Camilla Nordberg


Research areas

  • 5145 Social work - Migration, Roma studies, Mobility, Gender and Mobilities, Welfare State, Citizenship, Political and Media Discourse

Description of research and teaching

Camilla Nordberg received her doctoral degree in Social Policy in 2007. Since 2006 she has been attached to the Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki as a senior lecturer in social work (leave of absence 1.1.2012-30.6.2015). Since September 2013 she holds a five year Finnish Academy research fellowship for the study "Citizenisation in the local welfare state: migrant mothers' everyday life in restructuring urban settings". From September 2015 until June 2016 she is a visiting scholar at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Her research has revolved around the migration welfare nexus, focusing on issues of citizenship, power, political discourse and street-level encounters.

Research projects:

  • Citizenisation in the Local Welfare State: Migrant Mothers' Everyday Life in Restructuring Urban Settings
  • Glocal Care Work and the Renegotiations of Workplace Order: Occupational Subjectivities and New Ethnic Hierarchies
  • Challenging Power: Equality, Diversity and the Integration of Ethnic and National Minorities in Finland



Latest publications

  1. Dynamics of Recognition: Minority Ethnic Access to Transformative Power in the Nordic Welfare State

    Nordberg, C. C. 2015 The Challenge of Minority Integration: Politics and Policies in the Nordic Nations. Kivisto, P. & Kraus, P. (eds.). De Gruyter Open, p. 91-109 18 p. 6

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  2. Invisibilised Visions: Migrant mothers and the reordering of citizenship in a Nordic welfare state context

    Nordberg, C. C. 2015 In : Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 5, 2, p. 67-74 8 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Neoliberal Postcolonialism in the Media – Constructing Filipino Nurse Subjects in Finland

    Näre, L. & Nordberg, C. 2015 In : European Journal of Cultural Studies.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Pre-examiner of doctoral theses

    Camilla Nordberg (Pre-examiner), 18 Jan 201418 Mar 2014

    Activity: Thesis supervision, mentoring and examinationPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

  2. Mediatutkimuksen päivät

    Camilla Nordberg (Speaker: Presenter), 4 Apr 20145 Apr 2014

    Activity: Conferences, workshops, courses, seminarsOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Deputy board member

    Camilla Nordberg (Board member), Det Finlandssvenska kompetenscentrets aktiebolags styrelse, 22 May 2014 → …

    Activity: Councils, boards, committees and networksMembership or other role of body in private company/organisation

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D.Soc.Sc., Social Sciences

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