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Hanne Warming is Professor of Sociology and Childhood, and Head of the Research Group ‘Social dynamics and change’ at Roskilde University. She is a well-known and reputed sociologist, who has published with great impact in the fields of childhood studies and social work research, as well as on policy and practice.  Her research fields of expertise include childhood and youth, social work, lived citizenship, social interaction, methodology and ethics in researching childhood research.

Since 2012, Professor Warming has led sizeable research projects supported by a range of funding bodies, including the Danish Council for Independent Research, The Danish Ministry of Social Affairs, The Egmont Foundation, the Obel Foundation and the Bevica Foundation. Lately, she completed RUC’s Research project leadership and management course.

She has participated in a number of international and comparative EU-funded research projects as well as in a COST network (A19 on Children’s Welfare). She has supervised four post docs, as well as seven PhD students to graduation, and is currently supervising another five. She has participated in several PhD evaluation committees in Denmark, Norway and Australia.

Her publications include 10 academic books, 30 papers in refereed academic journals and book series, 39 papers in other academic journals/chapters in academic books, editorship of 5 scientific books and 2 special issues in scientific journals, 17 research reports, and numerous key notes and speeches at seminars in academia as well as for professionals, interest groups and politicians.



2001              PhD in Social Sciences, Roskilde University, Denmark (18 January 2001)

1993              Master in Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (19 May 1993)



2019 – date:   Professor, Department of social Science and Business, Roskilde University

2011 – 2019:  Professor (MSO), Department of Social Science and Business, Roskilde University.

2009 – 2011:    Associate Professor, Department of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University.

2008 – 2009:    Senior Researcher at Danish Institute of Governmental Research.



2005: Price for the Best Project of the Year, from the Joint Council for Child Issues in Denmark

2008: Appointed as expert, affiliated to the EU project “Indicators on Children's Rights in the European”

2011: Appointed as member of the National Council for Children’s Affairs

2014: Appointed as advisory expert for the National Board of Social Services

2016: Recorded in the European Expert Database of Outstanding Female Academics, “Academianet”, nominated by The Danish Council for Independent Research



Referee on research proposals for international funding bodies, incl. Flanders Research Foundation, Leverhulme Trust (UK), Israeli Research Council, and the European Research Council.

Referee for several high-ranking journals and publishing houses, incl. Qualitative Research, Childhood; Inclusive Education, Acta Sociologica, Families, Relationships and Societies

Membership of various scientific societies, includingChildren’s Rights European Academic Network’ (CREAN, a former Erasmus Network); International Childhood and Youth Research Network (ICYRNet);

The International Sociological Association; organizer of RC53 symposium on childhood, July 2018

European Sociological Association; Coordination of RNO4 Sociology of Childhood (joint coordination with T. Cockburn) 2012-14. Now member of the advisory board.




  • Childhood, Adolescence, Family
  • Conversations with children
  • Childrens everyday life
  • Foster care
  • Trust
  • Citizenship, participation and beloging
  • Inclusion/exclusion
  • Identity
  • Recognition
  • Childhood
  • Youth
  • Welfare state, Welfare society
  • Social work
  • Citizenship, participation and beloging
  • Day care

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