Schedule and registration info for IMER conference 2017 in Örebro

Identifying the Political: Migration, racism and class society

DATUM: 24 november 2017
Plats: Conventum Konferens Örebro
Olof Palmes Torg 1,
Conference fees: 500SEK (Fee for students and PhD candidates).

Presenters and audience should register and pay the fee before attending.

Students and PhD candidates register here and but will not be charges a fee.

Others presenters and audience register here.

The registration will stay open until 31 of october.

Preliminary schedule

9.00 Registration and coffee
10.oo Opening of the conference
10.15 Keynote speaker PROFESSOR BRIDGET ANDERSON from Oxford University
11.30 Lunch
12.15 Three parallel sessions/workshops:

Session 1: Politics of belonging

  • Ingridsdotter, Jenny: ”Vi är duktiga europeiska arbetare”: Ryska och ukrainska migranters positionering i ett rasifierat klassamhälle i post-krisens Argentina
  • Karlsson Blom, Lisa: Den svenska vitheten: ett kolonialt sår
  • Johansson, Joakim & Darvishpour, Mehrdad: What about Muslims? Gender, Ethnicity and Religion in the Political Discourse of the ”No Handshake” Debate in Sweden
  • Wernesjö, Ulrika: In the vestibule: Negotiations of deservingness among newly-arrived youth in Sweden

Session 2: Gender politics and children rights

  • Aytar, Osman: Involuntary marriages among Kurds in Sweden from a human rights perspective: Towards an analytical framework
  • Moberg Stephenson, Maria: Crossing Boundaries to inclusion: Social Work and Young People within a Transnational Space
  • Karlsson, Sandra: Children’s claim to adequate housing – Accompanied asylum-seeking children’s standpoints and experiences while living in an asylum centre
  • Darvishpour, Mehrdad, Månsson, Niclas, Asztalos Morell, Ildikó & Hoppe, Magnus: Nyanlända barns och ungdomars inkludering och jämställdhetsutveckling

Workshop: The deportation gap in Sweden: A position of “neither here nor there”

  • Josefsson, Jonathan: Asylum-seeking children and anti-deportation campaigns: political strategies and mobilisation for the right to stay

The workshop The deportation gap in Sweden: A position of “neither here nor there” is hosted by researchers Anna Lundberg and Jason Tucker from MIM at Malmö University and is still open for scholars working on this theme.

OBS! If your would like to present something on this theme please see additional information here

14:15 Coffee break
14:45 Three parallel sessions:

Session 3: Borders, asylum and diaspora

  • Wimark, Thomas: Waiting for sexual liberation – Queer asylum seekers in the immigration process
  • Westvall, Maria: Musik, migration och föreningsliv
  • Khayati, Khalid: Stigmatisation of the newly-arrived refugees in Sweden and the diasporic resistance
  • Salmonsson, Lisa: Where do we go from here? Insights from a panel discussion about asylum policy restriction in Sweden

Session 4: Migration and belonging in the Swedish welfare state: Education and work

  • Gruber, Sabine & Gustafsson, Kristina: Ethnically profiled paraprofessional: Social work in the margin of the welfare state
  • Wallinder, Ylva: Imagined independence among Swedish highly skilled labour migrants
  • Sharif, Hassan: Skolan som socialt och etniskt rum: Exemplet utbildning för nyanlända gymnasieelever.
  • Räihä, Helge & Von Post, Christina: En pilotstudie om andraspråkslärares värdegrund i Danmark, Norge och Sverige
  • von Brömssen, Kerstin, Kittelman-Flesner, Karin, Korp, Helena, Risenfors, Signild & Sofkova Hashemi, Sylvana: Migrating Newcomers’ in the Swedish Educational System – What’s the Politics in That?

Session 5: Otherisation, securitisation and irregularisation

  • Holmlund, Maline: Proving childhood: The practice. The practice of age assessments and the governing of welfare in Sweden
  • Jovicic, Jelena & Philipson Isaac, Sarah: Constructing the ’foreigner’: Discourses of suspicion embedded in bordering practices
  • Moksnes, Heidi: Irregular migrants and the boundaries of rights
  • Hooi, Mavis & Köppel, Carol: Reproducing the nation by criminalisation? A critical look at the securitisation of migrants
16.45 Closing of the conference




About the Author