Seminars are normally held on Wednesdays 13:15 – 15:00 (1-3 pm). Texts are made available by e-mail one week in advance. The Working seminar is devoted to work in progress and participants are asked to read pre-circulated drafts. Rooms are listed below. For questions contact seminar coordinator Erik Berggren,

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14 September: Panel discussion - Colonialism and Modern Social Theory. Open seminar.

Book presentation by visiting professors Gurminder Bhambra, University of Sussex, and John Holmwood, University of Nottingham. Commentary by REMESO professors Peo Hansen and Claudia Tazreiter. Moderator: Stefan Jonsson.

Note time: 2-5 pm

Room: K2


28 September: “Taurus in the Arena of Life: Toussaint L'Overture's "Grievous Error" and Black Radical Ruptures in the Wake of Slavery and Colonialism”

James R. Walker, PhD, ADN, Honors Program, DePaul University, Chicago.
The seminar will discuss Walker's essay, "COVID-19 and Dreams of a Radical Re-visioning of Global Health Engagement," and it´s suggestion to re-vision our engagement with global health inequity through the work of Black Radicals C. L. R. James, Walter Rodney, Paul Gilroy, and Christina Sharpe.

Room: TP53


12 October: “The concept of race.” Open seminar.

Discussion on Loïc Wacquant’s article “Resolving the Trouble with ’Race’” (2022), which suggests a new notion of ethnicity and race and problematizes the idea of structural racism. Introductory comments by Anna Bredström and Anders Neergaard. Participants prepare by reading Wacquant’s text, which will be pre-circulated.

Room: TP53


19 October: Geographies of Commemoration in a Digital World: Anzac @ 100. Open seminar.

Danielle Drozdzewski, Dep. of Human Geography, Stockholm University.

Danielle Drozdzewski will talk about her reccent book, co-authored with Shanti Sumartojo and Emma Waterton, and the suggestion that the digital constitutes opportunities to influence how we remember. She will moreover introduce a new epistemology of memory, which tackles the complexity of geographies of commemoration. Integral to her approach has been an embodied and mindful cognisance of positions within/on memory research (including about Anzac).

Room: TP44


26 October: Book release: Contending Global Apartheid: Transversal Solidarities and Politics of Possibility

Carl-Ulrik Schierup, professor emeritus, REMESO, presents his new book, co-authored with Martin Bak Jörgensen (Brill 2022). Introduction will be circulated beforehand. Commentary by Stefan Jonsson, REMESO.

Room: KO22


9 November: “The Legal Expriences of Turkish Women Migrants in Sweden”. Open seminar.

Duygu Hatipoglu Aydin, REMESO guest researcher, Associate Professor at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Law, Ankara.

Room: TP55


23 November: "The contribution of young migrant men to building potentially sustainable, and sexual and reproductive health beneficial social integration in Johannesburg Inner city." Open seminar.

Oncemore Mbeve is a Doctoral Candidate at Wits University, African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) and a visiting Doctoral Candidate at REMESO, LiU.

Comments from Anna Bredström, Associate Professor, REMESO.

Room: Tvärsnittet


30 November: 60%-seminar. Working seminar.

Rudeina Mkdad, REMESO. 60-percent seminar on PhD thesis.

Room: TP51


7 December: ”Feeling difference: Race, migration, and the affective infrastructure of a Danish detention camp”. Open seminar. 

Annika Lindberg, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg. Guest seminar with REMESO International Graduate School. 

Room: TP52


14 December: “A fundamental contradiction? Immigrant workers and xenophobic opinions in Swedish blue collar trade unions”. Working seminar.

Anders Neergaard, REMESO.

Room: TP51


18 January: “Late Capitalist Fascism”. Open seminar. 

Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, Dep. of Arts and Cultural Studies, Copenhagen University. Rasmussen will give a presentation based on his new book Late Capitalist Fascism, (Polity Press, 2021)

Room: TBA

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Spring 2022

Public Defence: “The value of immigrants’ human capital for labour market integration”

Andrey Tibajev, Department of Culture and Society (IKOS), REMESO, LiU. Opponent: Associate professor Lina Aldén, Linnéuniversitetet.

The Kalobeyei Integrated Socio-Economic Development Plan (KISEDP) in Kenya – A Sustainable Solution for Refugees or Humanitarian Assistance in an Alternative Way?’

Måns Fellesson, UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Mapping REMESO’s Research Agenda.

Working seminar.

Risk, Trust and the pandemic. The experience in India.

Sujata Patel, professor of sociology at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla India and Kerstin Hesselgren Visiting Professor, awarded by the Swedish Research Council.

Between Statelessness and Refugeehood: Kurds from Syria and the Question of Citizenship (working title)

Haqqi Bahram, PhD candidate, REMESO,  60%-seminar.

"Enounters of Syrian Refugees and Locals in Everyday Life: Urban Space, and Informal Labor Market, A Case of İstanbul". 

Özge Sarıalioğlu, Visiting PhD candidate, REMESO

Working seminar

Paula Mählck, Assistant professor, REMESO.

”Is it Possible to Decolonise Migration Studies?”

Bridget Anderson, Director of Migration Mobilities Bristol, and Professor of Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship, University of Bristol. 

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