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 PhD thesis Precarious inclusion. Irregular migration, practices of care and state b/ordering in Norway explored the encounter between healthcare providers and irregular migrants and and was part of the RCN-funded project Provision of Welfare to Irregular Migrants.

She is currently part of an international research project funded by the RCN, Waiting for an uncertain future: the temporalities of irregular migration (WAIT). Karlsen is also involved in TemPro, another RCN-funded project lead by CMI senior researcher Jessica Schultz, and PROTECT, an EU funded project lead by Hakan G. Sicakkan at the Department for Comparative Politics at UiB.

Karlsen is Leader of IMER Bergen (International Migration and Ethnic Relations Researh Unit Bergen), and a board member of Nordic Migration Research and the Norwegian Network for Migration Research.

Academic article
  • 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.
  • 2016. Norskopplæring for personer i asylmottak, Rokkanrapport 2. .
  • 2016. Integrering i praksis: Helse- og omsorgssektoren som opplærings- og kvalifiseringsarena for flyktninger og innvandrere. .
Popular scientific lecture
  • 2019. Healthcare through the temporal lens of migration control.
  • 2018. Retten til arbeid og ureturnerbare asylsøkere med avslag.
  • 2018. Helseforskriften - Praktiske og etiske dilemma for helsepersonell.
  • 2017. Hva haster og hva kan vente? Krisebetegnelsens betydning for og i asyl-og flyktningpolitikken.
  • 2015. Helsepersonell som grensekontrollører.
  • 2015. Helsehjelp for papirløse.
  • 2015. Eksepsjonell velferd? Irregulære migranter i det norske velferdssamfunnet.
  • 2014. Irregulære migranter i velferdsstaten: juridiske og sosiale utfordringer.
  • 2014. Irregular migrants' access to healthcare in Norway.
Academic lecture
  • 2019. Roundtable: Creativity, Resistance, and Change in Times of Crises: Who is the Subject Speaking? .
  • 2018. Precarious inclusion as a strategy of government: Irregular migration and the Norwegian welfare state.
  • 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 .
  • 2018. How long time is enough?’ Exploring irregular migration, time and belonging.
  • 2014. Provision of Welfare to Irregular Migrants: Exploring the borders of the Norwegian Welfare State.
  • 2014. Institutional practices and irregular migrants’ access to welfare in Norway.
  • 2014. Health care and immigration control - practical and ethical implications for service providers.
  • 2014. Enacting the border in the medical encounter.
  • 2014. Compassionate repression? Welfare to irregular migrants in Norway.
  • 2017. Krise og kontinuitet i mottak av flyktninger i Norden. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • 2020. Waiting and the Temporalities of Irregular Migration. Routledge.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2015. Precarious inclusion. Irregular migration, practices of care, and state b/ordering in Norway.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2020. Waiting out the condition of illegality in Norway. 18 pages.
  • 2020. Introduction: Unpacking the temporalities of irregular migration. 19 pages.
  • 2017. The Limits of Egalitarianism: Irregular Migration and the Norwegian Welfare State. 21 pages.
  • 2016. Migration control and children's access to healthcare. 25 pages.
  • 2015. Når helsevesenet blir en del av migrasjonskontrollen – etiske og praktiske dilemmaer for helsepersonell. 18 pages.
  • 2014. The conditions for hospitality in the Norwegian asylum reception system. 16 pages.
  • 2020. How is the Covid-19 pandemic affecting migrants with precarious legal status? .

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