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Marry-Anne Karlsen is a researcher at Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK). She has a background in human geography and social anthropology. Her research interests cover migration, the welfare state, and border politics. Her most recent book Migration Control and Access to Welfare: The Precarious Inclusion of Irregular Migrants in Norway was published as an open access monograph on Routledge (2021).

Karlsen is currently heading a work package for the RCN-funded project, TemPro: Temporary protection as a durable solution? The 'return turn' in asylum policies in Europe, which investigates the increased use of temporary terms of asylum for people with a recognized need for protection in Norway, Denmark, Germany, and the UK. The project is a collaboration between legal scholars and ethnographers. Karlsen co-edit with Jessica Schultz the living web resource Interdisciplinarity in Migration Research: Combining law and anthropology.

Karlsen is also part of the EU-funded project PROTECT: The Right to International Protection. A Pendulum between Globalization and Nativization? As part of this project, she has conducted fieldwork in Cádiz, Spain on the field level governance of migration and refugee protection.

From 2016-2020, Karlsen worked as a postdoctoral fellow on the RCN-funded project Waiting for an uncertain future: the temporalities of irregular migration (WAIT). Here she uses temporality as an analytical lens to examine power relations and experiences related to irregularized migration. Together with Christine Jacobsen and Shahram Khosravi, she co-edited the volume Waiting and the Temporalities of irregular migration, which provides theoretical and empirical nuance to the concept of waiting in migration research. The volume, published on Routledge (2021), is open access, and can be freely downloaded.

Karlsen is a board member of IMER Bergen (International Migration and Ethnic Relations Research Unit Bergen), which she previously led (2018-2021). She is a former board member of Nordic Migration Research and the Norwegian Network for Migration Research.

2022

Hva skjer hvis flyktningene ikke kan reise hjem raskt? (What happens if the refugees cannot return quickly?) Opinion piece in Norwegian daily Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). 12.03.2022

Collective protection as a short-term solution: European responses to the protection needs of refugees from the war in Ukraine. Blog post on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy blog. 8.03.2022

2021

Book launch for Karlsen's monograph Migration Control and Access to Welfare - The Precarious Inclusion of Irregular Migrants in Norway

Chronopolitics and Knowledge Production in Migration Studies. Presentation with Jacobsen, Christine, M., Presentation at the Center for Race & Gender, University of California, Berkeley. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, the Department of Scandinavian, and supported by the Peder Sather Foundation

Co-editor of the resource site Interdisciplinarity in Migration Research: Combining law and anthropology

Blog post with Kari Anne Drangsland: Addressing the co-production of law and time in regularisation processes: legal and ethnographic lines of enquiry

Blog post with Kari Anne Drangsland: Multiple, uneven and relational time in ethnographic research

Presentation at the Centre of Excellence Jean Monnet at Universidad de Cádiz, Spain: The protection of refugees and migrants in an era of hardening borders.

20th Nordic Migration Research Conference - Karlsen and her TemPro colleagues organized the panel Precarious Inclusion: Migrants and Refugees in Contemporary Welfare States.

2020

Launching the Bergen School of Global Studies - Karlsen presented a snapshot of IMER Bergen (International Migration and Ethnic Relations Research Unit Bergen) in the programme post: Existing building blocks:innovative courses, programs, centres & initiatives.

WAIT closing conference - Waiting for uncertain futures: Time and migration. Karlsen presented project work and chaired the session Temporality and waiting as analytical prisms in migration studies.

WAIT project blog post with Kari Anne Drangsland, Christine M. Jacobsen and Jessica Schultz: How is the Covid-19 pandemic affecting migrants with precarious legal status?

WAIT project blog post with Kari Anne Drangsland and Christine M. Jacobsen: Waiting for uncertain futures in pandemic times.

Newest publication:

Karlsen, Marry-Anne (2021). Migration Control and Access to Welfare: The Precarious Inclusion of Irregular Migrants in Norway. London and New York, Routledge.

