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Some of our publications on migration

One of our aims is to disseminate research results on the theme of migration and integration. You can find some of the latest publication from researchers from the different departments and faculties at University of Gothenburg below. The list is by no means complete, but gives some examples of current research at the university.

Centre on Global Migration (CGM)

Sylwia Jedrzejewska and Andrea Spehar

Jedrzejewska, S. & A. Spehar (2019): Challenges and opportunities in municipal work towards long-term integration in the County of Västra Götaland, translated from Swedish (Utmaningar och möjligheter i det kommunala arbetet för en långsiktig integration i Västra Götalands län)

Centre on Global Migration (CGM), University of Gothenburg

Download the report "Challenges & Opportunities


Kristin Franke Björkman and Andrea Spehar

Franke Björkman, K. & A. Spehar (2018) New in the City: How newly arrived refugees experience reception and integration activities in the City of Gothenburg, 2015-2017, translated from Swedish (Ny i staden: Hur upplever nyanlända flyktingar mottagande och integration i Göteborgs Stad, 2015-2017)

Centre on Global Migration (CGM), University of Gothenburg

Download the report "NEW in the City"

School of Global Studies

Lisa Åkesson

Åkerson L. (2018) Postcolonial Portuguese Migration to Angola: Migrants or Masters?

Springer International Publishing, Palgrave Macmillan: London
Link to book

Maria Eriksson Baaz
Lisa Åkesson

Åkesson L. & M. E. Baaz (eds) (2015) Africa’s return migrants: The new developers?

Nordiska Africainstiutet and Zed Books : London
Available here

Department of Social Work

Charlotte Melander
Oksana Shmulyar Gréen (Department of Sociology and Work Science)

Melander, C & O. Shmulyar Green (2019) “Trajectories of situated transnational parenting: care-giving arrangements of the east European migrants in Sweden”, in Ducu, V. et al (eds.) Childhood and Parenting in Transnational setting.

Springer, International Perspectives on Migration, Vol. 15

Shmulyar Green, O. & C. Melander (2018) “Family obligations across the European borders: negotiating migration decisions within the families of post-accession migrants in Sweden”

Palgrave Communications
Available here

Department of Sociology and Work Science

Gabriella Elgenius

Elgenius, G and Rydgren, J (2018) ‘Frames of Nostalgia and Belonging: The Resurgence of Reactionary Ethno-Nationalism in Sweden’.

Special Issue on Far Right Movements, European Societies, DOI.

Available here

Elgenius, G (2017) ‘Socio-Political Integration Through Diaspora Organisations and Civil Society Initiatives', 

In Anthony Heath (ed.), Social Integration: London: The British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences, pp. 66-75.

Available here

Elgenius, G & J. Rydgren (2017) “The Sweden Democrats and the ethno-nationalist rhetoric of decay and betrayal”

Sociologisk Forskning, vol. 54 no. 4, pp. 353–358.
Available here

Department of Psychology

Ann Frisén
Ylva Svensson

Svensson, Y., Berne, J., & Syed, M. (2017). “A Narrative Approach to the Role of Others in Ethnic Identity Formation” in Lee, R. (eds) Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Advance online publication. Available here (Abstract only)

Gryber, F., A. Frisen, M. Syed, M. Wängqvist & Y. Svensson. (2018). “Another Kind of Swede: Swedish Youth’s Ethnic Identity Narratives”

Emerging Adulthood, vol. 6 no. 1, pp. 17-31
Available here

Department of Political Science

Andrea Spehar
Gregg Bucken-Knapp
Jonas Hinnfors

Spehar, A., J. Hinnfors, & G. Bucken‐Knapp (2017). ”Passing the Buck: The case of failing multilevel governance and vulnerable EU migrants in Sweden”

The Journal of Nordic Migration Research, vol. 7 no. 2.
Available here

Bousiou, A., G. Bucken‐Knapp, & A. Spehar (2016) Local Welcoming Policies For EU Migrants Consolidated Report.

Centrum för Europaforskning (CERGU) and Welcome Europé (EU)
Available here

Department of Education, Communication and Learning

Johannes Lunneblad
Nils Hammarén

Hammarén, N. & J. Lunneblad. 2018 "Från invandrarkunskap till hemkultur. Interkulturell pedagogik i svensk utbildning" in T.Johansson & E. Sorbring (eds). Barn- och ungdomsvetenskap. Grundläggande perspektiv

Liber AB: Stockholm
Book preview available here.

Lunneblad, J. (2017) “Integration of refugee children and their families in the Swedish preschool: strategies, objectives and standards”

European Early Childhood Education Research, vol. 25 no. 3, pp. 359–369.
Available here

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