Johan Ekstedt’s research focuses on European migration management and asylum bureaucracy, specifically from a micro-level perspective. Using New Institutionalism and Frontline Bureaucracy Theory, he looks at the European Union Agency for Asylum's operations at the EU's external borders.

Other research interests include return migration, public administration, EU migration policy, Swedish asylum policy and Third Country Resettlement.

Teaching at Bachelor’s level:

  • International Migration & Ethnic Relations I
  • International Migration & Ethnic Relations II
  • Refugees and Asylum Law
  • Political organization & governance (In Swedish)
  • Political Science I (Global Politics, In Swedish)

Guest teacher:

  • Grunder i Polisärt arbete/ Samhällsperspektiv på polisiärt arbete (Police Academy)
  • Global Politics as Social Science (Master’s level)