Marta Bivand Erdal: All news

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Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Next Steps toward New Insights on Migration, Development and Policy from MIGNEX

​Successful MIGNEX consortium meeting in Istanbul, with inspiring discussion as the project members continue to build new knowledge on migration, development and policy.

Sunday, 8 May 2022
The History of PRIO and Peace Research: New Open Access Book

​The new open access book Lives in Peace Research: The Oslo Stories explains how PRIO, the world's oldest independent peace research institute, was founded and how it survived through crises.

Thursday, 21 Apr 2022
Kelly Fisher Is the New Coordinator of the PRIO Migration Centre

​​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. 

Monday, 14 Mar 2022
Islamic Finance and Lived Religion in Denmark and Norway

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.

Thursday, 24 Feb 2022
Ukraine: PRIO Expertise

​The most relevant PRIO researchers to comment on aspects relevant to the Russia-Ukraine War are listed here.

Thursday, 17 Feb 2022
New PhD-Level Course: 'Migration Theory: Perspectives on Time and Temporalities'

PRIO invites applications for this course, which will be taught in person in Oslo in June 2022. The application deadline is 18 April.

Wednesday, 16 Feb 2022
Migration-Related PhD Courses

​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.

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022
New Handbook Chapter: Migrant transnationalism, remittances and development

​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".

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022
New Handbook Chapter: Theorising voluntariness in return

​The new Handbook of Return Migration, edited by Russell King and Katie Kuschminder and published by Elgar, includes a chapter by PRIO Research Professor Marta Bivand Erdal and former PRIO Global Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Sussex Ceri Oeppen, entitled "Theorising voluntariness in return".

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022
Hope and despair in the Indus River delta: navigating the treacherous waters of capitalism, climate change and politics

​PRIO Research Professor Marta Bivand Erdal together with Sehr Nisar, Prithvi Raj, Neha Ramchand, Furrukh Khan and Rashid Memon, have contributed a new blog post in the MIGNEX Insight series, entitled "Hope and despair in the Indus river delta: navigating the treacherous waters of capitalism, climate change and politics".

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022
Reflections on the Poland-Belarus border crisis

The Poland-Belarus Border: A Conversation with Marta Bivand Erdal in the Public Anthropologist

In this conversation with Public Anthropologist's Saumya Pandey (Doctoral Researcher at Christian Michelsen's Institute) PRIO Research Professor Marta Bivand Erdal reflects on the continuing Poland-Belarus crisis. To what extent and in what ways is this a crisis? And what are the research ethics of examining this situation - including dilemmas of distance and proximity, in the face of migration management at the border.

Tuesday, 1 Feb 2022
Louise Olsson New Research Director

​Louise Olsson is the new Research Director for the Social Dynamics Department.

Friday, 17 Dec 2021
PRIO Participates in New Project on Faith Education in Norway

​The FAITHED project has received funding from the Research Council of Norway to study children and youth with a religious minority background in Norway and their relationship to non-formal and formal religious education.

Friday, 12 Nov 2021
Belonging and Bureaucracy in Norway

In a recent episode of PRIO's Peace in a Pod, Marta Bivand Erdal discusses her research and findings on cizenship, permits, and immigration status in Norway.

Sunday, 26 Sep 2021
To vote or not to vote? Migrant electoral (dis)engagement in an enlarged Europe

​New article in the journal Migration Studies analyses why migrants vote from abroad in elections in countries of origin, based on 80 interviews with Polish and Romanian migrants in Barcelona and Oslo. Whereas analyses of external voting patterns offer insights into the results of external voting compared to origin populations, there is a lacuna of knowledge about why migrants choose to vote, or not, when they have the right to do so. 

Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021
Call for Papers: Geographies of Migration in Conflict Settings

What about conflict drives some people to move, while others stay behind? Proposed session for the Annual Meeting of American Geographers 2022, on the geographies of migration during conflict and the dynamics of migration-decision making in conflict settings. 


Tuesday, 13 Jul 2021
Call for papers: Migrating from Pakistan today

​We welcome abstracts for papers for a virtual workshop, to be held in October/November 2021 (date/time to be confirmed with those participating) – on the theme of Migrating from Pakistan today: Interrogating the regular/irregular divide. The workshop will be held in English, and will be closed (by invitation only).

Friday, 18 Jun 2021
Successful Master's Thesis Defense by Kelly Fisher

​Kelly Fisher has successfully defended his thesis "Moving masculinities: Polish men's migration experiences in Oslo".

Congratulations Kelly!

Monday, 14 Jun 2021
Podcast: Nurse migration, deskilling and the pandemic

​In a recent episode of the PRIO Peace in a pod, Marta Bivand Erdal and Lubomiła Korzeniewska share insight from their research with nurse migrants in Norway. They also reflect on how the experience of the pandemic sheds new light on their previous analysis of deskilling in the context of nurse migration.

Monday, 14 Jun 2021
The State and Its Nation-Builders

​New article published (Open Access) in Ethnicities, entitled ​‘A state-centred conception of nationhood? Norwegian bureaucrats on the nation' by Marta Bivand Erdal and Katrine Fangen. The article analyses interviews with bureacrats - and ponders the question: Who is the 'imagined community' which those tasked with the state's nation building efforts are thinking of?


Monday, 14 Jun 2021
Migrant Political Engagement and Voting from Abroad

​Why do migrants vote? How do they compare countries of origin and residence? This new PRIO paper summarizes findings from 80 semi-structured interviews and offers insights from Polish and Romanian migrants living in Barcelona and Oslo. These interviews were conducted as part of the DIASPOlitic project “Understanding the Political Dynamics of Émigré Communities in an Era of European Democratic Backsliding”. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and led by the University of Oslo, in collaboration with SWPS University in Warsaw and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

Wednesday, 9 Jun 2021
PRIO Migration Centre launches guide to journals

​The PRIO Guide to Migration Journals is a new resource which gives authors and readers facts and perspectives on 29 peer-reviewed journals in migration research. Explore to find info on thematic profile, open access options, article length, citations and more, all in one place on the PRIO Migration Centre website.

Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Call for papers: Micro-level dynamics of migrant transnationalism

​We welcome abstracts for papers to be presented at the research symposium on 'Micro-level dynamics of migrant transnationalism'. This symposium will bring together presentations of recent empirical research on migrant transnationalism, from around the world, drawing on original qualitative or quantitative data. Deadline for abstract submission - 20 June 2021. The symposium will take place 24 September in Maastricht, the Netherlands (and online if need be). Organised by the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Migrant Transnationalism.



Monday, 3 May 2021
New article on ideas of state-centred nationhood, by Erdal & Fangen

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