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Isabell Schierenbeck


School of Global
Visiting address
Konstepidemins väg 2
41314 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 700
40530 Göteborg

About Isabell Schierenbeck

I am a Professor in Political Science at the School of Global Studies (SGS). My main research areas are state building and political leadership, international development cooperation (Etiopien, Rwanda), implementation studies, research design and qualitative methods, and Israeli politics. I have a long lasting interest in research ethics and safety. My current research is on street-level bureaucracies and integration policies (policy and practice) in a comparative perspective (Jordan, Sweden, Turkey). I am an expert commentator (on Middle Eastern politics) for radio, TV and the daily press.

Current research projects

Refugee Migration and Cities: Social Institutions, Political Governance and Integration in Jordan, Turkey and Sweden (SIPGI). Together with Andrea Spehar (PI), Mine Eder, Alexander Jung, Kristen Kao, Ellen Lust and Josepha Wessels; funded by the Swedish Research Council (2019-2024).

Teaching and tutoring

Current PhD supervision: Alexander Jung, Emanuelle Brandström Arellano.

Completed PhD supervisions: Carin Berg, Wayne S. Coetzee, Anna K. Forsman, Meike Froitzheim, Marie Jeanne Nzayisenga, Arne Wackenhut.

Teaching: Research design and qualitative methods (BA, MA and PhD), Middle Eastern politics (BA).

Other positions and responsibilities

Chair of the research seminar in Peace and Development

Board member of Centre on Global Migration (CGM)

Board member of portfolio "Global development and International relations", Norwegian Research Council

Board member of The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)


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