The research group Migration and Diversity emerges from a long tradition of research at the School of Global Studies. The research group explores how globalization is expressed in transnational mobility and cultural diversity in various contexts, including Angola, Cap Verde, Greece, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sweden, and the United States.
The research is carried out by members of this group covers a number of sub-themes of relevance to broader migration and development debates. One of these concerns the links between migrants and their homelands, such as the role of diaspora groups for processes of transitional justice and the role of remittances for social relations and agency. Another sub-theme explores the experiences of asylum-seekers, labor migrants, returnees, and residents of multicultural neighbourhoods – in relation to their immigration status, identity, and sexuality and as embedded in various geopolitical and postcolonial contexts.
In recent years a number of projects have further taken an interest in the governance and infrastructure of migration, including the outsourcing and privatization of immigration controls and labor migration schemes, often emphasizing how different groups of migrants navigate these regimes to increase their room to manoeuvre.