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Newsflash No. 34 - May 10, 2017

Important information sent out to students on a biweekly basis, including information, reminders, opportunities and news from the Faculty and elsewhere.

A collection of events, seminars, information and opportunities for master’s students in English that are being held primarily at the Faculty of Social Science.




News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Seminar: Does War Make States: Investigations of Charles Tilly's Historical Sociology/ May 17th (Read more HERE)

  • Public Lecture with Nancy Dowd: Revisiting the Man Question - on male subordination and privilege/ May 17th (Read more HERE)

  • Seminar: Legitimacy in Global Governance, about the research program LegGov/ May 17th (Read more HERE)

  • Open Seminar: Del LaGrace Volcano/ May 17th (Read more HERE)

  • Seminar: Climate Engineering – From Fringe to Focus/ May 18th (Read more HERE)

  • Open Seminar: Sins Against Nature: Sex and Archives in Colonial New Spain, 1530-1821/ May 18th (Read more HERE)

  • Open lecture with Tiina Rosenberg: From Bikinis to Burkinis/ May 19th (Read more HERE)

  • Thesis defence: Destination employment? Contradictions and ambiguities in Swedish labour market policy for newly arrived migrants/ May 19th (Read more HERE)

  • Seminar: Folkhem’ on holiday – ethics, aestethics and politics within the Swedish Tourist Association, 1885-2015/ May 24th (Read more HERE)

  • Seminar: Disturbing corporeality: war veteran's body and remote warfare/ May 24th (Read more HERE)

  • Seminar: Vietnam, a War Not a Country: Trauma, Memory, and Reconciliation/ May 24th (Read more HERE)


External News & Events

  • Workshop on inclusion and intergroup relations with Roi Silberberg, May 11 (Read more HERE)

  • Take part in an online-based Mindfulness study at Lund University (Read more HERE)

  • Culture Week Spring: Live at Lundagård/ May 8th - 14th (Read more HERE)

  • Bioeconomy Stakeholder Conference: Challenges and Opportunities in the Transition to Bioeconomy/ May 15th (Read more HERE)

  • Sustainability Week/ May 15th - 20th (Read more HERE)

  • CIRCLE Seminar Series - Lennart Stenberg, VINNOVA/ May 16th (Read more HERE)

  • International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)/ May 17th (Read more HERE)

  • Open lecture: The Rules of Ruling China/ May 17th (Read more HERE)

  • Film: Water, War and Syria/ May 17th (Read more HERE)

  • Open lecture: Tracing Entanglements in Media History/ May 18th - 19th (Read more HERE)

  • Symposium: Digital Technologies at the Workplace: Present and Future - poster exhibition and panel discussion/ May 18th (Read more HERE)

  • Book launch: Made in China Yearbook 2016: Disturbances in Heaven/ May 18th (Read more HERE)

  • Entrepreneurial trade show/ May 24th (Read more HERE)

  • Spring Exhibition, Lund School of Architecture/ May 24th - 31st (Read more HERE)


Other News, Events & Opportunities

  • The Migration Seminar: Transnational Child Welfare and Protection Arrangements for Refugee Children/ May 11st (Read more HERE)

  • Pink Programming Sunday/ May 14th (Read more HERE)

  • The Migration Seminar: “Remixed”? Factors affecting intermarriage of multiethnic people/ May 18th (Read more HERE)



News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences in Details



Lars Bo Kaspersen is a Professor at the Department of Political Science at University of Copenhagen.  During the seminar Lars B Kaspersen will present his book "Does War Make States: Investigations of Charles Tilly's Historical Sociology".

Please note the time: 12.00 (sharp)

Date: May 17th, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Venue: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, house H, Lund
For more information, contact:  info [at] stanceatlund [dot] org


The Raoul Wallenberg Institute and the Department of Gender Studies have joined up to facilitate this interesting speak with Nancy Dowd on her book "The Man Question - Male Subordination and Privilege" from 2010. Professor Dowd is a renowned feminist legal scholar from the University of Florida and is currently the 2017 Fulbright-Lund University Distinguished Chair in Public International Law at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Lund University.

