European integration, migration and citizenship

Peo Hansen´s research interest lies in the contemporary as well as historical development of European integration. He has written extensively on the questions of migration, citizenship and identity as these relate to the current project and political economy of European integration. He has also explored the significance of colonialism and decolonization for the historical development of European integration and the current politics of European identity. 

EuroafricaPeo Hansen is Professor of Political Science at REMESO, Linköping University, Sweden. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at Umeå University in 2000. He was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Europe at Columbia University, in 2002-03, and a Senior Fellowship at the Remarque Institute at New York University, during the spring semester of 2006.

In 2011 he received, with Stefan Jonsson, a 3-year research grant from the Swedish Research Council to study the links between colonialism/decolonization and the EU project, past and present. The title of the project is: ”Building Eurafrica: Reviving Colonialism through European Integration, 1920-1960”.

Teaching

Peo teaches Political Science, EU-Studies, International Relations, Discourse Analysis, International Migration and Ethnic Studies. He is the Director of The REMESO Graduate School and engaged also as PhD advisor and in the new master programme in Ethnic and Migration Studies as well as on several other programmes and courses. 

Related

Publications

2018

Stefan Jonsson, Peo Hansen

European Integration as a Colonial Project

In Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics

Chapter in book

Stefan Jonsson, Peo Hansen

Eurafrica: History of European Integration, ‘Compromise’ of Decolonization

In , Europe Now. A Journal of Research and Art (online)

Article in journal

Peo Hansen

Asylum or Austerity?: The "Refugee Crisis" and the Keynesian Interlude

In European Political Science

Article in journal

2017

Peo Hansen, Stefan Jonsson

'Eurafrica Incognita: The Colonial Origins of the European Union'

In History of the Present

Article in journal

Peo Hansen

The Theory and Practice of Free Movement in the EU

In European Political Science

Article, book review