Communication and institutional contexts
Talk and communication is the backbone in many institutional contexts. Professionals in health and welfare contexts assess needs, provide help and guide clients through talk. In particular, I am interested in how professionals and clients use communicative strategies to accomplish communicative projects. In my research I examine how self-presentations, identities and norms are constructed and reproduced in interaction.
Qualitative research methods
I adopt conversation analytical methods to study communicative practices but also interviews to examine professionals’ perspectives and discourses.
Previous research project
In my PhD-thesis, I explore how suitability for adoptive parenthood is assessed though talk, specifically focusing on the content and organization of assessment interviews between social works and adoption applicants.