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Martin Joormann

Doctoral Student

Research Interests

  • The Migration Courts and Legal Decisions of Precedent Value in Sweden
  • Contemporary Practices of Expulsion and Migration Regulations in Europe
  • Refugee Studies, Political Protest, Social Movements and The Law
  • Social Theory and Qualitative Methods of Empirical Social Research

Current Research

For his PhD project, Martin Joormann is studying legal decisions of precedent value that are written by the judges of the Swedish Migration Court of Appeal. His doctoral studies are meanwhile focused on the discursive legitimation of expulsion decisions. In order to deepen a discourse analysis of those legal documents which, as precedent decisions, legitimize the expulsion also of unwanted asylum seekers, Martin Joormann is conducting semi-structured interviews with judges who take decisions at the Swedish Migration Courts. Thereby, his research is generally interested in publicly available information (court decisions and other public legal documents), while it focuses more specifically on the direct and indirect communications between legal system and society.



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

Martin Joormann
E-mail: martin [dot] joormann [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se

Doctoral student

Department of Sociology of Law

+46 46 222 69 37



Visiting research fellow

Middle Eastern Studies


Holding Bachelor of Science degrees in International Relations and Sociology from the University of Gothenburg, Martin Joormann completed a dual-degree MA in Social Sciences, taught jointly at Middle East Technical University Ankara and Humboldt University Berlin. Currently he is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Sociology of Law, Lund University.

Sociology of Law Department
Lund University
Visiting address: Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14 M, 3rd floor, 223 62 Lund, SWEDEN
Postal address: Box 42, 221 00 Lund, SWEDEN

Faculty of Social Sciences