Jacobsen, C. M., Karlsen, M. A., & Khosravi, S. (eds., 2020). Waiting and the Temporalities of Irregular Migration. London and New York: Routledge

For a full overview, see ResearchGate profile and below.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2017). Omsorgssektoren som integreringsarena: En hurtig og enkel vei til varig arbeid for flyktninger og innvandrere? [The social care sector as arena for integration : a fast and easy way to stable employment for refugees and immigrants?]. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. 332-348.
Report
  • Show author(s) (2016). Norskopplæring for personer i asylmottak, Rokkanrapport 2. .
  • Show author(s) (2016). Integrering i praksis: Helse- og omsorgssektoren som opplærings- og kvalifiseringsarena for flyktninger og innvandrere. .
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2019). Healthcare through the temporal lens of migration control.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Retten til arbeid og ureturnerbare asylsøkere med avslag.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Helseforskriften - Praktiske og etiske dilemma for helsepersonell.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Hva haster og hva kan vente? Krisebetegnelsens betydning for og i asyl-og flyktningpolitikken.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Helsepersonell som grensekontrollører.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Helsehjelp for papirløse.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Eksepsjonell velferd? Irregulære migranter i det norske velferdssamfunnet.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Irregulære migranter i velferdsstaten: juridiske og sosiale utfordringer.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Irregular migrants' access to healthcare in Norway.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2021). Chronopolitics and Knowledge Production in Migration Studies.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Roundtable: Creativity, Resistance, and Change in Times of Crises: Who is the Subject Speaking? .
  • Show author(s) (2018). Precarious inclusion as a strategy of government: Irregular migration and the Norwegian welfare state.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Imagining Im/migrant Futures: Potentiality in Im/migration Studie. Roundtable discussion with Jennifer A. Cook, Georgina Kathleen Ramsay, Diana Ibanez Tirado, Jaeeun Kim, Susan C. Bibler Coutin, and Samuel Martinez .
  • Show author(s) (2018). How long time is enough?’ Exploring irregular migration, time and belonging.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Provision of Welfare to Irregular Migrants: Exploring the borders of the Norwegian Welfare State.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Institutional practices and irregular migrants’ access to welfare in Norway.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Health care and immigration control - practical and ethical implications for service providers.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Enacting the border in the medical encounter.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Compassionate repression? Welfare to irregular migrants in Norway.
Editorial
  • Show author(s) (2017). Krise og kontinuitet i mottak av flyktninger i Norden. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) (2020). Waiting and the Temporalities of Irregular Migration. Routledge.
Academic monograph
  • Show author(s) (2021). Migration Control and Access to Welfare The Precarious Inclusion of Irregular Migrants in Norway.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) (2022). Hva skjer hvis flyktningene ikke kan returnere innen kort tid? . Bergens Tidende.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2015). Precarious inclusion. Irregular migration, practices of care, and state b/ordering in Norway.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2020). Waiting out the condition of illegality in Norway. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Introduction: Unpacking the temporalities of irregular migration. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2017). The Limits of Egalitarianism: Irregular Migration and the Norwegian Welfare State. 21 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Migration control and children's access to healthcare. 25 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Når helsevesenet blir en del av migrasjonskontrollen – etiske og praktiske dilemmaer for helsepersonell. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2014). The conditions for hospitality in the Norwegian asylum reception system. 16 pages.
Briefs
  • 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). Multiple, uneven and relational time in ethnographic research.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Addressing the co-production of law and time in regularisation processes: legal and ethnographic lines of enquiry.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Waiting for uncertain futures in pandemic times.
  • Show author(s) (2020). How is the Covid-19 pandemic affecting migrants with precarious legal status? .
Website (informational material)
  • Show author(s) (2021). Interdisciplinarity in Migration Research: Combining law and anthropology.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

TEMPRO: Temporary protection as a durable solution? The 'return turn' in asylum policies in Europe. Financed by the Research Council of Norway, RCN (2020 – 2024)        

PROTECT: The Right to International Protection. A Pendulum between Globalization and Nativization? Financed by Horizon 2020 (2020 – 2023)

Native/Immigrant/Refugee: Immobility and Movement Across Contested Grounds. Collaboration with the Center for Race & Gender, University of California, Berkeley. Financed by the Peder Sather Center (2020 – 2022)

Native/Immigrant/Refugee: Crossings and Divides. Collaboration with the Center for Race & Gender, University of California, Berkeley. Financed by the Peder Sather Center (2018 – 2020)

Waiting for an uncertain future: the temporalities of irregular migration (WAIT). Financed by RCN (2017 - 2020).

New Tools for Transnational Analysis in Postgraduate Intersectional Gender Research. Financed by the Swedish Foundation for International Collaboration in Research and Higher Education. (2016 – 2019)       

Provision of Welfare to Irregular Migrants. Financed by RCN (2011 – 2015)

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