Monika Wilinska

Associate Professor
Assistant Professor Social Work
Department of Social work , School of Health and Welfare
Head of Discipline Welfare and Social Science
Research School of Health and Welfare , School of Health and Welfare

 

Monika Wilinska is Associate Professor in Welfare and Social Sciences. Her research focuses on the intersectional approaches to processes and practices of inequality (re)production within the context of the welfare state. In particular, she is  interested in the agency-structure relationships within diverse contexts as well as the creation and use of various spaces at the individual, groups, organizational, and societal levels. Methodologically, she is  trained in discourse and narrative analysis.  Her most recent work revolves around the emotional dimension of qualitative research and institutional practices and applies interactional analysis to trace the emergence and construction of emotions within the context of meetings between professional and non-professional actors. Since 2014, she has been involved in the COST Action on Ageism as a co-chair the Working Group on Ageism and Media. The COST Action on Ageism is a multi-national and interdisciplinary knowledge exchange project aiming at combating ageism in European societies.

Article

Enell, S., Wilińska, M. (2021). Negotiating, Opposing, and Transposing Dangerousness: A Relational Perspective on Young People’s Experiences of Secure Care Young - Nordic Journal of Youth Research, 29(1), 28-44.
Finkel, D., Bülow, P., Wilińska, M., Jegermalm, M., Torgé, C., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Bülow, P. (2021). Does the length of institutionalization matter? Longitudinal follow-up of persons with severe mental illness 65 years and older: shorter-stay versus longer-stay International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
Wilińska, M., Rolander, B., Bülow, P. (2021). 'When I'm 65': On the age-negotiated duty to work Work, Employment and Society, 35(1), 21-36.
Wilińska, M., Bülow, P. (2020). Emotion ability - practices of affective citizenship in the work rehabilitation process Critical Policy Studies, 14(1), 38-66.
Ander, B., Wilińska, M. (2020). “We are not like those who/…/sit in the woods and drink”: The making of drinking spaces by youth Qualitative Social Work, 19(3), 424-439.
Ekström, E., Bülow, P., Wilińska, M. (2020). 'I don’t think you will understand me because really, I believe' – Unaccompanied female minors re-negotiating religion Qualitative Social Work, 19(4), 719-735.
Iversen, S., Wilińska, M. (2020). Ageing, old age and media: Critical appraisal of knowledge practices in academic research International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, 14(1), 121-149.
Jegermalm, M., Torgé, C., Wilińska, M. (2020). Frivilligt stöd till äldre med psykisk funktions­nedsättning Äldre i centrum, 58-61.
Jegermalm, M., Wilińska, M., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Bülow, P., Bülow, P., Torgé, C. (2020). Filling the gaps? The role of voluntary organizations in supporting older people with severe mental illnesses Nordic Social Work Research, 10(3), 219-229.
Wilińska, M., Grzenda, W., Perek-Białas, J. (2019). Grandmothers and non-grandmothers in the Polish labor market: The role of family issues Journal of Family Issues, 40(12), 1677-1704.
Wilińska, M. (2018). Introductory Remarks , 20(1), 7-9.
Azong, J., Wilinska, M. (2017). Into a footnote: Unpaid care work and the Equality Budget in Scotland The European Journal of Women's Studies, 24(3), 218-232.
Mosberg Iversen, S., Blaakilde, A., Wilinska, M., Sandvik, K. (2017). Growing old with and via media MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research, 33(63).
Wilinska, M., Bülow, P. (2017). “We are on air now”: the emotionality of video-recording in the institutional setting International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 20(4), 343-355.
Wilińska, M. (2016). Proud to be a woman: Womanhood, old age, and emotions Journal of Women & Aging, 28(4), 334-345.
Robertson, J., Bowes, A., Gibson, G., McCabe, L., Reynish, E., Rutherford, A., Wilińska, M. (2016). Spotlight on Scotland: Assets and opportunities for aging research in a shifting sociopolitical landscape The Gerontologist, 56(6), 979-989.
Wilinska, M. (2014). Shame on me ... emotions in the fieldwork on old age in Japan Qualitative Social Work, 13(5), 602-618.
Wilinska, M., Anbäcken, E. (2013). In Search of the Everyday Life of Older People in Japan: Reflections Based on Scholarly Literature Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 28(4), 435-451.
Wilinska, M. (2013). Welfare spaces of (non)ageing: a discourse perspective Studia Humanistyczne AGH, 12(1), 25-39.
Aygören, H., Wilinska, M. (2013). "People Like Us": experiencing difference in the working life of immigrant women Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 32(6), 575-591.
Wilinska, M., Cedersund, E. (2011). Stay healthy, be active and work!: Motive analysis of policy proposals on old age Language, Discourse & Society, 1(1), 54-78.
Wilinska, M., Henning, C. (2011). Old age identity in social welfare practice Qualitative Social Work, 10(3), 346-363.
Wilińska, M., Cedersund, E. (2010). "Classic ageism" or "brutal economy"?- Old age and older people in the Polish media Journal of Aging Studies, 24(4), 335-343.

Article, review/survey

Ayalon, L. Dolberg, P. Mikulionienė, S. Perek-Białas, J. Rapolienė, G. Stypinska, J. , ... de la Fuente-Núñez V. (2019). A systematic review of existing ageism scales.

