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Dr Linnéa Bruno


Senior Lecturer, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden



Bruno holds a PhD in Sociology from Uppsala University. Her research interests and teaching include sociology of childhood, feminist theory, interdisciplinary violence studies, social policy, social work and family law. In particular, Bruno is interested in the significance of intersectional inequalities and institutional conditions when tackling economic and sexual abuse and other types of intimate partner violence and child abuse in the welfare state, including the implementation of violence prevention in schools.



  • Bruno, L. & Joelsson, T. 2021. Towards a transformative space for conversations about sexualised violence? Obstacles, strategies and precarious moments, NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, DOI: 10.1080/08038740.2021.1998219
  • Joelsson, T. & Bruno, L. 2020. Proximal or peripheral: temporality and spatiality in young people's discourses on gender violence in Sweden, Gender and Education, DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2020.1860199
  • Bruno, L., Joelsson, T. Franzén, A. G., Gottzén, L. 2020. Heroes and others: tensions and challenges in implementing Mentors in Violence Prevention in Swedish schools, Journal of Gender-Based Violence x(x): 1–15. 
  • Bruno, L. 2018. National self-image as an obstacle to ensuring children’s rights in the context of domestic violence and family law – the case of Sweden. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 40(4): 426-440. Publikationen i fulltext
  • Bruno, L. 2017. Financial oppression and post-separation child positions in Sweden. European Journal of Social Work 20(1): 1-11. Publikationen i fulltext
  • Bruno, L. 2015. Contact and Evaluations of Violence: An Intersectional Analysis of Swedish Court Orders. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 29(2): 167-182. Publikationen i fulltext
  • Eriksson, M., Bruno, L., Näsman, E. 2013. Domestic Violence, Family Law and School: Children's Rights to Participation, Protection and Provision. Palgrave Macmillan.


Interdisciplinary violence studies, violence prevention, child abuse
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