Here you can read a detailed description of each workshop. The final program is subject to the number of participants at each workshop, and will be ready in May. Submission of paper abstracts is closed.

Note that many workshops are organized over two or more sessions, and that some may have special requirements for submissions of papers or similar. You will find all information on this here, as well as contact information to the organizers of each workshop. For any questions regarding the workshops, please contact the person(s) responsible for the respective workshops.


1. International Students’ Migration and (Re-) production of Social Inequalities

Marta Moskal, University of Glasgow, UK                     


3. Radicalization; a force for progressive change or a one-way ticket to violent extremism.

Gwynyth Øverland PhD, klinisk og religionssosiologi, Seniorrådgiver, prosjektkoordinator antiradikalisering &

Co-chair Joseph Salomonsen Senior adviser, IMDI / researcher, Agderforskning              


4. The Politics of Migration Research: How do and how should researchers perform in the public space?

Mette Andersson, professor, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo

Garbi Schmidt, professor, Department of Communication and Art, Roskilde University (RUC)


5. Migration and Foreign Aid

Beata Paragi, researcher, Marie Curie Fellow (Fafo Oslo)

Balazs Szent-Ivanyi, Lecturer in Politics & International Relations; Deputy Director Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University, UK


6. European labour mobility: Bridging the gaps – or reinforcing inequality?

Anna Hagen Tønder & Line Eldring, both at Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research 


7. Mulitracial and multiethnic experience from Nordic and Global perspectives

Sayaka Osanami Törngren, Researcher, Ph.D. in Migration and Ethnic Studies, Malmö Research Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmo University, Sweden

Daphne Arbouz, PhD Candidate, Linköping University


8. Intersectionally gendered trajectories of labour migration to and within the European Economic Area

Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir, University of Iceland

Anna Matyska, University of Tampere


9. Encounters, belonging and welfare services

Dr. Sabine Gruber, Senior Lecturer, Social Work, Linköping University

Dr. Ulrika Wernesjö, Postdoctoral researcher, Social Work, Linköping University

Dr. Johanna Hiitola, Postdoctoral Researcher, Gender Studies, University of Tampere / University Lecturer, Social Work, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius


10. Welfare Inequalities and Migration

Christof Van Mol, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute – NIDI 

Sónia Pereira, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon


11. Resettlement and integration of refugees

Hanne C Kavli, researcher at Fafo.

Anne Britt Djuve, researcher at Fafo


13. Debating Racism and Racialization in the Nordic Countries

Peter Hervik, University of Aalborg

Mante Vertelyte, University of Aalborg


16. Contemporary refugee migration in Europe: From protection of refugees to challenges to tolerance, integration and social inclusion 

Aleš Bučar Ručman, PhD, assistant professor of sociology, vice-dean for international cooperation, Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, Ljubljana, Slovenia.


17. Europe and Middle East refugee crisis

Marko Valenta


18. Migration and Mobility of high-skilled professionals in Europe: Exodus or Diaspora?

Rui Gomes, Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra

João Teixeira Lopes, Institut of Sociology, University of Porto

Luísa Cerdeira, Institut of Education, University of Lisbon


19. Parties and pressure groups formulating migration and minority politics

Matti Välimäki, University of Turku


20. Population and Environmental Induced Migration

Remi Adeyemo, PhD, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, Nigeria


21. Configurations of migration control

Synnøve K.N. Bendixsen, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen

Marry-Anne Karlsen, IMER Bergen

Halvar Andreassen Kjærre, IMER Bergen / Department of Social Anthropology University of Bergen


22. Immigrants’ integration

Antonio V. Menendez Alarcon, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology, Butler University, USA


23. Practices towards good life? The role of religion and faith in the integration process of immigrants – is it threat or possibility?

Sari Hammar and Ulla Siirto, both at Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, Finland


25. Unequal Returns

Erlend Paasche, Peace Research Institute Oslo

May-Len Skilbrei, University of Oslo


27. Unaccompanied minor asylum seekers – vulnerability and survival

Professor Berit Berg, Department of Social Work and Health Science, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway


28. Negotiating diversity

Marta Bivand Erdal, Peace Research Institute Oslo


29. Migration and national asylum systems – the role of voluntary organizations

Audun Fladmoe, Norwegian Institute for Social Research

Hilde Lidén, Norwegian Institute for Social Research


32. Managing “difference” in East-European TF 

NOTE: The organizer of this workshop can cover the Conference fees for three participants presenting under this workshop

Viorela Ducu, Principal Investigator, Research Center for Population Study, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


33. Occupational regulation and migration

Ida Drange, Forsker II, Work Research Institute (AFI), Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences


34. Managing Afghan migration: Between 'the war on terror' and 'the refugee crisis'

Marta Bivand Erdal, PRIO

Ceri Oeppen, University of Sussex

Mikkel Rytter, Aarhus University


35. Arts-based migration research - emerging connections between arts and social sciences

Anna Lundberg, associate professor, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) and Global Political Studies, Malmö University

Erica Righard, PhD, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) and Department of Social Work, Malmö University


37. Migration and the concern of particularly vulnerable groups

Nora Sveaass, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo

Vigdis Vevstad, Son Consult

Hilde Lidén, Institute for Social Research


38. Children and Youth Shaping Identity, Inequality and Belonging

Anne Sigfrid Grønseth, Lillehammer University College

Christian Slaaen, Lillehammer University College

Mari Rysst, Lillehammer University College


39. Migration and education – the borders of citizenship

Ina Juva, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki

Anna-Leena Riitaoja, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki


40. Descendants of immigrants in Western societies

Arnfinn Haagensen Midtbøen, Institute for Social Research

Jon Horgen Friberg, Fafo


41. Frail old immigrants in need of care

Anne Leonora Blaakilde, University of Copenhagen and EGV Foundation (Social Inclusion of Older Persons)


42. Housing and its influence on the everyday lives of asylum seekers

Mikaela Herbert, PhD Candidate Malmö University

Ragne Øwre Thorshaug, PhD Candidate NTNU

Katrine Syppli Kohl, Researcher at SFI


43. The right to have rights and irregular migration

Anna Lundberg, Malmö University, Michael Strange, Malmö University

Mikael Spång, Malmö University


44. The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion of Third-Country Nationals in the EU - legal, social, and political challenges

Micaela Malena (TBC)

Sonia Morano-Foadi


45. Parenting, the welfare state and inequality as a challenge

Hilde Danielsen, Senior Researcher, Uni Rokkan Centre, Bergen

Synnøve Bendixsen, Post doctor, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen

Marte Knag Fylkesnes, Phd. Candidate, Hemil Centre, University of Bergen


46. Whose children are they? On child protection across national and other borders

Anja Bredal and Monica Five Aarset, senior researchers at NOVA/HIOA


47. Discourses about the migration: Changes in concepts, terms and perceptions

Elizaveta Khachaturyan, ILOS, University of Oslo

Monica Miscali, ILOS, University of Oslo


48. Mobility at the margins. Irregular migration and informal street work

Guri Tyldum, researcher at Fafo

Anne Britt Djuve, research director at Fafo

Jon Horgen Friberg, researcher at Fafo.


Published Jan. 17, 2016 5:18 PM - Last modified July 21, 2016 1:10 PM