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Marita Eastmond

Senior Professor

Marita Eastmond
Senior Professor
Academic degree: Docent
marita.eastmond@globalstudies.gu.se
+46 31 786 4302

Room number: C511
Postal Address: Box 700, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 41314 Göteborg


School of Global Studies (More Information)
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg
www.globalstudies.gu.se
globalstudies@gu.se

Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Marita Eastmond

PhD 1989; Professor of Social Anthropology at the School of Global Studies. Post doc 1990-91 at the University of Oxford, Centre for Refugee Studies. Visiting Scholar: University of Oxford, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, State University of New York; Institute of Ethnology/University of Hanoi, Vietnam. Employed at the School of Global Studies; during 2007-2011 also holding a part time appointment as Professor at the Nordic School of Public Health, Center for Migration and Health.

Areas of interest
Three anthropological areas of interest converge in my research to date: Political anthropology, with special interest in the politics of expulsion, asylum and exile (Chile, USA, Sweden); as well as the reconstruction and reconciliation of wartorn societies (Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina). Medical anthropology with special interest in the politics of trauma, ’normalcy’ and the medicalisation of refugees (Sweden). Asylum seeking children and the politics of vulnerability in Sweden. The Anthropology of Migration, especially the processes of social incorporation of migrants and refugeegs and Sweden; return of migrants and reintegration in the country of origin (Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina); Migrants’ transnational networks and everyday lives (Sweden Bosnia-Herzegovina) Cirkular migration and development, in policy and practice.

Etnographic fields of research: Chile, USA, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sweden

Current research
Precarious peacebuilding (Sida/SAREC). With peace researchers at the universities of Gothenburg, Lund and Uppsala

The new developers? Circular migration in policy and practice (Sida/SAREC) Projekt leader. Together with Lisa Åkesson (anthropology) och Maria Eriksson Baaz (peace and development), both at the School of Global Studies.

Teaching and tutoring

  • Medical Anthropology (basic level)
  • Migration, Power and Identity (advanced level)
  • Narratives and Life Stories (advanced/research level)
  • Etnography as Method (research level)
  • Migration and Health (NHV, advanced and research level)
  • Global health and Culture (NHV, research level) 


Field Experience

Chile, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, USA, Sweden (long-term).
Zambia, Guatemala, Vietnam (consultancies)

Selected conferences and presentations
(Organiser of international conferences/sessions; Invited talks)

  • 1998: Conference Organiser, Nordic Network of Medical Anthropologists, Göteborg
  • 2001: Invited Session paper "Return and the Notions of Home-Coming" AAA, Washington
  • 2002: Keynote Address, "The Dreams and Realities of Coming Home: The Imaginations, Policies, Practices and Experiences of Return Migration" Workshop Institute of Anthropology, Copenhagen University.
  • 2003: Workshop organiser (m. Åkesson) Nordic anthropology meeting on Translocal field Methods.
  • 2004: Session Organiser, "Beyond Exile: Refugee strategies in Transnational contexts" (9th IASFM conference, Chiang Mai.
  • 2004: Conference Organiser, "The Asylum-Seeking Child in Europe", Göteborg
  • 2005: Invited Talk, "Accommodating Difference in Bosnia. Ten Years After Dayton" Chr. Michelsen Institutt Bergen.
  • 2005: Conference Organiser, Nordic Meeting on Asylum-Seeking Children, Göteborg
  • 2006: Session Organiser, "Children as Forced Migrants", 10th IASFM, Toronto
  • 2006: Invited talk, "Sociala Läkningsprocesser" Vetenskapsrådet, Stockholm
  • 2007: Invited talk, "Dilemmas of repatriation and return - Between policy ideals and migrant practices". Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier (DIIS), Copenhagen
     

Assignments at universities abroad

  • Research Fellow, University of Oxford, Refugee Studies Centre (1991)
  • Visiting professor, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven (1992)
  • Visiting professor, State University of New York (Autumn 1997)
  • Hanoi University & Institute of Ethnology Hanoi, Capacity building (Spring 1999 and 2000)

Latest publications

Asssertions and Aspiirations: Agency among Accompanied Asylum-Seeking Children in Sweden
Lisa Ottosson, Marita Eastmond, Ann-Christin Cederborg
Children's Geographies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Shifting Sites: Memories of War and Exile across Time and Place
Marita Eastmond
Palmberger, M. & Tošić, J. (Eds.) Memories on the Move: Experiencing Mobility, Rethinking the Past, Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave/Macmillan, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Refugees in Anthropology, 2nd ed
Marita Eastmond
International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences 2nd Edition James D. Wright, Editor-in-Chief,, Oxford, Elsevier, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Refugee Trauma as Mobilizing Metaphor. Policy and Practice in the Integration and Care of Refugees in Sweden
Marita Eastmond
Nordic Work with Traumatised Refugees, Eds. G Overland, E Guribye, B Lie, Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

In the Best Interest of the Child? The Politics of Vulnerability and Negotiations for Asylum in Sweden
Marita Eastmond, Henry Ascher
Tyrrell, M & White, et al. (Eds.). Transnational Migration and Childhood., Oxford, Routledge, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Tell it Like it Is: The Challenges of Narrative as Research Method in the Asylum Field
Marita Eastmond
Presented at "Ethnographic Challenges in The Asylum Field" University of Copenhagen, 14 December 2012, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

Silence as Possibility in Postwar Everyday Life
Marita Eastmond, Johanna Mannergren Selimovic
International Journal of Transitional Justice, Journal article 2012
Journal article

"Smärta, Lidande och Meningen med Livet"
Marita Eastmond
Presenterat vid Västra Götalandregionens konferens för smärtläkare, Conference contribution 2011
Conference contribution

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2017

Asssertions and Aspiirations: Agency among Accompanied Asylum-Seeking Children in Sweden
Lisa Ottosson, Marita Eastmond, Ann-Christin Cederborg
Children's Geographies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

Shifting Sites: Memories of War and Exile across Time and Place
Marita Eastmond
Palmberger, M. & Tošić, J. (Eds.) Memories on the Move: Experiencing Mobility, Rethinking the Past, Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave/Macmillan, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

2015

Refugees in Anthropology, 2nd ed
Marita Eastmond
International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences 2nd Edition James D. Wright, Editor-in-Chief,, Oxford, Elsevier, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

2014

Refugee Trauma as Mobilizing Metaphor. Policy and Practice in the Integration and Care of Refugees in Sweden
Marita Eastmond
Nordic Work with Traumatised Refugees, Eds. G Overland, E Guribye, B Lie, Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

2013

In the Best Interest of the Child? The Politics of Vulnerability and Negotiations for Asylum in Sweden
Marita Eastmond, Henry Ascher
Tyrrell, M & White, et al. (Eds.). Transnational Migration and Childhood., Oxford, Routledge, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

2012

Tell it Like it Is: The Challenges of Narrative as Research Method in the Asylum Field
Marita Eastmond
Presented at "Ethnographic Challenges in The Asylum Field" University of Copenhagen, 14 December 2012, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

Silence as Possibility in Postwar Everyday Life
Marita Eastmond, Johanna Mannergren Selimovic
International Journal of Transitional Justice, Journal article 2012
Journal article

2011

"Smärta, Lidande och Meningen med Livet"
Marita Eastmond
Presenterat vid Västra Götalandregionens konferens för smärtläkare, Conference contribution 2011
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 83

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