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CRITPEN-members and research interest

Below you will find short presentations of the research interest and contact information of CRITPEN-members (including links to one or two publications of importance). If you are interested, please send a similar presentation of your research interest and contact information to The idea is to create a list that will help researchers with a critical knowledge interest to easily find other researchers with a similar knowledge interest.


Mattias Nylund, Associate Professor, Department of Education and Special Education, Gothenburg University,

Research interest: My main research interest is in curriculum theory and sociology of education, with particular focus on how education (policy and practice) reflects and affects power relations such as class and gender. I have focused much on Vocational education in my studies. I have a particular interest in the theoretical tradition that has its origin in the work of the educational sociologist Basil Bernstein.


Nylund, M., Ledman, K., Rosvall, P.Å. & Rönnlund, M. (2020). Socialisation and citizenship preparation in vocational education: Pedagogic codes and democratic rights in VET-subjects. British journal of Sociology of Education. 41(1), 1-17.


Anne-Kathrin Peters, Associate Professor, Department of Learning, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, akpeters@kth.seprofile page

Research interest: In my research, I investigate norms, values, and identities in education, as well as how they can be changed to reach a more sustainable and just world. I am in particularly interested in understanding how education can be a domain that promotes new ways of knowing and being. I am interested in research that conceptualises education as more than reproduction through curriculum. Diversity, creativity, openness, and novelty are words that I find important.