in and around court hearings, and how objectivity is constructed in judicial decision-making. Other research interests: qualitative methods and method development, theatre and acting, interdisciplinary emotion theory, sociology of law. She teaches theory and qualitative methods at all levels

  • In 2017 Stina Bergman Blix received an ERC Starting Grant, awarded by the European Research Council. From September 2018 she will be the principal investigator and director of the 5-year research programme JUSTEMOTIONS, The Construction of Objectivity: An international perspective on the emotive-cognitive process of judicial decision-making.

Selected publications

  • Bergman Blix, S and Å. Wettergren (2016) “A Sociological Perspective on Emotions in the Judiciary”. Emotion Review, Vol. 8, No. 1: 32-37, DOI: 10.1177/1754073915601226.

  • Wettergren, Å and S. Bergman Blix (2016) “Empathy and Objectivity in the Legal Procedure: The Case of Swedish Prosecutors”. Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, Vol. 17, No. 1: 19-35. DOI: 10.1080/14043858.2015.1136501.

  • Bergman Blix, S and Å. Wettergren (2015) “The emotional labour of gaining and maintaining access to the field”. Qualitative Research, vol. 15, No. 6: 688-704, DOI: 10.1177/1468794114561348.

  • Bergman Blix, S (2015) “Professional emotion management as a rehearsal process”, Professions and Professionalism, Vol. 5, No. 2: 1-15.

  • Roach Anleu, S, S. Bergman Blix and K. Mack. (2015) “Researching emotion in courts and the judiciary: A tale of two projects”. Emotion Review, Vol. 7, No. 2: 145-150. DOI: 10.1177/1754073914554776.

  • Bergman Blix, S. (2014) “Facilitating Emotion Management: organizational and individual strategies at the theatre”. International Journal of Work, Organisation and Emotion, Vol. 6, No. 2: 193-208

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • “The Construction of Objectivity: An international perspective on the emotive-cognitive process of judicial decision-making”. Funded by an ERC Starting Grant. 2018 – 2023.

  • “Emotions in Judicial Decision-Making”. Funded by The Swedish Research Council. 2017 – 2019

  • "Emotions in Court". Funded by The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (Post doc. grant), and The Swedish Research Council. 2012 – 2016

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • European Sociological Association, Emotion Research Network RN 11, Qualitative Research Network RN 20

  • American Sociological Association, Emotion Research Network

  • International Society for the Research on Emotion, ISRE

  • Law and Society Association (LSA) Collaborative Research Network 42: ‘Law and Emotion’

  • Swedish Sociological Association


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