Renita Thedvall Photo: Juliana Wiklund

Associate Professor, Social Anthropology and Deputy Director
Telephone: +46 8 674 74 01



Renita Thedvall is Associate Professor in Social Anthropology. She has in different project focused empirically on employment policy, work life and social issues. She has a particular interest in how policies are shaped and presented in the form of models, indicators and standards and how these are understood and used. She based in the field of policy- and organizational anthropology as well as the anthropology of bureaucracy. She has conducted fieldwork in organizations such as the EU, Fairtrade International, municipal social service offices and preschools where she has studied EU bureaucrats, standards setters, social secretaries’ and preschool teachers’ work with developing, struggling to understand, and use policies.