CASTOR - Sociological and criminological research on social differentiation and social control

  • Fibigerstræde 13

    9220 Aalborg Øst


Organization profile

Organisation profile

The CASTOR research group focuses on sociological and criminological studies of civil society. CASTOR engages in changes in social differentiations, communities and social control and changes closely related to processes of inclusion and exclusion in society.

Our research focuses on intersections between class, gender, ethnicity and age, and much of our work has been related to topics such as civic engagement; crime and consequences of sentencing; lifestyle and identities; work-life balance; citizenship and political identities; migration and globalization.

CASTOR scholars draw on a broad set of quantitative and qualitative methods, and studies are often based on mixed methods designs.

Supporting and training junior researchers and PhD students is one of the most important tasks for the research group. A key part of this is training and support at research group meetings and seminars where we invite papers for presentation, critique, and discussion.

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    Research Output

    Understanding the benefits of volunteering: Combining survey and administrative data in the Nordic ‘laboratory’

    Qvist, H-P. Y., 2022, (In preparation) Researching Voluntary Action. Dean, J. & Hogg, E. (eds.). Policy Press

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

    Betydningen af køn og kønsnormer i det epidemiske samfund: Covid19 i et kønsperspektiv

    Faber, S. T. & Hansen, C. D., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Det epidemiske samfund. Jensen, O. B. & Schultz, N. (eds.). København: Hans Reitzels Forlag

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

    Bidrag til Pierre Bourdieus retssociologi og den retlige transformationsproces

    Olesen, A. & Hammerslev, O., 2020, (Submitted) In : Praktiske Grunde: Nordisk tidsskrift for kultur- og samfundsvidenskab.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review



    Anne-Julie Boesen Pedersen, Head of Research at the Danish Ministry of Justice

    Christian Klement (Other)

    8 Oct 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lecturers

    Linda Kjær Minke, Professor at the University of Southern Denmark

    Christian Klement (Other)

    15 Sep 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lecturers