Torbjörn Hjort

Senior Lecturer

Research

My research interests concerns sustenance problems and economic vulnerability. One area involves the questions of what implications economic vulnerability may have in a society characterized by consumption. Another area is focused on how the welfare state relates to economic vulnerability and how notions of what is a reasonable standard of living are created and manifested. In a third area, I study how society’s financialization affects the individual, in particular groups with limited financial resources. I am also involved in research concerning how the role of the citizen changes in relation to an increased freedom of choice regarding welfare services.

Teaching

I am mainly involved in the fifth, sixth and seventh semesters of the BSc in Social work programme, including supervising and examining bachelor’s theses. I am also involved in the master's programme and have been course director for the course Social Work with Poverty and Maintenance Problems.

Recent research outputs

Torbjörn Hjort, 2019, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

Torbjörn Hjort, 2019, Det yttersta skyddsnätet - om arbete med socialbidrag. Hjort, T. (ed.). Studentlitteratur AB, p. 201-222

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

Torbjörn Hjort, 2019, Det yttersta skyddsnätet - om arbete med socialbidrag. Hjort, T. (ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, p. 153-178

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

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