Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society
FORTE 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 'Forte 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.
On December 12 a workshop with activists, researchers and community organisations will be held at the Multicultural Centre in Fittja, Stockholm: "Civil Society Activism for Sustainable Cities - Urban community work in Stockholm, Johannesburg, New York and Paris".
November 17 and 18 two seminars will be taking place at REMESO. 'Postracial Silences' Alana Lentin, Western Sydney University, and 'Dilemmas of Democracy: Polish Politics after the 2015 Elections' Leszek Koczanowicz, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Wroclaw
A New Master Programme in Ethnic and Migration Studies (120 cr) will start in tha Autumn of 2016. The programme is run by REMESO.
The Contradictions of Austerity: The Socio-Economic Costs of the Neoliberal Baltic Model (Routledge 2014) e re-issued in paperback
Charles Woolfson’s jointly edited volume with Jeffrey Sommers, The Contradictions of Austerity: The Socio-Economic Costs of the Neoliberal Baltic Model (Routledge 2014) is to be re-issued in paperback format in mid-December following successful hardback sales with an introduction by James Galbraith.
Professor Stefan Jonsson's book Crowds and Democracy in German translation at the prestigious Wallstein Verlag:
Video surveillance, police presence and walls that stop people from socialising in the streets. In France this is reality for the residents of suburbs that are upgraded. Research shows that the people who have been tasked to improve these suburbs see them through their own filter of suspicion.
On Saturday the 17th of October a seminar at Tensta Art hall took place which marks the start of a multi-year inquiry into the relationship between art and solidarity movements.
See programme for our Autumn seminars
REMESO researchers, Aleksandra Ålund, Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Anders Neergaard gave a presentation entitled “Reimagineering the Nation: Reflections on political and social changes in contemporary Sweden” at the international conference "Transnational Migrations and Contemporary States in Times of Economic Crisis" held in Moscow, 24-25 September 2015.
On September 4, Christophe Foultier will defend his Ph.D Thesis "Regimes of Hospitality - Urban Citizenship between Participation and Securitization – the Case of the Multiethnic French Banlieue"
As a result of Charles Woolfson’s participation in the Linköping University delegation to the Korea-Sweden Excellence Seminar in Seoul during April 2015, a new collaborative programme of research has been established.
On June 12th, professor Peo Hansen presented a report commissioned by the OECD on the conference "2nd OECD - EU Dialogue on International Migration and Mobility: Forward-Looking Labour Migration Governance in Europe."
On June 9 REMESO invited to a book launch seminar with mingle. Four new books from the institute was presented.
On wednesday May 13, Paula Mählck, researcher from Stockholm University, visits REMESO to discuss her work "Capacity Building, Internationalisation or Post-colonial Education? Gender, Race and Place in Transnational PhD-training".
Annette Thörnquist has published a paper in the latest issue of Themes: "East-West Labour Migration and the Swedish Cleaning Industry".
On March 8th the workshop “The Unsystemized Mother Tongues of Africa: A Neglected Survival Resource for Pan-Africa” was organized by REMESO with the Forum for Africa Studies at Uppsala university. Among the participants were Abiola Irele, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Simon Gikandi and Stefan Jonsson.
From the Calendar:
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Peo Hansen gives a TEDx-talk on the refugee crisis
Kinga Jankus and Sanna Poelman, MA students at the Dep. of Social Anthropologyat Stockholm University, have talked to Charles Woolfson about "austerity" policy as the new normal, in the pod cast series "Anthrotalking".
REMESO in media
Read about REMESO, interviews, features on our research, opinionated or popular scientific interventions by REMESO researchers in other media.
Go to REMESO in media
REMESO GRADUATE SCHOOL, Autumn 2015
- Migration and Labour
Introduction to Research Methods in Ethnic and Migration Studies
Platform - Ethnicity and Migration
Exchange and information on Ethnicity and Migration research across LiU
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Recent books and articles:
Eds Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Ronaldo Munck,
Branka Likic-Brboric and Anders Neergaard
Oxford University Press, 2015
Peo Hansen and Stefan Jonsson, Bloomsbury 2014
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
DJ Culture in the Mix
Power, Technology, and Social Change in Electronic Dance Music
Eds Bernardo Alexander Attias, Anna Gavanas, Hillegonda C Rietveld
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.
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: 2016-02-04