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Maria Moberg Stephenson

Title: Doctoral Student School/office: School of Law, Psychology and Social Work


Phone: +46 19 301285

Room: L2358

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About Maria Moberg Stephenson

Maria Moberg Stephenson holds a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology and Cultural Politics. She has been employed at Örebro University since September 2016 as a PhD candidate in Social Work. She has previously worked at an organisation for young people who had applied for asylum in Sweden without legal guardians. 


Maria Moberg Stephenson's research focuses on young people who have applied for asylum in Sweden without legal guardians and are placed in kinship care with relatives or other people within their kinship networks. She studies constructions of the young people's situations and needs, and what consequences the constructions can have for social work. She also studies the young people's own perspectives on place, relations and everyday life. 

Her research interests involve migration, ethnicity, borders, place, youth research, transnational perspectives and critical social work. 


Maria Moberg Stephenson teaches at the social work programme, currently in term 2 in the course Social work in a globalized world. She also supervises bachelor dissertations. 


Maria Moberg Stephenson is an active member in Social Work in Times of Migration – a National Research Network, which is a network with 25 researchers and PhD students from different universities in Sweden studying social work and migration. 



Articles in journals |  Chapters in books |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Chapters in books

Hellfeldt, K. , Thunberg, S. & Moberg Stephenson, M. (2019). Barn och unga som brottsoffer. In: Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström, Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer (pp. 107-124). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.


Källström, Å. & Moberg Stephenson, M. (2019). Hur SOS Barnbyars mentorprogram motsvarar unga migranters behov och förväntningar. Örebro: Örebro University (Working Papers and Reports 15).