Marry-Anne Karlsen is a researcher at the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) at the University of Bergen. She has a background in human geography and social anthropology. Her research interests include state sovereignty and borders, time and gender in migration processes and control, the relationship between migration control and inclusion, and the reception and protection of refugees.
Synnøve Bendixsen is Chair of the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, where she is also an associate professor. She is also a board member of IMER. Bendixsen has published extensively on issues related to irregular migration, borders, religiosity, and parenting.
Randi Gressgård is professor at Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) and affiliated with the research unit International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), University of Bergen. Her research interests span the fields of migration & minority studies, gender & sexuality studies and urban studies.
Susanne Bygnes is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bergen in Norway. Her main research topics include international migration and local perspectives on diversity, political sociology and social movements. Her recent work use 'crisis' as point of departure to understand social change through new migratory patterns and local community reactions to sudden increase in diversity.
Knut Bjarne Hidle is a Professor of Geography at the University of Bergen in Norway. His first research focus is on how mobilities connect as well as how social groups and individuals that move to and between places experience these places and how they attempt to shape them. The second focus has been on place development and planning in economic and political terms. The third field is about how national borders and boundaries work as regulatory forces of different flows of mobility and how the policy shifts in relation to changing spatial contextuality.
Jessica Schultz is a legal researcher based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute and the University of Bergen Faculty of Law, Norway. She is lead researcher for the Norwegian Research Council-funded project: Temporary Protection as a Durable Solution? The ‘return turn’ in asylum policies in Europe (TemPro). Jessica is also a research partner in the interdisciplinary projects VULNER and the Future of Resettlement. She is co-editor of UIB’s resource page on interdisciplinary methods in migration research and co-host of the podcast Refugee Law and Refugee Lives.
Jan Fredrik Hovden is a Professor in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen in Norway. He is one of the leaders of the NFR project SCANPUB where he has been studying the press debate on immigration in Scandinavia since the 1970s, and the relation between social class and attitudes to immigration.
Regine Paul is Associate Professor in Political Science at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory at the University of Bergen. She has published widely on comparative labour migration and mobility governance in Europe, and on the notions of risk and resilience in policymaking at large. Her current research addresses the uses and regulation of artificial intelligence technologies in the public sector. She is also Editor of Critical Policy Studies.