Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) is an international research centre with a multidisciplinary profile and a strong international presence. Within the centre and its extensive network, researchers develop, explore and exchange knowledge of international migration and ethnic diversity.


The Migration Seminar

This is a multidisciplinary forum for researchers from all faculties at Malmö University with an interest in migration, integration, diversity and related issues. Master’s students and anyone else interested in the research field are welcome to participate in the Migration Seminar.

The purpose of the seminar is to facilitate an exchange of ideas and knowledge and to stimulate a pluralism of perspectives, theories and methods. It offers a wide variety of research-related activities ranging from paper and project presentations to specially-invited guests and panel debates. It also hosts the seminar series of the Malmö City Guest Professor in Migration Studies. As the seminar has a distinctly international profile, both with respect to attendance and topics, most sessions are held in English.

Seminars on Thursdays

The Migration seminars are held on Thursdays at 14.15-16.00 both online via zoom and in the seminar room on 9th floor, Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1. They are open to anyone interested.  Send us an email if you would like to be included in our seminar sendlist, mim@mau.se.

29 February
Externalised migration control and relational space
Jonna Petersson, Senior lecturer, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University 

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7 March
Winners of the MIM master thesis award 2023:
Silent Exodus: A study on Gender-Based Violence and Migration Decision-Making of Women from Honduras in the USA, Andrea Leman, former IMER student, Malmö University
To Identify With a Memory: A Case Study on Nubian Post-displacement Ethnic Identity in Contemporary Egypt ,Yahia Saleh, former IMER student, Malmö University

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14 March
Revisiting ‘sexual migration’ – intersectionality and LGBTQIA+ experiences of migration and settlement in the United Kingdom
Sarah Scuzzarello, (PhD Lund University) is Associate Professor of Migration at the University of Sussex and affiliated researcher at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research. 

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21 March
Understanding and supporting people with disability and family members from Syrian and Iraqi refugee backgrounds: An Australian perspective
Angela Dew, Professor in Discipline Lead, Disability and Inclusion, Deakin University, Australia

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4 April
Listening and Mobilization in Immigrant São Paulo: Pandemic and Responses to Gender-based Violence
Bruna Rossetti Mendonça, PhD student, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil

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11 April
Diversity in recruitment and equality data collection in Sweden and the UK
Amanda Heath

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18 April
TBA
Mobilities, work and welfare citizenship in the Nordic societies (NOS-HS Exploratory workshops)

25 April
TBA


2 May
Shelter on the Journey
Priscilla Solano, Lecturer, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University

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16 May

Half-term seminar
Karen Ravn Vestergaard, Doctoral student in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University


23 May

TBA
Holly Reed, Professor of Sociology, Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY) and Malmö City Guest Professor in Migration Studies at MIM


30 May

The (European) Union resettlement framework and strategic use of quota refugee programs
Johan Ekstedt, Doctoral student in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University

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Spring 2024

New perspectives on the electoral participation of immigrants in Sweden
- Derek Stanford Hutcheson, Professor/Pro dean, Malmö University
Pieter Bevelander, Professor, Malmö University
Vanja Mosbach, Researcher, Malmö University
Haodong Qi, Researcher, Malmö University

Hands-on storytelling: Researching diasporic situatedness through Design
- Yénika Castillo Muñoz, Interaction Design teacher, K3-Design unit, Malmö University

The Dignity of Difference: Personal Names in Postmigrant Academia
- Maja Povrzanović Frykman, Professor of Ethnology, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University 

Uplifting of borders and liberalisation of rights: The impact of TPD on Ukrainian protection-seekers’ (im)mobilities
- Kokonowskyj, project researcher, German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM)
Katarina Mozetič, PhD, researcher, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University 

The 1989 Lucia Day Decision in the Recent History of Swedish Migration Management
- Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn, PhD Fellow, Institute for Social Research, University of Oslo

 

Autumn 2023

My Story + Your Story = Our Story: Digital Storytelling as Community-Building Practice in Uganda
- Erin Cory, Ph.D, senior lecturer in Media & Communication Studies at Malmö University,
Keith Mark Nyende, Team and Projects Coordinator at the Cultural Avenue, Uganda

