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Background

Teacher training program, Master of Education, Social science and Religion, Linköping University 2004

Teacher in upper secondary school in Järfälla/Stockholm and Linköping 2004-2011

Master Thesis in Applied Ethics, Linköping University Spring 2011

PHD student at the Department of Thematic Studies - Child studies  Autumn 2011-

Teaching at the teacher training program, Educational history, education politics and education for citizenship. 2012-

Research interests

My research interests concern primarily children and child studies, migration politics, political philosophy and ethics. In my dissertation project focus is put on legal, political and ethical aspects on children´s rights to asylum in a European and Swedish context. In the thesis i conduct empirical studies of how legal norms and precedents regarding children´s rights have developed in the Swedish Migration Court of Appeal and how children´s rights to asylum has been discussed in anti-deportation campaigns reported in Swedish media over the last years. This is combined with a theoretical interest of children as political subjects in contemporary debates within political philosophy about citizenship, rights and borders. Moreover I have a broader interest of politics and philosophy of children and rights, children and citizenship, education, democracy and political communities, children as political actors and international politics. 

Keywords

Children, migration, children´s rights, children as political actors, political philosophy, ethics, child and childhood studies


Teaching

Teacher in upper secondary school in Järfälla/Stockholm and Linköping 2004-2011

Teacher training program, Educational history, education politics and education for citizenship. 2012-

BA Program Political Science, Political Theory 2013 -

Masters program Child studies, Children´s Rights 2015- 

Religious studies, Ethics 2015-


Research Projects

Dissertation project: Children at the Borders - law, politics and ethics of children´s rights to asylm.

Research project: Children´s Rights - orgins, normativity, transformations, prospects(Together with Bengt Sandin and Judith Lindh at the Department of Thematic Studies - Child Studies)

Publications

Josefsson (2011) Master thesis: Ethical Challenges of the Multicultural Classroom - a teacher's ethical examination of Martha Nussbaum's theory of world citizenship education

Josefsson (2012) Children as Moral Subjects in Ethics of Migration, Conference proceeding Ethics and Migration, Societas Ethica conference in Sibiue August 2012,  (http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/097/013/ecp12097013.pdf)

Josefsson (2016) Children's Rights to Asylum and the Capabilities Approach. Ethical Perspectives 23(1):101-130.

Josefsson (2016 accepted) Children's Rights to Asylum in the Swedish Migration Court of Appeal. International Journal of Children's Rights.

Josefsson (2016 accepted), “We beg you, let them stay!”: right claims of asylum-seeking children as a socio-political practice, Childhood.

Reviews:

Josefsson (2014) Barndom och migration, Maren Bak och Kerstin von Brömssen red, Umeå: Boréa, 2013, Bokanmälan Tidsskriftet Barn, Spring 2014

Josefsson (2014) Skolan, demokratin och de unga medborgarna, Joakim Ekman och Lena Pilo, Malmö: Liber, 2012, Recension Sociologisk Forskning forthcoming Fall 2014 

Conference presentations:

Ethics and Migration, Societas Ethica conference in Sibiue August 2012, Abstract: The Moral Status of Children in Ethics of Migration

Nordic Network For Research on Refugee Children, November 2012, Abstract: Ethical Perspectives on The Best Interest of the Child in the Migration Court of Appeal

Climate Change, Sustainability and an Ethics of an Open Future, Societas Ethica conference in Soesterberg Netherlands August 2013, Abstract: The Best Interest of the Child in Times of Migration Management: A case study of decision making in the Swedish Migration Court of Appeal 

Netherlands Research School of Philosophy August 2013, Reciprocity and the Normative Foundations of Legal Orders, Abstract: Children at the Borders – discourse ethics, reciprocity and childrens right to admission

The Troublesome Children´s Rights, Workshop at the Department of Thematic Studies - Child Studies Linköping University May 2014, Abstract: Children´s Rights to Asylum - from utopia to apology

PHD Research Workshop on Global Childhoods, Childhood Studies - Rutgers University October 2014, paper presentation: The Right to Stay: public reactions to expulsion of asylum seeking children in Sweden

Global Justice, Societas Ethica Conference in Linköping August 2015, paper presentation: Right Claims in Public Critique against the Expulsion of Asylum Seeking Children in Sweden

 

 

 

jona

  

PH.D.

Telephone: 013-28 56 76
Fax: 013-28 29 00

E-mail: jonathan.josefsson@liu.se

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Department of Thematic Studies -
Child Studies
Linköping university
SE-581 83 Linköping

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About Child studies

Child Studies is an interdisciplinary research unit focusing on issues regarding children, childhood and family in history and society. Education in Child Studies: under graduate level, master level, graduate level (Ph.D).



About Tema

The objective for Tema - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society.

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