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Elisabet Öhrn


Elisabet Öhrn
+46 31 786 2412

Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Västra Hamngatan 25 , 41117 Göteborg

Department of Education and Special Education (More Information)
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2070
Visiting Address: Västra Hamngatan 25 , 411 17 Göteborg

About Elisabet Öhrn

Research interests
My general academic interest is in Sociology of Education. My research focuses on power processes and democratic participation, and gendered and classed relations at different levels of education. This includes studies of sub/urban schooling, the importance of local context for relations in school, patterns of segregation, and young people's understandings of power and how they would act to create change. These issues are also central to the research group which I am part of (PAGE -  Power and AGency in Education).

Previous research projects include  'Young people as political actors' (funded by the Swedish council for working life and social research), 'Identities and gender in everyday schooling' (funded by the Swedish National Agency for School Improvement), 'Active citizenship? On democratic education in upper secondary school', 'Gender and career in the academia' and 'Achievements and gender. On teaching, youth groups and local conditions' (funded by the Swedish Research Council). The project 'Rural youth. Education, place and participation' (the Swedish Research Council) is soon to finish, and is followed by a new four-year project 'Education and integration of newly arrived migrants in rural areas' (the Swedish Research Council), that I am leading from 2019.

I am a member of the Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA), was on the board of the association 2000-2008 and acted as convenor for its network Education and Gender 2000-2010. I was one of the leaders of the Nordic Research Network on Critical perspectives on children, young people, welfare and education (NordCrit) and am leader of one of the seven teams in the large Centre of Excellence "Justice through education in the Nordic countries" (2013-2018), funded by NordForsk.


Research groups and projects

Gender and education association, GEA
Centre of Excellence “Justice through education in the Nordic countries
Nordic Educational Research Association, NERA
Gender and career in academia
Achievement and gender 
Power and Agency in Education  
Rural youth. Education, place and participation

Latest publications

Using rural frameworks and research to develop understandings of educational justice and equity across socio-spatial settings
Dennis Beach, Elisabet Öhrn
Paper presented at the conference for Australian Association of Research in Education, Brisbane , Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Capturing Nordic identifications through participatory photography
Solveig Corner, Maria Forsius, Gunilla Holm, Elisabet Öhrn
Computer Supported Qualitative Research New Trends on Qualitative Research / Editors: Costa, António Pedro, Reis, Luís Paulo, Moreira, António, Springer, Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

Closing discussion
Dennis Beach, Elisabet Öhrn
I E Öhrn & D Beach (Eds), Young people's life and schooling in rural areas, London, the Tufnell Press, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Dennis Beach, Elisabet Öhrn
I E Öhrn & D Beach (Eds), Young people's life and schooling in rural areas, London, the Tufnell Press, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Landsbygdens unga. Utbildning, plats och delaktighet
Elisabet Öhrn, Dennis Beach, Monica Johansson, Per-Åke Rosvall, Maria Rönnlund
Resultatdialogen 2018, Stockholm, Vetenskapsrådet, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Discourses on gender and achievement in lower secondary education
Elisabet Öhrn, Lisa Asp-Onsjö, Ann-Sofie Holm
The State, Schooling and Identity, London, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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Sınırları Asnaj? Cinsiyet Temelli Basari Hikâyelerinde Engeller ve Güçlüker
Ann-Sofie Holm, Elisabet Öhrn
Çokkül türlü toplumlarda egitim. Türkiye ve Isveç’ten Örnekler , Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book


Young people and democratic education. On formal schooling, student initiatives, class and gender
Dennis Beach, Lisbeth Lundahl, Elisabet Öhrn
Paper presented at the 2010 NERA congress, Malmö University, March 11-13, Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution

Introduction. Agency in a changing educational context: negotiations, collective actions and resistance
A-L Arnesen, E Lahelma, L Lundahl, Elisabet Öhrn
European Educational Research Journal, Journal article 2010
Journal article


Fellowship and solidarity? Secondary students' responses to strong classification and framing in education
Anneli Schwartz, Elisabet Öhrn
Paper presented at the Gender and Education Association 7th conference, 25-27 March, University of London. , Conference contribution 2009
Conference contribution

Slippage and/or symbolism: Gender, policy and educational governance in Scotland and Sweden
Joan Forbes, Elisabet Öhrn, Gaby Weiner
Paper presented at the European Educational Research Association annual conference, University of Vienna, Austria, 28-30 September., Conference contribution 2009
Conference contribution

Gender and career in academia.
Elisabet Öhrn, Petra Angervall, Jan Gustafsson, Lisbeth Lundahl, Eva Nyström
Paper presented at the NERA congress in Trondheim 5-7 March. , Conference contribution 2009
Conference contribution

Challenging sexism? Gender and ethnicity in the secondary school
Elisabet Öhrn
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research , Journal article 2009
Journal article

En talande tystnad. Om frånvaro och närvaro i forskning om utbildning och kön
Gaby Weiner, Elisabet Öhrn
Inga Wernersson (red), Genus i förskola och skola. Förändringar i policy, perspektiv och prakti, Göteborg, Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, Chapter in book 2009
Chapter in book


Crossing and borderwork. On gender relations in a preschool class.
Ylva Odenbring, Elisabet Öhrn
Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Gothenburg, September 11-13. , Conference paper 2008
Conference paper

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