About the project
My PhD research is affiliated with the Youth at the Margins (YOMA), a Nordic-South African research project on marginalized youth and faith-based organizations. My research was planned as an ethnographic study of marginalized young people in Søndre Nordstrand, a city district in Oslo, to study the impact of religious organizations on social cohesion. In line with the YOMA project, I planned to focus on young people who were not in education, employment or training (often called ‘NEET young people’).
The project has taken some twists and turns, and I am now working on analyses of the NEET concept, as well as analyses of religious organizations’ activities and engagements for young people in Søndre Nordstrand city district. My planned thesis will unify these analyses to address the role of religious organizations in producing local communities and in including NEET and other young people in them. The project includes Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist organizations, and it draws on contributions from the sociology and anthropology of religion, the sociology and anthropology of work, and on welfare theory.
Master i sosialantropologi at University of Oslo