Anna Ryan Bengtsson

UniversityUniversity of Gothenburg
DepartmentSocial work
KeywordsVälfärdspolitik, offentlig sektor, omställning, makt, motstånd. Welfare policies, public sector, sustainability, power, resistance

Website University of Gothenburg, in Swedish
Website University of Gothenburg, in English
Networks/thematic areasGlobal Sustainable Futures (GSF), Centre for Work and Employment Research Centre (WE)
SDG:s4. Quality education, 5. Gender equality, 8. Decent work and economic growth, 17. Partnerships for the goals

Reasearch / work
I am interested in welfare state change and public sector organization and organizing with a focus on how different occupational and professional groups responds to and are part of these changes. Theoretical perspectives guiding my research are resistance/power and feminist theories of care and caring. Furthermore, I am interested in how social work both as an academic field and education can play a part in the transformation to a sustainable and just society. In this work the concept of signature pedagogy has guided both analyses of our educational practices and the construction of courses on social sustainability.