De/gendering and racialising – what has childhood got to do with it?

I often ask feminist questions in critical childhood studies research contexts. However, in the co-authored article “De/gendering violence and racialising blame in Swedish child welfare: what has childhood got to do with it?”, children and childhoods are highlighted in relation to common feminist debates.

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Finnish-Swedish co-writing project

In 2018, I had the amazing opportunity to visit University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland. One of the results from this visit is the publication “Gender- and power sensitivity, securitisation and social peace: rethinking protection for children exposed to post-separation violence”.

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Why anthropology? (Serendipity)

 

Updated 2021/08/14

“But why anthropology?”. I was asked the question shortly before finishing my doctoral thesis. It is rather uncommon to refer to so many anthropological studies in a thesis that is not based on ethnography and is, in addition to this, written within the field of child welfare social work. In social work, it is more common to refer to sociologists, psychologists, and political scientists. So why anthropology?

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Barns röst?

Circulation of Knowledge and “Children’s Voice” in Text Form – Cirkulation av kunskap och “barns röst” i textform

Informanters autentiska röst har länge problematiserats, så även barns, bl. a. av barndomsforskaren Spyros Spyrou.1 För att förstå denna problematisering räcker det att föreställa sig hur “barns röster” cirkulerar och modifieras genom otaliga kanaler.

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Academia-Art

Academia-Art project, artworks and photo by Zlatana Knezevic
Academia-Art is a subproject of Research-Art. Depicted on this picture are two Academia-Artworks: “Ideals” and “The Chair of the Absent Knower”

I not only use creative expressions that help me in my writing or to communicate the message of my texts. I have also experimented with a small project that I call Academia-Art (2019-2020) which is visible below. It raises questions about the reuse of knowledge and has also helped me to express challenging experiences in academia. Below, I describe this in Swedish, the language of my academic contexts.

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Dissertation review

…this research advances the field considerably in terms of our understanding of issues of responding to diversity, children’s participation and to understanding how knowledge cultures determine outcomes.”

Williams 2020

Updated

I was very pleased to read Professor Charlotte Williams’ review of my dissertation. Williams is a leading scholar in social work and she is internationally recognised for her research on ethnic diversity, multiculturalism, racism, and social justice issues in the context of welfare regimes and practices.

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Speaking bodies – silenced voices

My article “Speaking Bodies – Silenced Voices: Child Protection and the Knowledge Culture of ‘Evidencing’” is now freely accessible for downloading.

This study is a “write-back” because it was partially inspired by a comment at a seminar, where I presented a work in progress (now another published article).1

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Barn, epistemiska orättvisor och moralisk status

Det har skrivits mycket om barn som sociala aktörer och barns rättighet att komma till tals. Båda diskussionerna brukar mynna ut i talet om barn som kunskapsaktörer – att barn har kunskap om och agens i sin miljö men undermineras som kunskapsaktörer.

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Social change in developmental times?

My first independent scholarly work is published!

…And it is published in Time & Society, one of my favourite peer-reviewed journals! What is the article about, then? 

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