My anthropological work relates to migration issues, more specifically to migrants along the Balkan route, irregular migrants in Norway and Islam and Muslims in Europe, with a particular focus on Germany. My research interests include focus on the refiguration of the subject-citizen, migration dynamics, political mobilisation, marginalization, border processes and technologies of control.
Currently I am part of the RCN research project Supercamp: Geneologies of Humanitarian Containment in the Middle East based at CMI. As part of this project, I have conducted fieldwork with refugees and other migrants at along the Balkan route, specifically in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. I explore how their im/mobility in the Balkan region is shaped by migration policies and practices at different scales. How are the migrant’s journey, their speed, strategies, and imaginaries constituted through a bordering architecture? How do migrants enact mobility and make decisions to move despite or in close interaction with the border management and control practices? Different anticipations of what the region is and should be - a transit zone, an end of the migration journey or a place from which to return - bring along frictional policies, regulations, and practices which create interruption effects for the migrants. These contradictory positions, I argue, generate a labyrinthian border construction.
In my past postdoctoral fellowship (University of Bergen) that formed part of the Department's ISP prosject: “Denaturalizing difference: Challenging the production of global social inequality” I pursued theoretical exploration of the denaturalizing of difference and the study of social inequality drawing on my ethnographic material on religiously devoted Muslim youth in Germany and irregular migrants in Norway. Since my research interests lie generally in contributing to social anthropological perspectives and theoretical development of how we understand difference and marginalization, inclusion/exclusion, over the long run I hope to use this study as a framework to further investigate processes of social inequality also with methodological implications.
My former fieldwork on irregular migrants in Norway was part of the RCN (NFR) funded project ‘Provision of welfare to irregular migrants’. This project investigates the provision of welfare to irregular migrants in Norway through examining the relationship between law, institutional practices and irregular migrants’ experiences. My own work examines how regulations and policies of the nation-state and at the EU level, as well as local institutional practices, have real and complex effects on the subjective experiences of irregular migrants. Informed by poststructuralist theoretical perspectives, I also focus on the construction of ‘irregularity’ by state power and everyday discourses and migrants experiences of the ‘illegality’ status, which is intricately linked to how ‘illegality’ is constructed. Furthermore, I study not only the politics of exclusion and processes of marginalization, but also discuss the agency of irregular migrants and their political mobilization.
For my PhD thesis in Social Anthropology (at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sosiales/ Humboldt University, completed in 2010), I studied Muslim youth’s religious identity formation and their engagement with Islam in everyday life in Germany. Through long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Muslim religious organization and their participants I explored the collective content of religious identity formation and processes of differentiation. Engaging with anthropological approaches to Islam as a discursive tradition, I looked at how religious identification among these Muslim youth in Berlin is continuously crafted within social spaces and structures. In particular, I discussed how desires of women (as of men) are socio-historically constructed, arguing against the universalised perspectives of liberal-humanist interpretation of ‘freedom’ and ‘agency’. I further looked at their understanding of what it meant to be a Muslim was informed in various ways by the public representation of Islam and Muslims in Germany. In my thesis and in several published book chapters, I particularly analyzed how local configurations and expressions of religiosity among the women were shaped in relation to processes on various scales. In the book publication of the thesis, I also discussed the changing role of religion in an urban European setting, how religious authority is restructured and the formation of gender identity in relation to religious, societal, and family ideals, ideas and sets of values.
I am the pillar leader of the Migration pillar at Bergen School of Global Studies (BSGS) and a board member of the interdisciplinary network IMER (International Migration and Ethnic Relations), UiB. IMER has been an interdisciplinary unit at UiB for almost 20 years, consisting of experts from many different disciplines, including law and the humanities, but with a predominance of social scientists. As part of IMER, I have contributed to creating an important and inspiring environment for scholars and students with an interest in IMER research at UiB. Through IMER, we have generated several large research projects with funding from RCN and the EU.
