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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.


European networking at refugee conference

Housing, best practices in education and collaboration. Examples of how European countries have received refugees were the focus of a recently completed three-day conference in Norrköping.

Stefan Jonsson

Success for the new international master’s programme at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Ethnic and Migration Studies at REMESO (The Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society) is the Faculty of Arts and Science’s first international master’s programme in Norrköping. When the application period started no less than 360 persons showed an interest in the 20 places. Now, the programme has 28 registered students from around the world, with seven paying tuition.


Aktionstage: Refugees – Migration – Democracy. Conference.

REMESO has participated in the organisation of the conference "Aktionstage: Refugees – Migration – Democracy". The conference is aimed at exchanging knowledge, raising questions and debate around solidarity and activism in relation to the refugeesituation in Europe.

Funding to REMESO for research and communication projects

REMESO has received funding for research and communication of research from several research councils this fall.

International Conference on Reception of Refugees

January 25-27, 2017, Norrköping invites politicians and officials in European municipalities, as well as researchers, to join us for a two-day conference to discuss best practices and innovative solutions for receiving refugees.

Politics of the precariat

The Precariat analyzed - conditions, struggle and experiences

In a new book, edited by Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Martin bak Jörgensen, the 'precarity' is analyzed, as a growing phenomena in labour and as a subject or resistance.

Installation lecture for Professor - Peo Hansen

On September 28, Professor Peo Hansen will give his official installation lecture - "We hesitate to call them 'nations'..." On the Colonial Archive and the Illusory Historicity of the European Nation State"

Help europe

Internationell workshop on Crisis, Citizenship and the Challenges and Opportunities of Migration.

On September 7 REMESO arranges an internationell workshop on Crisis, Citizenship and the Challenges and Opportunities of Migration. at Arbetets Museum, Campus Norrköping.

Sara¿s book cover

Sara Ahlstedt defends her PhD on queer migration

On septermber 23 Sara Ahlstedt will defend her Ph D thesis, "The Feeling of Migration. Narratives af Queer lntimacies and Partner Migration". The purpose af the study is ta examine how queer partner migrants and their Swedish partners experience the migration process emotionally.

International Workshop on Sex Education

On the 13th and 14th of June, 20 renowned researchers from nine different countries met for a mutual workshop on sex education.

Biometrics study

Study of the use of biometrics in the migration process and its impact on fundamental rights

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.

Keynes is back - the refugees brought him!

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.

MIGLINK-Summit in Norrköping in May

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.

The Migration and Society Research Unit (URMIS) at University of Paris-Diderot, visit REMESO in May

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".

Viktors avhandling

New Dissertation on the Ethnification of Unemployed

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.

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Conference on refugee reception

On January 25-27, 2017 Norrköping, Arena Idé and REMESO invites politicians and officials in European municipalities, as well as researchers, to join us for conference on best practices and innovative solutions for receiving refugees.

For information and to register, please go to www.welref17.se

Peo Hansen gives a TEDx-talk on the refugee crisis

Wishing up the wrong tree - Why the EU is as unfit to solve the current refugee crisis as the banks were unfit to resolve the financial crisis

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.

Go to REMESO in media


Citizenship, Welfare and Integration in the Shadow of the European ‘Refugee Crisis’

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Platform - Ethnicity and Migration

Exchange and information on Ethnicity and Migration research across LiU
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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)


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,

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


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


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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