I am Senior Lecturer in Ethnicity and Migration at REMESO. I defended my thesis in sociology at the University of Uppsala in 2007 and became Associate Professor of Sociology in 2011. Between 2009 and 2011, I was a post doc at Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS), at Umeå University. I also worked as a teacher and researcher at Mälardalen University, Stockholm University, Lund University, and Södertörn University, primarily within the fields of sociology and gender studies. I have been a visiting researcher at the University of Arizona, Tucson and University of California, Santa Barbara. Between 2013 and 2019, I was a Future Research Leader at Linköping University in Sweden.
My research spans over the fields of sociology, migration studies, critical race and whiteness studies and gender studies. I approach whiteness as a global postcolonial and transnational construct, by which whiteness and white identities shift in relation to other categories such as gender, sexuality and class. In my research, I have examined the notion of Swedishness and national identity among young Latinas in Sweden and national identity among expatriate and returning Swedish migrant women.
From ethnographic studies with Swedish migrant women in the US, Singapore and Spain I published the book White Migration: gender, whiteness and privilege in transnational migration (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) in which I discuss how the field of migration studies can be developed by empirically including migrants within and from “the West” in the theoretical analysis of different migration processes.
My teaching, supervising and mentoring experience reaches from basic to advanced level at Linköping University, Stockholm University, Umeå University, Uppsala University, Södertörn University and Mälardalen University covering sociology, gender studies, and international migration and ethnic relations. I regularly give talks inside and outside of academia in Sweden and abroad.