Final seminar: ’Vi säger inte ras’: Boundaries of in-group membership in Sweden
 - Caroline Adolfsson, Doctoral student in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University

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

Climate Change Migration from a Pacific Island Perspective – The Anthropology of Emerging Legal Orders
- Silja Klepp, Professor of Human Geography, UNESCO Chair for Integrated Marine Sciences, Department of Geography, Kiel University

New Directions in Displacement and Refugee Research
- Holly Reed, Professor of Sociology, Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY)

Final seminar: ”Under the hood” of the European Union Agency for Asylum
- Johan Ekstedt, Doctoral student in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University

A Struggle of Memory against Forgetting: Palestinian Women of Syria Speaking Back
- Mette Edith Stendevad (PhD in Sociology, University of Leicester)  is currently working on the project “City for Everybody- Building Responsible Action for Inclusive Local Communities" (CIFER) at Malmö University.

“Live-in-Between”: De-Othering, Solidarity, and Temporary Protection of Russia’s War Refugees from Ukraine in Sweden, Germany and Poland
- Svitlana Babenko, Associate professor, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University

Final seminar: Displacing diversity. How social mix interventions are legitimized, experienced, and resisted in a Danish neighbourhood.
- Rebecka Söderberg, Doctoral student in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University

Mathematics education from perspectives of integration and migration
- Petra Svensson Källberg, Senior lecturer, Department of Natural Science, Mathematics and Society, Malmö University
Ulrika Ryan, Senior lecturer, Department of Natural Science, Mathematics and Society, Malmö University

Tourism in Multicultural Societies – addressing the importance of understanding social sustainability and inclusion
- Eva Maria Jernsand, Researcher, University of Gothenburg
Helena Kraff, Senior Lecturer, University of Gothenburg
Emma Björner, Researcher, University of Gothenburg
Sayaka Osanami Törngren, Associate professor, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University

Kids in action promoting health equity in socially deprived areas
- Margareta Rämgård, associate professor and PI, Care Science, Malmö University
Rathi Ramji, associate senior lecturer, Care Science, Malmö University
Katarina Sjögren Forss, Associate professor, Care Science, Malmö University
Therese Sterner, Senior Lecturer, Care Science, Malmö University
Slobodan Zdravkovic, Associate professor, Care Science, Malmö Institute for studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University
Louise Burenby, Pdh student, Care Science, Malmö University
Gabriella Isma, Senior lecturer, Care Science, Malmö University
Anders Kottorp, Dean/Professor, Malmö University
Elisabeth Mangrio, Associate professor, Care Science, Malmö Institute for studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University

Radical Conviviality: Toward Alliances in Spaces of Post-Otherness
- Prof. Dr. Regina Römhild, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin

 

Spring 2023

Using Remote Sensing for Understanding the Environmental Conditions and Internal Displacement: The Case of Somalia
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Tuba Bircan, Assistant professor of Sociology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

They didn’t ask to be refugees : Eco-cycle shelters for forced climate migration
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Marwa Dabaieh, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Studies, Malmö University

Migration, territorial inequalities and spatial justice
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Magdalena Ulceluse, Associate senior lecturer, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University

Winners of the MIM Master Essay Award 2022:
South-South migration: media’s representation of Venezuelan refugees in Brazil
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Bruna Badaró, graduate from Malmö University’s IMER master’s program
Unaccompanied foreign minors in the Spanish media
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Tábata Martín Olea, graduate from Malmö University’s IMER master’s program

Participatory research on transnational families and care: Insights and reflections from ongoing research in Sweden, France, Spain and the UK
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Rosa Mas Giralt, University of Leeds, Tony Capstick, University of Reading, Grady Walker, University of Reading, Laura Oso, Universidade da Coruña
Andrea Souto, Universidade da Coruña, Virginie Baby-Colin, Université Aix-Marseille, Polina Polash, Université Aix-Marseille, Brigitte Suter, Malmö University

Ethnic/racial Ascription-Based or Nationality-based Discrimination? Results from the Online Survey Experiments in Japan
- Kikuko Nagayoshi, Associate professor at the Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo

Challenging the Muslimification of “Muslims” in survey research on so-called “liberal democratic values”: why culture matters beyond religion
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Paul Statham, Professor, Director Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR), Editor, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS)

