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Associate Senior Lecturer
School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
My research areas often concern people's concrete living conditions and learning processes. In a broader sense, I am also interested in theories about economic policy as well as economic and social reproduction and transformation. Here, the development and change of the Swedish welfare state has so far been a central focus area.
In 2019, I defended the thesis "Schooling for profit. On the marketization of students' every day life". The purpose of the thesis is to shed light on the societal role that schools and students are assigned in the contemporary market adaptation. The study is based on fieldwork, in a centrally located charter school and a municipal school in a non-attractive suburb. In order to understand the everyday school life in a broader perspective, the fieldwork is understood against the school reforms of the last thirty years. After the thesis, I have published a number of book chapters and articles that deepen some of the questions that were raised in connection with the study.
My current research project, "Innovation work as learning processes", focuses on the social and organizational processes that underlie technological development, which in turn contributes to societal change at large. More concretely, I examine how the creative work develops and receives organizational attention and becomes the subject of the company's production.
I also participate in the research program "Between resignation and faith in the future: a multidisciplinary research program on educational pathways and learning among young people in 'at risk' neighborhoods", at the University of Gothenburg. Here, the conditions for young people in socially vulnerable schools and areas are examined. We also highlight the organization and mobilization of informal learning that takes place among these young people, which works to compensate for the shortcomings of formal schooling.