Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare
Migration, Diversity and Welfare
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.
MIM conducts analytical and critical work in various fields of academic research dedicated to migration and integration. Our research is multidisciplinary, pursued in collaboration with international partners, and funded either nationally or by the EU. The research can be classified under the following four themes:
- migration and mobility
- integration of new immigrants
- attitudes and views on international migration and ethnic relations
- education, citizenship and welfare
The centre disseminates evidence-based research to inform policy makers both regionally, nationally and internationally.
MIM research projects
Our research is divided between ethnographic and quantitative projects that engage with the lives of migrants and projects that deal with issues such as the representation of migration in media, cultural institutions, and public attitudes. Additionally, we study the causes and effects of migration with regard to both policy and discourse.
Our researchers are engaged in multiple collaborative projects, both locally and internationally, with the aim of increasing understanding of MIM’s focal research areas.
You can find the contact details as well as current and previous projects of all our researchers in the staff directory.
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.
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.
Current guest professor
Ellen Percy Kraly will be the Wily Brandt Guest Professor for 2019. She holds the title of William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Colgate University. She is also Chair of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population’s Scientific Panel on International Migration, and is organising a workshop on the demography of refugees for the National Academy of Sciences.
Kraly’s scholarship has addressed: the demography of refugee and forced migration; the relationship between immigration and US population and environment; emigration; international migration statistics; immigrant incorporation; population data systems, and human rights.
Kraly was a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Panel on Immigration Statistics and has prepared reports on topics including international migration data and immigration policies for the United Nations Statistical Commission, National Academy of Sciences, US Immigration and Naturalization Service, US Census Bureau and US Commission on Immigration Reform.
She teaches courses in geography, environmental studies, peace and conflict studies and sociology at Colgate University, and serves on the faculty elected Committee on Promotion and Tenure.
Willy Brandt Research Fellow
Willy Brandt PhD candidate
All previous Professorship holders
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)
Rainer Bauböck (2000 autumn)
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.
Linda Lill, Senior lecturer at the Department of Social Work, Malmö University
Carina Listerborn, Professor in Urban Planning and Design, Urban and Gender Researcher, Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University
Marie-Louise Niklasson, HR officer, IKEA
Jonas Otterbeck, Professor in Islamology, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University
Bim Riddersporre , PhD, Speech Pathologist, Clinical Psychologist, Vice Dean at the Faculty of Education, Malmö University
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.
The calendar will be updated continuously.
Seminars on Thursdays
Thursdays at 14.15-16.00 at MIM’s seminar room on the 9th floor of Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1. Gather for the seminar at 14.05 sharp on the ground floor next to the reception in Niagara. If you have questions or want to sign up for Migration Seminar notifications, send an email to email@example.com.