Migrant parents

CPCS Associate Raquel Herrero-Arias is based as the University of Bergen (Norway), and her initial research (through a doctoral project) explores the experiences of parenting among Southern European migrant parents in Norway. Subsequently she is a researcher on ‘Romomatter’, a project  funded by the Justice Programme of the EU 2012-2020 that explores teenage motherhood among Roma girls, and collaborator on a study that collects data on refugees’ understanding of the measures implemented by the Norwegian government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which is funded by Stiftelsen Dam.


Herrero-Arias, R., Hollekim, R., Haukanes, H. and Vagli, A. 2020. ‘The emotional journey of motherhood in migration. The case of Southern European mothers in Norway’. Migration Studies https://doi.org/10.1093/migration/mnaa006

Herrero-Arias, R., Ortiz-Barreda, G., Hollekim, R., Briones-Vozmediano, E., & Vives-Cases, C. 2019. ‘The Position of the Child in the Life Experiences of Immigrant Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Study of Service Providers’ Perspectives in Spain’. Journal of Interpersonal Violence https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519889931

Additional Reading

Aamann, I. C., & Dybbroe, B. 2018. ‘So under “cause for concern”, I’ll write that…’class, parenting and risk prevention in public health practices in schools: a question of moral value?’ Health, Risk & Society 20(5-6): 259-275. https://doi.org/10.1080/13698575.2018.1537438

Christiansen, Ø., & Hollekim, R. 2018. ‘In-home Services: A Rights-Based Professional Practice Meets Children’s and Families’ Needs’. Pp185-208 in Human Rights in Child Protection’ Palgrave Macmillan.

Hennum, N. 2014. Developing Child-centered Social Policies: When Professionalism Takes Over. Social Sciences 3(3): 441-459. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci3030441

Hollekim, R., Anderssen, N., & Daniel, M. 2016. ‘Contemporary discourses on children and parenting in Norway: Norwegian Child Welfare Services meets immigrant families’. Children and Youth Services Review 60: 52-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.11.004

Tembo, M. J., Studsrød, I., & Young, S. 2020. ‘Governing the family: immigrant parents’ perceptions of the controlling power of the Norwegian welfare system’. European Journal of Social Work 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2020.1738349