Labour migration based complementary pathways: a tool for fairer sharing of responsibilities in the context of global displacement?
- Zvezda Vankova, researcher at the Law Faculty of Lund University

The Role of Social and Cultural Capital in Accessing the Labor Market: The case of Syrians in Sweden
- Dalia Abdelhady, Associate professor, Lund University

Culture’s role in integration: The expansion and growing diversity of U.S. popular culture
- Richard Alba, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, The Graduate Center, CUNY, Member, National Academy of Sciences

Branding the deep nation – Self-exoticization and Constructions of Swedes as a ‘Nature-Loving People’ in the Image Bank of Sweden
- Sayaka Osanami Törngren, Malmö University, and Katarina Mattsson, Södertörn University

PhD seminar: Social and legal vulnerability in the wait for Swedish family reunification
- Hilda Gustafsson, Doctoral Student, Malmö University 

Convoluted mobility: On the precarious movements of transnational migrant workers
- Marlene Spanger, Associate Professor, Aalborg University

Planning PhD seminar: Organising with or against Formations of Migrant Labour? Challenges and Potentialities for Labour Movements in Denmark and Beyond
- Karen Ravn Vestergaard, Doctoral Student, Malmö University

Changing roles, emerging networks. Local government as employer, procurer, and entrepreneur in labour market integration
- Emma Ek Österberg, associate professor, School of Public Administration, University of Gothenburg
Nanna Gillberg, associate professor, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg
Maria Norbäck, associate professor, director of Work and Employment Research Centre, Dpt of Business Administration, School of Business, Economics and Law, university of Gothenburg
Patrik Zapata, professor, School of Public Administration, university of Gothenburg
María José Zapata Campos, associate professor, Dpt of Business Administration, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

Accounting for migration: an inquiry into a research conversation in the margins 
- Amanda Curry, Luleå University
Mikaela Herbert, Malmö University
Johan Sandström, Luleå university of technology
Stig Westerdahl, Malmö University

Pursuing futures through children: Crisis, social reproduction, and transformation in Burundi’s transnational families
- Simon Turner, Professor, Lund University, and Editor of the Journal of Refugee Studies 

Watch MIM seminars at Mau Play

Bridget Anderson, Director of Migration Mobilities Bristol and Professor of Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship,  University of Bristol, and Malmö City Guest Professor in Migration Studies at MIM.
2022-05-12

The work of the ‘national’ in ‘national welfare states’


James F. Hollifield
, Professor, Director of the Tower Center at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas.
2022-05-05

Controlling Immigration:  A Comparative Perspective


Russell King
, Professor of Geography at the University of Sussex (UK) and Visiting Professor in Migration Studies at MIM, Malmö University
2022-04-28

Unpacking the migration–development nexus: theoretical perspectives,
and empirical evidence from Albania


Marta Bivand Erdal, Research Professor in Migration Studies at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).
2022-04-21

Can you live in two countries simultaneously?
What theoretical approaches on transnationalism and mobilities can tell us


Rainer Bauböck, Professor, European University Institute, Florence, and Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 
2021-11-04

Selection into citizenship

Irene Bloemraad, Professor, founding director of Berkeley’s Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) and the Class of 1951 Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley 
2021-11-18

Beyond Typologizing (or Idealizing) Citizenship: What does it do, what does it mean?

James F. Hollifield, Professor, Director of the Tower Center at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas
2021-02-11

Theorizing International Migration: Towards a ‘Unified field of Study?’

 

Migration Society 2.0 Lecture Series

Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) is an international research centre with a multidisciplinary profile and a strong international presence. Within the centre and its extensive network, researchers develop, explore and exchange knowledge of international migration and ethnic diversity. The objective of the Migration Society 2.0 series is to draw attention to and enhance understanding of the new forms of diversity that migration scholars are talking about under banners such as super-diversity, everyday diversity, commonplace diversity, post-migration society and so on. We are specifically interested in how diversity is normalized and resisted on different levels and spheres of society. How is this normality construed and co-produced by its own generation of agents and subjects? What kind of mindset and strategy of co-existence is diversity, really? And how is it sustained in public imagery and narratives? To answer these questions, we have handpicked seven particularly interesting and original researchers from the diversity field.

Autumn 2020 – watch the seminars 

Keith Banting, Professor Emeritus of Political Studies and Stauffer Dunning fellow at the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University;
Will Kymlicka, Professor of Philosophy and Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Queen’s University.

Beyond National Identity: Shared Membership, Deservingness,
and Inclusive Solidarity in Diverse Societies

Maurice Crul, Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Identities, Diversity and Inclusion Program, University of Amsterdam

Becoming a Minority. How do people without migration background influence the living climate in majority-minority neighbourhoods?

Eva van Belle, Assistant Professor of Economics and Post doc at NCCR – on the move, University of Neuchatel

The immigrant-native wage gap: is there a gap and is it "fair"?

Miri Song, Professor of Sociology at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent

How should we (teachers and students) talk about racism
in the classroom and in our research?

Susanne Wessendorf, Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science

Social exclusion, symbolic boundaries and convivial labour in
East London’s context of ongoing immigration

Malmö City Guest Professor in Migration Studies

The Guest Professorship within the field of International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) is a donation to Malmö University financed by the City of Malmö when the University was inaugurated. The former name was Guest Professorship in Memory of Willy Brandt.

Malmö University and MIM have, since 2000, hosted 34 prominent researchers as part of the guest professorship and it has generated a constant and dynamic exchange of knowledge, enhancing MIM’s academic strength while also reinforcing our international network. Read more about the guest professorship and previous guest professors below.

Malmö City Guest Professor in Migration Studies

International migration and ethnic relations

The aim of the professorship is to strengthen research at Malmö University within the field of IMER. As IMER has a strong international network, the City of Malmö sought, via the guest professorship, to strengthen contacts with international experts in order to ensure that they would become an integral part of research and teaching. An international guest professorship creates a constant and dynamic exchange of knowledge and enhances the center’s academic strength. The donation also funds a research fellow and a PhD position.

Guest professors

Andrea Pető  (2024)

Peter Scholten (2024)

Holly Reed (2023-2024)

Bridget Anderson (2022)

Who was Willy Brandt?

Willy Brandt was West Germany’s Chancellor between 1969 and 1974. He was forced to seek refuge in Sweden during the Second World War and developed strong ties with the country. In order to emphasise the importance and status of the scientific investment, the City of Malmö obtained the family’s permission to name a guest professorship after him.

Guest professors

Magdalena Nowicka (spring 2020)

Ellen Percy Kraly (spring and autumn 2019)

Per Mouritsen (autumn 2018)

Maarten Vink (autumn 2017 and spring 2018) 

Ruth Wodak (spring and autumn 2017)

Keith Banting (2016 October-December)

Joaquín Arango (2016 August- September )

Giuseppe Sciortino (2015 autumn and 2016 spring)

Garbi Schmidt (2014 and 2015 spring)

Miri Song (2013 autumn)

Russell King (2012 and 2013 spring)

Ayhan Kaya (2011 autumn)

Raymond Taras  (2010 autumn and 2011 spring)

Daniel Hiebert (2009 autumn and 2010 spring)

Peggy Levitt (2009 spring)

Carlo Ruzza (2008 autumn)

Yasemin Soysal (2007 autumn and 2008 spring)

Cas Mudde (2007 spring)

David Ingleby (2007 spring)

Ewa R. Morawska (2006 autumn)

Nina Glick Schiller (2006 spring)

Sandro Cattacin (2005 autumn)

Nikos Papastergiadis (2005 spring)

Marco Martiniello (2004 autumn) 

Don DeVoretz 1942-2020 (2004 spring)

Katherine Fennelly (2003 autumn)

Thomas Faist (2003 spring)

Grete Brochmann (2002 autumn) 

Jock Collins (2002 spring)

Ellie Vasta (2001 autumn)

Thomas Faist (2001 spring)

John Rex 1925-2011 (2001 spring)

Rainer Bauböck (2000 autumn)  

 

Facts

Our research

MIM was established in January 2007 with the goal of strengthening Malmö University’s migration research profile. Further to this, MIM was also envisaged as a platform to expand Malmö University’s international networks and build bridges between the university and non-academic actors. MIM consists of a core of senior and junior researchers and a large international network of affiliated researchers. MIM regularly hosts prominent professors in IMER from around the world.

The research conducted at MIM is multidisciplinary and is pursued in collaboration with international partners. It is funded either nationally or by the EU and can be classified under the following four themes:

Patterns of mobility and demography

We focus both on a general analysis of emigration and immigration from/to Sweden and other places, and on individual experiences of migration, and how these are represented in, for instance, politics, media, and museums. Here, migration concerns people moving from conflict zones and applying for asylum in Sweden as well as other countries, but also highly educated people looking for better job opportunities in, for example, Shanghai and Sweden.

Migration politics are analysed at policy and discursive levels, and migration patterns, dynamics, and outcomes are considered. The perspectives range from the global to the local and from the international to the transnational, and we employ a variety of methodological approaches.

Early reception and integration

Immigration creates both opportunities and challenges for the receiving country, and many of our research projects study the policies for and processes of inclusion, particularly those related to the first years after receiving residence. Under this theme, projects and studies deal with, for example, establishing “integration” indicators in a European context, which policies and practices are encountered by asylum seekers and refugees in local contexts. Research within this theme also studies which labour market integration and housing patterns are visible, including work-life balance for various immigrant and refugee groups by educational level as well country of origin.

Discourses of and attitudes toward international migration, integration and diversity

This research strand focuses on the representations of migration. How are issues of, for instance, ethnic diversity represented at universities, on stage in theatres, or at museums? How are national identities reproduced in the age of migration? These questions invite studies that move the research interest from “them” to “us”. What kind of stereotypes of and attitudes towards immigrants and different ethnic groups are found in societies both in and beyond the West? How do they affect majority-minority relations? How are people’s negative attitudes to increased levels of diversity translated to the realm of party politics and represented in the different media venues? More generally, how do the Scandinavian welfare states with historically homogenous populations, tackle the challenges of ethnic diversity? And what are the discursive changes and policy measures suggested and implemented in host societies?

  • Other related research endeavours empirically and theoretically investigate notions of e.g. freedom of speech, hate speech activities, and tolerance and racism in everyday settings.

Long term integration, citizenship, and acculturation

Almost all areas of integration are represented in our research, such as political integration, labour market integration, and social integration from different theoretical and methodological perspectives. We study policy development and the effects of these policies as well as patterns of integration for the migrant communities. Several of our researchers have a special interest in the idea, institution and role of citizenship and its relation to integration. Our research focuses among other things on the motives of naturalisation policies, such as greater transparency, compulsory (cultural) assimilation, legal exclusion of foreigners, and political participation, as well as liberal democratic legitimacy. Another area of citizenship research is the formation and education of citizens in diverse societies in school. Our expertise in this field ranges from political and educational philosophy to curriculum and classroom studies and from politics and policy to ethnographic “realities on the ground”.

Research publications in the Malmö University database Diva

Researchers 

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Affiliated researchers at MIM

Maria Cheung
- is a research coordinator at the Migration Studies Delegation and holds a PhD in Economics at Stockholm University. Her research in the field of migration and integration has mainly concerned discrimination, gender equality and the labor market. Maria has previously conducted research in the field of labor market policy, among other things, on how intensified job search assistance affects unemployment, as well as in the field of applied development economics. 

Maria Cheung - Delmi


Daniela DeBono
– is a Resident Academic at the University of Malta. She was an Associate Professor at Malmö University, and Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFAS Fellow at the European University Institute and the Malmö Institute for the Studies of Migration, Welfare and Citizenship. Daniela was awarded her doctorate from the University of Sussex, where she was based at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research. She has conducted long-term ethnographic research on irregularised migration across the Mediterranean and border control in Malta, Lampedusa and Western Sicily. She also led an ethnographic study on deportation from Sweden. In addition, she has also published research on various aspects of Maltese citizenship and children’s rights. Her work has appeared in international peer-reviewed journals.

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Björn Fryklund

- Professor Emeritus, Malmö University.

Björn Fryklund: Publications and more information 

Anna Hammarstedt
- is a research coordinator at the Migration Studies Delegation and holds a PhD in International Relations. Her research focuses on how different state employees relate (both in theory and in practice), to asylum seekers that abscond/disappear during the asylum seeking process. Anna has previously worked at the Swedish Migration Agency.

Anna Hammarstedt - Delmi


Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn
- is a PhD Fellow affiliated with the Deporting Foreigners: Contested Norms in International Practice (NORMS) project at the Institute of Social Research (ISF) in Oslo, where he will be looking into the development of norms and policy on returning “unwanted” migrants denied access to Norway and Sweden, from ca. 1970 onwards. He was previously (2019-2022) employed as a research assistant at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), and holds  an MPhil in Modern International and Transnational History (MITRA)  from the University of Oslo. His thesis was titled The Persistence of Colonialism: A Century of Italo-Libyan Relationships and their Influence on the Current  Mediterranean Migration Regime (1911–2017). He also previously earned a BM in Composition and Performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA and works as a musician and composer.

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Ingrid Jerve Ramsøy
- is an associate professor at the Center for Care Research West at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL). She holds a PhD in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) from Malmö University, with a background in social anthropology (MPhil) from the University of Bergen, Norway. She works with a feminist perspective and mostly qualitatively, with ethnographic and participatory methods. She has extensive fieldwork experience from Spain, Bolivia, Sweden, and Senegal. In her doctoral thesis (2019), she investigated how care is exchanged within and beyond the global market, how the value of this care shifts shape across time and space, and the effects this has on transnational families based in Spain and Bolivia. Before starting her position at HVL in 2023 she worked at MIM in projects on, among other topics, the role of norms and values in the Swedish resettlement system and integration field, and how care is practiced in transnational families within the context of the Swedish welfare state. She now works within the fields of municipal health and care services, care work, and women's health.


Iris Luthman
-  is a research coordinator at the Migration Studies Delegation (Delmi) and has a master in political science from Uppsala University. Her research at Delmi has mainly focused on return and readmission practices. 

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Henrik Malm Lindberg
- is the Deputy Head of Secretariat and project manager at the Migration Studies Delegation and Associate Professor of Economic History at Uppsala University. His research in the field of migration has mainly concerned return and reintegration as well as the design of the Swedish migration policy. Henrik has previously conducted research in areas such as labour market, wage formation and the design of the Swedish model. 

Henrik Malm Lindberg - Delmi


Bruna Rossetti Mendonça

- is a Ph.D. candidate in the Postgraduate Program in Social Anthropology at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in Brazil. She is part of the Migration Studies Laboratory (LEM) and has been working with the team of researchers at the Women and Economy Institute (imuê). She holds a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences/Anthropology and a Master degree in Social Anthropology from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). She carried out research in La Paz (BO) with anarchist feminist women's social movement, Mujeres Creando, weaving narratives and paying special attention to life trajectories, the construction of autonomous feminism and creative and callejera action. Also, she finished postgraduate studies in the subject ‘Justicia entre saberes: Las epistemologías del sur y los saberes nacidos en las luchas sociales’, from CLACSO (Latin American Council of Social Sciences). She is dedicated, especially to researching social movements, political action, migration and gender.


Daniel Silberstein
- is a research coordinator at the Migration Studies Delegation and holds a PhD in International Relations from Stockholm University. His research concerns European border-, security-, and migration policies. Daniel Silberstein has previously worked with development- and democracy issues. 

Daniel Silberstein - Delmi


Giacomo Solano

- is an Assistant Professor in Migrant Inclusion at the Nijmegen School of Management. He is affiliated with the Radboud University Network on Migrant Inclusion (RUNOMI). He holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Milan-Bicocca (joint degree). His research interests include social and labour market integration of migrants, migrant entrepreneurship, comparative integration policies, social dynamics in developing countries and social network analysis.

Giacomo Solano: Publications and more information

Advisory Board

Kent Andersson (Chair) Member of Steering Committee of the international network METROPOLIS, Member of External Advisory Committee of the European Commission-funded Network of Excellence IMISCOE, Mayor of the City of Malmö.

Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, Bristol University, och Director of Migration Mobilities Bristol, University of Bristol 

Linda Clavier, Senior lecturer at the Department of Social Work, Malmö University

Anne Harju, Associate Professor/Senior lecturer, Department of Childhood, Education and Society, Malmö University

Jonas Otterbeck, Professor, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, the Aga Khan University

Peter Scholten, Professor of Migration and Diversity Policy, the Department of Public Administration and Sociology, Erasmus University

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