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 the 13th and 14th of June, 20 renowned researchers from nine different countries met for a mutual workshop on sex education.
A group of researchers connected to REMESO form the Swedish team in a large, cross country study of the use of biometrics withing the migration system. The study is managed by Eticas Research & Consulting and funded by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA.
Peo Hansen has written a piece for the web journal "Discover Society" which argues that EU's dual and paradoxical approach to mogration, asking for more migration, and less, simultaneously - might carry a Keynesian solution in it midst - if we only put the two policy lines together.
On May 11-12 MIGLINK a Swedish-Mexican-Turkish Research Links collaboration between the universities of Linköping, Zacatecas and Ankara, will meet and work in Norrköping.
A group of researchers from the Migration and Society Research Unit (URMIS) at University of Paris-Diderot, will visit REMESO on May 18-19.
for a joint workshop "European Challenges of Migration and Integration: The Cases of France and Sweden".
On may 20, Viktor Vesterberg nailed his thesis in the university library. "Ethnicizing Employability" will be defended on May 20 on Campus Norrköping, his opponent will be Associate professor Oscar Pripp, Uppsala University.
Li Bennich-Björkman, Roland Kostić, Branka Likić-Brborić, eds. Citizens at Heart? Perspectives on integration of refugees in the EU after the Yugoslav wars of succession. Uppsala Multiethnic Papers 56 (Hugo Valentin Centre: Uppsala 2016).
Annette Thörnquist has recently published two articles on labour migration between EU countries and on precarious employment in the ‘grey area’ of the labour market.
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
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.
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.
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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