Dr Cecilia Hansen Löfstrand
Docent (Associate Professor)
Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Her research interests concern the social construction and establishment of social problems in society, including gender, as well as policies and practices developed in response to such problems, in terms of social control, regulation, and inclusion/exclusion. Her main areas of research include the politics of homelessness, crime victim support work and the private security industry.
Ongoing research: Research grant from The Swedish Research Council for the research project: Organizational Legitimacy in Quasi-Markets: The Provision of Housing for the Homeless and Manned Security Services (received funding in November 2012).
Recent research project of relevance: Postdoctoral grant from The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, for the research project: Homelessness as business. The marketization of social housing in Gothenburg. (received funding autumn 2007).
Hansen Löfstrand, Cecilia & Juhila, Kirsi (2012) The Discourse of Consumer Choice in the Pathways Housing First Model, European Journal of Homelessness, 6(2):47-68.
Hansen Löfstrand, Cecilia (2012) On the Translation of the Housing First Model, European Journal of Homelessness, 6(2):175-182.
Hansen Löfstrand, Cecilia (2012). Homelessness as Politics and Market. In: Larsson, B., Letell, M & Thörn, H. (Eds.) Transformations of the Swedish Welfare State. From Social Engineering to Governance? Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Cecilia Hansen Löfstrand (2012). Homelessness as an Incurable Condition? The Medicalization of the Homeless in the Swedish Special Housing Provision. In: L’Abate, Luciano (Ed.) Mental Illnesses – Evaluation, Treatments and Implications. InTech, p.106-126. ISBN: 978-953-307-645-4.
Hansen Löfstrand, Cecilia (2010). Reforming the Work to Combat Long-Term Homelessness in Sweden. Acta Sociologica 53 (1): 19-34.
Löfstrand, Cecilia (2005). Hemlöshetens politik – lokal policy och praktik [The Politics of Homelessness – Local Policy and Practice]. Doctoral dissertation. Malmö: Égalité.
Löfstrand, Cecilia & Thörn, Catharina (2004). The Construction of Gender and Homelessness in Sweden. Open House International Journal 29 (2): 6-13.