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Ida Norberg


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Telephone 08-120 768 59
Visiting address Frescati hagväg 10
Postal address Specialpedagogiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am currently working as a postdoc researcher in the department of Special Education here at Stockholm University. I acquired my PhD in sociology in 2019 at the University of Glasgow. The title of my thesis was Life in the Hands of Welfare Bureaucracy: the impact of austerity on disabled people in Sweden. My chief areas of interests are critical sociology, disability studies, social theory, political economy, and political sociology.

My research interests are focused on neoliberalism (in Sweden and globally), its intersection with disablism, bureaucracy, welfare states, class, and bureaucratic violence. My theoretical frameworks are informed by feminist epistemologies, Marxist theories and Bourdieusian theories.

I have recently been working as part of a team on a project looking at the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on marginalised populations in Scotland, the full report can be found here. I am currently working on the project A life with dignity for persons with profound and intellectual and multiple disabilities: A comparative study of the preconditions for a good life.

Selected publications

  • Norberg, I (2019) Life in the hands of welfare bureaucracy: the impact of austerity on disabled people in Sweden. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.
  • Norberg, I (2018) Kostnadsfrågan som struktruell diskriminering in: Altermark, N. Knutsson, H. Svensson Chowdhury, M. (eds) Forskning om personlig assistans - en antologi. 139-147. Sverige: KFO Personlig Assistans.
  • Pearson C. Watson, N. Gangnuex, J. & Norberg, I (2020) Transition to where and to what? Exploring the experiences of transitions to adulthood for young disabled people. In: Journal of Youth Studies. [ahead of print] 1-17. 

Last updated: January 26, 2021

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