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Klara Rydström
Klara Rydström

Klara Rydström

PhD Student
Luleå University of Technology
Human Work Sciences
Humans and Technology
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts
A140 Luleå


I started as a PhD student in 2020 and my thesis focuses on work in e-commerce. More specifically, I am interested in the relationship between work and gender and race/ethnicity in e-commerce warehouses, and how this is materialized in the work organization and work environment. The thesis is based on ethnographic and feminist method and theory.

As part of the thesis work, I participate in the FORTE-funded project "Handel 4.0.? Work environment and inequality in e-commerce" (2020-2023) together with Kristina Johansson and Tiziana Sardiello, Luleå University of Technology and Svend Erik Mathiassen, Jennie Jackson and Camilla Zetterberg , University of Gävle.

I also participate in the project Komplätt (2022-2024) where we investigate working conditions and gender equality in the metal industry.

I have an academic background in gender studies (MA in Women's and Gender Studies, University of Hull & Universidad de Oviedo, 2018).



Article, review/survey

A Systematic Review of Work Organization, Work Environment, and Employment Conditions in Warehousing in Relation to Gender and Race/Ethnicity (2023)

Rydström. K, Jackson. J, Johansson. K, Mathiassen. S
Part of: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
Conference paper

Inequality in the warehouse? A mixed-methods study of working conditions in Swedish online retailing (2023)

Rydström. K, Johansson. K, Sardiello. T
Paper presented at : 1st Malmö Work Science Meeting, September 29, 2023, Malmö, Sweden
Conference paper

Ojämlikhet på e-handelns lager? (2023)

Några kvalitativa resultat från ett pågående tvärvetenskapligt forskningsprojekt 
Rydström. K, Johansson. K, Sardiello. T, Mathiassen. S, Jackson. J, Zetterberg. C, et al.
Part of: Program och abstrakt FALF 2023, Arbetets gränser, s. 80-81, 2023
Conference paper

Binära konstruktioner av kön och arbete på e-handelslager (2022)

Rydström. K
Part of: Book of abstracts, Karlstads universitet, 2022
Conference paper

”Inte alla män” men ”duktiga flickor”: könade arbetsförhållanden på e-handelslager (2022)

Rydström. K
Part of: Book of abstracts FALF 2022, Framtidens arbete-arbetets framtid, s. 59-60, Luleå University of Technology, 2022