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Academic Interests

Moses Kuvoame is originally from Ghana. He is a sociologist, youth worker and co-founder of the Center for African Mental Health Promotion and Cultural Competence (CAMPCOM). He has earlier worked at the City of Oslo’s Alcohol and Drug Addiction Service (ADAS) with marginalized and street-life oriented Black and minority ethnic youths who present with complex psychosocial and emotional needs and frequent open drug scenes in downtown Oslo.
Moses’ phd project is titled "In Search of Care: How Street-involved Black and Minority Ethnic Youths in Oslo tackle the Psychoaffective Injuries of Prolonged and Multiple Marginality". The study seeks to explore, describe and analyze the help-seeking pathways of marginalized and street-life oriented minority ethnic youths regarding their psychosocial and emotional needs. The study is based on participant observation, in-depth, open-ended and multi-session, individual interviews, and focus groups.

Kuvoame’s areas of competence include substance use in Black and ethnic minority communities; minority ethnic youths, marginalization and development of risk behaviors; minority ethnic youths and mental health; The role of street culture in the transitions of marginalized youths; resource-focused, culture sensitive and anti-discriminatory youth drug abuse and crime prevention strategies; outreach work in marginalized multiethnic subcultures; interactions between marginalized ethnic minority youths and the social and welfare services; police-ethnic minority relations; Black women and mental health.


The Resilient Prison and Criminal Justice: Unravelling the Unjust Disciplinary Link.  Universitetet i Oslo (1994). Hovedoppgave i sosiologi. ISBN 82 570 0358

"Reaching Marginalised Groups in Migrant Communities: Focus on Sex Workers, Intravenous Drug Users and Men Who Have Sex with Men".  Conference Report: European Project Aids and Mobility. April 1998 s. 24-27.

"Reflections on a Discourse on Violence":  Uteseksjonens Konferanserapport. Oslo: Rus & Avhengighet 1999 s. 5-10

"Den norske presse, vold og etnisk minoritetsungdom". Materialisten 1/2-00. s. 117-137

”Eikaguttene”: Marginalisert etnisk minoritetsungdom i et marginalt miljø i Oslo (2005).  Rusmiddeletaten, Kompetansesenteret  (pdf) ISBN 82 92717 04 8

”Eikaguttene: en ny underklasse”. Kronikk i Aftenposten 10.01.2006. 
”De stoler ikke på politiet.”  Kronikk i Aftenposten 16-08.2007

“Reflections of a Black Youth Worker”   Kush Magazine Vol 3, 2007 s. 52-55 (pdf)   
”Unge uten bolig er svært utsatt”. Debatt artikkel i aftenposten Aften 3.3.2008         

  • Kuvoame, Moses Bicxon Billa (2012). Marginalisert etnisk minoritetsungdom i rusmiljøet langs Akerselva – Et historisk tilbakeblikk, I:  Kriminologiske byvandringer.  Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-676-6.  Kap 11.  s 135 - 166

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  • Kuvoame, Moses Bicxon Billa (2011). Marginalisert og gateorientert etnisk minoritetsungdom i Oslo.
  • Kuvoame, Moses Bicxon Billa (2011). Narkotika langs akerselva i svart og hvitt: Deltagelse av marginalisert etnisk minoritetsungdom i rusmiljøet langs Akerselva - Et historisk tilbakeblikk.
  • Kuvoame, Moses Bicxon Billa (2010). Arbeid med marginalisert etnisk minoritetsungdom som viser risikoadferd: Erfaringer fra feltet.
  • Kuvoame, Moses Bicxon Billa (2010). Etnisk minoritetsungdom, marginalisering og utvikling av risikoatferd.
  • Kuvoame, Moses Bicxon Billa (2010). Marginaliseringsindikatorer assosiert med norsk etnisk minoritetsungdom i rusmiljøer i Oslo.
  • Kuvoame, Moses Bicxon Billa (2010). Presentasjon av phd-prosjekt.
  • Kuvoame, Moses Bicxon Billa (2010). Presentasjon av phd-prosjekt II.
  • Kuvoame, Moses Bicxon Billa (2010). Refleksjoner fra feltet: Forebygging av vold, rusmiddelmisbruk og kriminalitet blant gateorientert innvandrerungdom.
  • Kuvoame, Moses Bicxon Billa (2010). Work with marginalized and street-involved minority ethnic youths who present with risk behaviours: A psychosocial approach.

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