Margareta Bohlin, Associate Professor

Psychology · University of Gothenburg, Sweden — Associate Professor

Research Areas

  • Cultural Analysis
  • Journalism
  • Popular Culture
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media

Ongoing Projects

Hate, Threats and Opinion Exchange Online

Young people's organizational and interaction processes on social media and the impact of these proc

Young people's risk-taking, sexual development and sexual exposure online and studies on risk discou

Psychosocial organization on social media and sexual exposure (SPOSH)

Psychosocial perspectives on living and working in island and archipelago environments and digital d

Highlighted publications

Social mobilisering och organisering via sociala medier Margareta Bohlin, Sevtap Gurdal i Daneback K. & Sorbring E. (Red.). Socialt arbete och internet: att förstå och hantera sociala problem på nya arenor – 2016

Adolescents' Self-defining Internet Experiences Åsa Andersson, Margareta Bohlin, Linda Lundin, Emma Sorbring. Technology and Youth: Growing Up in a Digital World. Sampson Lee Blair , Patricia Neff Claster , Samuel M. Claster (ed.). (Sociological Studies of Children and Youth) – 2015

Facebook as a means to make new peers among early maturing girls Therése Skoog, Emma Sorbring, Margareta Bohlin Computers in Human Behavior – 2015

Att experimentera med sitt själv- internet och identitetsskapande Emma Sorbring, Margareta Bohlin, Åsa Andersson, Linda Lundin i Sorbring E., Andersson Å., Molin M. (Red.) - Att förstå ungdomars identitetsskapande: en metod- och inspirationsbok – 2014


I did my doctorate in 2011 with the thesis Music and Risk in an existential and gendered world. In the spring of 2015, I was accepted as Associate professor in psychology.
My research areas include studies on psychosocial living conditions from an interdisciplinary perspective. I lead and participate in projects about organizational actions on social media and resisting, for example, hate and threats. A relatively newly started project deals with psychosocial processes around expressing opinions online.
My thesis work focused on young people's risk behavior from social psychological and existential aspects. A near area of research concerns sexual development and sexual vulnerability and I have worked in projects within the framework of #metoo around sexual harassment and the social organization that makes up the movement. Part of this research has included the impact on the working situation of various professional groups (e.g. police officers).
A completely new field of research is psychosocial perspectives on living in the archipelago, especially on islands, with a special focus on digitalization.