Diversities, invited presenter at New Nordic Anthropology, 21st of May 2021. Available at New Nordic Anthropology: DIVERSITIES (May 2021) - YouTube
The Political Economy of Protracted Displacement. Morten Bøås (NUPI), Tewodros Kebede (Fafo), Synnøve Bendixsen (UiB) and Sarah Tobin (CMI) in conversation with Benjamin Etzold (BICC). 24th of June 2021. Available at: The Political Economy of Protracted Displacement - YouTube
Global School Film & Reflections: Migration, Webinar. Film screening of Mediterranea followed by a webinar discussion with Sine Plambech (Danish Institute for International Studies), Kari Anne Klovholt Drangsland (UiB) and Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham) hosted by Synnøve Bendixsen (Leader of the Migration Pillar, UiB). Available at: Global School Film & Reflections: Migration - YouTube
En verden på flukt, researchers’ interview, 23.06.2021, available at: En verden på flukt | Aktuelt | UiB
Fires in Moria - law, migratory policies and asylum in Lesvos, presenter and discussant, LawTransform Events at Bergen Global, CMI and University of Bergen, 14th of October 2020, Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8HnPVayebk&t
Brannen i Moria: Grenser, migrasjon og politick, presentation and discussant at UIB INNSIKT, 19th of September 2020, available at https://youtu.be/lWmETgdWl9I
I Norge ville vi aldri tillatt det. Interview with Morgenbladet, published 20th of April 2018, available at https://morgenbladet.no/aktuelt/2018/04/i-norge-ville-vi-aldri-tillatt-det
Bendixsen, Synnøve 2017. Menneskene ingen vil ha, Bergens Tidende (op-ed.), 11th of January, http://www.bt.no/btmeninger/debatt/Menneskene-ingen-vil-ha-328718b.html
Å være tysk og Muslim. Podcast 2016, produced by UiB, available at
Good mothers don’t protest. Interview with the newsmagazine Kilden 2016. Gender studies, 1st of December, available at http://kjonnsforskning.no/en/2016/12/good-mothers-dont-protest
Bendixsen, Synnøve and Hilde Lidén 2016. Mange flykter på nytt, Bergens Tidende (op-ed.), 6th of May
Bendixsen, Synnøve and Halvard Kjærre 2015. Penger følger deg ikke i døden, Bergens Tidende (op-ed.), 3rd of June
Bendixsen, Synnøve 2009. Îslam û çanda ciwanên li bajaran (Mind the Gap. Young Female Muslims Crafting a Religious Self in Berlin), in Le Monde diplomatique Kurdi, available online: http://kurmanci.lemondediplo-kurdi.com/2009/12/islam-u-canda-ciwanen-li-bajaran
Bendixsen, Synnøve 2008. Der Islam als neuer Identifikationsfaktor? Junge Musliminnen in Berlin, (Portal for migration and issues on Muslims in Germany), available online: www.muslimische-stimmen.de, 2nd of July 2008
Birthdayparents (18min. 2018), docu-fiction directed by Savas Buyraz. Based on the research project Parenting Cultures and Risk Management in Plural Norway (ParCul). Developing the script and editing.
Fires in Moria - law, migratory policies and asylum in Lesvos, presenter and discussant, LawTransform Events at Bergen Global, CMI and University of Bergen, 14th of October 2021, Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8HnPVayebk&t
Brannen i Moria: Grenser, migrasjon og politick, presentation and discussant at UIB INNSIKT, 19th of September 2020, available at https://youtu.be/lWmETgdWl9I
Public presentation and dissemination of research
Includes invited lectures at such institutions as Princeton University, Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology, China University, Humboldt University, COMPAS (Oxford), the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at the University of Montreal, Fordham University (NY), Stockholm Anthropology Roundtable at the Department of Social Anthropology (Stockholm University), Potsdam University (for the E. ON Ruhrgas Scholarship Programme in Political Science), University of Oslo and University of Stavanger.
Includes papers given at a number of national and international conferences, such as the annual conferences of the Norwegian Anthropological Association (NAT), the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SEIF), American Anthropological Association (AAA), the Nordic Migration Research Conferences (NMR), and Metropolis.
