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Manon Alice Lavaud

  • Universitetsvej 1, 26.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde



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In my dissertation I explore, how normality and deviance (or difference) come into play in social work with vulnerable children and youth. I look at the stories that children and young people tell about themselves, and the stories told by the practitioners and other adults around them. I follow 15 children and young people, where some live in foster families, some are placed in a care residence and others live at a residence for youth with 'psychological vulnerabilities'.


The PhD project is part of a broader research and developmental project called "Deviance as a potential resource", which aims at identifying and working with the potential resources lying in those special characterictics or behaviour of vulnerable children and youth, which are normally considered as problematic or symptoms of "maldevelopment" (


  • Childhood, Adolescence, Family
  • Welfare state, Welfare society

Research Output

Comment faire place à une multiplicité de petits récits dans la recherche sur les jeunes en situation de vulnérabilité?

Translated title of the contribution: How to make room for a multiplicity of small stories in research about youth in vulnerable situations?Lavaud, M. A., 1 Sep 2017, In : Sociétés et jeunesses en difficulté. 18, Printemps 2017

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Det dobbelte blik: Se styrkerne i det særlige hos børn og unge i udsatte positioner

Warming, H., Lavaud, M. A. & Fjordside, S., Sep 2017, København: Akademisk Forlag. 200 p. (Professionsserien).

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Exploring Norms About Citizenship in Stories of Young People with "Psychological Vulnerabilities"

Lavaud, M. A., 2017, Lived Citizenship on the Edge of Society: Rights, Belonging, Intimate Life and Spatiality. Warming, H. & Fahnøe, K. (eds.). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 89-109 21 p. (Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Socialøkonomiske virksomheder: Mellem forretning og socialt ansvar

Gregersen, S. Ø. & Lavaud, M. A., 2015, Grundbog i socialvidenskab: 5 perspektiver. Greve, B. (ed.). 2 ed. København: Nyt fra Samfundsvidenskaberne, p. 191-210 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review


  • 5 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 3 Organisation and participation in conference
  • 2 Lecture and oral contribution
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

13th Conference of the European Sociological Association

Manon Alice Lavaud (Speaker)

29 Aug 20171 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne

Manon Alice Lavaud (Visiting researcher)

1 Feb 201630 Apr 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

6th European Conference for Social Work Research

Manon Alice Lavaud (Speaker)

30 Mar 20161 Apr 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Det "særlige" som potentiel ressource: - En visionær tilgang til arbejdet med udsatte børn og unge

Manon Alice Lavaud (Lecturer)

7 Oct 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Réunion du RT22 « Parcours de vie et dynamiques sociales », de l' AFS

Manon Alice Lavaud (Speaker)

25 Mar 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course