Our Research Projects

1. After Deportation

This is a study of post-deportation outcomes. It focuses on what happens to asylum seekers after deportation from Sweden and their experiences. Although there is growing literature on detention and deportation, academic research on post-deportation is scarce.

Project leader: Professor Shahram Khosravi.

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2. Angry White Men?

A study of violent racism, correlations between organized and unorganized hate crime and the affective dimensions of ultranationalism.

Project leadersMattias Gardell  (CEMFOR), Heléne Lööw (historia, Uppsala universitet), Simon Lindgren och Samuel Merrill (DIGSUM/UmU).

Financier: The Swedish Research Council (ca 4 000 000 kr).

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3. Illustrations of Humans as Species and Race

The project aims at investigating how science used different illustrational practices to shape the human as species and race.

Project leader: Ulrika Kjellman.

Financier: The Swedish Research Council, 2 000 000 SEK.

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4. Methodological Laboratories

The aim of this project is to develop ethically and scientifically tenable methods for measuring discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity and religion at a national level.

Project leaders: Edda Manga (MKC), Mattias Gardell, (CEMFOR, UU), Alireza Behtoui (sociologi, SU), René Leon Rosales (MKC)

Financier: The Swedish Research Council, 5 000 000 kr.

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5. Radicalization and Violent Extremism

The aim of the project is to analyze discourses on radicalization and violent extremismin in four arenas: the security and intelligence services, politics, academia, and news media.

Project leader: Per-Erik Nilsson.

Financier: The Swedish Research Council, 3 000 000 SEK.

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6. Safe and Sustainable Energy Futures

Dálkke is based at CEMFOR, Department of Theology at Uppsala University, and collaborates with Luleå University of Technology, Michigan State University and universities in Canada, US, Australia and Japan, as well as Indigenous communities and associations.  The project forms part of ongoing efforts by Indigenous and allied scholars, knowledge keepers, scientists, change-makers, and leaders to create a field to support Indigenous peoples’ capacities to analyze and address the consequences as well as mitigate the impacts of anthropogenic climate change – thereby contributing to the establishment of the field Indigenous Climate Change Studies. 

The project reference is FORMAS Dnr 2017-01923, within the Swedish National Research Programme on Climate, and is led by Dr May-Britt Öhman. The project benefits from collaboration with amongst other Safe and sustainable energy futures in Sápmi  FORMAS Dnr 2016-01039. 

Project leader: May-Britt Öhman

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7. Colonial pasts, colonial presents – Nation, territory and the frontier of expansion in contemporary Brazil

The project explores the function of the category of the índio in imagining Brazil, in the past and in the present. Dealing both with ideas of the índio as a mythical origin of the nation, and how such images are reactivated not only in colonial discourses but also in indigenous decolonial mobilisation, the project pays special attention to the coevalness of colonial expansion in Brazil; the existence of an active frontier in the north, as well as the continuing social life of non-colonised people, officially labelled “isolated”.

The theoretical starting-point is that the coevalness of colonial expansion puts very notion of the political in late modernity at stake. The frontier, thus, carries implications for how society and political life as such can be imagined.

Project leaderPatricia Lorenzoni.

Financier: The project has been funded by Hilding Svahn’s fund for Latin American Studies and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

8. Code, narrative, history: Making sense of Ancient DNA in Contemporary culture

The project investigates how contemporary archaeogenetical research in Sweden, France and the United Kingdom is translated into cultural and political narratives.

Project leaders: Daniel Strand (CEMFOR), Anna Källén (Stockholms universitet), Andreas Nyblom (Stockholms universitet).

Financier: Riksbankens jubileumsfond, 8 000 000
Anslagsförvaltare: Stockholms universitet

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9. Waiting

This is a study of undocumented migrants waiting for residence permits in Sweden. It focuses on their experiences of time and how their ‘irregular’ status is articulated while waiting.

Project leader: Professor Sharham Khosravi.

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10. Immigrant mothers – racialized children. Pathways, conflicts and visions

What are the connections between migration and racism? In what way can transfers between mothers and their children, as in the case of memories, values, as well as material and symbolic resources, contribute to better manage everyday racism and discrimination? This project aims to investigate inmigrant women´s experiences of motherhood in the light of racializing practices with which they must deal in working life, in relation to the spaces they inhabit and within their families, paying attention to the intergenerational transmission of values, cultural precepts and material issues.

The research questions guiding this project involve three crucial areas: a) what notions of racism influence women’s experiences as mothers and how these notions are influenced by political background, cultural belonging and religious affiliation b) what strategies iterate in the women’s narratives about motherhood and how internalized are these strategies in their families, kin and neighborhood? c) how the past, present and future articulate in the stories told by mothers to children and what conceptions of racism convey in their narratives?

Project leadersPaulina de los Reyes (Project leader, University of Stockholm), Irene Molina (CEMFOR, UU), Diana Mulinari (University of Lund) 

Financier: The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) 

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