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Simen Mørstad Johansen

Simen Mørstad Johansen


I am a PhD candidate in Social work and Social Policy and affiliated with the EEA funded project CONSENT: Cosmopolitan Turn and Democratic Sentiments. The case of child protection service. The working title of my project is: Normative Complexity of Discretion in Child Protection Services: Exploring practices of the child´s right to family-life in Norway and Romania.
I have a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Tromsø, including exchange at the Université de Nantes in France and Queens University in Canada. I have experience in international and national social work including the coordination of an EEA-funded Romanian – Norwegian bilateral social inclusion project from Romania and mastering Romanian and French language. Simen’s research interests are human rights, children’s rights, animal rights, citizenship, social inclusion, and social movements.

Research projects

  • Cosmopolitan Turn and Democratic Sentiments (CONSENT)

    CONSENT is a large bilateral project between Norway and Romania. The main objective is to investigate empirically, both in Romania and Norway, to what extent the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is considered to be relevant when developing politics and law.

Publications and research


Johansen, Simen Mørstad (2022). Preventive child protection and welfare measures in Romania and Norway: exploring the social side of the right to respect for family life. ISPCAN Estonia 2022. The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

Johansen, Simen Mørstad (2021). Retten til kjærlighet i barnevernloven og barneloven – Anslag for en systemteoretisk tilnærming til barnets «Citizenship». Neon Konferansen 2021. Neon Nettverket.

Johansen, Simen Mørstad (2014). Sosiologiens dyriske utfordring. Sosiologienforeningens Vinterseminar 2014 (Sesjon om Miljøsosiologi). Norsk Sosiologforening.

Johansen, Simen Morstad (2013). Den sosiale konstruksjonen av skillet mellom mennesker og dyr.

Johansen, Simen Mørstad (2012). Dyreetikk og det moderne samfunn. Minding Animals Norges forskningsseminar 2012. Minding Animals Norge.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete