Michala Hvidt Breengaard – University of Copenhagen

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Michala Hvidt Breengaard

Michala Hvidt Breengaard

Ph.D. Fellow

Department of Sociology
Øster Farimagsgade 5, Postboks 2099
1014 København K

Office: CSS - Bygning 16, Opgang i, 16.2.32
Phone: +45 353-24380
Phone (Reception desk): +45 353-23464
E-mail: mbr@soc.ku.dk



Primary research areas

  • Gender
  • Motherhood
  • Family-work balance
  • Infant feeding
  • Gender equality
  • Feminist theory
  • Qualitative method

Current research

My PhD project concerns ideals and practices of motherhood. I am interested in how to understand becoming a mother as both discursive and material constituted and focus of how motherhood is practiced and experienced in two different cultures Denmark and China. I also work with conflicts between motherhood and women’s other roles, such as working life.