Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society
FAS Center of Excellence
REMESO pursues interdisciplinary research and education on transnational migration, ethnic diversity and citizenship in relation to changes in the labour market. The Institute which is a 'Fas Center of Excellence' has a PhD program in Ethnic and Migration Studies and an International Graduate School in Migration, Ethnicity and Society. REMESO is also a Division within the Department of Social- and Welfare studies and hosts the Bachelors program Social and Cultural Analysis (SKA) and the Master program in Social and Welfare Studies. An international Master program is being developed.
REMESO has organised a workshop on high-skilled migration, a field that has received relatively little attention within critical migration studies. The topic is highly relevant as global competition for foreign labour affect policy on migration and labour conditions.
Charles Woolfson will go to Australia this summer to speak on new book and initiate a conferral of the title Visiting Professorial Fellow.
In our multicultural world we strive towards interaction, integration, learning and communication - interculturality. But what we in the West experience as interculturality, we often see through colonial eyes.
Austerity packages work. Look at the Baltic countries: they responded to the financial crisis with drastic measures. And succeeded.
Two positions are now vacant as doctorate student at REMESO. These are doctorates in Ethnic and Migration Studies – focusing on labour market restructuring and welfare state transformation in globalised societies.
This fall the REMESO Graduate School will offer two courses, "Theories of Ethnicity and Nationalism: Historical and Contemporary Debates" and "Citizenship, Ethnic Division and Social Exclusion: National and Post-national Perspectives".
Simone Scarpa affiliated to REMESO, has recently published an article, "The impact of income inequality on economic residential segregation: The case of Malmö, 1991–2010" in the journal Urban Studies.
Megafonen (The Megaphone) and Pantrarna (The Panthers) are examples of new social movements that are growing up among youth in the suburbs, most often among youth with immigrant backgrounds. They are working against the dismantling of the welfare state and for the regeneration of the suburbs. They are a new form of organisation, according to researchers at REMESO.
The article “Labour Migration and Informalisation: East meets West” published in 'International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy' (2013, 33:11/12) has been selected as the Outstanding Paper of 2013. The article is written by Branka Likic-Brboric, Zoran Slavnic and Charles Woolfson, all at REMESO.
Next week Stefan Jonsson will discuss his new book, Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism (Columbia UP)with Andreas Huyssen and Gayatri Spivak, Columbia University. The event takes place at Deutsches Haus in New York. Prior to that he gives a lecture at Michigan University.
On February 26 Ölden Naldemirci visits REMESO and gives a seminar on his PhD dissertation. At 10-12 in room B533.
Peo Hansen and Stefan Jonsson writes in the latest issue of the Mediterranean Quarterly (4:2013) about Eurafrica and the neglected link between colonialism, decolonization and the emergence of the European Union.
In the chapter 'Immigration Without Incorporation: EU Migration Policy in a Post-Citizenship Europe?' Peo Hansen writes about the EU migration policy in the volume The Reconceptualization of European Citizenship (Brill-Nijhoff 2014)
On February 5, Magnus Dahlstedt and Charles Woolfson, REMESO leads a discussion on a special approach to pedagogy for issues on ethnicity and migration.
Children of immigrants have less education and get lower level jobs than children of the majority population. That is the impression one gets when looking at broad-based statistics. But REMESO researcher Alireza Behtoui has shown that when you break them down, the statistics tell another story.
Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Aleksandra Ålund and Lisa Kings have an article in the latest issue of Race & Class on the Stockholm riots and the youth movements challenging urban degradation and reclaiming citizenship and democracy.
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Spring Course REMESO GRADUATE SCHOOL
Globalization, Migration and Development, April 21-May 23, Deadline 14 April
Platform - Ethnicity and Migration
Exchange and information on Ethnicity and Migration research across LiU
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RECENT BOOKS AND ARTICLES
The Contradictions of Austerity: The Socio-economic Costs of the Neoliberal Baltic Model
Eds. Jeffrey Sommers and Charles Woolfson
"Reading the Stockholm riots
- a moment for social justice?"
Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Aleksandra Ålund & Lisa Kings
Race & Class 2014 55:1
Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism
Columbia University Press 2013
In Third Text, vol 27, 2, 2013
International Migration Review, Vol. 46, 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
See also reprinted:
Aleksandra Ålund and Carl-Ulrik Schierup
Aleksandra Ålund and Carl-Ulrik Schierup
REMESO Yearly Report
The Yearly Report is out, with a full record of our activities - research projects, publications, collaborations,
conferences and workshops - the last two years and with highlights on new projects, faculty, and much more.
Next report is out in the beginning of 2014.
Down load the report here.
REMESO publishes the REMESO NEWSLETTER, in Swedish and English. We only send it out twice per semester with news about the Institute, seminars, new publications, etc. Also, sometimes, but not often, we use the list to inform about specialworkshops or REMESO Graduate School Courses.
To get the REMESO Newsletter in English go to this site and sign in: https://lists.liu.se/mailman/listinfo/remeso-nbrev-eng
Some formulations on the sign-up-site give the impression that all members can post letters to list members, but you cannot. The list is strictly for sending out, sparsely, information from REMESO to members on the list. All other trafik is rejected.
Last updated: 2014-06-14