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 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 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 Measuring homelessness in Europe

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

I am 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).

Recent research outputs

Marcus Knutagård, 2019 Jan 16, Homelessness in 2030 : Essays on possible futures. Lassy, J. & Turunen, S. (eds.). Keuruu: Y-Foundation, p. 15-19

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

Marcus Knutagård & Arne Kristiansen, 2019, In : Nordic Journal of Social Research. 10, 1, p. 1–23 23 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Haslem, N., Macarow, K., Johnson, G. & Marcus Knutagård, 2018 Dec 27, Designing Cultures of Care. Vaughan, L. (ed.). London: Bloomsbury publishing, p. 115-129

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

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