Mikkel Morgen

PhD fellow, Master of Arts

  • Universitetsvej 1, 03.1-NW

    DK-4000 Roskilde



Research output per year

Hvis du har foretaget ændringer i Pure, vil de snart blive vist her.

Personlig profil


The central purpose of my PhD is to:

  • investigate what is being learned by adult individuals during long-term (involuntary) unemployment; how, when and why learning is taking place during unemployment; and how these learning processes can be analyzed as dependent on and dialectically intertwined with the socio-political organization and cultural embeddedness of work/paid labor as well as the embodied and life-historical learning of the subject, the auto-biographical sense-making and the unconscious and emotional dimensions of subjective experience of the long-term unemployed.

My main areas of knowledge and research/theoretical interest:

  • The philosophy/political economy/social theory of work
  • Worklessness/unemployment
  • Life-history and (auto-)biographical research
  • Andragogy and adult's learning, experience and identity processes
  • The role work in Critical Theory
  • Psychodynamics of work(lessness)
  • Psycho-societal theory/social psychoanalysis/materialistic socialization theory
  • The role of work in the pedagogy of Célestine Freinet

Experience prior to PhD:

I've had three years of practical experience doing social pedagogy and developing a 'Pedagogy of Work' - exploring the emancipatory and learning potentials of diverse forms of work together with long-term unemployed adults, while trying to counter the often times alienating and marginalizing features of the employment system.


The research is done in collaboration with Center for Special Education, who carries a practical interest in developing their methodological approach to occupational rehabilitation in more emancipatory directions with a focus on enhancing the life conditions of the long-term unemployed while creating better possibilities for transformative learning processes, humanization of work and identity development.

Uddannelse (Akademiske kvalifikationer)

Learning, working life and unemployment, PhD, Roskilde Universitet

1 aug. 20181 aug. 2021

Dimissionsdato: 1 aug. 2021

Pedagogy, philosophy of education and social psychology, Master of Arts, Roskilde Universitet

1 aug. 20101 aug. 2016

Dimissionsdato: 1 aug. 2016

Facial Action Coding System (FACS), Certified FACS-coder

Eksterne ansættelser

Industrial PhD, Center for Special Education

1 aug. 2018 → …


  • Pædagogik, Læring, Uddannelse
  • Arbejde og identitet
  • Arbejde og læring
  • Arbejdsløshed
  • Arbejdspædagogik
  • Arbejdsliv
  • Fremmedgørelse
  • Anerkendelse
  • Frigørelse
  • Kritisk teori
  • Livshistorie
  • Situeret læring
  • Beskæftigelse
  • Beskæftigelsesindsats
  • Beskæftigelsespolitik
  • Unemployment
  • Worklessness
  • Work
  • Working life
  • Pedagogy of Work
  • Recognition
  • Social justice
  • Equality
  • Life history
  • Biography
  • Biographical research
  • Narrativity
  • Alienation
  • Situated learning
  • Experience
  • Subjectivity

Publikationsnetværk Nyligt eksternt samarbejde på landeniveau. Dyk ned i detaljerne ved at klikke på prikkerne.


  • 2 Tidsskriftartikel
  • 1 Konferenceabstrakt til konference
  • 1 Bidrag til avis - Kronik

Learning, Emancipation and The Societal Unconscious in Occupational Rehabilitation

Morgen, M., 15 feb. 2020, (Accepteret/In press).

Publikation: KonferencebidragKonferenceabstrakt til konferenceForskningpeer review

Learning and unemployment: The depoliticization and taboos of work(lessness)

Morgen, M., 14 apr. 2020, (Afsendt) I : Journal of Psycho-Social Studies.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Arbejdsløshedsforsker: Vores overdrevne fokus på arbejde hindrer det gode liv

Morgen, M., 24 jul. 2019, I : Kristeligt Dagblad.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftBidrag til avis - KronikFormidling


  • 1 Igangværende

Learning, identity and worklessness

Morgen, M.


Projekter: ProjektForskning


Macquarie University

Mikkel Morgen (Gæsteforsker)

27 mar. 202027 apr. 2020

Aktivitet: Besøger en ekstern institutionBesøger en ekstern, akademisk institution

Learning, Emancipation and The Societal Unconscious in Occupational Rehabilitation

Mikkel Morgen (Oplægsholder)

8 sep. 202010 sep. 2020

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentationForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

Rehabilitation International World Congress 2020

Mikkel Morgen (Deltager)

8 sep. 202010 sep. 2020

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedOrganisation og deltagelse i konference

The Annual Conference of ESREA – European Society for Research on the Education of Adults - Life History and Biography Network

Mikkel Morgen (Deltager)

27 feb. 20201 mar. 2020

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedOrganisation og deltagelse i konference

Adult education research and practicebetween the welfare state and neoliberalism

Mikkel Morgen (Deltager)

19 sep. 201922 sep. 2019

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedOrganisation og deltagelse i konference