Employability, learning and citizenship

My research concerns learning for working life and education. I have studied various initiatives and programmes which seek to support unemployed people by enhancing their employability. In relation to this I have studied, for instance, job- and career coaching, work placement and empowerment as ways of supporting disadvantaged and unemployed groups. I seek to interrogate how such initiatives and programmes relate to overarching objectives of equality, social inclusion, and a sustainable working life.

Furthermore, I am engaged in a FORTE-financed project in collaboration with colleagues from Linköping university and Stockholm School of Economics. In this project we interrogate diversity and inclusion in the workplace and on the labour market from a recruitment perspective. The project is based on observations of recruitment processes and interviews with key actors engaged in recruitment in several organisations.

In addition, I am engaged in educational research, mainly about the importance of the free school choice and how this affects local politicians’ ambitions to provide citizens with equal education.

I mainly teach in pedagogy and behavioural science, in human resources and teacher education.

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2022

2021

2020

Magnus Dahlstedt, Viktor Vesterberg (2020) Kritisk diskursanalys Metoder för forskning i socialt arbete , s. 177-192
David Ekholm, Viktor Vesterberg (2020) Diskursanalys Metoder för forskning i socialt arbete , s. 157-173

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Degrees

  • Degree of Doctors in Ethnicity and Migration, LiU 2016
  • Degree of Master in Social and Cultural analysis, LiU 2009

 

Work Experience 

I have previously worked with the Thematic Group on Inclusion (TIA), 2009-2011.

One of TIA:s tasks was to analyse projects related to labour market inclusion.