The History and Sociology of Welfare Work

The purpose of ‘The History and Sociology of Welfare Work’ research group is to expand Section of Education’s research in the sociology of professions and render it visible. Welfare work includes for instance social educational work, psychological work or police work concerned with developing and optimising population groups’ chances to fare well in society. Research on professions often studies one particular profession, e.g., the profession of nurses or social educators, and its particular foundation of knowledge and the practice activated when working with the citizen. We will use the sociology of professions to evolve relational and historical studies of the constitutive and dynamic aspects of welfare work. This entails studying welfare work as social relations, and as a structural whole of welfare professions related to governmental and societal processes loaded with power.

The research group was established in 2014 and consists of researchers from Section of Education and a number of external members. Monthly meetings are held, and here projects, publications and future project plans are discussed and developed. Also, seminars and workshops with invited speakers are organised.


















External researchers

PhD student Marianne Brodersen, Roskilde University
Sofie Rosengaard, BUPL 
Trine Brøndum, Ministry of Education

Researchers from MCC

Name Title Phone E-mail
Bjørn Frithiof Hamre Associate professor +45 353-36712 E-mail
Malene Kubstrup Nelausen PhD student +45 353-36643 E-mail
Stine Grønbæk Jensen Postdoc +45 353-33046 E-mail
Stine Saaby Bach PhD student +45 353-34221 E-mail
Stine Thygesen PhD student +45 30 71 17 62 E-mail
Trine Øland Associate professor +45 353-28889 E-mail