- Intersections of migration law and social law
- Activist research in the sense of transboundary knowledge production (within the Asylum Commission)
- 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 am one of the initiators of the Asylum Commission, a transboundary collaboration of researchers, professionals, volunteers, including people who sought protection and experienced the asylum bureaucracy. We review 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 investigate the migration bureaucracy on the grassroots level, analysing case files and conducting interviews with people who sought asylum, 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 have 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.
I am a PhD in ethnicity, a professor of welfare law, and 2021-2022 a visiting 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 law from Lund University with a master’s degree in international law (Raoul Wallenberg Institute).