Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Susanne Lundin has successfully built an interdisciplinary research milieu at Lund University. Her research deals with cultural analysis of medical praxis with regard to new reproductive technologies, gene therapy, stem cell research, transplantations, and the use of transgenic animals. Her recent work has focus on following fields:

Organ transplantation and organ trafficking. Focus is on the criminal ways to meet the demands for transplants . HOTT Actions against organ trafficking, EU-project

Cultural aspects on neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease). She is PI for the Cultural Group in the Bagadilico Linné Consortium

The Human Stem Cell: Health, Hope, Bioeconomy.

Cultural science and criminology

Biomedicine atthe borders. Ethnography as a model to investigate biomedicine’s moraland legal grey areas and to provide a basis for international actions.

For completed projects, see About my research


About the research

Current projects:

Clinical experiments for Huntington's disease. Recommendations to medical researchers regarding how to inform potential participants (Swedish Research Council)

Illegal drugs - gathering information from the public and doctors. A preliminary evaluation of the implementation of knowledge in society. (LUinnovation/VINNOVAProjekt ID: 2014-1006)

Ethnography as a model to investigate biomedicine’s moral and legal grey areas and to provide a basis for international actions (


Completed projects:
-Organ transplantation and organ trafficking. Focus is on the criminal ways to meet the demands for transplants
- Cultural aspects on neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson’s and - -Huntington’s disease).
- Impact of citizen participation on decision making in knowledge intensive policy fields,
- Genetics and Democracy (Erik Philip-Sörensen Foundation)
- Organ som bristvara. Svenska patienter som blir transplanterade utomlands.(Gelinfonden
- From Phenotype to Genotype – towards a genetic normality? (Erik Philip-Sörensen Foundation)
- Människan, maten och måltiden i ett föränderligt samhälle (HSFR, The Swedish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences)
- Transformations of the Body (FRN, The Swedish Research Council for the Natural Sciences)
- Genetics, Genetic Engineering, and Everyday Ethics (RJ, The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation,)
- Cultural Perspectives on Xenotransplantation (Juvenile Diabets Foundation/Wallenberg)
- Bioscience, Knowledge, and Culture; Educating the European Public for Biotechnology (EU-project)
- Bodily Commodities: Ethical concerns About Biotechnology and Market (NOS-HS)
- Ethics as praxis. Cultural perspectives on ethic and moral concerns within stem cell research (Wallenberg)
- Challenges of Biomedicine.


Books (5)
Editorships (11)
Articles (33)
Book chapters (19)
Conference contributions (2)
Reports (8)
Working papers (1)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (5)
Newspaper articles (8)
Supervision at Lund University (6)

Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

- Institut europäische Ethnologie, Universität Hamburg
- Ethnologisches Institut, Universität Tübingen
- Department of Anthropology, Cambridge University
- Visiting Professor, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge, Södertörn Högskola
- Visiting fellow at Humboldt University, Berlin
- Visiting fellow at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, Stellenbosch/South Africa

•1998, Inga and John Hains Foundation for Research in Humanities
•1998, The Royal King Gustav Adolf Academy
•2004, The Academy of Letters, Lund University
•2009, Kungl. Fysiografiska Sällskapet, Lund Unversity
•2012, The Roayal Swedish Academy of Sciences
•2014, Wendelapriset
•2014, The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
•2014, The Swedish Foundation for kidney disease
Centre for Gender Studies, Lund University (DISA)
Swedish Committee for Working Class History
Committee for Women Studies, Lund University
The Swedish Gene Technology Advisory Board
Committee for Humanities and Medicine, Lund University
Nordic Committee on Bioethics/Nordic Council of Ministers
The Swedish Research Council Working Committee (Vetenskapsrådet)
Working Committee, Vårdalinstitutet
Scandinavian Excellens Project, Lund University
Mentor, The Mentor Program, Faculty of Humanities and Theology
Council for Research and Development at Lund University
The Swedish Research Council Working Committee (Vetenskapsrådet)
Joint Committee for the Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS)
The Swedish Research Council, Steering Committee for Social Science- and Humanities (Vetenskapsrådet/Ämnesrådet HS)
Steering Group for the Lund University Research Evaluation Project, ResQ-08
Member in The Pufendorf Institute, Lund University
Member/organizer of Sandblomdagen, Lund Universtity
Mentor, Academic Traineeship, Lund University
Member/national representative for DICG (Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group, Organ Trafficking)
Expert and reviewer: The Swedish Research Council, The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, Östersjöstiftelsen, The Research Council of Norway, Calgary Institute for the Humanities/Canada, Public Understanding of Science Department of Communication Cornell University/Canada, Economic & Social Research Council/UK, The Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation/SE, Ebbe Koch Foundation/SE, Journal of Public Health, Ethnologia Europaea Journal of European Ethnology,

Dissertation opponent: Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Susanne Lundin

Division of Ethnology
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Contact information

E-mail susanne.lundinkultur.luse

Phone +46 46 222 41 79

Mobile +46 72 210 11 22

Room LUX:C418

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30