Dissertation review, by Charlotte Williams

…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: 3)

I was very pleased to see Professor Charlotte Williams’ review of my dissertation in Nordic Social Work Research. Williams is a leading scholar in the field and internationally recognised for her research on ethnic diversity, multiculturalism, racism and social justice issues in the context of welfare regimes and practices. Continue reading “Dissertation review, by Charlotte Williams”

Independent: How? When? Why? What?

Before I got my doctor’s degree (PhD), different circumstances forced me to choose sooner rather than later, a more independent path. This new path was a very helpful reminder of why I first wanted to be a researcher.

How it all started

I am not quite sure when I got the idea first. I do remember though thinking about what makes you choose the path of independence on the day I met Sara Ahmed.

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Turning a Dissertation into Art

Featured image: Cover image – PhD dissertation “Child (Bio)Welfare and Beyond: Intersecting Injustices in Childhoods and Swedish Child Welfare”. Artwork by Zlatana Knezevic ©Zlatana Knezevic 2020 https://zlatanaknezevic.page/

Some people have asked me about the cover image of my dissertation. Below, you will find slides, which provide some background to the multi-layered image. The cover was my art project in a course called “Konsten i Samhället”, at Folkhögskolan i Angered.  

Another common question is how I would summarise the dissertation in a few sentences. I have started this blog and the instagram account @zlatanaknezevic.page to share my past and ongoing research and make it more intelligible for others. Apart from summarising and simplifying, I am also trying to find alternative expressions. Sometimes, I try to illustrate it! See more by scrolling the slides below!

© Zlatana Knezevic 2020 https://zlatanaknezevic.page/