Torun Elsrud

Associate Professor
Department of Social Work Faculty of Social Sciences
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I am an associate professor in sociology, working at the Department of Social Work. I received my PhD in 2004 at the Dept. of Sociology at Lund University, Sweden. My thesis dealt with constructions of adventure narratives and myths in individual travelling (backpacking) to what is often described as the "third world". My current research focuses, above all, on negotiations of gender, ethnicity and culture in media representations and in other communication processes. At the moment, I study images of ethnicity and gender in Swedish district courts. Teaching and research approach: Media representations and myths, cultural sociology, social psychology, gender, ethnicity, intersectionality, discrimination, human rights issues, power structures, marginalization, belonging, primitivism/eurocentrism, ethnographic methods, CDA. My research activities are tied to the following research platforms: Concurrences, Linnaeus University, http://lnu.se/lnuc/linnaeus-university-centre-for-concurrences-in-colonial-and-postcolonial-studies. CCS, the Center for Cultural Sociology, https://lnu.se/en/research/searchresearch/center-for-cultural-sociology/ and the research platform for "Social vulnerability and social work", Malmö University, http://www.mah.se/fakulteter-och-omraden/Halsa-och-samhalle-startsida/Institutioner/Institutionen-for-socialt-arbete/Forskning/Forskningsplattformen-Social-utsatthet-och-socialt-arbete/Om-plattformen/.

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Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)

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