Erika Gubrium has a PhD in sociology and history of education from the University of Florida (2006), a masters 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 MIS and Social Work in a Global Perspective at the bachelors level. 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; temporality, space, policy and belonging processes experienced by immigrants; 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.
Hansen, Helle Cathrine
Norwegian labour activation: Building or limiting social citizenship for service users far from the labour market?.
Takle, Marianne; Vedeler, Janikke Solstad; Schoyen, Mi Ah; Bøhler, Kjetil Klette; Falch-Eriksen, Asgeir (Ed.).
Citizenship and Social Exclusion at the Margins of the Welfare State. p. 134-147.
Hansen, Helle Cathrine
Moving forward, waiting or standing still? Service users’ experiences from a Norwegian labour activation programme.
European Journal of Social Work.
Hansen, Helle Cathrine
Activating the person in the changing situation: A dynamic analytical approach to labour activation.
Journal of Comparative Social Work.
Leirvik, Mariann Stærkebye
Taking Time Seriously: Biographical Circumstance and Immigrant Labor Integration Experience.
Journal of International Migration and Integration.
Khoronzhevych, Mariya; Maximova-Mentzoni, Tatiana;
; Muller, Ashley Elizabeth
Participant Engagement in Supported Employment: A Systematic Scoping Review.
Journal of occupational rehabilitation.
Andersen, Nina Helene Barth;
Ulvik, Oddbjørg Skjær
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. 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. p. 212-225. Fagbokforlaget.
; Leibetseder, Bettina; Dierckx, Danielle; Raeymaeckers, Peter
Investing in work: exclusionary inclusion in Austria, Belgium and Norway.
International journal of sociology and social policy.
Tøge, Anne Grete
; Gyüre, Krisztina;
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. COST Action IS1102- Social Services, Welfare State and Places.
Gubrium, Erika (2006). African American Teachers Look Back: Interpreting Participation in the 1968 Florida School Walkout. 257 p. University of Florida.
Are We Really in a "Post-Truth" Era?.
Gubrium, Erika (2023). Understanding belonging through slow research.
Gubrium, Erika (2023). Expats and mental health: How we can nurture our mental health as expats. Expats and mental health - breakfast tak. The Human Aspect and Mesh.
Gubrium, Erika (2023). Biographical opportunity: A methodological strategy for conceptualizing time, place, & belonging. IMISCOE Annual Conference. IMISCOE.
Gubrium, Erika (2023). Shifting the gaze in climate change and welfare state debates in Norway: A proposal for a relational global view. Towards Polycentric Social Sustainability. VID vitenskapelig høgskole.
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;
; Svenlin, Anu-Riina; Thoresen, Stian
‘The ‘social’ in social work.
Nordic Social Work Research.
Gubrium, Erika (2023). Conceptualizing time, place, & belonging in social work: Using biographical opportunity as a methodological strategy. Nordic FORSA Conference. Nord University.
Gubrium, Erika (2022). More than just work: How an immigrant finds belonging.