Tobias AxelssonTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Phone: +46 19 301269
About Tobias Axelsson
Tobias Axelsson works as senior lecturer in pedagogy. His research interests are gender and parenting, men's parental leave, and gender and education.
Recently (May 2019), Axelsson defended his PhD thesis in gender studies: När män möts som pappor (‘When men meet as fathers’). It investigates the conditions of fathering during early childhood by exploring fathers relations to other fathers. In the thesis, Axelsson has observed ’fathering spaces’: social services that are directed to fathers on parental leave. Axelsson has also interviewed fathers who have chosen to participate in such meeting places for fathers and analysed policy documents regarding parenting policies.
Currently (2019), Axelsson also works with the project "Gender mainstreaming in preschool". It aims to identify factors which promote and/or prevent successful gender mainstreaming in preschool. In the project, focus groups discussions are carried out with head of preschools, school managers, and politicians in three municipalities.
Currently (spring 2019), Axelsson teaches at the pre-school education and teacher education.