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Jonas Lindbäck

Associate Researcher

Department of Education, Communication and
Visiting address
Läroverksgatan 15
41120 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Jonas Lindbäck

Doctoral student since september 2012. My main research interests are youth, urban segregation, identity and education. In my forthcoming doctoral thesis I'm doing a ethnographic study of urban youth from immigrant dense and disadvantaged neighbourhoods with a focus on their relationship to school. The background is the increasing between school variation in the Swedish educational system over the last two decades, whose negative effect is most apparent in relationship to schools in the disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the urban periphery. The aim is to investigate the ways in which youth that are unlikely to continue to post-compulsory education give meaning to and interpret their position in the educational system and in the hierarchically structured urban space of contemporary Sweden.