Includes a number of scholarships to give papers and to participate at international seminars and workshops, such as Princeton University, China Society for Human Rights Studies, the Academy of Urban Super-diversity, Irmgard Coninx Foundation (the Social Science Research Center Berlin and the Humboldt-University Berlin), European Fellowships for Training in Urban Studies (Marie Curie Training Course, in Weimar), UCSIA Summer Seminar at the University of Antwerp, the Nordic Network for the Mediatization of Religion and Culture (workshop at Sigtuna), EUROFOR Marie-Curie conference, and Urbino summer school (EUREX grant).
Includes a number of public lectures on my work e.g. Red Cross, the Child Welfare Service (barnevernet), Norwegian Immigration Authorities, Alumnidays, Folkehelsedagen (Public Health day), for teachers at Nygårdsskole, at ‘New Chance’ (education for migrants) in Bergen, Henrich Böll Stiftung (Berlin), and the Fulbright programme (Berlin).
SANT 100: Invitasjon til antropologi (høst 2019, 2020)
SANT 102: Sosialt liv i globalt perspektiv (vår 2020)
SANT 105: Maktens uttrykk og tilsløringer (høst 2014, 2015, 2016)
Annual guestlecturerer at the University of Stavanger, in the Erasmus Mondus programme European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. (2 hours lectures and 3 hours group work each spring semester)
Main organiser and Lecturer. Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS). PhD Research Course: Migration Processes and Practices: Theories, methods and ethical conduct
Guest Lecturer. Summer School Migrants, Human Rights and Democracy, organized by the University of Palermo, at Lampedusa. Aimed at master students, academics and young professionals.
Guest Lecturer. Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS). PhD Research Course: Migration and the (Inter-)National Order of Things.
Guest Lecturer, on Ethnicity, in Introduction to Social Theory, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)
Guest Lecturer, International MA course on Irregular migrants and health organised by the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, UiB
- (2021). “Going on the game”. Im/mobility practices and bordering architectures along the Balkan route.
- (2021). Veien til Europa: Eksternaliseringspolitikk og migranters beslutninger langs Balkan ruten.
- (2021). The transnational perspective on migration – anthropological approaches. Invited guest lecturer to opening workshop. Exploring the Archaeological Migration Narrative, Centre of Advanced Studies in Oslo, 2nd -3rd of September 2021.
- (2021). The temporality of humanitarianism: Provincializing everyday volunteer practices at European borders . Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics. 13-31.
- (2021). The Political Economy of Protracted Displacement. Morten Bøås (NUPI), Tewodros Kebede (Fafo), Synnøve Bendixsen (UiB) and Sarah Tobin (CMI) in conversation with Benjamin Etzold (BICC). 24th of June 2021. Available at: The Political Economy of Protracted Displacement - YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZYr7UvyagY&t=2s.
- (2021). Session: Asylum and refugee protection.
- (2021). Send in the clowns! An ethnographic study of the humanitarian clown.
- (2021). Portrait of a young discipline? 15 sider.
- (2021). Notes on a more equitable higher education. Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 1-3.
- (2021). Medarrangør av Norwegian Anthropology Conference.
- (2021). Global School Film & Reflections: Migration, Webinar. Film screening of Mediterranea followed by a webinar discussion with Sine Plambech (Danish Institute for International Studies), Kari Anne Klovholt Drangsland (UiB) and Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham) hosted by Synnøve Bendixsen (Leader of the Migration Pillar, UiB). Available at: Global School Film & Reflections: Migration - YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE_09pCYqOc .
- (2021). Diversities, invited presenter at New Nordic Anthropology, 21st of May 2021. Available at New Nordic Anthropology: DIVERSITIES (May 2021) - YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy7ZPGBcqjs.
- (2021). Discussant. Comparing forms of border encampment in the EU, the Middle East, North Africa and the Horn of Africa.
- (2021). Disagreements, illuminations, and mystery: towards an ethnography of anthropology in Norway . 14 sider.
- (2021). Anthropology in Norway: Directions, Locations, Relations. Sean Kingston Publishing.
- (2020). Notes on the Corona Crisis. Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 1-4.
- (2020). Musikk og sosialt liv: En studie av musikalsk praksis i Berlin.
- (2020). Is it mandatory to celebrate birthdays?’ Birthday parties as a test of belonging in Norway. Ethnologia Scandinavica. A Journal for Nordic Ethnology. 83-104.
- (2020). Hierarchical forms of belonging in an egalitarian society. 20 sider.
- (2020). Great expectations: Migrant parents and parent-school cooperation in Norway . Comparative Education. 16 sider.
- (2020). Existential Displacement: Health Care and Embodied Un/Belonging of Irregular Migrants in Norway. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry.
- (2020). Brannen i Moria: Grenser, migrasjon og politikk.
- (2019). Transnational Practices as Resistance? .
- (2019). Thinking about Diversity and Migration in an Egalitarian society: Constituting Hierarchical Forms of Belonging in the Name of Egalitarianism.
- (2019). The Making of Hospitable Spaces? Humanitarian Practices and Imaginations of Hospitality of Volunteers at Lesvos.
- (2019). The Care/Security Nexus of the Humanitarian Border: Assisted Return in Norway. International migration.
- (2019). SuperCamp: Humanitarian Containment in the Middle East.
- (2019). Researching volunteers beyond humanitarianism: Doubt, complexities of hope and Melancholia.
- (2019). Public Engagement: Ethnographic Docu-fiction as a Tool.
- (2019). Humanitarian Containment: The Role of NGOs and Volunteers along the Balkan Route.
- (2019). Dealing with diversity, hoping for inclusion. Parents’ involvement in urban schools in Norway. Ethnicities.
- (2019). Cultural sensitivity. Anthropological approaches in the Public services. .
- (2019). Contextualized hospitalities: Migrants and the Nordic beyond the religious/secular binary. 15 sider.
- (2019). Contested Hospitalities in a Time of Migration: Religious and Secular Counterspaces in the Nordic Region. Routledge.
- (2019). Contested Hospitalities in a Time of Migration. Religion and Secular Counterspaces in the Nordic Region. Routledge.
- (2019). Conclusion. 5 sider.
- (2019). A Roundtable conversation. SuperCamp: Humanitarian Containment in the Middle East.
- (2018). Trust as a dimension of irregular migration.
- (2018). Transnational practices of irregular migrants and nation-state management in Norway . Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 229-236.
- (2018). Timeless time among irregular migrants: The slowness of waiting in an accelerated world.
- (2018). The politicised biology of irregular migrants : micropractices of control, tactics of everyday life and access to healthcare . Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 167-174.
- (2018). The Politics of Inclusion. Parents Domesticating Difference and Mutual Belonging in Norway.
- (2018). Other people’s children: inclusive parenting in a diverse neighborhood in Norway. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 1-19.
- (2018). Limiting risks? Great expectations from the school and parents with migration background.
- (2018). Limiting risks? Great expectations from schools and parents with migrant background.
- (2018). Irregular migrants enacting the border: deportability, humanitarian exceptionalism and healthcare in Norway. Social Anthropology.
- (2018). Great Expecttations. Cooperation between schools and migrant parents in Norway.
- (2018). Foreldreskap i det mangfoldige Norge. Fagdag for Bergen kommune.
- (2018). Differentiation of rights in the Norwegian welfare state: Hierarchies of belonging and humanitarian exceptionalism. Social Inclusion. 162-171.
- (2018). Chair, Breakfast forum. “The Nobel Peace Prize 2018: Who are the Ezidis?” .
- (2018). Birthday Parents. PRESENTATION OF FILM AND DISCUSSION.
- (2018). Birthday Parents [Dokumentarfilm].
- (2018). 2018 Session: Uncertain Solidarities: Migration, Social Incorporation, and European Welfare.
- (2017). Å leve som «ulovlig» i Norge: interne grenser og eksepsjonell velferd.
- (2017). Voice Matters: Calling for Victimhood, Shared Humanity and Citizenry of Irregular Migrants in Norway. 23 sider.
- (2017). Valgkampen er for snever. Bergens Tidende.
- (2017). The production of irregular migrants: The case of Norway [Ustvarjanje nedokumentiranih migrantov: Primer Norveske]. Dve Domovini. 29-44.
