Area of work
My research interests revolve around the interplay between individual narratives and state-sponsored programs of social welfare/social control targeting youth with multidimensional problems related to drugs, crime, mental health and/or family history. Based on ethnographic research I have published work on how individual change is staged and storied in drug treatment for young people. In my postdoctoral work I study social interaction in arenas intersecting medical, legal and social welfare institutions. Specifically, I hope to do video-analysis of how young people and professionals (e.g. from psychiatry, prison service and group homes) use, contest and change individual narratives in case meetings.
|Works with||Child and youth policy, Crime, Welfare State, Vulnerable groups|