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Research Fellow
Kristina Johansen { "honorific-suffix": "Research Fellow", "fn": "Kristina Johansen", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51831191", "email": "" }

Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Department Department of Social Studies
Room KA S-034
Priv. phone/mob (+47)45492269

Research fellow in Social Work, focusing on the situation of young unaccompanied refugees in Norway, with emphasis on psychosocial wellbeing and resilience. 

With a master's degree in Social Anthropology and additional studies in Journalism and Psychosocial Approaches in contexts of political violence and disasters, she has worked with issues related to armed conflict, human rights violations and forced migration, and engaged with survivors, human rights defenders and refugees.

Doctoral researcher placement at the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, April - June 2019. 

Courses taught

Research fields

Young unaccompanied refugees, unaccompanied minors, psychosocial wellbeing, resilience, relationships, forced migration, asylum policies, qualitative and participatory research methods.  

Selected publications

Research in progress

The PhD project: Young unaccompanied refugees coping with psychosocial impacts of conflicts, repression, forced migration and exile.

Work experience

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Johansen, Kristina (2013). Frykten har et ansikt. Rapport fra Colombia.. Aschehoug & Co. ISBN 9788203294211. 328 p.
  • Johansen, Kristina; Studsrød, Ingunn (2019). Young unaccompanied refugees, interpersonal relationships and resilience: A qualitative study.. Oslo Metropolitan University; 2019-06-19 - 2019-06-21.
  • Johansen, Kristina (2018). Psychosocial support approaches in Latin America - Relevant for social work with refugees in Norway?. University of Havana and University of Stavanger; 2018-01-24 - 2018-01-25.
  • Johansen, Kristina (2018). Unaccompanied, yet connected: Significant relationships in the lives of young unaccompanied refugees in Norway. IASSW, ICSW & IFSW; 2018-07-04 - 2018-07-07.
  • Johansen, Kristina (2017). Gjør vår egen frykt det vanskeligere å se unge flyktningers situasjon?.