- (2017). The Production of Irregular Migrants: The Case of Norway. Dve Domovini. 29-43 .
- (2017). Return to wellbeing? Irregular migrants and assisted return in Norway. 18 sider.
- (2017). Other people’s children: Parenting in a plural neighborhood in Norway.
- (2017). Muslim youth and civil society in Germany.
- (2017). Muslim Youth Practicing Veiling in Berlin: 'Universal Islam’, Modernity, Aesthetics and Morality. 10 sider.
- (2017). Multiculturalism, veiling fashion and mosques. A religious topography of Islam in Berlin. 18 sider.
- (2017). Irregular migrants and political mobilization.
- (2017). Introduction: Egalitarianism in a Scandinavian Context. 44 sider.
- (2017). Innenfor/utenfor: Å leve som papirløs i velferdsstaten Norge.
- (2017). Inkludering av barn i by [Inclusion of children in the urban space].
- (2017). Great expectations: Being a migrant parent in Norway.
- (2017). Egalitarianism in Scandinavia. Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan.
- (2017). Do Muslims localize in Germany?
- (2017). Constructions of the non-belonging ‘illegal’ body: irregular migrants, deportability and health care in Norway.
- (2017). Being a Young Muslim in Germany. 23 sider.
- (2017). Anthropology and engagement.
- (2016). “I hope that my children will not be a burden on society”. How migrants experience parenting in Norway.
- (2016). Why do we make stereotypes? Presentation followed by discussion with Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, and Øystein Mortensen.
- (2016). Welcoming refugees in an egalitarian society.
- (2016). The refugee crisis: destabilizing and restabilizing European borders. History and Anthropology. 536-554.
- (2016). The Refugee Crisis. The Reconfiguration of the Border in a Globalised World.
- (2016). The Nation-State, the Border and Return: Transnational Perspectives on Irregular Migrants in Norway .
- (2016). Samanliknande evaluering av assisterte returprogram til Afghanistan, Irakisk Kurdistan, Etiopia og Kosovo.
- (2016). Recalibrating Alterity, Difference, Ontology: Anthropological Engagements with Human and Non-Human Worlds. 40 sider.
- (2016). Programmes for assisted return to Afghanistan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Ethiopia and Kosovo: A comparative evaluation of effectiveness and outcomes, Report, 2016: 2. .
- (2016). Other people´s children: Dealing with diversity in multi-ethnic and class differeniated schools in Norway.
- (2016). Other People´s Children: Parening in Plural Norway.
- (2016). Om tro og tvil. Roundtable discussant participant.
- (2016). Iraqi women in Denmark. Ritual performance and belonging in everyday life. by Marianne Pedersen (book review). Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 233-234.
- (2016). Introduction. 22 sider.
- (2016). Helsehjelp og irregulære migranter (Health Care and Irregular migrants).
- (2016). Flyktninger, Panel discussion on refugees with Knut S. Vikør, Maja Janmyr and Esperanza Diaz.
- (2016). Fluktens fenomenologi, podium presentation at public event På flukt: I en overopphetet verden [Refugees in an overheated world].
- (2016). Engaged Anthropology: Views from Scandinavia. Palgrave Macmillan.
- (2016). Dealing with Diversity, creating Parenting Cultures?
- (2016). Critical Anthropological Engagements in Human Alterity and Difference. Palgrave Macmillan.
- (2016). Creating a Local Community Through Parenting?
- (2016). Can the irregular migrant woman speak? 23 sider.
- (2016). Being a young Muslim in Berlin.
- (2016). Becoming a Good Citizen: Jewish identity in contemporary Israel .
- (2016). Assisted Return as Humanitarian Government: Moral Sentiments, Hegemony and the Management of Irregular Migration in Norway.
- (2016). Anthropology of Citizenship by Sian Lazar. Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology.
- (2016). Activism, Solidarity and humanitarianism: The Construction of a Vulnerable and Helpless Subject?
- (2015). «Give me the damn papers!» Å vente på oppholdspapirer. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 285-303.
