The ethnological research is conducted with international partners and concerns new modes of urbanism and multiculturalism. Special attention is paid to the nationally and internationally recognised research on children, youth and women, conducted in collaboration with local authorities.
As to theory, new angles have been made in gender studies and studies of late modern urban societies. This strong theoretical foundation also leads to new insights concerning marginality and areas of conflicting traditions and senses of history. With the ethnological research stemming from an interest in the indigenous Swedish culture, the historical point of view is not missing. Rather, the problematization of concepts such as cultural heritage and otherness furthers ones understanding of the Swedish experience.