DR Signe Ravn

DR Signe Ravn




  • Dr Signe Ravn is a Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social and Political Sciences. Signe's research centres on the sociology of youth with a particular focus on drug use, youth cutlures, vulnerable youth, processes of marginalisation and youth transition to adulthood. Theoretically, Signe mainly draws on constructivist and interactionist theories to analyse identities and everyday life. Signe also has a keen interest in qualitative methods, interviews and focus groups in particular. She has worked with visual and creative methods such as photo elicitation, life charts and drawings. Signe is currently on an ARC DECRA fellowship (2017-2019). This qualitative, longitudinal research project examines the everyday lives and imagined futures of young girls who have left the mainstream school system before finishing Year 12. The project is based in the sociology of youth and engages with key questions about how youth transitions are shaped in times of social change by exploring micro-processes of marginalisation, temporality and subjectivity with a particular focus on relations to place and belonging. Signe has published her research in a number of high-ranking international journals such as Sociology of Health & Illness, Social Science & Medicine, Health & Place, Journal of Youth Studies and Men & Masculinities. She also publishes in Danish language books from time to time and has disseminated her research findings through a number of talks and presentations to professionals working with vulnerable youth, drug treatment etc. Signe is an Associate Editor for Qualitative and Social Research for the International Journal of Drug Policy and she sits on the editorial board on the advisory board of 'Journal of Youth Studies'. She is a member of the Narrative Criminology Research Network, an international network based in Oslo, Norway.   


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Supervision Statement

  • I am interested in supervising theses related to: Youth Substance Use, Transition to Adulthood, Identity, Sociology of everyday life, Qualitative methodology.