Call for papers: 16th Nordic Migration Research Conference


13-15 August 2012
University of Turku, Finland

The focus of much research of immigrants in the Nordic countries has been on
the economic circumstances and state policies regarding migration and
integration. Far less attention has been devoted to the role of the
institutions of civil society in facilitating or impeding the incorporation
of newcomers into Nordic societies. The theme of this conference is intended
to be a response to that imbalance in research priorities.

The conference organizers are inviting papers that address issues related to
the incorporation of newcomers into receiving societies in the developed
world, with special emphasis on the Nordic countries, and on issues related
to fair means of inclusion. These topics are broad and can be approached
from a variety of thematic and methodological perspectives. Furthermore, the
conference also welcomes all proposals within the broader field of ethnic
and migration studies. The conference language is English.

The preliminary conference program can be viewed at

Keynote speakers:

* Professor Jeffrey Alexander, Yale University, USA
* Dr. Phillip Connor, Pew Research Institute, USA
* Professor Leo Lucassen, Leiden University, the Netherlands
* Professor Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Linköping University, Sweden
* Dr. Marja Tiilikainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
* Dr. Salla Tuori, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

This call can be viewed at

Conference organizers and partners:

ALPO – Developing Integration in Finland (European Social Fund – Ministry of
the Interior) European Migration Network (Finland) FiDiPro Project
Multiculturalism as a New Pathway to Incorporation (University of Turku)
Institute of Migration (Turku) Network for Research on Multiculturalism and
Societal Interaction (MCNet, University of Turku) Nordic Migration Research
(NMR) Post-Secular Culture and a Changing Religious Landscape (PCCR, Åbo
Akademi) Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International
Migration (ETMU)


For more information about the conference, please contact Dr. Johanna
Leinonen at johlei[at] For any questions regarding registration,
payments, or accommodation, please contact the Congress Office at

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