Projects and networks

Research projects and networks
CLIP members are involved in several research projects and networks. Here, you find an overview of ongoing projects and networks.


Recent Publications

Recent publications from CLIP
Aarsand, Pål (2011) "Parenting and digital games: On children?s game play in families" Journal of Children and Media 5(3) pp. 318-333.

Gustafson, Katarina (2011) "No-go- area, no-go- school: Community discourses, local school market and children's identity work" Children's Geographies 9(2): 185-203

Evaldsson, Ann-Carita & Cekaite, Asta (2010) "SCHWEDIS" he can't even say Swedish" - Subverting and reproducing institutionalized norms for language use in multilingual peer groups". Special Issue. Pragmatics 20(4): 587-604


Studies in Childhood, Learning and Identities as Interactional Practices [CLIP] (former ELSIE)

The research is directed to studies of childhood, learning and identities as socially situated interactional practices in relation to broader educational contexts. The research group has an explicit interest in the development of theory and method, and competencies within ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and discourse analysis. A specific interest is in the study of children's, young people's and adults' (professionals, parents, etc.) agency and participation, identity work (gender, class, ethnicity, language, age, disability, etc.), children's rights and communicative practices in informal and formal educational contexts.

Current ongoing projects (total 5) and national research schools (total 2) focus on: interactive technologies, literacy and learning in childhood; school bullying prevention programs and children's interactional practices; children/boys in special needs practices; young children, globalization and literacy in preschool settings.

CLIP assembles a large group of doctoral students in Education (9) and senior and junior researchers (8) from the disciplines of Education, Child and Youth Studies, Language Studies, etc., meeting regularly every other Monday for a research seminar and data-workshops in an Interaction seminar. Primary missions and goals are dedicated to integrate doctorial training and postdoctoral research in the seminars and other activities, promote analytic proficiency in basic empirical (mainly videobased) research and encourage international publications.

Scientific leader: Ann-Carita Evaldsson, professor in Education


Scientific leader
Tel: 018-471 1674

Contact Interaction-seminar
HELEN MELANDER, Assistant professor
Tel: 018-471 1680

Contact CLIP-seminar
PÅL AARSAND, Assistant professor
Tel: 018-471 1674