Professor Dowd's research focuses on social justice issues connected to family law, and therefore touches on not only family law but also juvenile law, constitutional law, race and gender analysis, and social change theories. She is currently engaged in research and writing about a developmental model of equality and focusing on the life course of African American boys from birth to age 18. Two of Professor Dowd’s most recent books focus on the radical reform needed in the juvenile justice system. Justice for Kids (NYU Press 2011) brings together activists and scholars to articulate ways to keep kids out of the juvenile justice system, by diversion into other more helpful and supportive resolutions. A New Juvenile Justice System (NYU Press 2015) articulates the vision of a new youth justice system focused on child well being and public safety. Her other recent book is The Man Question: Male Privilege and Subordination (2010), in which she explores masculinities theories as a means to expand gender analysis and also incorportate other hierarchies that affect gender, particularly race and class. It is the later bookt hat will frame the lecture.

Professor Dowd served as the Director of the Center on Children and Families until 2015, and in that role focused on issues of juvenile justice, social justice, non-traditional families, gay and lesbian rights, and collaboration with the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations on issues of race and families. While director, she was also involved with successful grants that established the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic led by Professor Teresa Drake, a groundbreaking collaboration between law and medicine to establish a cutting edge clinic. That work has exposed the importance of trauma informed scholarship and service, and feeds back into Professor Dowd’s current scholarship as well.

Professor Helle Rydström will act as the discussant.

Date: May 17th, 2017
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Venue: Department of Gender Studies in room M: 224,  Allhelgona kyrkogata 14 M, Lund


Jonas Tallberg, Stockholm University, will give a seminar on the research program LegGov - Legitimacy in Global Governance. LegGov is a six-year research program carried out jointly by researchers from the Departments of Political Science at Lund and Stockholm University, and the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg.

Date: May 17th, 2017
Time: 13:15-14:45
Venue: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund
For more information:… or contact annika [dot] bjorkdahl [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se


“RESISTANCE IS FERTILE. I believe in crossing the line, not just once, but as many times as it takes to build a bridge we can all cross together.” The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is celebrated 17 May to commemorate the day that the World Health Organisation decided to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases in 1990. Lund University commemorates it by hoisting the rainbow flag.

Now, more than ever, we humans need to find a way to “Get in the way”, to quote the great civil rights leader, John Lewis. It is essential for our survival and evolution as a species that we develop (and implement) strategies that question, disrupt, disturb and transgress the obligatory social norms we have been force fed since birth. I will argue that we are all damaged by a series of regulatory systems, beginning with the family and the educational environment that not only promotes inequality and injustice from day one but also prepares the ground for a toxic culture where some appear to benefit but all are poisoned from within.

In this presentation/performance I will focus on the norms I transgress on a daily basis through the looking glass of my lived experience, as both a gender non-­‐conforming parent and as the rebel child I once was. My goal is to show the radical potential of simultaneous combustion in the spheres of art, activism, academia and everyday life.

Del LaGrace Volcano is a gender variant visual artist and cultural producer working with the body and gender/sexual identity notions for social, political and personal purposes. Volcano has produced five photographic monographs, from LOVE BITES in 1991 to FEMMES OF POWER in 2008 (with Ulrika Dahl)  and has been cited and reproduced in numerous publications, journals and books on visual art and queer and feminist theory.

Date: May 17th, 2017
Time: 15:15 - 17:00
Venue: Kulturen Auditoriet, Tegnérsplatsen 6
For more information, contact: jens [dot] rydstrom [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se


Welcome to join Ina Möller's PhD Mid-term seminar. For information about Ina Möller's research please see Ina Möller's personal page (

Date: May 18th, 2017
Time: 14:15 - 16:00
Venue: Eden, 3rd floor, big conference room
For more information, contact: ina [dot] moller [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se


Zeb Tortorici presents a forthcoming book on Duke University Press, Sins Against Nature: Sex and Archives in Colonial New Spain, 1530-1821

This paper analyzes some of the archival implications of the "sins against nature" of sodomy, bestiality, and masturbation in colonial New Spain, between the years of 1530 and 1821. It will emphasise the ways that "unnatural" bodies, acts, and desires come to be documented in the first place, and how they eventually come to be archived. Focusing on three outstanding cases, Dr. Tortirici will look at how the colonial archive itself simultaneously (and paradoxically) makes visible and obscures desires that colonial authorities and the Holy Office of the Mexican Inquisition deemed to be "against nature."

