Sara Forsberg

researcher at Department of Social and Economic Geography

+4618-471 3326
Visiting address:
Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10

Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

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I am a social and cultural geographer with research interests in geographies of social differences, migration as well as rural and urban relations.

My research explores these themes through a focus on geographies of education, a field that foregrounds wider social processes on different levels of analysis. I am currently involved in a research project that investigates families and young adults with foreign backgrounds' choice to upper-secondary school in sothern Stockholm. In this project I am working with qualitative methods to examine the transferability of resources from one educational context to another and negotiations of young adult’s aspirations and educational strategies within the family. The study combines studies of marketization of education, housing segregation and mobility. There is also a focus on implications of gender and ethnicity on school choice within and between social groups.

My previous research has investigated: (i) internationalisation of higher education and young adult’s anticipated (im)mobility in Kerala, southern India; (ii) how policy formulations are negotiated within and between supra-national organisations of education; (iii) young adults’ educational strategies in rural Sweden in relation to local, regional and national labour markets. (iiii) Return migration of university graduates to rural areas.


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