Universitetsvej 1, 25.2
- Arbejdsmarked beskæftigelsespolitik Beskæftigelsespolitik og integration sociologi
- Historie, Samfundsforhold Velfærdsstat
- Køn, Etnicitet, Ligestilling Integration af etniske minoriteter
- Offentlig administration, styring og forvaltning Offentlig innovation Samarbejdsdreven innovation
- Samfundsøkonomi, Politik Beskæftigelsespolitik Boligpolitik By og Bolig politik Område effekter
- Velfærdsstat, Velfærdssamfund Etnicitet og minoriteter Fattigdom Folkelig deltagelse Fællesskaber Marginalisering Social innovation Socialarbejde og institutioner Sociologisk teori Velfærdsinstitutioner og socialt arbejde
- Videnskabsteori, Videnskabshistorie, Videnskabssociologi, Forskningspolitik Forskningsmetoder Geometrisk Data Analyse Korrespondanceanalyse Kvalitativ metode Kvantitativ metode Sociologiens historie Sociologiske metoder Videnskabshistorie Videnskabsteori Videnskabsteori/filosofi
Forsknings og undervisningsoplysninger
I have primarily taught courses in methodology and methods (quantitative as well as qualitative). To mention a few of the themes I have touched upon in these courses: method triangulation, method polygamies, survey and questioner construction, application and work on the resulting data, correspondenceanalysis, multiplecorrespondenceanalysis, cluster analysis, interview techniques and participant objectivation. Apart from these courses in the ‘craft of sociology' I have primarily lectured in urban sociology, city politics, deprived urban areas, integration of ethnic minorities, neoliberalisme, the state from a sociological perspective and last but not least sociological theory from a ‘theory of fields and habitus' perspective.
- 2013-2006 Lecturer on the "Bytoning/Byforskningsseminar" every fall semester a cooperation between Social science (ISG) & Plannin, City, Process (ENSPARC)
- 2013-2007 Organizer of the methodology course: 'Quantitative methods from a social science perspective - comments on overcoming the quantitative qualitative divide.' department of society and globalization, Roskilde University. (Public administration/Social science ISG)
- 2013-2012 - Lecturer at the compulsory social science course SV-B1.
- 2013-2011 - Co-organizer of the methodology course "Policy analysis using quantitative data" at Public Administration (ISG)
- 2013-2011 - Organizer of the workshop "The State and the conservative revolution - outline of the neoliberal reorganization of the welfarestate" at Social Science (ISG)
- 2011-2008 Lecturer at the Social Science Projectseminar "Social cohesion in the divided Denmark"
- 2007 Co-organizer of the PhD-course: Social Dynamics in the City and Urban Policy, under the ‘Research School - Welfare State and Diversity' Roskilde University and Aalborg University.
General research interests:
Personally i lable my position as Historically-Specific Praxis-Theory with inspiration from sociologists such as Pierre Bourdieu, Loic Wacquant, Antonio Gramsci, C. Wright Mills and Max Weber to metion a few. The fields I have conducted research in range from: 'Internetdating and the structure and dynamics of the matrimonial market', 'The production and reproduction of dilapidated urban areas in Denmark and the field of areabased social integration work' ' and 'Innovation and public management - structure and dynamics of the bureaucrtatic field'
Past and Present research:
At present I’m attached to the research project CLIPS - Collaborative Innovation in the Public Sector (www.ruc.dk/clips). CLIPS is a major research project with more than 25 researcher from six different institutions collaborating. The main goal of the overall project is to identify drivers and barriers to collaborative innovation and to stimulate new and creative public initiatives. The scientific ambition of the CLIPS project is to shed light on the significance of learning-based cooperation, institutional design and the management of innovative processes in the public sector. Under to overall CLIPS umbrella I’m working in the area of Public safety in relation to how the public sector tries to improve public safety in innovative ways. Secondly I’m also working on the profiles and dispositions of the public managers and their perception of collaborative innovation in the public sector.
