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Anja Karlsson Franck

Senior lecturer

Anja Karlsson Franck
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 1414

Room number: E408a
Postal Address: Box 700, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 41124 Göteborg

School of Global Studies (More Information)
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Anja Karlsson Franck

I hold a PhD in economic geography from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg but since March 2013 I work at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.

My main research interests relate to gender, labor and migration - with a particular interest in how people maneuver and navigate both social and geographical borders.

In my PhD I explore Malaysian women’s room to maneuver in the labor market in the context of an export-oriented economy. After defending my thesis I have largely worked on research projects relating to migration. In particular Burmese labor migration to Malaysia and, in recent years, also migration to the European Union via Greece. In this work I have taken a particular interest in the strategies of migrants and refugees, in everyday life and during the journey - and how these strategies, in turn, infringe on the state's ability to control mobility and produce migrants as particular legal and social subjects. 

In my current research I focus, financed by Forte, I focus on how the new Swedish policy regime on migration and asylum impacts the room to maneuver of newly arrived refugees - looking particularly at the joint impact of temporality, employer-sponsorship and deportability. 

Latest publications

Writings on the Wall: Textual Traces of Transit in the Aegean Borderscape
Ioanna Wagner Tsoni, Anja K. Franck
Borders in Globalization Review, Journal article 2019
Journal article

LAUGHABLE BORDERS: On the everyday absurdities of border enforcement
Anja K. Franck
IMISCOE Annual Conference 2019, Malmö , Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Survival and predation in the humanitarian economy of Lesvos
Anja K. Franck, Polly Pallister-Wilkins
International Conference of Critical Geography, 19-23 April 2019, Athens, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Hacking deportability: How migrants change migration controls
Anja K. Franck, Darshan Vigneswaran
Internation Studies Association Annual Convention, 26-30 March, Toronto, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

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“Unaccompanied Pappas”: The securitisation of masculinity in the European refugee crisis
Anja K. Franck, Harriet Gray
International Studies Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, 22-25 March, 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Im/Mobility and Deportability in Transit: Lesvos Island, Greece, June 2015
Anja K. Franck
Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Survival and predation in the everyday political economy of the refugee emergency in Lesvos
Anja K. Franck
Contested borderscapes: Transnational Geographies vis-à-vis Fortress Europe, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution


Vilka är vi när detta är över?
Anja K. Franck
Göteborgs Fria Tidning, Magazine article 2016
Magazine article

Negotiating gendered spatial boundaries: women’s food-hawking in Penang, Malaysia
Anja K. Franck
Calaresu, M. & van den Heuvel, D. (Eds.) Food Hawkers: Selling in the Streets from Antiquity to the Present, Routledge, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

'We are the good guys!' Postcolonial reflections on the European Union as a normative power
Anja K. Franck, Patricia Lorenzoni
The EU as a Global Actor: 'A Force for Good in the World?', Göteborg, CERGU, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

From Formal Employment to Street Vending: Malaysian Women’s Labour Force Participation over the Life Course
Anja K. Franck
The Everyday Political Economy of Southeast Asia - (ed.) Elias, J. & Rethel, L, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

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