Book chapter

Wilinska, M., de Hontheim, A., Anbäcken, E. (2018). Ageism in a cross-cultural perspective: Reflections from the research field. In: Liat Ayalon & Clemens Tesch-Römer (Ed.), Contemporary perspectives on ageism (pp. 425 -440). Cham: Springer Publishing Company
Krekula, C., Nikander, P., Wilinska, M. (2018). Multiple marginalizations based on age: Gendered ageism and beyond. In: Liat Ayalon & Clemens Tesch-Römer (Ed.), Contemporary perspectives on ageism (pp. 33 -50). Cham: Springer Publishing Company
Wilinska, M., Zdanowicz-Kucharczyk, K. (2012). Social Pedagogy for Adult People with Physical Disabilities – from a Polish Perspective.. In: J. Kornbeck & N.R. Jensen (Ed.), Social Pedagogy for the entire lifespan: Volume II (pp. 43 -64). Bremen: Europäischer Hochschulverlag GmbH & Co. KG.
Kantowicz, E., Wilińska, M. (2009). Social Pedagogy in Poland and Education for the Social Professions. In: Jacob Kronebeck & Niels Rosendal Jensen (Ed.), The Diversity of Social Pedagogy in Europe (pp. 64 -81). Bremen: Europäischer Hochschulverlag (EHV)

Collections

Conference paper

Jegermalm, M., Torgé, C., Wilińska, M., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Bülow, P., Bülow, P. (2019). Filling the gaps? – The role of voluntary organizations in supporting older people with severe mental illnesses in Sweden: Towards increased responsibility for the civil society beyond the dichotomous substitute-or-complement paradigm. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Bülow, P., Bülow, P., Wilińska, M., Torgé, C., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Jegermalm, M. (2019). The meaning of illness, times and spaces: Stories about severe mental illness from a life course perspective. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Enell, S., Wilińska, M. (2018). In the name of care: Locking up young people in Sweden. Eusarf Porto 2018 - All Children, All Families: Promoting Excellence In Child Welfare Research, Policy And Practice, 2nd to 5th October 2018, Porto, Portugal.
Ernsth-Bravell, M., Bülow, P., Torgé, C., Wilińska, M., Bülow, P., Jegermalm, M. (2018). Older people with and without mental illness – Register-based population study from Sweden. The 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, 2-4 May, 2018, Oslo, Norway.
Torgé, C., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Bülow, P., Wilińska, M., Bülow, P., Jegermalm, M. (2018). Similarities and Differences when Comparing Older People with Severe Mental Illness and a Population-based Study of Older People: Care and Living Conditions for Older People with Severe Mental Illness. Aging & Society: 8th Interdisciplinary Conference, Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan, 18–19 September 2018.
Wilińska, M., Bülow, P., Bülow, P., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Jegermalm, M., Torgé, C. (2018). Severe mental illness from a life course perspective – the meaning of times and spaces. Narratives by older people living in homes for the Elderly. The 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, 2-4 May, 2018, Oslo, Norway.
Bülow, P., Bülow, P., Wilińska, M., Torgé, C., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Jegermalm, M. (2018). Care and living conditions for older people with severe mental illness in a Swedish municipality. Nationell forskningskonferens i socialt arbete, 9-10 October 2018, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
Kåreholt, I., Darin-Mattsson, A., Finkel, D., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Wilińska, M. (2018). Psychological distress, mental illness, and mood fluctuations in old age – causes and consequences. 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Oslo, Norway, June 2-4, 2018.
Wilinska, M., Jolanta, P. (2017). Social and Economic Exclusion in Later Life in Poland: A Gender Perspective. . The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics(IAGG) Congress, 23-27 July 2017. San Francisco, USA.
Wilinska, M., Bülow, P. (2017). Alliances in making: Emotions and Micropolitics in multiparty return-to-work meetings. 7th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice, 21-23 November 2017, Ghent, Belgium..
Wilinska, M., Jolanta, P. (2016). Economic Crisis and Ageing- Gendered Evidence from Poland. 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, 10-14 July 2016, Vienna, Austria.
Wilinska, M., Bülow, P. (2016). Work (Emotion) ability – emotion work in the work rehabilitation process,. The 8th Nordic Working Life Conference, 2-4 November 2016, Tampere, Finland..
Wilinska, M., Bülow, P., Rollander, B. (2016). Workability – a concept in making. The 8th Nordic Working Life Conference, 2-4 November 2016, Tampere, Finland.
Wilinska, M., Bülow, P. (2015). The right feeling – emotions in the work rehabilitation process. 10th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis (IPA 2015), 8-10 July in Lille, France.
Wilinska, M. (2015). An Older Person and New Media in Public Discourses: Impossible Encounters?. Cham: Springer, First International Conference, ITAP 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015.
Wilinska, M. (2008). Discourse of ageing in the Polish media: a critical discourse analysis of opinion weekly newsmagazines. 1st ISA Forum of Sociology, Barcelona, Spetmeber 5-8, 2008.
Wilinska, M., Börjesson, U. (2007). Informal caregivers and the social quality of their lives: a macro level analysis of Germany, Sweden and United Kingdom. ECSR and TransEurope Conference on GLOBALIZATION, SOCIAL INEQUALITY AND THE LIFE COURSE, 1-2 September, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Wilinska, M., Börjesson, U. (2007). Refugees - homelessness at the global level: A challenge for social work?. Vi och de – hur länge? Integration – en utmaning för socionomutbildningen :Nordiska Socialhögskolekommitténs 22 konferens, 16-18 augusti, 2007.
Wilinska, M. (2007). Elder care deconstructed- in search of models of elder care in Europe. Vi och de – hur länge? Integration – en utmaning för socionomutbildningen :Nordiska Socialhögskolekommitténs 22 konferens, 16-18 augusti, 2007.

Doctoral thesis

Wilinska, M. (2012). Spaces of (non)ageing: A discoursive study of inequalities we live by (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: School of Health Sciences).

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