- (2015). Vilkårlige rettigheter? Irregulære migranters tillit, sosiale kapital og kreative taktikker. 19 sider.
- (2015). Transnational perspectives on the living conditions of irregular migrants: possibilities and limitations.
- (2015). Returning to where the migrant really ‘belong’? Programs for assisted returns in Norway.
- (2015). Return – to where you really “belong”? Irregular migrants and assisted return – implications for migrants’ wellbeing.
- (2015). Return to where you really belong? Irregular migrants, assisted Return and the implications for the migrants’ wellbeing.
- (2015). Representing irregular migrants: white majority Norwegians’ acts of compassion.
- (2015). Penger følger deg ikke i døden. Bergens Tidende. 44-44.
- (2015). Parenting Cultures in a plural neighbourhood in Bergen.
- (2015). Parenting Cultures in a Plural Neighbourhood.
- (2015). Parent-school interaction and the role of class and migration.
- (2015). Parent - School interaction and risk management in Plural Norway.
- (2015). OUT-reach: Informasjon om frivillig retur til irregulære migranter utenfor mottak.
- (2015). Manifestations of control: Irregular migrants and the social construction of boundaries and borders.
- (2015). Living conditions of Irregular Migrants in Norway.
- (2015). Hvordan kan byen forberede seg på betydelig vekst i innvandring?
- (2015). Globografi. En kort innføring i flerlokalitetsforskning by Hans Erik Næss (book review). Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 198-200.
- (2015). Foreldreskap og risikotenkning i det mangfoldige Norge.
- (2015). Eksepsjonell velferd? Irregulære migranter i det norske velferdssamfunnet. Gyldendal Juridisk.
- (2015). Disagreements, illuminations, and mystery. A brief ethnography of anthropology in Norway today.
- (2015). Disagreement, illuminations and mystery: a brief ethnography of Norwegian anthropology today.
- (2015). "Introduction: Ontologizing Difference -- De- and Re-Naturalizing Boundaries". Paper held at the workshop "Ontologizing difference: De- and re-naturalizing boundaries”, 19.-20. January 2015, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, Chaired by Synnøve Bendixsen and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen.
- (2014). “They take your photograph. You come into existence”: Irregular Migrants and Struggles over Representations.
- (2014). They take your photograph. You come into existence”: Irregular Migrants and Struggles over Representations.
- (2014). The becoming visible of irregular migrants.
- (2014). Roundtable discussant participant at NAT debate (Norsk Antropologisk Årskonferanse): Dagens teoriutvikling truer norsk antropologis særpreg.
- (2014). Provision of Welfare to Irregular Migrants: Exploring the borders of the Norwegian Welfare State.
- (2014). Precarious inclusion: Provision of welfare to irregular migrants in Norway.
- (2014). OUT-reach: Informasjon om frivillig retur til irregulære migranter utenfor mottak. .
- (2014). OUT-reach. Kommunikasjon av “frivillig retur” til irregulære migranter i Norge.
- (2014). Mediating irregular migration. Plenary panel discussion together with Mehmet Aktas, Shahram Khosravi.
- (2014). Manifestations of Control on the Irregularized Migrant Body in the session Naturalizing Difference in the time of Economic Liberalization and New Technologies of Control.
- (2014). Manifestations of Control on the Irregularized Migrant Body.
- (2014). Irregular migration and the question of citizenship.
- (2014). Erfarte grenser: marginaliserte kropper og motstand.
- (2014). En denaturalisering av “norsk” antropologis teoriutvikling. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 263-268.
- (2014). En denaturaliseing av “norsk” antropologis teoriutvikling. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 263-268.
- (2014). Embodying borders: Irregular Migrants and the boundaries of the welfare state.
- (2014). Between a rock and a hard place: Irregular migrants and assisted return in Norway.
- (2014). Being and becoming a German Muslim Youth: Muslimische Jugend in Deutschland. 5 sider.
- (2014). "My Father was a refugee, I am a refugee, and my son will continue to be a refugee!". Reconstruction of identity, home and belonging among the Palestinian Diaspora in Chile.
- (2013). Voice and voicelessness of irregular migrants in Norway.
