Astrid Hultin Svensk

Doctoral student


Phone: +46 8-120 53 775

Visiting address: Lidingövägen 1

Room: Annexet plan 4

Belongs to: Department of Movement, Culture and Society, Section for Sport Management


Read more about my interests in research, teaching and collaboration.

My dissertation project "Children's friendship in a time of mediatization" aims to use ethnographic methods to investigate children's friendships in everyday life, with a particular focus on school, club sports and social media. More specifically, the project intends to use a child's perspective to make visible what children in middle school age consider to be friendship, how friendship takes place and what meanings friendship has for children in a time of increased mediatization.

Guiding questions initially are:

  • What is friendship?
  • How does friendship happen?
  • What affects friendships?

My areas of interest are in sports politics, sociology and pedagogy.

I am also a participant in the research group Research in Education & Movement Culture, which is an interdisciplinary research group that conducts research in the humanities and social sciences on movement, culture and society.

Teaches mainly in physical education with a special focus on swimming and supervision of
student essays.

Is one of nine doctoral students at the Graduate School: School, Sports and Screen, which is a collaboration
between the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Uppsala University and Södertörn University.

Other information

Over the years, I have had various coaching and leadership assignments, mainly in swimming.

Most recently, I worked at the Swedish Budo & Martial Arts Federation, where I worked as a project manager for Democracy Sports, a project about association democracy and inclusion.

Sits on the board of a non-profit association that works to promote local civil society in Bollnäs Municipality.


Academic title

Bachelor's Degree in Education and Master's Degree in Sport Science