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.
A New Master Programme in Ethnic and Migration Studies (120 cr) will start in tha Autumn of 2016. The programme is run by REMESO.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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: 2015-06-27