Mahtab Eshaghbeigi-Hosseini is a trained sociologist and has for 14 years worked with the development of career guidance in Denmark at municipal, regional and national level, both in the form of policy, method and competence development. Since 2017 with a special focus on the development of workplace experience placements as a method to broadening young people's career horizons.
Her study 'bodies, emotions and workplace experience placements' examines in what ways and with what effects for the choice of education bodily and emotional experiences are produced in the school's workplace experience placements. Research on workplace experience placements (prao) in primary school is both internationally and especially in a Swedish context limited, quantitatively oriented and despite praon's focus on practical, bodily experiences of working life, the bodily sensed and affective dimension of young people's experiences and learning in connection with prao underlit.
Based on posthumanism, a qualitative and art-based methodology and an analytical focus on bodies and emotions, the dissertation study contributes with new knowledge especially to the research field on workplace experience placements, but also more generally to career guidance as a research field.