Zeb Tortorici received his Ph.D. in History and is assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures at New York University. He recently co-edited Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America (University of California Press, 2016) and two special issues of Radical History Review on the topic of "Queering Archives."

Date: May 18th, 2017
Time: 15:15 - 17:00

Venue: M:226, M Building, 2nd floor, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund
For more information, contact: jens [dot] rydstrom [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se


From Bikinis to Burkinis: Nudity and Public Performance in Times of Post-factual Modernity. The Gender Studies Department is proud to welcome Tiina Rosenberg to speak at an open seminar on feminist pedagogy, in honour of Sara Goodman

Our dear friend and colleague Sara Goodman is planning her retirement at the end of the 2017 spring term. We, her colleagues at the Centre for Gender Studies, are planning an event aiming to honour her contributions to gender scholarship, which will take place at Kulturen Auditorium 13-15 on 19 May. Our key-note speaker, professor Tiina Rosenberg from the Department of Theatre Studies at Stockholm University, was professor of Gender Studies in Lund 2006-2012, inspector of Smålands Nation, and a dear friend of the Feminist Gender Studies environment in Lund. She will talk about some recent developments in the world of post-factual democracy and raise questions about the position and possibilities of feminist pedagogy. A panel, consisting of Irina Schmitt, Tomas Brage, Katrine Scott and Tiina Rosenberg will then discuss "Feminist pedagogy in times of crisis," followed by an open discussion with the audience.

At the end of the seminar, the staff of the Gender Studies Department will perform a collective event in Sara's honour.

After the seminar there will be a reception at the Department for Gender Studies, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 16M. All are welcome!

Date: May 19th, 2017
Time: 13:00 (NB no academic fifteen minutes) - 15:00
Venue: Kulturen Auditorium, Tegnérsplatsen 6, Lund, Second Floor
For more information, contact: rebecca [dot] selberg [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se


Elin Ennerberg will defend her thesis "Destination employment? Contradictions and ambiguities in Swedish labour market policy for newly arrived migrants" in the auditorium at St Algatan 4 on May 19, 2017 at 13:15.

Discussant is Professor Sven Hort, Linnéuniversitet.

Date: May 19th, 2017
Time: 13:15 - 15:00
Venue: The auditorium at St Algatan 4
For more information, contact: elin [dot] ennerberg [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se


Björn Badersten is Senior Lecturer, Research Fellow and Deputy Head of Department at the Department for Political Science at Lund University. He will during this seminar give a talk on the topic: “’Folkhem’ on holiday – ethics, aestethics and politics within the Swedish Tourist Association, 1885-2015”.

Please note the time: 12.00 (sharp)

Date: May 24th, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Venue: ED230, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund
For more information, contact: info [at] stanceatlund [dot] org


Professor Tarja Väyrynen, at the Tampere Peace Research Institute, University of Tampere will give a talk entitled: "Disturbing corporeality: war veteran's body and remote warfare"

Date: May 24th, 2017
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Venue: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund
For more information, contact: annika [dot] bjorkdahl [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se



Yale University, USA & Lund University, Sweden

Vietnam, a War Not a Country: Trauma, Memory, and Reconciliation

Date: May 24th, 2017
Time: 15:15 - 17:00
Venue: Department of Sociology, room G 119 (1st floor)
For more information, contact: sara [dot] elden [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se



External News & Events in Details


We face power relations connected to group identities in our everyday life, sometimes unnoticeable, even at university. Are you interested in exploring your own group identities and how those interact and relate to issues such as inclusion, culture, public space and inter-personal relations?

We invite you to a workshop organized by Roi Silberberg, a peace educator from Israel who works on promoting a dialogue between Jewish and Palestinian groups, who has led several programs and initiatives in this field.

During his workshop, he will further discuss the Israeli context and especially the case of Jewish and Palestinian students in Tel-Aviv University.

In order for us to reserve a place for you, kindly register yourself here:

 Facebook event can be found here:

We are now looking for participants between the ages of 18-64 for a mindfulness study. The study includes 4 weeks of daily sessions of either mindfulness training or cognitive training (10-20 min per day).

To participate you need to come the HUMLAB at Lund University where you will be given a stress test that includes mild electric chocks. In addition, you will be asked to complete a few questionnaires.

Compensation: FREE ACCESS to Headspace mindfulness app.

