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Research in Ethnicity and Migration

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Ethnic and Migration Studies is a strong interdisciplinary research field at Linköping University. In focus lie causes of, conditions for and consequences of international migration, racism, discrimination and intergration policy. A central issue is economic, political, social and cultural processes in both the 'old' and 'new' homeland that enables or impedes migration and inclusion in society. It is also linked to globalisation and labour market and welfare changes.

Today the focus on 'ethnicity' lies more than previously on power relations and distribution between majority society and minorities and migrant groups. So an important question is how 'ethnicity' is constructed and what consequences various constructions have, in the labour market, the housing market, in education and the judicial system at large. Central is also to examine struggles for inclusion and equality and how ethnicity can be understood in relation to other dimensions of inequality such as class and gender.

The research field mobilizes a wide range of scientific methods and disciplines in the humanities, social and behavioural sciences.

At Linköping University research in this area is pursued at different institutes, departments and units.  REMESO - the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society, is the strongest hub at LiU, but the field is growing and have bearing for most disciplines within social science and humanistic research.  To the right is a list of LiU-researchers in the field and below a list of importants environments as well as a calendar of events as well as some current LiU - news from the field.


REMESO (Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society)

(Look also at the REMESO Research Database, for a closer study of ongoing and finished projects at the Institute.)

IAS - The Institute for Analytical Sociology

Transnationellt socialt arbete (Transnational Social Work)

The Ethics of Migration

The Last Phase of Life as Care Context (NISAL)


Seminars in Ethnic and Migration at Linköping University

(REMESO seminars take place on wednesdays at 10-12 am in room B 533 ("Bomull") unless otherwise is notified.

Please, inform us about about seminars or workshops within the area of ethnic and migration studies at Linköping university. Contact Erik Berggren, erik.berggren@liu.se


Susanne Urban, PhD, Associate Professor, IBF, Uppsala University: "Integration - one word many meanings"

Seminar - REMESO - Department of Social and Welfare Studies
Susan Urban presents a chapter in her book "Integration and Neighbourhood". The seminar will be in English.
13:15 - 15:00
Location: B342
For more info contact Branka Likic Brboric, e-mail branka.likic-brboric@liu.se, phone 011-363645.


A Hard Look at Sexual Violence - master's student seminar

Seminar - REMESO - Department of Social and Welfare Studies
The purpose of this seminar is to give a general picture of sexual violence as it is connected to gender and heteronormative power structures.
13:15 - 15:00
Location: B533, Bommullsspinneriet
For more info contact Mavis Hooi, e-mail mavho560@student.liu.se.


Guest Seminar, Dr Iman Al-Ghafari, International Cities of Refuge Network, 'The Quest for Lesbian Ethics in Contemporary Middle-Eastern Closets'

Seminar - REMESO - Department of Social and Welfare Studies
Dr Iman Al-Ghafari will present her research on lesbian subjectivities in hegemonic Arabic and Middle-eastern cultures. Iman Al-Ghafari is an independent researcher and literary translator from Syria, and currently ICORN writer in residence in Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden.
13:15 - 15:00
Location: B342
For more info contact Stefan Jonsson, e-mail stefan.jonsson@liu.se, phone 011 36 36 30.


Simone Scarpa, PhD, REMESO: "Multigroup residential segregation between ethnic groups in Stockholm Metropolitan Area"

Seminar - REMESO - Department of Social and Welfare Studies
13:15 - 15:00
Location: B342
For more info contact Branka Likic-Brboric, e-mail branka.likic-brboric@liu.se, phone 011-363645.

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