Sociology Professor Arunas Juska to REMESO
REMESO is pleased to welcome Associate Professor Arunas Juska as a FAS-sponsored guest professor at REMESO for one month during this spring. Arunas works at the University of East Carolina, USA. He is originally from Lithuania, he moved to US in 1990.
Remeso Professor Charles Woolfson has collaborated with Arunas Juska on a close and continuing basis since 2010 and describes him as “one of the most perceptive sociologists of post-communism”. Woolfson and Juska have attempted to link the study of post-communism, austerity and contemporary migration in novel directions and have produced a number of publications and conference papers over the past three years.
Arunas previously visited Sweden this summer and now hopes to make a contribution to a REMESO emerging research agenda on East European transitions. He will present a paper to REMESO’s seminar series on May 8th based on a co-authored chapter completed during his stay at REMESO for a forthcoming volume on the ‘Baltic Austerity Model’ (J. Sommers and C. Woolfson, (eds) (2014) The Contradictions of Austerity: The Socio-Economic Costs of the Neoliberal Baltic Model. Routledge Studies in Economics).
Charles Woolfson gave a keynote speech: Migration, Austerity and New Challenges to Labour Markets in the Baltic/Nordic Region, at an expert seminar in Vilnius, organised by among others Global Utmaning.
Nandita Farhad is a graduate of the Masters course in IEI on Perspectives in Human Resource Management, Linköping University. She has published in the journal International Union Rights, with an upsetting timeliness in relation to the ongoing catastrophe.
In February a workshop was organised by Tema Genus and REMESO as a continuation of the much-appreciated workshop on intersectionality in the autumn 2012. This time, nine researchers and PhD students elaborated on theoretical or methodological perspectives on intersectionality.
An international conference was held at Zacatecas University, Mexico, 14-15 February, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Critical Development Studies programme, University of Zacatecas. REMESO participated with several papers and in talks
Ricarda Drüeke is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Salzburg, Austria. She will be at REMESO during February. Her research interests are Gender Studies, online communication, and theories of the public sphere.
Susanne Urban, REMESO, has published an article in the leading Journal International Migration Review. She has studied compensation strategies among second-generation immigrants.
The REMESO Graduate School in Migration, Ethnicity and Society hav been successful in securing funding for the coming 3-4 years through a grant from FAS . Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research
In the Spring 2013 The REMESO Graduate School will offer two courses: "Theories and Politics of International Migration" and "Citizenship, Ethnic Division and Social Exclusion: National and Post-national Perspectives"
Professor Stefan Jonsson, REMESO, gives a PhD course in the Spring 2013: Empires & Ethnicities: Critical Problems in Social Theory and History Section 2, from Hannah Arendt to Gayatri Spivak
Istanbul is a gateway into Europe for refugees and asylum seekers, a transit city for thousands of migrants, who live under insecure conditions. A new dissertation at Malmö University and Linköping University in Sweden shows that social networks benefit transit migration. Established migrants both help and exploit new arrivals.
Charles Woolfson has been successful in obtaining a FAS ‘Excellence grant for visiting scientists’ on behalf of Professor Judy Fudge, Canada, to visit REMESO in January 2014 for a period of 6 months.
Anna Gavanas, REMESO, has received funding from FAS and VR for the study of Swedish retirees migrating to Spain, and interacting with care- and service providing labour migrants there.
In Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS Vol 50, No 6) Peo Hansen and Stefan Jonsson, REMESO, discuss the imperial and colonial origins of the European Integration in a reply to Gary Marks who in a previous issue discussed EU and imperialism.
On december 7, an expert seminar was arranged by Global Challenge (Global Utmaning) in Stockholm. Prof. Charles Woolfson, REMESO, gave a keynote speach: "After the Crisis? Migration and New Challenges to Sustainability in the Baltic States"
The talk is now available on video.
Austere Histories: Social Exclusion and the Erasure of Colonial Memories in European Societies
28-29 november, at the Museum of Work in Norrköping.
This symposium asks how a current politics of austerity affects our cultural memory. Are we witnessing a turn toward austerity in theories and practices of historiography, as well as in pedagogies of history? Can we speak of an austere historiography, an enforcement of conformity on Europe past and present that is linked to the ongoing changes in social relations, for migrants and on the labour market?
Workshop in Istanbul:
Labour Rights as Human Rights - Migration, Citizenship and Mobilisation of Civil Society in Turkey and Sweden
April 13, 2013.
Labour Rights as Human Rights?
Migration, Labour Market Restructuring and the Role of Civil Society in Global Governance
UNESCO-MOST-conference, June, 2012, in Norrköping. Go to Conference web site
for exchange and information on Ethnicity and Migration research across LiU, Go to site
Recent Books and Articles
International Migration Review, Vol. 46, Issue 4, Winter 2012
The Confessing Society
Foucault, Confession and
Practices of Lifelong Learning
Andrea Fejes och Magnus Dahlstedt
Routledge 2012 (Forthcoming)
The Politics of European Citizenship - Deepening Contradictions in Social Rights & Migration Policy
Peo Hansen & Sandy Hager
European Perspectives on Exclusion
and Subordination: The Political Economy of Migration
A. Neergaard, (Ed.)
Narratives of Belonging: Homeland and Nationhood in Territorial and Non-territorial Settings
P. Lang 2009
From Victim Diaspora to Transborder Citizenship? Diaspora Formation and Transnational Relations
SafeSex, Unsafe Identities. Intersections of 'Race', Gender and Sexuality in Swedish HIV/AIDS Policy
Irregular Migration, Informal Labour and Community
Eds E. Berggren, B. Likic, G. Toksöz, N. Trimikliniotis (Eds.)
Migration, Citizenship and the European Welfare State.
C. Schierup, P. Hansen & S. Castles
Last updated: 2013-05-11