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Nina Veetnisha Gunnarsson’s research interest centres on mental health and mental health problems, addiction, and theoretically embedded research in micro sociology (e.g. symbolic interaction) and the sociology of emotions, with a special focus and interest in the experiences of shame, identity work and discourse, narrative analysis.
Current independent research projects:
- The role of shame in self-injury
- social representations of people who self-injure; social and personality types
- older women who self-injure
- Constructions of the self in self-injury autobiographies
Current joint research projects with researchers from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm and University of Manitoba Canada:
- Mental health and foodhypersensitivity/allergy
Nina Veetnisha Gunnarsson is a senior lecturer in social work at Jönköping University. She started her research journey in an interdisciplinary doctoral program at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm and received her PhD in humanistic medicine (medical sociology) in December 2011. Her thesis explored the everyday practical and interactional strategies used by parents, particularly mothers, in parenting children with allergies, and in particularly such contexts and relations where their parental self and identity may be at stake (e.g. the interview context).
Nina V Gunnarsson serves as a reviewer for a number of international scientific journals.