Babies, everyday life, and materiality
In my research I focus on babies’ everyday lives and their engagement with material things and their environment. With a focus on babies’ practices, I explore how we can understand material culture, space, and mobility in babies’ and their families’ everyday lives. I also address questions of how children’s participation and children’s perspectives can be understood in research with the youngest of children.
I am also interested in the theoretical and methodological questions that emerge in research with babies and how an engagement with these questions can contribute to child research, and our understanding of children and childhood in a broader sense. How can we involve children’s diverse ways of engaging in participatory research? How can we think about children’s participation in the world we live in through focusing on embodied practices beyond the verbal?
Network for social and cultural research on babies
I am the coordinator of an international network that gathers researchers engaged in social and cultural research on babies. The network has a current focus on issues concerning the youngest children and the Covid-19 pandemic with the future ambition to focus on a broader range of issues concerning the youngest children in child and childhood research.
Children, visuality, and cultural heritage
In the project Children’s cultural heritage – the visual voices of the archive I work with questions concerning children’s rights to culture and cultural heritage. By collecting and analyzing children’s drawings my research focuses on how children’s visual expressions can be included as a part of theirs, and of Sweden’s, cultural heritage.
Visual and ethnographic methods
In my research I work with ethnographic and visual methods such as visual ethnography and visual analysis of images. I am interested in methodological questions concerning how we can attend to and include non-verbal, and more-than-verbal aspects of children’s lives and practices in research