I am a Human Geographer and have conducted research in South Asia (mainly Pakistan), Norway and Poland. I combine research on migration processes and transnational ties, with research on living together in culturally and religiously diverse societies, focusing on citizenship and nationhood.
My research is mainly based on qualitative methods, using semi-structured interviews and focus groups, focusing on innovative approaches to sampling and data collection in migration research. I have also worked with surveys, in Pakistan and in Scandinavia, including survey instrument development, sampling consideratons, and analysis.
You can read more about my research interests on my personal website: martabivanderdal.org
By Marta Bivand Erdal, Kacper Szulecki, Davide Bertelli, Anatolie Cosciug, Angelina Kussy, Gabriella Mikiewicz & Corina Tulbure in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
By Michał Kotnarowski, Kacper Szulecki, Toma Burean, Marta Bivand Erdal, Ivo Iliev, Gunda Reire, Ben Stanley, Jogile Ulinskaite & Veronika Zapletalová
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Proficient: English, Norwegian, Polish.
2019- 2022: Research Director, Social Dynamics dept, PRIO
2017- Research Professor, PRIO
2012-2017 Senior Researcher, PRIO
2007-2012: Researcher, PRIO
2003-2007: Children's and youth officer, Association of young catholics in Norway (NUK).
2012: PhD (Human Geography), University of Oslo
2006: MA (Human Geography), University of Oslo
2002: BA with honours (Geography), University College London, University of London
Journal Article in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Book Chapter in Lives in Peace Research: the Oslo Stories
Popular Article in PRIO Blogs
Book Chapter in Handbook of Return Migration
Book Chapter in Handbook on Transnationalism
Journal Article in Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning
Journal Article in Migration Studies
Journal Article in Journal of Intercultural Studies
Journal Article in Population, Space and Place
Successful MIGNEX consortium meeting in Istanbul, with inspiring discussion as the project members continue to build new knowledge on migration, development and policy.
The new open access
in Peace Research: The Oslo Stories explains how PRIO, the world's
oldest independent peace research institute, was founded and how it survived
As part of the European Research Council funded 'Migration Rhythms in Trajectories of Upward Social Mobility in Asia' project, PRIO invites bids to develop comics based on family history interviews to be collected in four Asian cities in 2023.
Kelly Fisher takes over from Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn as the coordinator of the PRIO Migration Centre. He holds an MA in Gender Studies and is a Research Assistant working on several migration-related projects.
Hvordan opplever barn og unge å delta i aktiviteter i sine trossamfunn, og hvordan er forholdet mellom dette og det de lærer på skolen? FAITHED-prosjektet søker etter en forskningsassistent som skal bidra med datainnsamling i to katolske menigheter i Oslo-området, skoleåret 2022-2023. Kan dette være av interesse for deg?
Studies of lived religion among Muslims in Europe increasingly analyse how Muslims’ everyday practices are informed by religious beliefs, norms and values. This includes studies about food preparation, hijab fashion and shopping. Yet, religious influence on the economic aspects of Muslims’ everyday lives remains largely unexplored.
The most relevant PRIO researchers to comment on aspects relevant to the Russia-Ukraine War are listed here.
PRIO invites applications for this course, which will be taught in person in Oslo in June 2022. The application deadline is 18 April.
Three migration-related PhD courses will be offered at PRIO in the course of 2022: (1) Migration theory: perspectives on time and temporalities, (2) Survey methods in migration research: design, implementation, and analysis, and (3) Ethnographic fieldwork methodology: approaches, tools, and ethics.
The new Handbook on Transnationalism, edited by Brenda S.A. Yeoh and Francis L. Collins and published by Elgar, includes a chapter by PRIO Research Professor Marta Bivand Erdal, entitled "Migrant transnationalism, remittances and development".