The study will begin in mid May 2017. If you are interested in participating, contact Professor Ulrich Kirk, ukirk [at] health [dot] sdu [dot] dk for more information. Note that the study will take place in Lund.


During this first culture week, there will be opportunities to let yourself be seduced by the pleasant music, listen to the tunes of brass band or rock, visit the Malmö Art Academy, go to a cabaret, or to meet the initiator of Lund University. Bring the children to an exciting exploration day in Lundagård!

Date: May 8th - 14th, 2017
For events and activities during the culture week, vist…


A sustainable circular bioeconomy can contribute to economic growth and social prosperity, while addressing the key global environmental challenges. Growing demand on biomass, however, may challenge the very basis of bioeconomy by the inherent risks of, for example, soil deterioration, loss of biodiversty and food security. At this conference, industry, academia and public organisations will discuss challenges and opportunities across whole biomass value chains.

Bioeconomy can provide substantial benefits while addressing the key global environmental and socio-economic challenges that we are urged to act on over the years to come. It can address the international commitments on sustainable development goals and climate action (COP21 Paris Agreement) by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, diversifying energy sources and ensuring security of supply, in synergy with circular economy promoting alternative bio-based businesses and employment, all of which contributes to economic growth and social prosperity.

While providing these benefits, a future bioeconomy with growing demands on biomass may also generate severe negative impacts on the environment, as well as the socio-economic system, if it fails to ensure sustainable production, supply, consumption and re-use/cycling of biomass. Conversion of ecologically fragile and valuable lands to agriculture, possible CO2 emissions from such conversions, decreased soil quality, loss of biodiversity and food security are among the other potential negative impacts.

Lund University, with broad stakeholder engagement, has recently initiated a unique collaborative learning platform on bioeconomy – the BIOECONOMY inter/trans-disciplinary Graduate Research School –  which adopts a systems thinking approach to identify and assess the full range of technological, economic, social and ecological challenges and opportunities in the transition to a circular bioeconomy.

The aim of this conference is to discuss these challenges and potentials for the transition to a circular bioeconomy together with invited local, regional, national and EU level stakeholder representatives from industry, academia, public organisations, NGOs, etc. across the whole biomass value chain.

Date: May 15th, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 16:00
Venue: Lund City Hall
For more information:…
For registration:…


On 15 - 20 May 2017, Lund university is organising the Sustainability Week as part of the Lund University 350 jubilee. Students and researchers at Lund University and citizens of Lund will have the opportunity to meet, to discuss and involve society in the transition to a more sustainable world. Join in to get inspiration and new ideas on the theme sustainability. Take part of lunch seminars, research seminars and debates where the focus is on dialogue between, researchers, students, the public, organisations and politicians.

For more detailed information on IIIEE activities during the Sustainability, please follow the link:

Link to the Grand Opening of the Sustainability Week:… (open for the public, free of charge but registration needed! - sign up via…)

Date: May 15th - 20th, 2017
For events and activities:


National innovation policy vis-à-vis global firms

Lennart Stenberg is a Senior Advisor for International Co-operation and Analysis at VINNOVA (Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems). Lennart is an expert in research and innovation policy.

Date: May 16th, 2017
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Venue: Circle Seminar Room
For more information, contact claudio [dot] fassio [at] circle [dot] lu [dot] se


International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, IDAHOT, was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, media and the general public to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTQI people all over the world.

The date, May 17, was chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. IDAHOT represents an annual landmark to draw attention to the alarming situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms. It is not a centralised campaign, but rather a moment that everyone can take advantage of to take action. IDAHOT is now celebrated in more than 130 countries, including 37 where same-sex acts are illegal.

The programme for IDAHOT at Lund University is open to anyone who wants to learn more about LGBTIQ.

Date: May 17th, 2017
Time: 8:00 - 17:00
For more information:…


Understanding the Chinese party-state involves understanding how nearly 90 million people are controlled in a vast bureaucracy. Affecting the behaviour of these people requires a panoply of different rules. Understanding these rules can elucidate for us how the system works. What are the rules governing how actors work together across the party-state system? Which of these rules are binding? How do rules together affect the behaviour of officials, of organisations, and ultimately, of the party-state as a whole?  Many of these mechanisms that determine how the Chinese political system functions day-to-day remain unclear. This talk will outline the findings of a long-term research project on the rules of the Chinese system that aims to clarify some of these questions.

Dr Ryan Manuel is a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World at The Australian National University.

Date: May 17th, 2017
Time: 10:15 - 12:00
Venue: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18, Lund
For more information, contact nicholas [dot] loubere [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se


Welcome to KINO to see two documentary films connected to water, war and Syria by the filmmaker and anthropologist Joshka Wessels at Lund University. There will also be a preview of her new film. Free entrance but limited number of seats. Tickets can be collected during opening hours at any time before the screening at Kino, Kyrkogatan 3.

Little Waterfall (52 mins.)

Between 1999 and 2004 Joshka Wessels conducted long-term fieldwork in a Syrian village called “Little Waterfall” located at the edge of the Syrian desert in Aleppo province. She documented the rehabilitation of an ancient 2000-year old water tunnel system called Qanat Romani, still in use for irrigation and one of the most sustainable techniques to bring water to the desert.

Nationality Unknown (40 mins.)

A film made between 2011–2014 as part of the project “Hydropolitics in the Jordan Riverbasin”. The Syrian citizens of Majdal Shams and four other villages have been under Israeli occupation since the October war in 1973. Are there any prospects of peace in this area that is inflicted by a protracted military occupation?

Preview of the new film: "The Syrian war and memories of Little Waterfall"

In 2014, Joshka Wessels learned that the village of Little Waterfall is no more. The houses are empty, looted and deserted during the Syrian war. The new film (work in progress) reflects on the memory of Little Waterfall by intersecting contemporary footage of interviews with its former inhabitants who are now Syrian refugees in Germany and the Netherlands.

Tickets can be collected during opening hours at any time before the screening at Kino, Kyrkogatan 3.

Date: May 17th, 2017
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Venue: KINO, Kyrkogatan 3
For more information, contact: anna [dot] hellgren [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se


The Entangled Media Histories (EMHIS) international research network presents, in cooperation with the Media History unit at the Department for Communication and Media (KOM), two open keynote lectures within the framework of our conference on May 18–19.

Thursday May 18 | 9.00–10.00

MICHELE HILMES, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, USA, “Spies, Commies, and Hairdressers. The Perfidious Entanglements of Media History”

Friday May 19 | 9.00–10.00

SIMO MIKKONEN, UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ, FINLAND, “Battle for headlines and audiences? Entangled media histories and cultural exchange in the Cold War”

Date:May 18th - 19th, 2017
Time: 9:00-10:00


Welcome to a poster exhibition and panel discussion presented by the Pufendorf Institute of Advanced Studies theme “Work and Organisation in the Digital Age”.

“Digital Technologies at the Workplace: Present and Future”

13-14 Poster exhibition and mingle with the project team

The exhibition in the grand hall of the Pufendorf Institute will present illustrated posters that have been created by the Digiwork team in collaboration with the comic artist Maja Lindén. The project members will be present and open for questions and discussions with the visitors.

14-16 Panel discussion: “The future of digital technologies: present and future”

If you intend to participate please sign up via… so that we can order sufficient refreshments.

Date: May 18th, 2017
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Venue: The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies, Biskopsgatan 3, Lund
For more information, contact stephan [dot] schaefer [at] fek [dot] lu [dot] se or visit…


Join us for a discussion with Nicholas Loubere about the Made in China Yearbook 2016: Disturbances in Heaven, recently published open access by ANU Press. The book launch will be followed by a reception and attendees will receive a free copy of the book.

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2016 was the year of the fire monkey. What better character than Sun Wukong to inspire this inaugural volume of the Made in China Yearbook? In this past year, Chinese workers and activists from all walks of life have struggled under heightened repression by the Chinese party-state, showing remarkable endurance even under these dire circumstances. Through their battles, however small or short-lived, they repeatedly challenged the message of ‘harmony’ put forward by the Chinese authorities, creating ‘disturbances’ in the imaginary heaven engineered by the party-state. All of this is nothing other than proof of the survival of the monkey spirit in Chinese society. Even when trapped under a mountain of repression, or in terrible pain due to the curse of the magic headband of state control, the monkey still manages to briefly wriggle free, reminding us that not all is well, that not everything is predictable.

The yearbook is available free via

Nicholas Loubere is an Associate Senior Lecturer in the Study of Modern China at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University. He is the co-chief editor of the website, and the e-journal Made in China: A Quarterly on Chinese Labour, Civil Society, and Rights.

Registration necessary. Please register for the event via…

This event is organized in cooperation with the Rauol Wallenberg Institute and the Lund Human Rights Hub.

Date: May 18th, 2017
Time: 15:00
Venue: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Asia Library, Sölvegatan 18, Lund
For more information, contact: nicholas [dot] loubere [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se


This year´s master´s student in entrepreneurship and innovation shows their projects!

The students on the Master´s programme in Entrepreneurship- New Venture Creation at Lund University School of Economics and Management displays the projects that they have been working on during the year in a trade show that is organised in collaboration between Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship’s master students and VentureLabs incubanes. The trade show is an opportunity for the participants to showcase themselves and their projects - and for you to take part of what they have achieved so far!

Get inspired by new business ideas and technologies, mingle and network with interesting people. The fair is open for the public, and you who are interested in our programmes are especially welcome!

Read more about the show on Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship webpage ( and come and pay us a visit dusing the trade show!


Date: May 24th, 2017
Time: 11:30
Venue: Ideon Agora
For more information, contact: lottie [dot] norrsen [at] fek [dot] lu [dot] see


Welcome to Lund School of Architecture Spring Exhibition 2017 where you will be introduced to the work and ideas of future architects.

Date: May 24th - 31st, 2017
Venue: A-huset, LTH
For more information, contact: asa [dot] nilsson [at] kansli [dot] lth [dot] se



Other News, Events & Opportunities in Details


Title: Transnational Child Welfare and Protection Arrangements for Refugee Children

Abstract: Over the last years my research is concerned with understanding how socio-legal services are delivered to, and experienced by, disadvantaged groups of people with the aim to gain knowledge on how to better match services to the needs of people. In this seminar, I will first discuss my previous PhD research on families who are subjected to child welfare and protection processes, and my studies on refugees in the Netherlands. Then, I will present my preliminary thoughts on my current research as a postdoc at the Malmö University on transnational child welfare and protection arrangements for refugee children, a combination of my fields on interest.  

My proposed project at Social Work examines (1) how child welfare and protection arrangements are framed, organized and coordinated at a (trans)national level in the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark, (2) implemented at a local level by different service providers to make arrangements for refugee children, and (3) actively shaped, and experienced, by the different stakeholders involved in the different countries.  

Date: May 11st, 2017
Time: 14:15 - 16:00
Venue: Lounge room, 9th floor, MIM, Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö University
For more information, contact: christian [dot] fernandez [at] mah [dot] se


A day of Coding. At  Pink Programming Sunday we meet up and code together for a day. Which programming language and what you work with is completely up to you. If you are a beginner and don't know where to start, we will help you get started!

You don't need any prerequisites to attend, all you need to do is to bring your own laptop and register prior to the event. Of course, everything is completely free of charge, including lunch, coffee, and snacks.

If you have registered and need to cancel for some reason - please do so through the link provided in the registration email. We have a limited number of spots, and someone else will be happy to take your place.

Hope to see you there!

Date: May 14th, 2017
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Venue: Axis Communications, Emdalavägen 14, 223 69 Lund
For more information and registration:


Title: “Remixed”? Factors affecting intermarriage of multiethnic people

Abstract: This paper analyzes the marriage patterns of multiethnic people in Sweden. Whereas the probability of people from different ethnic groups to intermarry has been widely examined, few researchers have analyzed how parental patterns of intermarriage and intra-marriage may influence their children’s marital choices. The first challenge when looking at mixed-raced or multiethnic people’s marriage patterns is to reach some consensus on what intermarriage means for them. Do they intermarry when they choose partners who do not have identical ethnic or racial backgrounds as themselves? In other words, is a couple comprised of a Swedish-Chilean multiethnic partner and a Chilean partner living in Sweden conceived as being mixed or is it considered as a homogeneous couple? Finally, what other factors affect mixed couples’ choices for intermarrying versus intra-marrying? Based on Swedish register data from 2007 this paper addresses the questions asked above.

Date: May 18th, 2017
Time: 14:15 - 16:00
Venue: Lounge room, 9th floor, MIM, Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö University
For more information, contact: christian [dot] fernandez [at] mah [dot] se



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