Joseph Trawicki Anderson


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

About Joseph Trawicki Anderson

I work as a researcher at the School of Global Studies and hold a PhD in Peace and Development research.

My research is focused on migration, particularly the role played by non-state actors in the governance and practice of international labor migration. This has included for instance work on guestworker schemes in both the United States and Malaysia, but also research on the externalization of migration control in the EU to Africa and changes in Swedish migration policy. Running through these different projects has been an ongoing interest in the involvement of private actors in governing and controlling migration and how the entanglement of of public and private actors and interests produces new forms of authority and control over migrants.

I am currently leading two research projects:

Employers and their new roles in Swedish migration policy (2023-2026)

This project, funded by FORTE and conducted together with Andreas Diedrich, examines the role of Swedish employers in the implementation of migration policy as Swedish policy has increasingly relied on employment to determine legal status, even for those in Sweden seeking protection.

Labour recruitment and brokerage in South-South migration: The case of MOUs between Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia (2023-2027)

This project, funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR) examines bilateral labor agreements between Indonesia, Vietnam, and Malaysia to examine how address issues of migrant protection.