MIM Newsletter Summer 2021 
Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) 
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A Word from Our Director
Before logging (at least partially) off for the summer, we at MIM would like to share our latest news with you. The second half of this spring semester has been eventful, even if things have still taken place mostly from the comfort of our own homes. We have hosted another succesful workshop/symposium on Norms and Values in the migration/integration field. Some research projects have been completed (NoVaMigra and MILSA), while others have started (Whole-COMM and Transnational Families in Europe). Our collleague Jacob Lind has received a postdoc grant to continue his research on undocumented minors' experiences. We are also making plans for a new PhD course for the fall semester of 2021. After these months of hard work we are looking forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming IMISCOE conference and, of course, to some relaxing days off. We wish you all a great summer!
PhD Led Workshop on Norms and Values
PhD students Caroline Adolfsson and Johan Ekstedt from MIM/MAU organized on April 28th and 29th a workshop on Norms and Values in Institutions, Societies and Migration. The workshop was held online via Zoom, and included contributions from MIM's Brigitte Suter, Michael Strange, and Ingrid Jerve Ramsøy. Nine parallel sessions were held on a variety of topics by PhD students from several countries including the USA, Japan, Mexico, Germany, Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands. The workshop finished with a keynote address by Professor Sophie Guerard de Latour from ENS Lyon on her latest article ‘Is hospitality towards migrants a democratic value?’. This workshop contributed to MIM's strong partnership with the IMISCOE network and served as a platform to maintain the international connections of PhD students in spite of the current travel restrictions.
New PhD course: Citizenship and Inclusion/Exclusion
The course will run online from November 2021 to January 2022 and will focus on three crucial functions of citizenship: citizenship as an instrument of selection (of migrants-cum-citizens), as an instrument of equality (between minorities and majority), and as a status of privilege (between citizens and stateless, and between“high-end” and “low-end” nationalities). These functions are theorized and problematized from a multidisciplinary perspective, drawing on both political and social theory. The course includes three very prominent guest teachers: Rainer Bauböck, Irene Bloemraad, and Ayelet Shachar, and should be of interest to many PhD students within IMER related fields. For more information, please see the link below.
See the course syllabus here
Research grants
Funding of new project on Transnational Families:
Through the Joint Programming Initiative: More Years, Better Lives (JPI) and Forte, MIM researchers Brigitte Suter and Ingrid Jerve Ramsøy have received funding for the project Transnational Families in Europe: Care, Inequalities and Wellbeing. The project will be carried out in partnership with teams from Spain, France, and the UK, with the University of Reading as project leaders. You can read more about it here.

New post-doc funding for MIM researcher:
Jacob Lind has been awarded a grant of 2,3 MSEK by Forte for an international postdoc. The project is called Growing up in illegality: Young adults’ life histories about the impact of a childhood lived under a long-lasting threat of deportation – retrospective voices from Denmark and Sweden, and Jacob will be splitting his time between MIM and AMIF (Copenhagen).

Funding for book proposal:
MIM researcher Christina Hansen has received a grant of 15 000 SEK from Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse to develop a book proposal for Berghan Books based on her PhD dissertation Solidarity in Diversity: Activism as a Pathway of Migrant Emplecement in Malmö.

Funding of workshop on Forced Return of Syrians:
Josepha Wessels has, together with colleague  Sarah Tobin, received a seed funding grant from the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) to organise a workshop in Bergen, February 2022, entitled ”Safe for Syrians? Investigating the Forced Return of Syrians from the Nordics”. This will be organized in collaboration with the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway, the Syrian Cultural Institute in Denmark, and Dar, Arabic Journal in Bergen, Norway.
Conference panels
Maja Povrzanović Frykman, together with Tytti Steel (University of Helsinki), is convening the panel „Highly skilled migrants: challenging 'integration' categories“, at the SIEF2021 15th Congress (Helsinki, Finland, 19-24 June 2021) BREAKING THE RULES? POWER, PARTICIPATION, TRANSGRESSION. See here for more information.

Ingrid Jerve Ramsøy and Brigitte Suter will be organizing the panel Integration and societal transformations from a value perspective at the IMISCOE Annual Conference (July 7 - 9, 2021, Luxembourg, online). See here for more information.
Recent Publications

Adolfsson, Caroline. (2021). ‘I’m Not Swedish Swedish’: Self-Appraised National and Ethnic Identification among Migrant-Descendants in Sweden. Genealogy, 5(2), 56. Available here.
Bentsen, Beint M.A. Intergroup Contact and Negative Attitudes Towards Immigrants Among Youth in Sweden: Individual and Contextual Factors. Journal of International Migration & Integration (2021). Available here.

Liliia Korol and Pieter Bevelander, (2021) “Does young adults’ life satisfaction promote tolerance towards immigrants? The role of political satisfaction and social trust”  Current psychology. Available here.

Pieter Bevelander and Derek Hutcheson, (2021) “Voting Behaviour of Immigrants and Their Children in Sweden”, in Journal of Immigrant and Refugees studies. Available here.

Henrik Bachner and Pieter Bevelander, (2021) Antisemitism I Sverige – En jämförelse av attityder och föreställningar 2005 och 2020, Forum för Levande Historia. Available here.

Hellström, Anders (2021). How anti-immigration views were articulated in Sweden during and after 2015. MIM Working Paper Series; 21:2. Available here.

Jerve Ramsøy, Ingrid; Böhm, Franziska; and Kujawa, Izabela (2021): Attaining durability in the European resettlement regime: the role of norms and values. In: NoVaMigra - Deliverable: Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis. Available here.

Josepha Wessels (with Jihad Rahmoon, Buthaina Shaheen and Sarah Tobinand): opinion article in Open Democracy “Syrian refugees in Scandinavia fear they will be forcibly returned to Syria”. Available here.
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