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Ph.D., M.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Clark University; Mag. phil., University of Vienna, Austria
Katrin Križ is a Professor of Sociology at Emmanuel College. She enjoys teaching and advising students and working with student researchers. Her pedagogy is collaborative, compassionate, constructive, and inclusive. She teaches SOC1101: Introduction to Sociology, SOC2103: Qualitative Methods, SOC2115: Family and Gender Roles, SOC2127: Class and Inequality, SOC3101: Theories of Society, and CCJ4997/SOC4999: Senior Seminar.
Križ has published articles, chapters, and books on child welfare, welfare, and education policies and practices. Her research is driven by a passion for analyzing how states could create processes and structures so that marginalized children and young people can empower themselves. Deeply concerned about the rise of authoritarianism, her work highlights social structures preventing and fostering educational opportunities, democratization, and participation in decision-making by children and youth, especially those historically targeted for oppression.
Other professional highlights:
Book: Protecting Children, Creating Citizens
Križ, K. (2020). Protecting children, creating citizens: Participatory child protection practice in Norway and the United States. Policy Press.
Book: Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children
Skivenes, M., Barn, R., Križ, K., & Pösö T., eds. (2015). Child welfare systems and migrant children: A cross-country study of policies and practice. Oxford University Press.
Book manuscripts in preparation:
(*denotes student author)
Križ, K., Krutzinna, J., Skivenes, M. & Pösö, T. (Forthcoming). The invisible child: A comparative study of newborn removal judgments from a Child Equality Perspective (CEP). The International Journal of Children’s Rights.
Free, J., & Križ, K. (2022). The not-so-hidden curriculum: How a public school system in the United States minoritizes migrant students. Excellence and Equity in Education. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10665684.2022.2047409
Burns, K., Helland, H., Križ, K., Segado Sánchez-Cabezudo, S., Strömpl, J., & Skivenes, M. (2021). Corporal punishment and reporting to child protection authorities: An empirical study of population attitudes in five European countries. Children & Youth Services Review, 120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105749
Burns, K., Križ, K., Krutzinna, J., Luhamaa, K., Meysen, T., Pösö, T., Segado Sánchez-Cabezudo, S., Skivenes, M., & Thoburn, J. (2019). The hidden proceedings – An analysis of accountability of child protection adoption proceedings in eight European jurisdictions. European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 6, 339-371. https://doi.org/10.1163/22134514-00604002
Helland, H., Križ, K., Segado Sánchez-Cabezudo, S. & Skivenes, M. (2018). Are there population biases against migrant children? An experimental analysis of attitudes towards corporal punishment in Austria, Norway, and Spain. Children & Youth Services Review, 85, 151-157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.12.012
Križ, K., & Roundtree-Swain, D.* (2017). “We are merchandise on a conveyer belt:” How young adults in the public child protection system perceive their participation in decisions about their care. Children & Youth Services Review, 78, 32-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.05.001
Križ, K. & Skivenes, M. (2017). Child welfare workers’ perceptions of children’s participation: A comparative study of England, Norway, and the United States (California). Child & Family Social Work, 22(S2), 11-22. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12224
Free, J. & Križ, K. (2016). “They know there is hope:” How migrant educators support migrant students and their families in navigating the public school system. Children & Youth Services Review, 69, 184-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.08.003
Slayter, E., & Križ, K. (2015). “A lot of my families are scared and won’t reach out:” Fear factors and their effects on child protection practice with undocumented immigrant families. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 9(3), 299-321. https://doi.org/10.1080/15548732.2015.1044765
Križ, K. & Skivenes, M. (2015). Challenges for marginalized minority parents in different welfare systems: Child protection workers’ perspectives. International Social Work, 58(1), 75-87. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872812456052
Sykes, J., Križ, K., Edin, K, & Halpern-Meekin, S. (2015). Dignity and dreams: What the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) means to low-income families. American Sociological Review, 80(2), 243-267. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0003122414551552
