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Jessica Schultz

Postdoctoral Fellow
  • E-mailjessica.schultz@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 95 66
  • Visitor Address
    Magnus Lagabøtes plass 1
    5010 Bergen
    Juss II 441
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7806
    5020 Bergen

I am a legal researcher based at the Faculty of Law at UiB as a post-doc as well as at the Chr. Michelsen Institute. My recent work focuses on the concept of vulnerability in migration law, cessation of refugee status, refugee resettlement and temporary protection. I am currently lead researcher for the Norwegian Research Council-funded project: Temporary Protection as a Durable Solution? The ‘return turn’ in asylum policies in Europe (TemPro), which is a collaboration between anthropologists and legal scholars exploring how temporariness is produced in law and how it is experienced by refugees in Denmark, Norway, the UK and Germany. Together with Marry-Anne Karlsen I edit the resource page on Interdisciplinarity in Migration Research. I also co-host, with Kari Anne Drangsland, the podcast Refugee Law and Refugee Lives.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2022). The Temporary Turn in Norwegian Asylum Law and Practice. Report - Chr. Michelsen Institute.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). The 'temporary turn' in asylum in Europe: Four practices.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Re-thinking Temporary Protection: Concept, Principle, Practice, Experience.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Assessing vulnerability in Norwegian asylum practice:​ amplifying or displacing refugee rights?
  • Show author(s) (2020). Researching Migration and Law.
  • Show author(s) (2012). ESC Rights and Internal Relocation Alternatives in Refugee Law: Reflections on the Notion of ‘Reasonableness’.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) (2022). Hva skjer hvis flyktningene ikke kan returnere innen kort tid? . Bergens Tidende.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Regjeringen åpner for å innskrenke retten til flyktningstatus. Det er urovekkende. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
  • Show author(s) (2021). Norsk flyktningpolitikk skaper nye former for sårbarhet. Forskning.no.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Løsningen finnes allerede. Klassekampen.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Ingen trygg havn i Kabul. Klassekampen. 38-39.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Urettferdig Dublin-samarbeid. Dagbladet.
  • Show author(s) (2022). What we can learn from getting lost in translation.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Collective Protection as a Short-Term Solution: European Responses to the Protection Needs of Refugees from the War in Ukraine.
  • Show author(s) (2021). The New Plan for Immigration and the risks of extending Temporary Protection Status.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Temporary protection as a durable solution for Afghan refugees in Europe?
  • Show author(s) (2021). Attachments and the arc of refugee protection: a legal perspective.
  • Show author(s) (2020). The end of protection? Cessation and the ‘return turn’ in refugee law.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Understanding the Internal Protection Alternative Part II.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Understanding the 'Internal Protection Alternative'(Part 1).

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

WAIT: Waiting for an uncertain future: the temporalities of irregular migration (2019-2020)


VULNER: Vulnerabilities under the Global Protection Regime: how does the law assess, address, shape, and produce the vulnerabilities of protection seekers? (2020-2021)


Temporary protection as a durable solution? The ‘return turn’ in asylum policies in Europe (TemPro) (2020-2023)



Ph.D. University of Bergen, Faculty of Law 2017

J.D. Columbia University, 2000

B.A. Yale College, 1995