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Professor at Dept.of Social Sciences and Business

Head of the Doctoral School at Social Sciences and Business


Research fields:

Care and the governance of care (neo-liberalism, New Public Management and New Public Governance)

Feminist theory of the state - and the relationship between welfare professions and the state

Discourse Theory and analysis, including identification of silencing.

Theories of justice, recognition and misrecognition



Ph.D. (Århus, Political Science), Cand. Scient. Pol. (Århus, Political Science), Exam. Art (Århus, Philosophy) and MA (Essex, Government) with distinction.


Visiting professor:

2011 Rikkyo University (Japan), 2017 Tampere University (Finland) and 2019 fellow at Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies.

PhD students and post.docs's

I am currently supervising four phd students and have supervised/co-supervised ten theses to completion. During the years I have been fortunate to have visiting phd students from Iceland, Sweden, Spain and Germany. Two post.doc's from Japan and the Netherlands have been visiting me on research stays. 

Publications in English:

A Care Crisis in the Nordic welfare states? written and edited with  Lise Lotte Hansen og Laura Horn (2022)

Struggles in (elderly) care - A feminist view (2017)

Promoting Innovation in the Social Services (2014) with Johannes Eurich and others.

Europeanization, Care and Gender - global Complexities (2011) written and edited with Marja Keränen and Anne Kovalainen.

Dilemmas in the Nordic Welfare State (2005) written and edited with Tine Rask Eriksen


I have published in the following international, scientific journals:

European Journal of Women's Studies, Acta Sociologica, International Journal of Feminist Politics, Critical Social Policy, NORA: Nordic Journal of feminist and Gender Research, International Journal of Social Welfare, Journal of social policy, Social Policy & Administration, Health Policy, Nordic Journal of Migration Research, International Journal of Care and Caring, Sociology of health and Illness.



  • Welfare state, Welfare society
  • Gender studies, Ethnicity, Equal rights
  • Public administration

Publication network

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