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Migration and Diversity

The research group on migration and diversity emerges from a long tradition of research at the School of Global Studies. Today, the School’s research in this field explores how globalization is expressed in transnational mobility and cultural diversity in various contexts, including Angola, Cap Verde, Greece, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sweden and the United States. The research carried out by members of this group covers a number of sub-themes of relevance to broader migration and development debates. One of these concerns the links between migrants and their homelands, such as the role of diaspora groups for processes of transitional justice and the role of remittances for social relations and agency. Another sub-theme explores the experiences of asylum-seekers, labor migrants, returnees and residents of multicultural neighborhoods – in relation to their immigration status, identity and sexuality and as embedded in various geo-political and postcolonial contexts.

In recent years a number of projects have further taken an interest in the governance and infrastructure of migration, including the outsourcing and privatization of immigration controls and labor migration schemes, often emphasizing how different groups of migrants navigate these regimes to increase their room to maneuver.

Ongoing research projects

Navigators of the "in-betweeen": Brokers manouvring il/legal terrains of gendered labour migration control between Nepal and the Gulf countries. Susanne Åsman

Globaliseringens lokala avtryck. Hans Abrahamsson

The migration-corruption nexus: Securitization, internal border control and everyday corruption in Malaysia and Greece. Anja Karlsson Franck

Seeking justice from afar: Diasporas and transitional justice. Camilla Orjuela

Moving South: Analyzing the development potential of the new Portuguese migration to Angola and Cape Verde. Lisa Åkesson Carolina Cardoso

Ongoing PhD research projects

The public and the private in migration governance: An examination of Mexican guestworkers in the United States. Joseph Anderson

Negotiating migration trajectories through private actors: A study of Burmese-Sino migration. Emanuelle Brandström Arellano

The governance of asylum in Europe: The case of Southeastern European borders. Alexandra Bousiou

The New Portuguese Presence in Angola: (post)colonial identities, interactions and imaginaries. Carolina Cardoso

Negotiating Stereotypes in Hässleholmen - a study following the metaphor of Swedish Miljonprogram areas. Cecilia Ekström

Being the other other: Constructing racialised LGBTQ subjectivities and identities in the context of discourses on European migration. Katharina Kehl

Other researchers part of the group

Klara Öberg


Internal pages for group members (GUL)

Group leaders:

Anja Karlsson Franck
E-mail. Tel: 46 (0)31-786 1414

Lisa Åkesson
E-mail. Tel: 46 (0)31-786 5336

Page Manager: Research coordinator Isabell Schierenbeck|Last update: 9/14/2017

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