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E. Stina Lyon

Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, London South Bank University, UK (DSUL)

E. Stina Lyon is Professor of Educational Developments in Sociology and Pro Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences at London South Bank University. She is an Academician of the Academy for the Sciences in the UK. Her research interests and publications are in the areas of research methodology, the sociology of education, gender, race and ethnicity, and welfare state ideology. Her present research is focused on the intellectual contribution to sociology, gender studies and welfare state ideology of the Swedish social scientists Gunnar and Alva Myrdal.

Selected publications:


Lyon, E.S. and J. Busfield (eds) Methodological Imaginations, Macmillan 1996

Lyon, E.S. and L. Morris (eds) Gender Relations in Public and Private 1996

Contribution to books

Lyon, E.S. ”The Myrdals and the Thomases 1930-1940: The Trials and Tribulations of a Cross-Atlantic Research Collaboration”, in J. Mucha et al eds. Mirrors and Windows: Essays in the History of Sociology, Nicolas Copernicus University Press/International Sociological Association, 2001.


Lyon, E. Stina, ”Biographical constructions of a working woman: the many faces of Alva Myrdal”, European Journal of Social Theory, 3(4): 407-428, 2000

Lyon, E. Stina, ”Modernity and Educational Engineering: The Myrdals and School Reform”, International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, Vo. 14. No. 3, 2001

Lyon, E.S. “Kvinnor skriver om kvinnors dilemma: Alva Myrdal and Viola Klein’s Kvinnans tva roller”,(“Women writing on women’s dilemmas: Alva Myrdal and Viola Klein’s Women’s Two Roles”) Arbetarhistoria (Stockholm, Sweden), Vol. 27, no. 106-7, 2003.

Research Reports

Lyon, E. Stina 2000, Researching Race Relations: Myrdal’s American Dilemma from a Human Rights Perspective, South Bank University, FHSS/SSRP No. 17.


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