Mai Lundemark

Mai Lundemark

Senior lecturer
Department of Social Studies Faculty of Social Sciences
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As sociologist I take special interest in the structural intersections of class and race in organisational work. I focus on labour market contexts and primarily work with comparative and ethnographic methods such as interview, participant observation and text. I have experience of analysing how language use (discourse) relates to representative forms of action and organisational change. In my work I try to grasp and explain exclusion and inclusion in practical ways that may be of use to organisational development and to other forms of collective action with inclusive and anti-racist aims. My working languages are English, Danish and Swedish.


I am head of Human Resource Program and mainly teach courses within this program. I also supervise in sociology.



2021 Lundemark, Mai. 2021. Constructing workers of migrant background. A study of class and nation myths in trade union practice. Uppsala: Uppsala University (PhD thesis).

2018 Lundemark, Mai. 2018. ‘Book review: Stefania Marino, Judith Roosblad and Rinus Penninx (eds) Trade Unions and Migrant Workers: New Contexts and Challenges in Europe’ Work, Employment and Society. 33 (5): 889-891.


2022 Nordic Sociological Association Conference: Myths and Realities of the Nordic Welfare State 10-12th August, Reykjavik, Iceland
Title: Nordic welfare state myths of the homogeneous nation, class parity, and civil community. Ethnic boundaries of welfare in union responses to workers of migrant background

2022 XV Nordic Labour History Conference: Labouring Lives and Political Protest Across and Beyond the Nordic Countries 26-30th January, Copenhagen, Denmark, and hybrid Title: Representing workers of migrant background – discourse and action in trade union practice in Denmark

2018 XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology – Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, responses and responsibilities 15 – 21st July, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada Title: Rescuing ‘the Danish Model’: Immigrant Representation in Union Revitalisation Efforts

2018 South Africa – Sweden Research & Innovation Forum, theme 3: Social transformation through change 14 -18th May, University of Pretoria, South Africa Title: Trade union representation - transnational processes demands transnational and comparative knowledge production?

2017 Conference on Immigration and Labour Market Integration – a European challenge for the 21st century 13 – 15th November, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Title: In- and exclusion in Danish unionism

2016 Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism - Challenges for Research on Racism 23 – 24th November, Uppsala University, Sweden Title: Boundary making in Danish unionism