IMER Bergen, International Migration and Ethnic Relations


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NR. 2/2020 - 11h of May 2020


  • IMER News
  • Upcoming IMER Online Seminars
  • Publications
  • Other News




Earlier in March, we had to put our activities on halt due to the Covid-19 situation. As the lockdown continues, at least partially, we plan to have webinars. Last month, Sarah Tobin from CMI and IMER board member delivered a virtual presentation on Corona prevention measures and its impact on Syrian refugees in Jordan. The seminar was co-organized with Bergen Global Challenges and streamed on Youtube. We will continue to have online seminars until the end of the semester.

We are soon to launch a new webpage for IMER! We are excited to announce we are working together with Bergen Global Challenges on creating a webpage for IMER on UiB website. You may check our page here (still under construction).


Upcoming IMER Online Seminars


29th of May: The Promise of Babette's Feast: Facilitated Encounters between Locals and Refugees in Norway, Mette Strømsø, researcher at the Department of Sociology, UiB.

June: Raquel Herrero Arias, PhD Candidate at the Department of Health Promotion and Development, UiB. (Title and date to be announced soon).

Information to be provided later on each seminar individually.




Drangsland, Kari Anne. (2020). Bordering Through Recalibration: Exploring the Temporality of the German "Ausbildungsduldung". Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space.


Other News


Last week, IMER leader, Marry-Anne Karlsen, held an online seminar about career possibilities for migration scholars in academia. A number of PhD candidates affiliated with the junior scholar network joined over Zoom in a discussion about future academic prospects.


Since the lockdown, IMER Junior Scholar Network has been holding a virtual Shut Up and Write sessions to help members working from home have productive writing! You can read more on this here on our blog!


Protect project has now launched its website! Protect is an international research project which studies the impacts of the United Nations’ ‘Global Refugee Compact’ and ‘Global Migration Compact’ on the functioning of the international refugee protection system. It is led by Hakan G. Sicakkan, a professor at the Department of Comparative Politics and an IMER Board member. Check the new website here


The IMER leader together with other members from the network and Wait project have co-authored two blogs on Covid-19 pandemic, waiting and irregular migration. You can check their blogs here and here



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