Imagining and experiencing the 'refugee crisis' (IMEX)

Advisory board

Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, Ilse van Liempt, Paul Statham and Eva Østergaard-Nielsen form the advisory board of the IMEX project. You can read more about the advisory board here.

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First advisory board meeting of IMEX
Elisabeth Ivarsflaten

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Elisabeth Ivarsflaten is Professor of Political Science at the University of Bergen and the Scientific Director of DIGSSCORE. She has extensive experience in studying group relations through surveys and survey experiments. She is Professor II at the Centre for Research on Right-wing Extremism at the University of Oslo and partner in a project about inclusion of Muslims in Europe led by Paul Sniderman, Stanford University.


Ilse van Liempt is an Assistant Professor in Urban Geography and Qualitative Research Methods at Utrecht University. Her research focuses on migration, smuggling, surveillance, gender and public space.


Paul Statham is Professor of Migration and Director of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He is Editor-in- Chief of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS). Professor Statham’s research has focused on cross-national comparative approaches to migration, ethnic relations and citizenship in Europe.


Eva Østergaard-Nielsen is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Law the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. She is the PI of an ERC consolidator grant on political diaspora mobilisation. Her research interests include the politics of migration in both receiving and sending countries. She is also working on the conceptualization of transnational politics, citizenship and cross border networks of civil society and other non-state actors.