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Marta Padovan Özdemir

Ph.D.

  • Universitetsvej 1, 03.1-NW

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

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Research

My research centres on diversity and discrimination with a focus on racialization in welfare work with migrants as well as possibilities of subversive practices. Methodologically, I work at the intersections of historical-sociological documentary analysis and ethnographic intervention exploring critical storytelling and dissensus in qualitative research as well as socially sustainable and just collaborations between researchers and local communities.

I have recently ended a three-year project on the development of educational tools for the promotion of critical thinking and prevention of radicalization funded by the Danish Ministry of Education. Ongoing projects include a research project on norm-critical evaluation practices in daycare funded by the Danish Union of Social Educators and a Routledge signed book project together with Dr. Trine Øland, in which we investigate racism and relations of postcolonialism in Danish welfare work with refugees. Currently, I am also PI in a large NordForsk-funded comparative research project, Making it Home: An Aesthetic Methodological Contribution to the Study of Migrant Home-Making and Politics of Integration (MaHoMe) in which we examine how home and home-making is narrated, articulated and negotiated amidst the complex and divergent politics of integration in three host societies: UK, Denmark and Sweden.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. in Educational Science, Ph.D., University of Copenhagen

Jan 2013Dec 2016

External positions

Senior Associate Professor, VIA University College

Jan 2021 → …

Keywords

  • Gender studies, Ethnicity, Equal rights
  • Welfare state, Welfare society
  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism