For some immigrants, acquiring citizenship in a new country is the final goal in a long journey of various residence statuses and times of uncertainty. But getting citizenship is not always the end of the story. From alienation through documentation, to having citizenship taken away, there can be other twists and turns even then. For immigrants with for example refugee status similar difficulties can occur.
Marta Bivand Erdal has researched citizenship, permits, and immigration status in Norway, and today discusses some of this research and her findings.
Two of Marta's publications on this topic:
- Losing the Right to Stay: Revocation of Refugee Permits in Norway in Journal of refugee Studies (Open Access), co-authored with Jan Paul Brekke and Simon Roland Birkvad
- ‘Birthplace unknown’: on the symbolic value of the passport for identity-construction among naturalised citizens in Identities (Open Access), co-authored with Arnfinn Midtbøen