Integration, Education and Labour Conditions

My research centres on actors in social movement who seek to secure citizenship rights for undocumented seasonal workers, that face discrimination and precarisation. My teaching focus inón social processes from a schooling perspective.

My academic track began with a master’s degree in Education and Arts. I’m a licenced primary school teacher in society orientated subjects and have after M.Ed. worked as a class superintendent in a school for newly arrived migrant children. In 2010 I commenced post graduate studies and was in 2017 awarded the degree of Doctor in Philosophy in the subject area of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Today I work as a university teacher in society and culture in a school perspective and engage in research on integration vis-à-vis language education for newly arrived adult immigrants; and spare time activities of youth living in deprived city areas. I teach active and becoming pedagogues, society and culture analysists, and master’s students in migration and ethnic studies. I am also, together with Gerd Röndahl, trusted with the position of local work environment officers at ISV.

Precarious migrant workers are today an everyday part of the Swedish labour market. They often work under conditions of vulnerability, on temporary contracts and with few rights. My dissertation – Negotiating Solidarity: Collective Actions for Precarious Migrant Workers’ Rights in Sweden – examines collective actions aiming to improve the precarious conditions of three categories of migrant workers – discriminated, seasonal and undocumented. The examined collective actors are composed of formal organisations such as non-governmental organisations, organisations founded on ethnic grounds and trade unions, but also more temporary groups and networks. The analysis foregrounds contemporary societal, economical and legal transfigurations that create the conditions for collaboration among the actors and the negotiations which they conduct. In four articles, I illustrate that there is a broad range of collective actors who are prepared to assist precarious migrant workers and to negotiate and at best improve their labour market conditions. These actors face many and difficult challenges. However, as the dissertation demonstrates, their engagement has made the reality of precarious migrant work visible to the public, legitimised the workers’ needs and enabled them to claim their rights.


I have been engaged in the following set of courses:
• Class, Labour Migration and Globalisation (742A23)
• New Social Movements (740G44)
• Normality and Deviance (740G58)
• Field work (740G62)
• Theory and method (740G18)
• Educational Sciences: Development and Learning (970G34)
• A preschool and school for all (9NAA04/5)
• Educational Sciences 6, Special Education (970G21)
• Educational Sciences 5, Social Relations and Teacher Leadership 5 (972G22)
• The teaching and its social processes (9KPA05)
• Thesis in the General Field for Teachers (9NAA02)
• Thesis, Schoolage Educare (971G24)
• Thesis 1, Social Sciences for Teachers(972G26)
• Bachelor Thesis, in-depth study (740G23)
• Commissioned Course: Counteracting racism and xenophobia in schools and pre-schools (The Swedish National Agency for Education)


Nedžad Mešić, Magnus Dahlstedt, Andreas Fejes, Sofia Nyström (2021) Mobilisering av resurser Utbildning i migrationens tid , s. 147-168