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Welcome to the migration seminar!

Half-term seminar: Governing Irregularity in Kosovo: The Productive Powers of Post-Deportation


Valon Junuzi, Doctoral student in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University


Sara Kalm, Associate Professor, Lund University


Katrine Gotfredsen, Senior lecturer, Malmö University     


Brigitte Suter, Associate Professor, Malmö University  
Anders Hellström, Associate Professor, Malmö University  


In recent years, ‘reintegration assistance’ for returned irregular migrants has gained policy relevance at both the EU and global level and many international organizations and civil society organizations operating in sending countries are running programs that aim to assist irregular migrants in their ‘reintegration’ in the countries of citizenship. However, academic research has shown relatively little interest in theorizing these emerging interventions and practices, rendering the ‘reintegration’ process an interesting subject mainly for policy-relevant research. This doctoral mid-term paper aims to address this lack of academic engagement with the matter by situating ‘reintegration’ within the migration management logic. To this aim, the paper argues that ‘reintegration’ indicates a shift in how receiving states manage irregular migration and how this process opens up a field for political interventions in the post-deportation phase. Based on interviews conducted in Kosovo with the providers and receivers of this assistance, the paper provides empirical insights into the logic which informs the implementation of ‘reintegration’ programmes and the effects that these programmes have in influencing the perceptions, attitudes, and future mobility plans of the returned irregular migrants.  


This is a hybrid seminar, you are welcome to connect via Zoom (Meeting ID: 640 4127 0783)
or join us at MIM seminar room, floor 9, Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1. To attend on campus, please gather by the reception area at 14.05.

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