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Natasha Webster

Natasha Webster

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Postadress Kulturgeografiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

Om mig

Natasha Webster är ett forskare på Kulturgeografiska institutionen vid Stockholms universitet. Hon är intresserad av genus, entreprenörskap, migration, arbetslivspraxis och regional utveckling. Natashas forskning fokuserar på feministisk ekonomisk geografi och undersöker kvinnligt entreprenörskap i relation till migration och integration. Hon har genomfört studier i Thailand, Kina, Sverige och Kanada. Hon är ordförande för Forum för feministisk forskning i Stockholm. Natasha är bokrecension redaktör för Emotion, Society and Space. 

När folk hänvisar till mig använder de pronomen "hon", "henne" och "hennes".

Current Research Projects:

"Opportunities and Obstacles: Identifying hidden resources and skills to promote entrepreneurship among migrant women in Swedish regions" with Karen Haandrikman, Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) for three years (2017–2019). 

Forskare i Forskningsprogrammet ”Lyckliga gatan? Geografisk polarisering och social sammanhållning i dagens Sverige”. Programmet koordineras av Bo Malmberg, Kulturgeografiska institutionen. Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ)

"Immigrants, working life and the growing Swedish gig economy" with Qian Zhang. (Projektmedal inom Digital Humanvetenskap, Stockholms Universitet) 

 

Undervisning

Graduate level:
  • Migration and Social Change – A life course perspective
  • Planning in Sweden and Nordic Countries
  • Urban and Regional Planning in Europe
  • Planning and Policy
  • Advanced Methods in Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning
  • Supervision of Master's theses
 
Undergraduate level:
  • Migration och globala processer, Kursansvarig
  • Challenges in Planning in the global South
  • Economic Geography
  • Geography 1
  • Geografiska strukturer och samhälle
  • Swedish Geography
  • Supervision of Undergraduate theses

Forskning

Publications:

Haandrikman, K., Webster, N. Duvander, A. 2019. Understanding Local Variations in Gender Relations Using Gender Contract Theory. Working paper series: Stockholm Research Reports in Demography. SRRD no.2019/6  https://doi.org/10.17045/sthlmuni.7699949.v1

Webster, N. A., & Caretta, M. A. 2019. Early-career women in geography. practical pathways to advancement in the neoliberal university. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 101(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/04353684.2019.1571868

Webster, N.A. and Boyd, M. 2018. Exploring the importance of inter-departmental women’s friendship in geography as resistance in the neoliberal academy. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography. (08/15): 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/04353684.2018.1507612

Haandrikman, K., and Webster, N.A. 2018. Thaise migrantenvrouwen in nederland en zweden. Demos - Bulletin Over Bevolking En Samenleving, 34 (April), 1-4. https://www.nidi.nl/nl/demos/2018/04/01

Webster, N.A. 2018. “Parental Leave: Planning, Plotting and Passing” In (eds) McMaster, C.; Murphy C. and Rosenkrantz de Lasson, J. "The Nordic Ph.D: Surviving and succeeding". (p. 110 - 116). New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group

Webster, N. A. 2017. Rural-to-rural translocal practices: Thai women entrepreneurs in the Swedish countryside. Journal of Rural Studies56, 219-228. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.09.016

Webster, N.A. and Haandrikman, K. 2017. Thai women entrepreneurs in Sweden: Critical perspectives on migrant small businesses. Women's Studies International Forum, 60C, 17 - 27 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277539516300024

Caretta, M.A. and Webster, N.A. 2016. “What kept me going was stubbornness”: Perspectives from Swedish early career women academics in geography.Investigaciones Feministas. Vol. 7, nr 2, 89-113. DOI: 10.5209/INFE.52911

Webster, N.A. 2016. Gender and Social Practices in Migration: The case of Thai women in rural Sweden. Published Doctoral dissertation from the Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University: Stockholm. (See open access link)

Webster, N. A. and Caretta, M.A., 2016. “Women in groups can help each and learn from each other”.  The role of homosocial practices in shaping and renegotiating the local gender contract. Géneros. Multidisciplinary Journal of Gender Studies, 5(3), 1072-1095. doi: 10.17583/generos.2016.1992

Webster, N.A. and Haandrikman, K. 2016. Thai women in Sweden: Victims or participants? Social Sciences Asia, 2(1), 13 – 29. doi:10.14456/ssa.2016.4

Webster, N.A. 2015. Vippan Playground: Can a local meeting place survive in neoliberal Stockholm? Localities 5, 171-178.

