Guest researcher profile: Emilie Moberg
From 1 September and six months onwards Emilie Moberg works as a guest researcher at the Centre for Gender Research. Her current research is focused on children's bodily, affective and knowledge-producing encounters with more-than-human species in early childhood education settings.
ABOUT EMILIE MOBERG
Senior lecturer, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University
Guest researcher, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University
From 1 September and six months onwards I work as a guest researcher at the Centre for Gender Research. I hold a PhD in Early Childhood Education from Stockholm university (2017) and my current research is focused on children's bodily, affective and knowledge-producing encounters with more-than-human species in early childhood education settings. More specifically, I would like to explore how these encounters become conditioned by science subject knowledge, so called facts, on biodiversity and morphology, which are permeated by norms on gender, human exceptionalism and ideals on why children need to learn how to care for other species.
Theoretically and methodologically I am inspired by feminist technoscience scholars such as Donna Haraway and Isabelle Stengers. For me, the field of feminist technoscience studies offer approaches of how to critically examine discursively and materially inscribed norms and ideals in science knowledge production. Moreover, I am inspired by feminist site-specific methods of place-making. This is due to my interest in research methods that not only aim to ethnographically study practices but also actively intervene in those practices through designing and staging places that could re-negotiate and potentially change the terms and conditions governing, in this case, children's encounters with more-than-human species.