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–Meeting the migrants have made a big impression, but as anthropologist it is also through these meetings that I think best, says Christine M. Jacobsen, researcher and project leader for the WAIT project. Through ethnographic research, the project examines how laws, norms and power relations structure irregular migrants' experience of time and their possibility to carry out their life... Read more
What are the moral consequences of irregular migrants’ prolonged waiting? In this latest blog-entry, philosopher and professor Odin Lysaker reflects upon the ethical role of time in the case of refugees. The text is based on his contribution to the WAIT research project.
Read Kari Anne Drangsland's reflections on how silence and the lack of the ability to provide comfort to her informants is telling of the normative structures that shape irregular migrants' experience of waiting.
In the latest blog-entry from the WAIT-project, Marry-Anne Karlsen writes about how irregularized migrants' sense of waiting is produced, where it comes from, and how it is lived by following Ruth, an irregularized migrant in Oslo.
Social Anthropologist and WAIT-researcher Shahram Khosravi is currently carrying out fieldwork on irregular migrants in Stockholm. Read his field-report on their experience of waiting, and the effects that prolonged waiting has on asylum seekers.
The Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) is currently hosting a group of international PhD-students in Gender Studies from institutions in Sweden, Hungary, and South-Africa. The students are part of a research project funded by the Swedish Foundation for Collaboration in Research and Higher Education (STINT).
This summer, we take on some of the biggest global challenges, from health and cultural heritage in a digital age, to ecology and ethics, food security, and rights as political tools.
Read the first dispatch from the field from social anthropologist and project leader of WAIT, Christine M. Jacobsen. She has spent the summer months carrying out fieldwork among irregular migrants of Marseille. In this report from the field she discusses the temporal dimensions of the securitisation of the border between France and Italy.
While most students at UoB have finished their exams and gone home for the summer, a new group of students are swarming the campus. PhD-candidates and young researchers from across the world have arrived to participate in Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS). Those taking the course on gender and migration co-organized by SKOK and the Faculty of Law, have been presented to Danish Anthropologist... Read more
Shahram Khosravi from Stockholm University has recently published his newest ethnographic book, Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran, an "intricate and moving portrait of contemporary Iranian life," where he elegantly weaves together insights from his studies of Iranian youth culture and migration studies.
Centre leader at SKOK, Christine M. Jacobsen's latest article, «Veiled Nannies and Secular Futures in France» is fresh from the press. In the article, Jacobsen focuses on the debate on the use of veil in childcare as an intake to the examination of french secularism and its impact on state regulations on religion.
Visiting research fellow, Social Anthropologist Sandrine Musso, is affiliated to the ongoing research project WAIT - Waiting for an uncertain future: the temporalities of irregular migration. Musso has spent the last weeks at SKOK, taking advantage of the Norwegian weather to work on her current research.
SKOK is one of four institutions collaborating to create a research network composed of PhD-students in gender research. Through the STINT-founded project New Tools, young researchers from Linköping, Budapest, Cape Town, and Bergen work together to strengthen transnational gender research.
On the last monday of March, SKOK invited master students at UiB to a full-day seminar at the centre. Students were able to present their work, and discuss how the gender perspective of their analysis could be strengthened.
Historian and associate professor at SKOK, Hanne Marie Johansen, has studied the history of Norwegian divorce practices, and recently published an article where she examines the changes in Norwegian divorce policies from the end of the 18th century and through the 19th and 20th century, as Norway struggled to gain independence from Denmark.
Doctoral candiate Kari Anne Drangsland is the last addition to the research stab at SKOK. Kari Anne is part of project WAIT, and will soon start collecting data to her research project. Get to know Kari Anne and her project here.
WAIT researchers and network partners met for the first time to present, discuss and share ideas about the research that lies ahead and to kickoff the WAIT-project.
What do you learn when you sign up for gender studies? Why is it important to study gender? What can you do with a bachelor in gender? During the open day at the University of Bergen, Kurt-Rune Bergset from SKOK gave high-school students an introduction to gender studies, and the wealth of problems and topics that are included in the field.

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