Maja Lilja holds a PhD in sociology and focuses her research on ethnicity, migration, segregation, and climate. In 2015, she successfully defended her dissertation titled "The Best for My Child: Mothers with Small Children in the Divided City," which examined how mothers with small children perceive the upbringing of their children in relation to factors such as ethnicity, class, and gender. Currently (2022–2023), Maja has a postdoctoral position in the strategic research area “Urban Sustainability".
- “Collaboration Gävleborg 2022”. The project is financed by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and runs 2022–2026. The project examines migrants' opportunities and obstacles in the Swedish labour market.
- Research on “Community Climate Commons”, which refers to groups that have organised themselves to address or mitigate climate change. The research aims to identify the key characteristics of such groups and their activities.
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