The research field of International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) is multidisciplinary and incorporates approaches from both the social sciences and humanities. It has a focus on the processes of mobility, inclusion and exclusion and its varying expressions in politics, policies, places, institutions, and everyday lived experiences.
The research environment has an interdisciplinary approach and reflects expertise in:
The environment largely overlaps with the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM), and is a natural meeting point for researchers and others who are jointly committed to investigating migration-related issues, and to working in an interdisciplinary setting.
The plurality of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches of international migration and ethnic relations stimulates new and original research ideas and projects. It also offers an inclusive and innovative academic environment for international students and teachers.
Our research can be broadly divided into four themes:
patterns of mobility and demography
early reception and integration
discourses of and attitudes toward international migration, integration and diversity
long term integration, citizenship and acculturation