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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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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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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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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Independent Research: When? Why? How?

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 become 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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