Erika Gubrium has a PhD in sociology and history of education from the University of Florida (2006), a master's in International Social Welfare and Health Policy (MIS) from OsloMet (2009) and is Professor of social work and social policy at the Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy (SCSP). She teaches qualitative methods at the MIS program and "Integration through work and education" at the OsloMet School of Management. Gubrium leads education-research collaboration projects with National Law School University, Bangalore and Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Her research expertise lies within the fields of international and comparative anti-poverty policy, with a focus on the social psychological aspects of poverty and socioeconomic precarity, temporality and immigrant labor integration processes, the intersection between social work and social policy in theory and practice and qualitative research methodology. She is currently Deputy Editor of the journal, Nordic Social Work Research.
Critical perspectives on work integration of immigrants
The project focuses on how work inclusion may improve the social inclusion of migrants within comparative urban settings.
Replay or renew? Learning from 20+ years of Norwegian-Russian collaboration on health and social welfare in the Barents region (RE:BARENTS)
RE:BARENTS will examine the impact of Norwegian–Russian collaboration on health and social welfare in the Barents region since 2000.
Work Inclusion in North and South: Comparative Urban Contexts (WINS)
The WINS project focuses on how work inclusion may improve the social inclusion of migrants within comparative urban settings.
Publications and research
Hansen, Helle Cathrine; Gubrium, Erika (2022). Moving forward, waiting or standing still? Service users’ experiences from a Norwegian labour activation programme. European Journal of Social Work .
Hansen, Helle Cathrine; Gubrium, Erika (2021). Activating the person in the changing situation: A dynamic analytical approach to labour activation. Journal of Comparative Social Work . Vol. 16.
Khoronzhevych, Mariya; Maximova-Mentzoni, Tatiana; Gubrium, Erika; Muller, Ashley Elizabeth
Participant Engagement in Supported Employment: A Systematic Scoping Review.
Journal of occupational rehabilitation
Gubrium, Erika; Leirvik, Mariann Stærkebye (2021). Taking Time Seriously: Biographical Circumstance and Immigrant Labor Integration Experience. Journal of International Migration and Integration .
Andersen, Nina Helene Barth; Gubrium, Erika; Ulvik, Oddbjørg Skjær (2020). Young people looking forward: imagined future and normative tensions in urban Norway. Children & society .
Gubrium, Erika; Hansen, Helle Cathrine (2019). Klientifisering og generaliserte forestillinger om arbeidsaktiveringsløp. Aamodt, Hilde Anette; Dahl, Espen; Gubrium, Erika; Haldar, Marit; Hermansen, Åsmund (Ed.). Sosialt arbeid og sosialpolitikk i samhandling. 17. p. 350-368. Fagbokforlaget.
Gubrium, Erika; Bekken, Wenche (2019). Holdninger til velferd. Bruk av dybdeintervju. Aamodt, Hilde Anette; Dahl, Espen; Gubrium, Erika; Haldar, Marit; Hermansen, Åsmund (Ed.). Sosialt arbeid og sosialpolitikk i samhandling. 10. p. 212-225. Fagbokforlaget.
Aamodt, Hilde Anette; Dahl, Espen; Gubrium, Erika; Haldar, Marit; Hermansen, Åsmund (2019). Sosialt arbeid og sosialpolitikk i samhandling. ISBN: 9788245023572. Fagbokforlaget.
Gubrium, Erika; Leibetseder, Bettina; Dierckx, Danielle; Raeymaeckers, Peter (2017). Investing in work: exclusionary inclusion in Austria, Belgium and Norway. International journal of sociology and social policy . Vol. 37.
Gubrium, Erika; Johnstone, Leah; Lødemel, Ivar (2017). Building Dignity?: Tracing Rights, Discretion, and Negotiation within a Norwegian Labor Activation Program. The International Journal of Social Quality . Vol. 6.
Malmberg-Heimonen, Ira; Fossestøl, Knut; Rugkåsa, Marianne; Tøge, Anne Grete; Gyüre, Krisztina; Gubrium, Erika
Helhetlig oppfølging av lavinntektsfamilier. Første underveisrapport.
Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus.
Øverbye, Einar; Gubrium, Erika (2016). Social Services and Territorial Cohesion: Are Social Services Particularly Vulnerable to Cutbacks during an Economic Crisis?. 20 p.
Gubrium, Erika (2006). African American Teachers Look Back: Interpreting Participation in the 1968 Florida School Walkout. 257 p.
Gubrium, Erika (2023). Are We Really in a "Post-Truth" Era?. CounterPunch.
Gubrium, Erika (2023). Understanding belonging through slow research.
Gubrium, Erika (2023). Future of Work or Future of Workers? Global and National Scenarios?. Conference on the Future of Work. Nordic Centre of India.
Allgurin, Monika; Anand, Janet Carter; Gubrium, Erika; Svenlin, Anu-Riina; Thoresen, Stian (2023). ‘The ‘social’ in social work. Nordic Social Work Research . Vol. 13.
Anand, Janet Carter; Thoresen, Stian; Gubrium, Erika; Allgurin, Monika; Solstad, Asgeir (2022). Editorial. Nordic Social Work Research . Vol. 12.
Gubrium, Erika (2022). More than just work: How an immigrant finds belonging.
Minas, Renate; Gubrium, Erika (2022). Virtual exchange in a Nordic context: New pedagogical strategies for improving digital interaction between Nordic Social Work students. JOINT WORLD CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT. International Council on Social Welfare.
Gubrium, Erika; Allgurin, Monika; Anand, Janet Carter; Svenlin, Anu-Riina; Thoresen, Stian (2022). Taking time seriously. Nordic Social Work Research . Vol. 12.
Hansen, Helle Cathrine; Gubrium, Erika (2022). Social inclusion or exclusion? Service users' experiences from a Norwegian Labour activation Programme. ESPAnet conference. European Social Policy Association.
Leibetseter, Bettina; Gubrium, Erika (2022). Street-level Bureaucracy as Pillar of Social Rights: Relational Egalitarianism as Normative Framework. SLB2022: 4TH STREET-LEVEL BUREAUCRACY CONFERENCE. Aalborg University.