Marcus Knutagård

Marcus Knutagård

Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer

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

I am the principal investigator on a research project funded by Formas. The project is called Scanian homes: Reception, settlement or rejection – homelessness policies and strategies for refugee settlement. 

I am also 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 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 was a Management Committee Member of the COST - action Measuring homelessness in Europe

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

During 2015–2021, I was the president 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).

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  • Social Work


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