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Sarah Mitchell

Senior Coordinator

Coordinator

In my work as an international coordinator, I focus on Southern and East Africa, which are prioritized regions at Linköping University. I am LiU’s contact person for the South Africa Sweden University Forum (SASUF) and for the Southern African - Nordic Centre (SANORD). I usually send out a newsletter approximately twice per semester.

Publications

2023

Anna Sparrman, Yelyzaveta Hrechaniuk, Olga Anatoli Smith (Ivanova), Klara Andersson, Deniz Arzuk, Johanna Annerbäck, Linnea Bodén, Mindy Blaise, Claudia Castañeda, Rebecca Coleman, Florian Eßer, Matt Finn, Daniel Gustafsson, Peter Holmqvist, Jonathan Josefsson, Peter Kraftl, Nick Lee, Karín Lesnik-Oberstein, Sarah Mitchell, Karin Murris, Alex Orrmalm, David Oswell, Alan Prout, Rachel Rosen, Katherine Runswick-Cole, Johanna Sjöberg, Karen Smith, Spyros Spyrou, Kathryn Bond Stockton, Affrica Taylor, Ohad Zehavi, Emilia Zotevska (2023) Child Studies Multiple: Collaborative play for thinking through theories and methods Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, Vol. 15 Continue to DOI

2021

Sarah Mitchell (2021) (Extra)Ordinary Swedish Dads: Branding the'Exceptional' Swedish Nation through VisualRepresentations of 'Everyday Fatherhood' Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, Vol. 13, p. 155-179 Continue to DOI
Sarah Mitchell (2021) Representations of 'progressive fatherhood' in postcolonial Zimbabwe: binaries, ambivalences and ambiguities Families, Relationships and Societies, Vol. 10, p. 497-515 Continue to DOI
Sarah Jane Mitchell (2021) Fatherhood Images and Ideals: Transforming, Circulating, and Responding to the Swedish Dads Photo Exhibition

Publications

2023

Anna Sparrman, Yelyzaveta Hrechaniuk, Olga Anatoli Smith (Ivanova), Klara Andersson, Deniz Arzuk, Johanna Annerbäck, Linnea Bodén, Mindy Blaise, Claudia Castañeda, Rebecca Coleman, Florian Eßer, Matt Finn, Daniel Gustafsson, Peter Holmqvist, Jonathan Josefsson, Peter Kraftl, Nick Lee, Karín Lesnik-Oberstein, Sarah Mitchell, Karin Murris, Alex Orrmalm, David Oswell, Alan Prout, Rachel Rosen, Katherine Runswick-Cole, Johanna Sjöberg, Karen Smith, Spyros Spyrou, Kathryn Bond Stockton, Affrica Taylor, Ohad Zehavi, Emilia Zotevska (2023) Child Studies Multiple: Collaborative play for thinking through theories and methods Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, Vol. 15 Continue to DOI

2021

Sarah Mitchell (2021) (Extra)Ordinary Swedish Dads: Branding the'Exceptional' Swedish Nation through VisualRepresentations of 'Everyday Fatherhood' Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, Vol. 13, p. 155-179 Continue to DOI
Sarah Mitchell (2021) Representations of 'progressive fatherhood' in postcolonial Zimbabwe: binaries, ambivalences and ambiguities Families, Relationships and Societies, Vol. 10, p. 497-515 Continue to DOI
Sarah Jane Mitchell (2021) Fatherhood Images and Ideals: Transforming, Circulating, and Responding to the Swedish Dads Photo Exhibition

Presentations

TEDxNorrköpingSalon: Truth, lies and photographs

Sarah, invited lecturer at TEDxNorrköpingsalon on June 7, 2018 presented her ongoing research.

Abstract
"Lately there has been much talk of ‘fake news’, and the idea that we are living in a ‘post-truth’ era. At the same time, the assumption that ‘seeing is believing’ is still deeply ingrained. We believe that if we have visual evidence of something, it must be true. This is often illustrated by the way we respond to photographs – treating them as ‘proof’ of a knowable reality. While it might be tempting to see photographs in this way, I would like to challenge this assumption by looking deeper into the complex processes involved in seeing. Through this talk, we will have the opportunity to reflect on our own notions of truth and reality and how we try to use our sense of sight to ‘know’ the world around us. We will have the chance to draw on Buddhist philosophy, theories of visual culture and our own, personal experiences as we explore ideas of truth and reality in relation to photographs." /Sarah MitchellSarah Mitchell talks at TEDxNorrk√∂ping Salon

CV

CV in short

  • 2016-
    Doctoral Candidate Child Studies, Linköping University, Sweden
  • 2014
    MA Child Studies, Linköping University, Sweden
  • 2012
    MA Health Sociology, Linköping University Sweden
  • 2011
    BA (HONS), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • 2010
    BA, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Teaching

The masters programme in Child Studies:

  • Anthropological perspectives on children and childhood
  • Sociological perspectives on children and childhood

Supervisor

I supervise students in the Masters programme on Child Studies and Teacher Programme.

Grants

Erasmus, PhD Summer School – Social Psychology of Family Life, Roskilde University 

Travel Grants

The 9th European Society on Family Relations (ESFR) congress 

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Social Media

Linked-in Profile: Sarah Mitchell

 

 

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