Nordic Migration Research (NMR) is a membership-based organisation of individuals and institutions conducting or using research related to different aspects of international migration.

About us

NJMR – Nordic Journal of Migration Research

The Nordic Journal of Migration Research (NJMR) publishes theoretical and empirical analyses of migration, including themes such as nationalism and transnationalism, ethnic relations and racism, border practices and belonging. The journal gives priority to Nordic issues, but publishes articles also from other geographical contexts and is open to different methodological approaches.

NJMR was founded in 2011 by the Nordic Migration Research (NMR). It is a continuation of the Norwegian Journal of Migration Research (2000–2009) and the Finnish Journal of Ethnicity and Migration (2006–2010). NJMR is a double-blind peer-reviewed and open access international journal that is free of cost for authors and readers alike. It is financed with a grant from the Nordic Board for Periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOP-HS), support by the Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU), and NMR membership fees.


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NMR has two types of memberships, institutional membership and individual membership.

Institutional Membership is open for institutions wanting to support the work of NMR. This support enables the NMR to run the Nordic Journal of Migration Research and other activities. In exchanged for our gratitude, these institutions are displayed on our webpage, in our conferences and in our journal.

Individual membership is biannual and acquired when participating in our conference, the Nordic Migration Research Conference, as a paying participant.

The 20th Nordic Migration Research Conference, 11 – 14 January, 2021, University of Helsinki, Finland

The 20th Nordic Migration Research conference and the 17th ETMU conference will be organized jointly at the University of Helsinki, Finland, in 11 – 14 January, 2021, under the theme of Colonial/Racial Histories, National Narratives and Transnational Migration. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the conference will be organized fully online. The conference aims to provide a multidisciplinary platform for discussions in which the colonial/racial past and present (coloniality) are seen as relevant for how diasporic communities, racialized minorities and Indigenous Peoples are encountered and acted upon in the Nordic societies, as well as how these communities resist, question, resurgence, organize themselves and seek for alternative horizons beyond hierarchies.

Organized by: Nordic Migration Research (NMR), Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU), Migration Institute of Finland (MIF), Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN).

Welcome to the NMR General Assembly (GA) which takes place during the Nordic Migration Research Conference in Helsinki, Finland

on Wednesday January 13th, 2021 at 10:00am–10:45am (Finnish time, CET +1)

Due to Covid-19 situation, the conference and GA will be held online.

A zoom link to the General Assembly will be sent to all conference participants.

In case you will not participate the conference, but want to attend the GA, please register to: marja.tiilikainen(at) by January 8, 2021.

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