Main research areas:
- Family Research
- Intimacy and care
- Feminist theory
My research focuses on step-relations, so-called “bonus-relationships”, between bonus-grandparents and bonus-grandchildren. The research departs from interviews with children (age 5-19) and elderly (age 65-75). When people of all ages meet new partners, it creates complex family relationships in several stages. For the people I have interviewed, the bonus relationships often arise as a result of separations and re-partnering. However, also chosen relationships are included such as e.g. informants who are a bonus-grandparent for someone without older relatives in Sweden, and, e.g. grandchildren who have the sister of their grandmother as a bonus-grandparent.
I am part of the project "Intergenerational care in Sweden. A study of relationsips, commitments, and practices of care in everyday family life" (VR 2018-01053, together with Sara Eldén and Terese Anving). The project analyzes stories of care between grandchildren, grandparents, and their adult children.
Feminist Perspective on Sociology, Theory of Personal Life, Qualitative Methods
PSPB - Psychology
Soca20, Soca30, Soca06 - Sociology
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I have a master's in gender studies and have worked for many years with gender equality, social equality and democracy development in municipalities, schools, social movements and other organizations.