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Elizabeth Olsson

Doctoral student

Elizabeth Olsson
Doctoral student
elizabeth.olsson@gu.se
+46 31 786 6416

Room number: E423b
Postal Address: Box 700, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 41314 Göteborg


School of Global Studies (More Information)
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg
www.globalstudies.gu.se
globalstudies@gu.se
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Elizabeth Olsson

-PhD (ongoing), Peace and Development Research, University of Gothenburg

-MA (2013), Educational Research, University of Gothenburg

-MA (2009), Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

-Teaching credential (2006), Secondary English Instruction, University of California, Los Angeles Extension

-BA (2002), political science and rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley

Work Experience

I worked as a classroom teacher in Japan (2002-2003), the United States (2004-2007), Sweden (2007-2009), and the Occupied West Bank (2010-2011).

Areas of Interest

My main area of interest is constructive classroom conflict. Specifically, I am interested in the ways in which teachers and students transform potentially destructive conflict situations into educational opportunities.

More broadly, my research interests correspond with the (sub)fields of the sociology of education, the sociology of emotion, and critical education and include: the school's democratic mission; everyday acts of resistance among teachers and students; and the ways in which identiy, context, and emotion are employed by educational actors to produce classroom conflict.

Current Research

For my dissertation, I am generating an ethnographic grounded theory that explains how constructive classroom conflict is accomplished through the joint actions of teachers and students and how learning arises as a consequence of those joint actions.

I am concurrently collaborating with Michael Schulz to produce the Conflict Snowflake, an eclectic theoretical model of the causes and consequences of interpersonal conflict.

Teaching

I began teaching at the University of Gothenburg in 2012. Since then, I have taught PDG085: Children’s Rights and Realities and PDG081: Conflict Resolution in Pre-schools and Schools. I have also lectured in PDG011 and GS2122. I currently serve as an academic writing coach in IR1111.

 

Departmental Duties and Positions of Trust

I have served as the chair of the Ph.D. council at the School of Global Studies since 2018. I also work on the department's Pedagogy Team where I help organize and facilitate seminars and workshops for teaching staff. Finally, I am a member of the editorial team for School of Blogal Studies (https://www.blogalstudies.com/), our department's blog.

Latest publications

#MeToo_Fieldwork
Elizabeth Olsson
School of Blogal Studies, Other 2019
Other

The Conflict Snowflake: An Eclectic Evolution of Conflict Theory
Elizabeth Olsson, Michael Schulz
Swedish Peace and Conflict Network (PRIS), Biennial Symposium. Lund, 27-28 September, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Is Conflict Really that Terrible?: Towards a More Nuanced Conceptualization of Conflict in Peace Education
Elizabeth Olsson
Development Research (DevRes) Conference, Gothenburg 22-23 August, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Identities that Matter During Interpersonal Classroom Conflict
Elizabeth Olsson
Sociologidagarna 2018, Lund, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

The Conflict Snowflake: Galtung’s Conflict Triangle Transformed
Elizabeth Olsson
Sociologidagarna 2018, Lund, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

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2019

#MeToo_Fieldwork
Elizabeth Olsson
School of Blogal Studies, Other 2019
Other

2018

The Conflict Snowflake: An Eclectic Evolution of Conflict Theory
Elizabeth Olsson, Michael Schulz
Swedish Peace and Conflict Network (PRIS), Biennial Symposium. Lund, 27-28 September, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Is Conflict Really that Terrible?: Towards a More Nuanced Conceptualization of Conflict in Peace Education
Elizabeth Olsson
Development Research (DevRes) Conference, Gothenburg 22-23 August, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Identities that Matter During Interpersonal Classroom Conflict
Elizabeth Olsson
Sociologidagarna 2018, Lund, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

The Conflict Snowflake: Galtung’s Conflict Triangle Transformed
Elizabeth Olsson
Sociologidagarna 2018, Lund, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 14

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