- Intersections of migration law and social law
- Asylum rights through engaged research
- Migration bureaucracy
My research concerns judicial regulations in the field of migration and social law and their intersection in practice. Methodologically, I have been working with legal cartography in recent years, which I find suitable to understand these intersections. I was one of the initiators of the Asylum Commission, a transboundary collaboration of researchers, professionals, and volunteers, including people who sought protection and experienced the asylum bureaucracy. We have reviewed displacement in the field of migration regulations in Sweden in recent years. I am also exploring and taking part in local initiatives for human rights, in the context of irregular migration. Moreover, I conduct research on experiences of asylum regulations, with a special focus on the problem of people becoming legally stranded in Sweden, as well as the lack of respect for the right to asylum and children’s rights and legal uncertainties in the migration bureaucracy. I led a governmental inquiry about practical impediments to enforcement, and in the autumn of 2017, I presented legal proposals that should prevent people from becoming legally stranded.
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I am a PhD in ethnicity, a professor of welfare law, and since 2022 a professor of Sociology of Law at Lund University. My associate professorship (docent) is in human rights, and I have a background in this field - as a teacher, researcher and activist for 25 years. My undergraduate degree is in law from Lund University, and a master’s degree in international law (Raoul Wallenberg Institute).