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 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.
The volume Migration, Precarity, & Global Governance (Oxford UP) explores an understudied, but central, area within contemporary studies of globalisation and precarisation.
How much longer can the European Union reasonably claim to guarantee the free movement of persons as a fundamental right? As the internalization of EU external migration policy starts to kick in, Peo Hansen examines the implications for the future of EU citizenship as we know it, in an article in the netpaper Eurozine.
The Baltic states are often described as good examples of how austerity can be used to overcome a financial crisis. A book on the downsides of austerity edited by LiU’s Professor Charles Woolfson has made waves worldwide.
Two new books will be presented at House Zenit, Campus Valla, in the Bookshop, on wednesday February 11, at 3.30 pm. The books are Jonsson and Hansen´s Eurafrica and Göran Collste's Global Rectificatory Justice
On 5-8 December the World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) was, for the first time, held in Africa. Three researchers from REMESO participated in the meeting.
Martin Klinthäll and Susanne Urban, REMESO, have an article in the latest issue of The Urban Studie Journal where they discuss the importance of ethnic ties for young adults entry into the labour market.
In the article "Categorising and labelling entrepreneurs" published in the International Small Business Journal, the authors raise questions about how support efforts run the risk of unwittingly reproduce stereotypical categories.
REMESO researchers Peo Hansen and Stefan Jonsson present their new book on 'Eurafrica' at Oxford university.
REMESO researchers Peo Hansen and Stefan Jonsson presents their new book on 'Eurafrica: The Untold History of European Integration and Colonialism' at the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford University.
On the 25th of November, REMESO researchers Charles Woolfson (project leader), Annette Thörnquist and Indre Genelyte will hold a seminar to report on FAS/FORTE Project ‘The Swedish model and Baltic mobility: harmonisation or social dumping?
Following international interest in their recent book, The Contradictions of Austerity (Routledge, 2014) Charles Woolfson (ISV/REMESO) and his co-editor, Jeffrey Sommers (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) have been invited to present at "ivy league" universities in the US.
During 2015 the REMESO Graduate School will offer five course, four regular Graduate School course and one elective.
Kenneth Petersson, Associate Professor at REMESO ISV, has with a group of colleauges acted as Guest editor for two consecutive issues of European Education, on the theme Governmentality in Education.
Women who are members the Sweden Democrats (SD) are driven by a desire to care – for ”Swedes” who have to be protected from outsiders, as well as for the people who come to Sweden. The best solution – including for these immigrants – is that they return home and get help there, or in a nearby country. All according to a study of female SD members.
In the latest issue of Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies (Vol 12:3) Martin Klinthäll and Susanne Urban have published an article which discuss coethnic employment in small business companies for second generation immigrants.
Professors Peo Hansen and Stefan Jonsson, REMESO, have come out with a new book, Eurafrica, which traces the colonial roots behind the making of the European Union. The Columnist Minna Salami, Aljazeera, praise the book in an article in which she discusses the current geo-political interests in EU:s relationship to and intiatives in Africa.
Critical Race and Whiteness Seminar
A new seminar on LIU seek to link people working with critical race and whiteness perspectives in their research. The seminar is initiated by the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (IBL), the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), and Culture Studies Tema Q. It is mainly a literature and working paper seminar. Contact person: Lena Sohl, firstname.lastname@example.org
April 16:Falguni A. Sheth. (2009) Toward a Political Philosophy of Race.; 21 April: David Roediger. The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class. 15:00-17:00 Tvärsnittet, Campus Norrköping
REMESO in media
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REMESO GRADUATE SCHOOL
- Theories and Politics of International Migration: Understanding the Mediterranean Migration Crisis
- International Migration, Ethnicity and Gender: Intersectional Perspectives on Labour, Power, and Citizenship
- 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
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: 2015-03-11