Maria Gussgard Volckmar-Eeg
Maria Gussgard Volckmar-Eeg

    Academic background:

    Master in Sociology, University of Oslo (UiO)

    PhD, Social Sciences, University of Stavanger (UiS)

Area of work:
Maria G. Volckmar-Eeg works with projects related to integration and welfare. She has a particular interest in how welfare services meet and accommodate an increasingly diverse population.

Her research interests include welfare policy, ethnic and cultural diversity, street-level discretion, labor market integration, and professional social work. In her doctoral thesis, Volckmar-Eeg explored how frontline workers in the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV) operationalize the category of ‘immigrant clients’, with a particular focus on how they emphasize culture in this work, and the implications of such categorization for further case proceedings.

Volckmar-Eeg has broad experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods, and has worked in particular with institutional ethnography, literature reviews, fieldwork methods and qualitative in-depth interviews. Volckmar-Eeg publish academic articles in Norwegian and International scientific journals, write op-eds, gives lectures and presentations.

Research areas:

The introduction programme for refugees in Norway | Inclusion of immigrants | The multi-cultural society | Exclusion and marginalisation

+47 92881107
Tone Fløtten, Hanne Cecilie Kavli og Sissel Trygstad (red.)
Beret Bråten, Ragna Lillevik og Maria Gussgard Volckmar-Eeg
Profesjonsutdanninger for barnevernspedagoger, sosionomer og vernepleiere
Utviklingstrekk og utfordringer basert på en litteraturgjennomgang
Fafo-rapport 2022:08
Hanne C. Kavli, Ragna Lillevik og Maria Gussgard Volckmar-Eeg
En hånd på rattet
Tiltak for kvalitetsutjevning i introduksjonsprogrammet
Fafo-rapport 2022:03

Maria G. Volckmar-Eeg & Anders Vassenden

Et flipperspill i velferdsstaten. Innlåsning av innvandrere med «språkutfordringer» i NAV
Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning, 2022 | Open access

Maria Gussgard Volckmar-Eeg

“I don’t know what to do—Could it be cultural?”
The operationalization of cultural sensitivity among street-level workers in the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration
Social Policy & Administration 2020 | Open access

Maria Gussgard Volckmar-Eeg

Navigating the multifaceted landscape of culture and social work
A qualitative evidence synthesis of cultural competence and cultural sensitivity in practice
Journal of Comparative Social Work 2020 | Download PDF

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