Free, J., Križ, K., & Konecnik, J.* (2014). Harvesting hardships: Educators’ views on the challenges of migrant students and their consequences on education. Children & Youth Services Review, 47(3), 187-197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.08.013
Križ, K., & Skivenes, M. (2014). Street-level policy aims of child welfare workers in England, Norway, and the United States: An exploratory study. Children & Youth Services Review, 40, 71-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.02.014
Bueker, C. & Križ, K. (2014). Domestic public policy and transnational ties: Immigrants’ transnational allocations of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Journal of International Migration and Integration, 15, 695-714. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-013-0289-1
Križ, K., & Skivenes, M. (2013). Systemic differences in views on risk: A comparative case vignette study of risk assessment in England, Norway, and the United States (California). Children & Youth Services Review, 34(1), 1862-1870. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.09.001
Križ, K., & Skivenes, M. (2012). Child-centric or family focused? A study of child welfare workers’ perceptions of ethnic minority children in England and Norway. Child & Family Social Work, 17(4), 448-457. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2011.00802.x
Križ, K., & Skivenes, M. (2012). How child welfare workers view their work with undocumented immigrant families: An explorative study of challenges and coping strategies. Children & Youth Services Review, 34(4), 790-797. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.01.004
Križ, K., Slayter, S., Iannicelli, A.* & Lourie, J.* (2012). Fear management: How child protection workers engage with non-citizen immigrant families. Children & Youth Services Review, 34(1), 316-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.11.001
Mendenhall, R., Edin, K., Crowley, S., Sykes, J., Tach, L., Križ, K. & Kling, J. (2012). The role of Earned Income Tax Credit in the budgets of low-income families. Social Service Review, 86(3), 367-400. https://doi.org/10.1086/667972
Križ, K., & Skivenes, M. (2011). How child welfare workers view their work with racial and ethnic minority families: The United States in contrast to England and Norway. Children & Youth Services Review, 33, 1866-1874. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.05.005
Križ, K., & Skivenes, M. (2010). “Knowing our society” and “fighting against prejudices:” How child welfare workers in Norway and England perceive the challenges of minority parents. British Journal of Social Work, 40(8), 2634-2651. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcq026
Križ, K., & Skivenes, M. (2010). “We have very different positions on some issues:” How child welfare workers in Norway and England bridge cultural differences when communicating with ethnic minority families. European Journal of Social Work, 13(1), 3-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691450903135626
Križ, K., & Skivenes M. (2010). Lost in translation: How child welfare workers in Norway and England experience language difficulties when working with minority ethnic families. British Journal of Social Work, 40(5), 1353-1367. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcp036
Križ, K. (2005). How grandmothers become “second moms”: Family policies and grandmothering in Britain, Germany, and Sweden. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, 7, 49-62.
Book Chapters and other writings:
Writing in preparation:
Jensen Petersen, F., Križ, K., & Skivenes, M. (In preparation). Report for the PARTICIPATION project: Mapping Practice. Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, University of Bergen, Norway.
Križ, K., Krutzinna, J., Pösö, T, & Skivenes, M. (in preparation). The Child Equality Perspective: A tool to evaluate children’s rights in public decision-making.
Chapters in the edited book on Children’s participation in child protection (under review):
Križ, K., & Petersen, M. Introduction.
Križ, K., & Petersen, M. Conclusion.
Canfield*, M., Gaudette*, J., Frushell*, E., & Križ, K. Age and children’s participation in child protection practice in the United States.
Križ has published articles, chapters, and books on child welfare, welfare, and education policies and practices. Her research is driven by a passion for analyzing how states, through public policies and the street-level bureaucrats implementing them, could create processes and structures so that marginalized children and young people can empower themselves. Deeply concerned about the rise of authoritarianism, her work highlights social structures preventing and fostering educational opportunities, democratization, and participation in decision-making by children and youth, especially those historically targeted for oppression.
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