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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Researchers

External researchers

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

Researchers from MCC

NameTitlePhoneE-mail
Bjørn Frithiof HamreAssociate professor +45 353-36712E-mail
Lone Bæk BrønstedPhD student +45 353-33002E-mail
Malene Kubstrup NelausenPhD student +45 353-36643E-mail
Stine ThygesenPhD student +45 30 71 17 62E-mail
Stine Grønbæk JensenPostdoc +45 353-33046E-mail
Stine Saaby BachPhD student +45 353-34221E-mail
Trine ØlandAssociate professor +45 353-28889E-mail