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REMESO
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.


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Christophe Foultier

Hospitality - between participation and securitization

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"

New Master Programme in Ethnic and Migration Studies

A New Master Programme in Ethnic and Migration Studies (120 cr) will start in tha Autumn of 2016. The programme is run by REMESO.

Charles Woolfson in new collaboration with Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea.

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.

Peo Hansen

Peo Hansen presents a commissioned paper for the OECD

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."

New Books from REMESO

On June 9 REMESO invited to a book launch seminar with mingle. Four new books from the institute was presented.

Paula Mählck

Seminar: Paula Mählck on post colonial knowledge relations in Mozambique, South Africa and Sweden

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".

Themes: East-West Labour Migration and the Swedish Cleaning Industry

Annette Thörnquist has published a paper in the latest issue of Themes: "East-West Labour Migration and the Swedish Cleaning Industry".

Workshop in Uppsala on the Vernacular,

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.

Migration, Precarity, & Global Governance - New book edited by REMESO researchers

The volume Migration, Precarity, & Global Governance (Oxford UP) explores an understudied, but central, area within contemporary studies of globalisation and precarisation.

EU?

Undermining free movement within the EU - a challenge to the idea of the union?

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.

Woolfson

Challenging austerity in the Baltics

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.

REMESO researchers at the 6th World Social Forum in Johannesburg

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.

Informal channels to the labour markets and the importance of ethnic ties

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.

Critical study of support to immigrant entrepreneurs

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.

LiU professor to present on new book at Brown and Harvard

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.

Courses 2015 at REMESO Graduate School now published

During 2015 the REMESO Graduate School will offer five course, four regular Graduate School course and one elective.

See more under "Seminars"


Podcast: A talk with Professor Charles Woolfson on Austerity.antro

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

Read more and register


Platform - Ethnicity and Migration

Exchange and information on Ethnicity and Migration research across LiU
Go to site


RECENT BOOKS AND ARTICLES


 

 


Migration, Precarity and Global Governance:Migration, precarity
Challenges and opportunities for Labour

Eds Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Ronaldo Munck,
Branka Likic-Brboric and Anders Neergaard
Oxford University Press, 2015


Eurafrica: Euroafrica
The Untold History of European Integration and Colonialism

 

Peo Hansen and Stefan Jonsson, Bloomsbury 2014

 


The Contradictions of Austerity: C Woolfson
The Socio-economic Costs of the
Neoliberal Baltic Model

Eds. Jeffrey Sommers and Charles Woolfson
Routledge, 2014


Race and class"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 MixDJ Culture in the Mix
Power, Technology, and Social Change in Electronic Dance Music

Eds Bernardo Alexander Attias, Anna Gavanas, Hillegonda C Rietveld
Bloomsbury 2013


Crowds and Democracy:Stefan Jonsson
The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

Stefan Jonsson
Columbia University Press 2013


"Disclosing the World OrderStefan Jonsson, Disclosing the World Order, in Third Text
-Decolonial Gestures in the Artistic Work of Pia Arke"

Stefan Jonsson
In Third Text, vol 27,  2, 2013


"University Education as a Compensation StrategyIMR
Among Second-Generation Immigrants"

Susanne Urban
International Migration Review, Vol. 46, 4, Winter 2012


The Confessing Society
Foucault, Confession and The Confessing society
Practices of Lifelong Learning

Andrea Fejes och Magnus Dahlstedt
Routledge 2012 (Forthcoming)


Hansen&Hager

The Politics of European Citizenship - Deepening Contradictions in Social Rights & Migration Policy

Peo Hansen & Sandy Hager
Berghahn 2010


European Perspectives...bokomslag

European Perspectives on Exclusion
and Subordination: The Political Economy of Migration

 

A. Neergaard, (Ed.)
Shaker 2009


Tünde Puskas, Read more...

Narratives of Belonging: Homeland and Nationhood in Territorial and Non-territorial Settings
 

Tünde Puskas
P. Lang 2009


From victim diaspora to transborder citizenship? Khalid Khayati.

From Victim Diaspora to Transborder Citizenship? Diaspora Formation and Transnational Relations

 

Khalid Khayati
Liu 2008


SAFE SEX, UNSAFE IDENTITIES. Read More...

SafeSex, Unsafe Identities. Intersections of 'Race', Gender and Sexuality in Swedish HIV/AIDS Policy

 

Anna Bredström
LiU 2008


Irregular Migration, Informal Labour and Community

Irregular Migration, Informal Labour and Community

 

Eds E. Berggren, B. Likic, G. Toksöz, N. Trimikliniotis (Eds.)
Shaker 2007


Migration, Citizenship and the European Welfare State

Migration, Citizenship and the European Welfare State.

 

C. Schierup, P. Hansen & S. Castles
Oxford 2006



See also reprinted:

Paradoxes of Multiculturalism - download full text

Aleksandra Ålund and Carl-Ulrik Schierup

 

Will They Still be Dancing? - download full text

Aleksandra Ålund and Carl-Ulrik Schierup

 

 



Yearly ReportREMESO Yearly ReportYearly 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.

Report for 2012-2013

Report  for 2010-2011


NEWSLETTER

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.


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