Marcus Knutagård

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Work



My doctoral thesis: Prisoners of reasons. Organization, categorizations and explanations of work with the homeless can be downloaded here

I am currently working with a research project implementing Housing First in Sweden. My research interests are how social work practice is organised. I have also studied category formation in the field of Homelessness. I have recently finnished a postdoc project: The Moral Geography of Social Work Practice.

I am a member of the research group Organization and Organizing at the School of Social Work. I am also a member of The Nordic Network of Homelessness Research and a member of The European Network of Housing Research - ENHR.

I am also a Management Committee Member of the COST - action Social services welfare state and place 

I am a board member of NASSW  - The Nordic Association of Schools of Social Work


I have been course director for the dissertation course on the BSc in Social Work programme and the MA dissertation courses (on both the one and two-year programmes).  In 2013 I obtained the title Excellent Teaching Pracitioner (ETP).

Recent research outputs

Marcus Knutagård 2017 Brukerstemmer, praksisforskning og innovasjon. Støkken, A. M. & Willumsen, E. (eds.). Kristiansand: Portal forlag, p. 89–106

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Häikiö, L., Fraisse, L., Adam, S., Marcus Knutagård & Jolanki, O. 2017 Social Services Disrupted: Changes, Challenges and Policy Implications for Europe in Times of Austerity. Martinelli, F., Anttonen, A. & Mätzke, M. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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