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Labor, care, welfare

Situated in the trajectories of socialist, feminist and Marxist perspectives on questions of social reproduction, care, labor and work, the Department is the host of a research environment which pioneers new questions on an ever more significant topic. 

Working close to empirically grounded experiences and developing strong networks and partnerships with societal institutions, such as the hospital and other care units and institutions, researchers in the environment contribute with strengthening our contacts to the surrounding society and to a national and international field of research. The research environment connects emergent scholars with senior researchers, in the department and the faculty, as well as with researchers in other universities and contributes to bring significant novel insights into the ways in which the conditions for, and lived experiences of, labor, care and welfare is changing today. 

The environment has attracted research funding from national private and public funders. Bringing in new theoretical developments regarding questions of resilience, risk, crisis, researchers in the environment contribute to develop the area, empirically and theoretically, with insights from the global south as well as from the global north.