Guests at Child Studies / Tema Barn Higher seminar spring 2017
(for information about the topic of the talks at Tema Barn see Activity or Verksamhet/seminarier)
Dr. Linnea Bodén, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University
With a background in gender studies, sociology and pedagogy, her thesis in pedagogic practices from 2016 combines an interest in entangling theoretical explorations and empirical engagements. In the thesis, she investigates how school absenteeism as a material-discursive phenomenon is produced in the practices of humans and nonhumans, when absences and presences are registered and managed through digital technologies.
Web page: http://www.su.se/english/profiles/libo3105-1.298871
Visits Child Studies/Tema Barn: January 31 together with Karin Gunnarsson
Dr. Karin Gunnarsson, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education, Stockholm University
Karin Gunnarsson’s research interest is focused on school values, ratings and assessments based on a theoretical and methodological approach linked to socio-material and feminist theories.
Web page (link only in Swedish): http://www.su.se/profiles/kagu2955-1.190065
Visits Child Studies/Tema Barn: January 31 together with Linnea Bodén
Professor Akira Takada, Centre of African Studies, Kyoto University
Since the late 1990s Professor Akira Takada has worked on different themes among San, who are known as the hunter-gatherers of Southern Africa: 1. Caregiver-child interaction, 2. The system of caregiver-child interaction, subsistence activity, and the natural environment, 3. Environmental perception, and 4. The transformation of ethnicity among San and their neighbours. Furthermore, integrating these themes, Professor Akira Takada aims to elucidate the cultural structure that organizes social interactions among San.
Web page: http://www.africa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/eng/enmember/takada.html
Visits Child Studies/Tema Barn: February 14
Professor Spyros Spyrou, European University of Cyprus Centre for the Study of childhood and Adolescence, University of Cyprus
Spyrou´s research interests revolve around the anthropology of childhood with a particular focus on issues if identity construction. Over the years, he has directed a number of research projects of both local and international scope covering research areas such as nationalism and national identities, immigration and racism, single-parenthood, poverty and social exclusion, and children´s participation in decision-making. Spyrou is editor for the international journal Childhood
Web page: http://www.euc.ac.cy/easyconsole.cfm/id/183/dep/166/c_id/29
Visits Child Studies: March 21
Professor René van der Veer, Department of Education and Child Studies, Leiden University
Professor René van der Veer´s research interests are within the history of developmental psychology and education and he has written, edited and translated books in these fields. Main expertise lies in so-called Russian cultural-historical psychology (e.g., Vygotsky, Luria) but he also takes an interest in attachments theory (Bowlby, Ainsworth) and childcare advice in different cultures and historical periods.
Web page: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rene_Van_der_Veer
Visits Child Studies/Tema Barn: April 4 together with Frank van der Horst
Assistant Professor Frank van der Horst, Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University
Frank van der Horst´s research areas and activities lies within history of psychology, roots of attachment and oral histories.
Web page: http://ow.ly/OQzm3087H38
Visits Child Studies/Tema Barn: April 4 together with René van der Veer
Professor Peter Kraftl School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
Professor Peter Kraftl is best known for his research on children’s geographies, and especially for research into the emotions, affects, materialties and practices that make up their everyday lives. He has published extensively on geographies of education and architecture. He is currently an Editor of the journals Area and Children’s Geographies.
Web page: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/gees/kraftl-peter.aspx
Visits Child Studies/Tema Barn: May 23
Dr. Michael Forrester, School of Psychology, University of Kent
Dr. Michael Forrester´s primary research interests are in child development and language, and psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. The conceptual framework, which informs his work, derives for the most part, from pragmatics and in particular conversation analysis. However, he also has interests in discursive psychology, psychoanalysis and in the development of qualitative methods.
Web page: https://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/people/forresterm/
Visits Child Studies/Tema Barn: June 13
Karin Osvaldsson has reviewed his book Early Social Interaction: A Case Comparison of Development Pragmatics and Psychoanalytic Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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