Caretta, M.A., Kuns, B. and Webster, N.A.  2014. Praktiska, metodologiska och emotionella utmaningar i fält. En diskurs att utvecklas inom geografi. Geografiska Notiser, 72 (3) 117 – 126.

Chen X., Cai J., Yang Z. and Webster, N.A. 2014. Set Relationships between Tourists' Authentic Perceptions and Authenticity of World Heritage Resources. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 5(1), 20-31.

Book Reviews

Webster, N. 2016. Book Review. Birch, P (2015)Why Men Buy Sex: Explaining Sex worker clients. Routledge Studies in Crime and Society 2015. NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies

Webster, N. 2014. Book Review: Hübinette, Tobias, Hörnfeldt, Helena, Farahani, Fataneh & Rosales, René León (eds.) (2012) Om ras och vithet i det samtida Sverige, Botkyrka: Mångkulturellt centrum. Nordic Journal of Migration Research 4(1), 49.

In the Media

  • "Thailändska kvinnor satsar stort på Gotland" Report by Linus Ehn. Gotlands Tidningar/helagotland.se. Monday November 5 2018, pages 8-9 
  • Haandrikman, Karen and Natasha Webster (2018), Nederlandse vrouwelijke ondernemers in Zweden: Kansen en belemmeringen [Dutch women entrepreneurs in Sweden: Opportunities and obstacles]. Hollandse Nieuwtjes (September): 13-15. entrepreneurs in Sweden: Opportunities and obstacles]Hollandse Nieuwtjes (September): 13-15.
  • Podcast Interview (Episode 1, Season 2 Natasha Webster) "Migration and the Male Normative” on The Swede Life with Jill Leckie. Released August 30 2018. This podcast covers labour market integration and perspectives of migrant women in Sweden. Download via @iTunes and @stitcherpodcasts and Littlebearabroad.com 
  • "Thailandspecial med Margita Boström" Radio Interview aired August 13, 2018, kl. 15:04. https://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/1127290?programid=2946
  • "Starting your business in Stockholm? 6 Tips!" Your Living City June 8 2018 by Natasha Webster and Karen Haandrikman http://www.yourlivingcity.com/stockholm/work-money/networking/starting-your-business-in-stockholm-6-tips/
  • "Wij Aziatische vrouwen werken, wij teren niet op de zak van onze man'" by Niels Markus in TROUW, April 30 2018 https://www.trouw.nl/samenleving/-wij-aziatische-vrouwen-werken-wij-teren-niet-op-de-zak-van-onze-man-~a5f4da3f/
  • Interview on Sverigesradio English ”Why Thai Business women are thriving in Sweden” aired Thursday July 13 2017, 10:00.  http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2054&artikel=6737620  
  • 'Thailändska företagare ger liv till landsbygder' Interview with Jonas Gustaffson from ESBRI: Institutet för entreprenörskaps- och småföretagsforskning - Entré nr 2, 2017 http://www.esbri.se/artikel_visa.asp?id=1930
  • 'Nordegren och Epstein i P1' Radio interview aired Mondag January 30 2017, 15:04 http://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/843639?programid=4058
  • Webster, N. January 30 2017. "Thailändska kvinnor som företagare" Debate article in Norrköpings Tidningar. http://www.nt.se/asikter/debatt/thailandska-kvinnor-som-foretagare-om4478064.aspx

Upcoming Presentations or Conferences:

Avesta Kommun - Jubileumsnätverksträff - Kvinnors företagande: “Who gets to be an entrepreneur?  Feminist perspectives in entrepreneur research” May 10 2019 https://www.avesta.se/-/evenemang/arbete-och-naringsliv/kvinnors-foretagande---natverkstraff-10/

Webster, N and Riaño, Y. Session Convenors "The spatialities of migrant entrepreneurship" at the 2019 Nordic Geographers Meeting. 

Webster, N and Zhang, Q. “Immigrants, working life and the growing Nordic Gig Economy” Conference “Autonomy in Digital Society” hosted by the Digital Human Science committee, Stockholm University, November 7, 2019

 

Selected Presentations: 

Webster, N. and Haandrikman, K. "Unpacking privilege: Exploring privileged migrant women’s entrepreneurship in the Swedish Labour Market" Uppsala University, September 28 2018

Webster, N. "Rural Entrepreneurship, gender and the gig economy" at theRural Entrepreneurship Symposium, SLU, October 16 2018

Webster, N. and Haandrikman, K. "Unpacking privilege: Exploring privileged migrant women’s entrepreneurship in the Swedish Labour Market" at 19th Nordic Migration Research Conference 2018 (NMR-Conference), Session 7, Embeddedness of Mix – Policy Responses to Immigrant Entrepreneurship. August 16 2018.