- (2013). The Religious Identity of Young Muslim Women in Berlin.
- (2013). Regularization through political mobilisation? Irregular migrants claiming rights in Norway,.
- (2013). Regularization through political mobilisation? Irregular migrants claiming rights in Norway.
- (2013). Processes of Localised and Globalised Islam among Young Muslims in Berlin. 19 sider.
- (2013). Politics of belonging of irregular migrants in Norway.
- (2013). Irregulære immigranter og velferdsstaten: inklusjon og eksklusjon.
- (2013). Irregular migration in Europe: Aspects and Research Findings.
- (2013). Irregular migrant’s experiences with access to health care.
- (2013). Irregular migrants Claiming Rights and Place: Narration, Voice and Political Representation.
- (2013). Introduction to Research on International Migration and Ethnic Diversity.
- (2013). Dealing with sick bodies: gendered differences of irregular migrant’s strategies towards exclusion in the Norwegian welfare state.
- (2013). Dealing with sick bodies.
- (2013). Dealing with Irregular Migration in Europe: Research Concepts and Political Responses.
- (2013). Constructing the undeserving subject: irregular migrant’s bodies in the Norwegian Welfare State.
- (2013). Connecting the Local, National and Transnational Powers of a Religious Youth Organisation in Berlin. 13 sider.
- (2013). Book review of Asylsøker: I velferdsstatens venterom. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. 122-124.
- (2013). Becoming Members in the Community of Value: Ethiopian Irregular Migrants Enacting Citizenship in Norway. 20 sider.
- (2013). 'I Love My Prophet': Religious Taste, Consumption and Distinction in Berlin. 19 sider.
- (2012). Å bli eller dra? Motiver og beslutningsprosess når avviste asylsøkere velger frivillig retur. .
- (2012). The struggle of becoming citizens.
- (2012). Mourning and belonging: The becoming political of irregularized migrants in Norway.
- (2012). Mourning and belonging: The becoming political of irregularized migrants in Norway.
- (2012). Islam as a New Urban Identity? Young Female Muslims Creating a Religious Youth Culture in Berlin. 20 sider.
- (2012). Irregulære immigranter og helsetjenester: tilgang, tillit og muligheter.
- (2012). Irregulære immigranter og helsetjenester.
- (2012). Irregular Migration – global developments and policies.
- (2012). Gender and Religion.
- (2012). Creating Modes of Political Belonging: Acts of Contestation by Irregular Migrants in Norway.
- (2012). Book review of Islam og muslimer i Danmark. Religion, identitet og sikkerhed efter 11. september 2001, Pedersen og Rytter (eds). Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 202-204.
- (2012). Becoming worthy citizens: the destabilization and re-inscription of citizenship boundaries.
- (2011). The Norwegian Welfare State and Irregular Migrants.
- (2011). Politics of the Self: Religious Knowledge Formation among Young Muslim Women in Berlin.
- (2011). National Paradigms and Transnational Perspectives in Migration Research.
- (2011). Islam as a New Urban Identity? Constructing a Religious Youth Culture in Berlin. 23 sider.
- (2011). Irregulær migrasjon og den norske velferdsstaten.
- (2011). Irregular migrants and the Welfare State: the Missing Link?
- (2011). From homo sacer to political agents? Ethiopian irregular migrant’s interventions in and outside Oslo Cathedral.
- (2011). Crafting a religious self in Europe: body formation and body politic of young female Muslims in Berlin.
- (2011). Between two societies: Review of the Information, Return and Reintegration of Iraqi Nationals to Iraq (IRRINI) programme. .
- (2011). Becoming political agents: irregular migrants in Oslo.
- (2011). 'We refuse to be silenced': Irregular Migrants' Struggle for Recognition.
- (2009). Young females negotiating, resisting, and (re constructing ‘Othering’. Kritika i Humanizm. 103-123.
- (2005). Being Young, Muslim and Female. Creating Space of Belonging in Berlin. Berliner Blätter. 88-98.
- (2003). Best Practices in Immigration Service Planning. Journal of policy analysis and management. 677-682.
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