Professor Hannah Bradby of Uppsala University, Sweden is the new Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Sociology. Prof Bradby has been Specialty Chief Editor for Frontiers in Sociology’s Medical Sociology section.
She is committed to interdisciplinary approaches that work towards equality across socio-demographic variables and in different social groups. Her research is reflected in her vision for the journal.
Prof Bradby explains the challenges that Sociology as a field addresses worldwide:
- Social theory aspires to be universally relevant. Despite this, the study of modernity can seem irrelevant outside the Western world. How can social theory help to understand urgent issues in non-Western societies?
- How can the sociological approach produce research that’s constructive in informing social developments at micro-, meso- and macro-levels of society?
- What are the most urgent ethical and research challenges in a world where inequality continues to characterize many aspects of society?
- How should internet access and growth in digital communication be harnessed to make sociological research more relevant and accessible?
In this context, the journal’s focus is making “high quality, innovative and analytically acute research available to an international readership,” says Prof Bradby.
About Prof Hannah Bradby
She is a recipient of research funded by the Medical Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council. She fulfills a number of editorial roles, including editing the Sociology of Health and Illness monograph series. Together with Professor Sandra Torres, also of Uppsala University, Prof Bradby leads the Research Group on Welfare and Lifecourse and is a contributing editor to the Cost of Living website.
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