My Ph.D dissertation related to the production and the reproduction of deprived urban areas in Denmark as a part of the research project Segregation Local Integration and Employment (SLIB). Deprived urban areas in the context of the Danish welfare state are as sociological research objects difficult to get a hold on. The is due to the facts that not only are there multiple themes at stake at the same time (such as place, class and ethnicity) but one must also analytically account for the multiple and overlapping fields (the housing market, the labour market, the educational market, the family etc.) that all have effects on life and practice in these places. The simultaneousness consists in the multiple dominated positions of the residents in the deprived urban areas - that is their simultaneousness in taking the lowest or most dominated social positions in several fields at the same time - which shows up, most clearly as territorial stigmatization and segregation (symbolically as well as materially). In the Danish case this can be observed empirically as the declining social and symbolic position of numerous social housing estates across the country where a significant amount of ethnic minorities, declassified workers have been concentrated over the last 30 years. This research with in this field theoretical approach so far suggests that the causes of the problems of the deprived urban areas are not to be found in the areas themselves but in the (last 30 years continuous reorganization of several core) welfare state institutions such as the housing market, the labour market, the educational market and the family etc. in other words to explain the causes of the problems in the deprived urban areas (as in opposition to (the dominant discourse/research tradition in Denmark at the moment) mealy describing the quantitative reach of the problem i.e. the number of; out of work residents, ethnic minorities, and crimes committed etc. in a given area) one must focus on the social mechanisms reproducing the social conditions and there by the social and spatial distances expressed in symbolic, social and physical space. This implies a multidimensional sociological "model" that facilitates the handling of all these "simultaneities" at the same time. Such a sociological model is what I'm trying to develop as part of my PhD at the moment. The inspiration of the model comes from three places first of all from the long Danish tradition of research in deprived urban areas (Christensen 1956, Kühl and Koch-Nielsen 1969 and 1971, Simonsen 1974, Plovsing 1975, Kristensen et.al. 1993, Skifter Andersen 1999 and 2003, Thor Andersen 2005). Secondly the inspiration comes from the massive collective work 'The weight of the world' which was headed by French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu (Bourdieu et.al. 1999). Lastly the inspiration comes from French American sociologist Loïc Wacquants comparative sociology of advanced marginalization (Wacquant 2007). Put very short this sociological model takes departure in the deprived urban areas understood as fields of contending positions (between the positions of the residents as well as the contending positions between different urban areas) while at the same time relating the urban areas and the residents to their corresponding positions in physical space, social space and symbolic space (Based on Bourdieus notion of homology (Bourdieu 1984:175ff, Bourdieu et.al. 1999:123ff)) while trying to account for the effects from the multiple overlapping fields of cultural production, the economic field, the labour market, the housing market, the educational field, the media and the family.
My candidatum in public administration (cand.scient.adm. eq of a Ma.) related to the structure and the dynamics of the matrimonial market in the wake of the spread of internetdating. That is the main research question was: "if it is true that love is blind and that you can be anyone on the internet - how come it is so rare that Sofie the barrister from Rungsted falls in love with Brian, the auto mechanic from Brøndby?" so the problems tackled in the thesis was how in practice the relations of class was working as selection mechanisms while remaining true to the perception that 'love is blind' and 'it's a matter of chemistry' so as to insure that the 'birds of a feather flock together' i.e. that the class boundaries (and the social distances) are reproduced.
Sociological insprations at the moment:
Pierre Bourdieu, Loïc Wacquant, Michael B. Katz, William Julius Wilson, Adelmalek Sayad, C. Wright Mills, Antonio Gramschi, Charles Tilly, Max Weber, to mention a few.
*** NB! for vejledning se også ovenstående "ekspertiser" ***
- 2009- Assistant professor (Adjunkt) department of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University
- 2009-2005 PhD.fellow department of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University.
2009-2006 Member of the advising board, department of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University.
2008-2006 Member of the board of the ‘Research School - Welfare State and Diversity' Roskilde University and Aalborg University.
2008 Visiting Fellow at School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester.
2005 Statistical analyser at Netminers Institute ApS. Copenhagen.
2005-1998 Candidatum in Public Administration (cand.scient.adm.) from Department of Social Science, Roskilde University.
Publikation: Formidling › Kommentar/debat
Copenhagens's West End a 'Paradise Lost' - The Political Production of Territorial Stigmatization in Denmark
Publikation: Forskning - peer review › Tidsskriftartikel
Publikation: Forskning - peer review › Tidsskriftartikel
Aktivitet: Forskningsformidling i massemedier › Deltagelse i radioprogram
Aktivitet: Forskningsformidling i massemedier › Deltagelse i interview til trykte medier
Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag