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.

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 Autumn 2021

 

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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 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 Willy Brandt Guest Professor. As the seminar has a distinctly international profile, both with respect to attendance and topics, most sessions are held in English.

Seminars on Thursdays

Usually the Migration seminars are held Thursdays at 14.15-16.00 at MIM’s seminar room on the 9th floor of Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, but due to the Covid-19 situation the seminars are still mainly held online via zoom.

2 December 13.00 - 17.00
8th AMIS-MIM Masters Conference: Invisibility in Migration Studies
Location: University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixens Plads 8, South Campus, auditorium 22.0.11, or online via zoom

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2 December 17.15 - 19.00 NB!
Beyond open and closed borders: The Grand Transformation of Citizenship 
Ayelet Shachar, Professor of Law, Political Science, University of Toronto

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https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/68221910554?pwd=WVZYVzVPbDdUZW83Rk4rejY4dzZ6UT09
Meeting ID: 682 2191 0554
Passcode: 299755

 

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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:

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.


Transnational families in Europe – Care, inequalities and wellbeing

“Under the hood” of European asylum bureaucracy - frontline workers and the development of norms and values inside EASO and IOM

Waiting for family reunification

Critical examination of repatriation programmes in the EU periphery: The case of Kosovo

Enhanced migration measures from a multidimensional perspective - HumMingBird

Resilience in Urban Sudan (RUS): Resilience, social cohesion and climate change in urban areas of Greater Khartoum

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.

MILSA

NIEM: The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism


GLIMER - Governance and Local Integration of Migrants and Europe’s Refugees


ReROOT: Arrival infrastructures as sites of integration for recent newcomers

Housing for immigrants and community integration in Europe and beyond: Strategies, policies, dwellings, and governance - MERGING

MIMY - Migrant Youth Integration & Empowerment

Forced displacement and refugee-host community solidarity (FOCUS)

Exploring the integration of post-2014 migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees from
a whole of community perspective (Whole-COMM)

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.

CHILD-UP

Cities of diversity? How segregation, social mix and diversity is framed, reframed and negotiated in policy and in everyday life in Copenhagen, Denmark and in Malmö, Sweden

EUscepticOBS: analysing Euroscepticism, informing citizens and encouraging debates (Observe)

Exploration of hiring discrimination and possibilities for intervention through eye-tracking

TiMS: The role of tourism in multicultural societies - adding to stereotypes or contributing to diversity?

'You're not Swedish Swedish': Inclusion and belongingness within Sweden

NoVaMigra – Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis

Exploring the integration of post-2014 migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees from a whole of community perspective (Whole-COMM)

Forced displacement and refugee-host community solidarity (FOCUS)

Refugee Migration and Cities: Social Institutions, Political Governance and Integration in Jordan, Turkey and Sweden (SIPGI)

MIMY - Migrant Youth Integration & Empowerment

(De)securitization, Crisis and Humanitarianism? Mapping the Field of EU Border Management and the Production of Borders

Critical examination of repatriation programmes in the EU periphery: The case of Kosovo

SEGMIX – Governance and lived experiences of urban diversity in SEGregated and MIXed neighbourhoods

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”.

PHED - Precision Health and Everyday Democracy

AI and the everyday political-economy of global health

Academia and cultural production as ‘postmigrant’ fields in Sweden

MIMY - Migrant Youth Integration & Empowerment

'You're not Swedish Swedish': Inclusion and belongingness within Sweden

Research publications in the Malmö University database Diva

Researchers 

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Affiliated researchers

Affiliated researchers at MIM

Daniela DeBono

– is a Resident Academic at the University of Malta. She was 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. Daniela DeBono: Read more

Björn Fryklund

Professor Emeritus, Malmö University.

Björn Fryklund: Publications and more information 

Dr Liliia Korol

– is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the National University of Ostroh Academy in Ukraine. Her main research interests are in the field of inter-ethnic relations and inter-ethnic attitudes, including tolerance, prejudice, and discrimination toward immigrant and ethnic minority groups. She is also interested in the adjustment of immigrant-origin youth in host countries. Dr Korol is the author of more than 30 scientific publications (mostly first- and single-authored research papers), including those published in internationally renowned peer-reviewed journals as well as top-level journals in her field in Ukraine and Russia.

Liliia Korol: Publications

Katarina Mozetič
– is a PhD Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo. Her research project explores the occupational aspirations and experiences of highly educated refugees in Oslo, Malmö and Munich.

Katarina Mozetič: Publications

Floris Peters

– is a postdoctoral researcher in the "Migrant Life Course and Legal Status Transition" (MiLifeStatus) project, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and led by professor Maarten P. Vink. He holds a PhD from Maastricht University (cum laude) on the relevance of citizenship for the socio-economic integration of immigrants. Furthermore, during 2018-2020, Floris is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM).


Margareta Popoola
– fil. dr. in Sociology, Associate Professor in International migration and ethnic relations.
Her research focus: Identity and ethnicity, integration and segregation in urban contexts.
 Margareta Popoola: Publications


Carolin Schütze
– is a postdoc at Copenhagen Business School. She holds a PhD from Lund University. Her primary research areas and interests include; Racial attitudes, Discrimination, Organizations, Professional’s attitudes, Discretion and Ontological Security. She is also part of the MIM based research project "Exploration of hiring discrimination and possibilities for intervention through eye-tracking" that is led by Sayaka Osanami Törngren and funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Carolin Schütze: Publications and more information

Mahama Tawat

– is an Associate Researcher at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University, Sweden. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Otago in New Zealand and other postgraduate degrees from Stockholm, Malmö and Dalarna Universities in Sweden. His academic endeavours revolve around comparative migration policy with a focus on the Nordic countries, the European Union-Africa migration dialogue, comparative social policy and public management reforms (good governance). He was an assistant professor in public policy at National Research University, Higher School of Economics. He was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Comparative Immigration Studies of the University of California at San Diego in 2016 and visiting lecturer at the University of Bamberg in 2019. His publications have appeared in such academic outlets as "Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions; East European Politics; International Journal of Cultural Policy" and the London School of Economics and Political Science Blogs.

Mahama Tawat: Read more

 

Guest Professorship in Memory of Willy Brandt

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

Willy Brandt Series of Working Papers

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 centre’s academic strength. The donation also funds a research fellow and a PhD position.

Who was Willy Brandt?

Willy Brandt was West Germany’s Chancellor between 1969-1974. 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.

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 (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 (2001 spring)
(1925-2011)

Rainer Bauböck (2000 autumn)  

 

 

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.

Guy BaetenProfessor, Department of Urban Studies, Malmö University

Malin Ideland, Professor, Department of Natural Science, Mathematics and Society, Malmö University

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

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

 

 

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