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.
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.
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.
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.
REMESO has received funding for research and communication of research from several research councils this fall.
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.
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.
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"
On September 7 REMESO arranges an internationell workshop on Crisis, Citizenship and the Challenges and Opportunities of Migration. at Arbetets Museum, Campus Norrköping.
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.
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).
From the Calendar:
- Guest seminar, Duduzile Ndlovu, 'The Contested Translation of Gukurahundi memory in Johannesburg, South Africa' (Wed Mar 29 02:00:00 CEST 2017)
- Aysegul Kayagil, New School for Social Research: "The Making of Racial and Ethnic Boundaries in Turkey: The Case of Afro-Turks" (Wed Apr 05 02:00:00 CEST 2017)
- Fataneh Farahani, Docent, Wallenberg fellow: "Hospitality and Hostility in an Era of Displaced Responsibility" (Wed Apr 12 02:00:00 CEST 2017)
- Gregor Noll, Professor, Lund University: TBA (Wed Apr 19 02:00:00 CEST 2017)
See more under "Seminars"
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
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
REMESO GRADUATE SCHOOL, Autumn 2016
Citizenship, Welfare and Integration in the Shadow of the European ‘Refugee Crisis’
Platform - Ethnicity and Migration
Exchange and information on Ethnicity and Migration research across LiU
Go to site
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: Tue Nov 01 14:03:12 CET 2016