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Language diversity and vulnerability in social work in the era of digitalisation

Language diversity and vulnerability in social work in the era of digitalisation



Project coordinator

Åbo Akademi

Project partners

  • Swedish school of social sciences
  • Faculty of social sciences at Helsinki University
  • Funded by

  • The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
  • Budget

    413 940 euros

    The SOSKIELI research project brings together a multidisciplinary team of researchers to examine language diversity and new vulnerability regimes in a diversifying and digitalising social work context. Drawing on methods of co-creative research the aim is to advance linguistic justice based social work theory, research and practice through the empirical lens of four categories of non-native speaking service users: families with disabled and nondisabled children, young people and persons 65 and over.



    Research group
    PD Camilla Nordberg, PI
    PD Meri Kulmala
    PD Camilla Granholm
    PD Eveliina Heino
    PD Hanna Kara
    PM Anni-Mari Lassila
    PD Antero Olakivi



    Research collaboration

    Ordering the ‘Migrant Family’: Power Asymmetry Work and Citizenization in Welfare Professional Bureaucracies, MigraFam (2017–2023), Finlands akademi, https://www.abo.fi/en/project/ordering-the-migrant-family/

    Professional expertise in the multilingual landscape of welfare service work in Finland (2021–2022), Högskolestiftelsen i Österbotten

    Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care, CoE AgeCare (2018–2025), Finlands akademi, https://www.jyu.fi/hytk/fi/laitokset/yfi/en/research/projects/agecare

    INEQ – Helsinki Inequality Initiative, Helsingfors universitet, https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/ineq-helsinki-inequality-initiative

    Satakieli – monikielisyyden tutkimus hyvinvointivaltiossa, https://blogs.helsinki.fi/satakieli/

    Time to Get Heard: Co-creating Avenues for Youth Participation for Socially Sustainable Child Protection Services (2021-2023), Nordiska ministerrådet, https://blogs.helsinki.fi/timetogetheard/

    Kanssatutkimuksen tutkijaverkosto, https://blogs.helsinki.fi/kanssatutkimus/


    Research leader

    Camilla Nordberg

    Senior University Lecturer 

    Social Sciences

    Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies