Main research areas
- International migration
- International institutions
- Social movements
I am an associate professor in political science, and I teach and supervise at all levels. At the moment I mainly teach international politics, methods, and democracy in theory and practice. I am also doctoral supervisor to Jana Canavan and Juliane Liebsch, assistant supervisor to Daniel Gustafsson and third supervisor to Andreas Lundstedt (at the University of Gothenburg).
I have been interested in migration and citizenship issues for more than two decades. I have approached these questions in several different ways. In my dissertation Governing Global Migration (2008), I analyzed discourses around labor migration in international organizations from a Michel Foucault-inspired perspective. Since then, I have devoted myself extensively to the historical development of immigration controls in various countries, particularly in relation to the welfare state and social policy. I have looked at this both from a Swedish national perspective and, together with colleagues, from an international comparative perspective. In another research context, I have concentrated on citizenship - how it is transformed in a time marked by migration, and especially how it mirrors and reinforces global inequality. Starting in 2023, I will lead a VR-funded project on the role of corporations in the “citizenship industry”, that is, the tendency towards states “selling” citizenship and residency to the global elite in exchange for investment.
I am also very interested in the role of transnational social movements and civil society organizations in international relations. This has, among other things, resulted in the monograph Civil Society and the Governance of Development: Opposing Global Institutions (together with Anders Uhlin, 2015) and the edited volume EU Civil Society: Patterns of Cooperation, Competition and Conflict (co-editor Håkan Johansson, 2015). At the moment, I participate in the research program Civil Society Elites? where I and a colleague study the transnational mobilization of ultra-conservative anti-gender movements.
In recent years, I have become interested in the university as an institution and a workplace. Among other things, I have written and lectured on “academic housekeeping”, and I am the convener of the department's JLM group (gender equality, equal treatment, diversity). I am also one of the members of Lund University's Council for Ethics and Academic Freedom.
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