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Ninni Maria Kristina Carlsson


Department of Social
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 23
41123 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg

About Ninni Maria Kristina Carlsson

Presentation Ninni Carlsson, PhD and senior lecturer, works as a researcher and teacher at the faculty.

Ninni’s professional training within the field of Social Work is Social Pedagogy and Social Care, with an additional background in Medicine and Human Sciences. Her experience of Social Work practice has mainly been aiming at supporting and empowering women and children in exposed social positions. She has for many years been active on issues of gender and sexual violence.

In her PhD thesis, A time of telling (2009), Ninni examines the phenomenon of working through child sexual abuse, and it’s personal, social, structural and historical conditions. From a wider international perspective, the structural prerequisites had never before been explored. The thesis is the first Swedish study regarding the process of working through sexual abuse. It is also the first thesis in the field of Social Work in Sweden, studying child sexual abuse from the perspective of the victims.

Ninni is associated to the research network at The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority (Brottsoffermyndigheten). Among other of Ninni’s projects, her thesis has been funded by the Crime Victim Fund. Ninni’s most recent project is an ongoing Evaluation of Crime Victim Support in Gothenburg. At present she is engaged in the development of pedagogical courses, practices and knowledge in Higher Education, at the University of Gothenburg.

Areas of expertise Child sexual abuse, working through, exposure to crime, social support, theories of social pedagogy, care, power, gender, social constructions and narrativity.