Kelly McKowen

Kelly is currently conducting fieldwork in Oslo, Norway. His research explores critical economic, demographic, and administrative transformations in the social democratic welfare regime, primarily through the experiences of unemployed users of the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration. Through his research, Kelly aims to not only capture the Norwegian model as a presence rooted in everyday life and shifting beliefs related to work, welfare, the state, dependency, and reciprocity, but also to contribute to the broader development of a distinctive role for anthropology in the interdisciplinary social science of social policy and welfare state studies.