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Interdisciplinarity in Migration Research: Combining law and anthropology

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Welcome to our resource site on interdisciplinarity in migration research!

These pages present a selection of resources and reflections about the application of interdisciplinary research, mainly focusing on legal analysis and ethnography.

The site was initiated by researchers at the University of Bergen and Chr. Michelsen Institute in connection with the TemPro project, and has funding from Research Council of Norway and UiB strategic area Global Challenges.

Our site is intended as a collaborative, living resource, and content will be added regularly.

  • Please contact us if you're interested in contributing.

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Temporary protection as a durable solution? The 'return turn' in asylum policies in Europe (TemPro)

TemPro is a collaboration between anthropologists and legal scholars in Norway, UK and Denmark that explores the effects of temporary protection in the current asylum and refugee systems.

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7 short reflections on interdisciplinarity

In this blog post, anthropologist at the University of Bergen (UiB), Christine M. Jacobsen, reflects on interdisciplinarity across law and anthropology in migration studies.

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It takes two to tango

Some years ago, Jeremy J. Kingsley and I put together a ‘forum’ in the Journal of Legal Anthropology (2018).

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Home and Belonging: An Ethnographic Perspective

What and where is home? The answer to this question is far more complex than the quotidian use of the word suggests.

"As the craft of research, methodology is how we find the answers to our research questions and how we make sense of the world in and around us through routine inquiry.”  - Irus Braverman, “Who’s Afraid of Methodology

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