Division of Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO)

REMESO is an institute answering to the Vice Chancellor for interdisciplinary research, education and knowledge exchange on trans-national migration, ethnic diversity and citizenship in light of economic transformations and labour market changes. REMESO is also a division within the Department of Culture and Society (IKOS).

REMESO gather researchers from several departments and runs a PhD program, an International Graduate School and an international Master programme within the area of Ethnic and Migration Studies. It also rund the Bachelors program Social and Cultural Analysis (SKA).

REMESO develops a multilevel approach to research on migration, ethnicity and society that relates individual experience, local community development and civil society to the restructuring of the labour market, changing frameworks of citizenship and welfare. The research agenda include policies and practices of governments, NGO´s, media, firms and trade unions, contextualised by state transformations, globalisation and regional integration. REMESO's research also includes projects linking migration and ethnicity to post-colonial historical developments, education and health issues. Read more about our research here.

Professor Anders Neergaard is Director of the Institute and Professor Stefan Jonsson is Deputy Director. Associate professor Branka Likic-Brboric is head of the Division within the Department of Culture and Society. 


Research and doctoral studies




Ambivalent Solidarities? Migrant Labour and Trade Unions in South Africa, USA and Sweden.

Seminar at REMESO 2/16, 2021

Speakers: Janet Munakamwe, Els de Graauw, Shannon Gleeson, Anders Neergaard

Commentators: Bridget Anderson and Ronaldo Munck

Moderator: Carl-Ulrik Schierup

Unionizing the precarized, syndicalism and the contemporary working class - panel discussion

Speakers: Eli Adekur, Marissa Begonia, Daria Bogdanska, Franck Iyanga Makelo
Moderator: Asher Goldstein

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Postal address

Linköping University
Department of Culture and Society
SE-601 74 Norrköping

Visiting address

Kungsgatan 40
House 1
Floor 4 and 5
Campus Norrköping

Phone: +46 11 36 30 00