Imagining and experiencing the 'refugee crisis' (IMEX)

Volunteer meeting

The IMEX-project investigates both the experiences of the recent Syrian diaspora in Europe and of the majority population in Norway. We draw on panel data, qualitative interviews, and fieldwork in local communities to investigate zones of negotiation and meeting points between the majority and the minority in the wake of the 'refugee crisis'. Read about what we will do in the work packages (WPs) here:

WP 1: Local and transnational trajectories among Syrians in Europe

WP 2: Ethnic relations at the local and national level

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Not All Syrian Doctors Become Taxi Drivers

Bygnes with a new open access publication in Journal of International Migration and Integration: Not All Syrian Doctors Become Taxi Drivers: Stagnation and Continuity Among Highly Educated Syrians in Norway

IMEX workshop
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Imagining and experiencing through normality and crisis

In January, the IMEX project organized an international workshop with presentations by project participants and invited guests from across Europe. The workshop fostered interesting discussions and new insights.

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Diaspora mobilization - Amany Selim and Espen Stokke

PhD-candidates Amany Selim and Espen Stokke presented their research projects on Syrian refugees settling in Europe, at this IMER lunch seminar.


IMISCOE-panel: Temporalities of migration and integration

Engaged discussions about the usefulness of drawing on time and temporalities as analytical tools in migration studies at the IMISCOE conference in Barcelona, July 2018

Bygnes talking at UDI-seminar

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration: 30 years celebration seminar

Susanne Bygnes was invited to be part of a panel discussion at UDI, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, at a seminar to mark their 30 years of immigration work.