University of Gothenburg

Keynote Speakers

The 2nd Organizing Migration and Integration in Contemporary Societies Conference, 22-24 November, 2023, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Keynote Speakers OMICS 2023

Climate change and migration - An assessment of the state of evidence
Mathias Czaika is a University Professor in Migration and Integration and Head of the Department for Migration and Globalisation at Danube University, Krems, Austria. In this role, he is leading a team of more than 20 researchers and support staff, and he is also the Coordinator of the PhD Programme in Migration Studies. Mathias Czaika holds a master’s degree in Economics from University of Konstanz, and a PhD in Political Economy from University of Freiburg, Germany. After finishing his PhD in 2008, he worked as an economic policy analyst and advisor for the German Development Cooperation Agency (GIZ) in Frankfurt, Germany. Between 2010 and 2017, he was a Senior Researcher and Associate Professor at the University of Oxford, UK. In 2016, he became director of the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford. Mathias Czaika’s main research interests cover areas as wide as international migration processes, social transformations, globalization, development, poverty, and inequality; relative deprivation, aspirations, and migration decision making; migration policy formation, policy impact evaluation; labour migration, asylum and refugees.

Mathias Czaika

Migration and Integration: A Global South Perspective 
Professor Dr. B.S. Bhupinder Chimni‘s main affiliation is Jindal Global Law School, Delhi, India. He is an international law researcher of global repute, and his most outstanding achievement is the early establishment of a perspective on international law that enabled the voice of the Global South. Professor Chimni is one of the main initiators of Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), an approach that has left its mark on the global discourse on international law since the early 1990s. He has inspired a generation of migration law researchers around the world with his groundbreaking texts.  

B.S. Bhupinder Chimni

The role of civil society for integration and employability in conditions of socio-economic vulnerability and diversity
Gabriella Elgenius is Professor in Sociology at the University of Gothenburg. She received her doctorate as a Marie Curie fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science and was later awarded a fellowship by the British Academy at the University of Oxford. Her research is comparative, multi-cited and multi-method in two main fields: civil society and integration, and nostalgia, ethnic nationalism and radical right parties. She is the project lead for a few projects on civil society’s mitigating role and contribution to local participation (LOCALiTIES, RETHINKING INTEGRATION and EMPOWERING CITIES of MIGRATION and Community or Citizen Research). Gabriella is Co-director of the Swedish Research Council’s Graduate School in Migration and Integration, Associate Member of the University of Oxford and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London.

Gabriella Elgenius
Gabriella Elgenius

Process perspectives for studying migration and integration 
Ann Langley is Emerita Professor of management at HEC Montréal and Distinguished Research Environment Professor at University of Warwick. Her research deals with strategic management processes and practices in complex organization, with a particular emphasis on qualitative and process-based research methods. She is currently Deputy Editor for qualitative research at  Academy of Management Journal,  and coeditor of a book series  Perspectives on Process Organization Studies  published by Oxford University Press

Ann Langley
Ann Langley