Webster, N. "Learning from women entrepreneurs? Reflections on early women academic careers from an entrepreneurial discourse perspective” at Centre for Regional Studies together with CGF – Center för genusforskning, Karlstad University, Sweden (September 5 2018)

Webster, N. Keynote Speaker at New Wave 2018"“Learning from women entrepreneurs: Reflections on early careers in academia” at Faculty of Science of Charles University, Prague Czech Republic (May 31 - June 1 2018)

Webster, N. "Thai Women Entrepreneurs in Sweden" for Transnational Migration, family, and (health) care  at University of Sussex, Brighton England  (May 1 2018)

Webster, N. "Women’s entrepreneurship from a research perspective: How can feminist perspectives be used to understand entrepreneurial activities?" Business in Heart - Women's Entrepreneur Network, Stockholm. (February 21 2018)

Webster, N. and Zhang, Q. "Migrant entrepreneurship and the gig economy: A case study of a Stockholm Start-Up" Stockholm Sessions on Migration,SUDA. 13 March 2018, 2.00 PM 

Webster, N and Haandrikman, K. “Unpacking privilege: Exploring privileged migrant women’s entrepreneurship in the Swedish Labour Market” Oral Presentation at the Immigration and Labour Market Integration. A European Challenge for the 21st Centrury. November 13–15, 2017, Gothenburg Sweden 
 
Haandrikman, K. and Webster, N. “Mångfald dag: Migration och Social Förandring” November 2, 2017, Sundsvall Sweden

Webster, Natasha ” You don't know what you don't know” PhD Welcome Day.  September 27 2017. Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences

Webster, Natasha “Gender and Social Practices in Migration: The case of Thai women in rural Sweden”. Forum för Feminist Forskning, Stockholm September 27 2017.

Webster, N. et al. Workshop convenor. "Mobilities, gender, racial and other social inequalities in rural Europe"The XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress, Krakow, Poland. 24 -27 July 2017

Webster, N. and Siim, P. Session convenors. "Everyday mobilities: family and individual experiences of translocalities" Nordic Geographers Meeting 2017. Please see link for call for papers. 

Webster, N. and Caretta, M.A. Session convenors. "Women in geography: is there a disciplinary glass ceiling? Nordic Geographers Meeting 2017. Please see link for call for papers. 

Webster, N. “Rural-to-Rural Translocal Practices: Thai Women entrepreneurs in the Swedish countryside” February 7 2017. Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Webster, N.  "Rural-to-rural translocalism: The entrepreneurial practices of Thai migrant women in rural Sweden" at the Stockholm Sessions on Migration, February 2017

Webster N.: Session Organizer. "Daily practices and global countrysides" , at the  IRSA Congress 2016, Toronto, Canada, 10 -14 August 2016, at Ryerson University

Webster N and Woods, M: Panel Discussion Organizers, "Researching the Everyday Global Countryside" at the  IRSA Congress 2016, Toronto, Canada, 10 -14 August 2016, at Ryerson University

Webster, N, with Forum for Feminist Research: Panel Discussion Organizer and Moderator. The Refugee Crisis – For whom? (Flyktingkris – för vem?) March 17, 2016 at Södra Teatre in Stockholm

Scientific Affiliations:

SPaDE (The Linnaeus Center for Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe); Association of American Geographers; Canadian Association of Geographers; Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi

Peer Reviewer for:

Environment and Planning A; Qualitative Research; Nordic Journal of Migration Research; ACME; Journal of Rural Studies; Gender, Place and Culture; Genus: Journal of Population Sciences; International Journal of entrepreneurship; International Migration; Nordic Journal of Social Research; Journal of Family Issues; Géneros. Multidisciplinary Journal of Gender Studies; Sage Publications (Research Methods); Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Community Service:

Chair of Forum för feministisk forskning (Forum for Feminist Research)

Local Planning Committee Member- Nordic Geographer's Meeting June 18-21 2017, Stockholm Sweden.

Senast uppdaterad: 15 maj 2019

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