About NMR

The Nordic Migration Research (NMR) is an international non-profit organisation of individual and institutional members. It was founded during the Nordic Migration Research conference in Bergen in November 2007 and the board had its inaugural meeting in January the following year.

The NMR board consists of three board members and one substitute each from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The NMR Office is located in the institute of the chairman, and alters between the four countries with a four-year interval. Board members and the location of the secretariat is elected by the General Assembly that takes place every second year in conjunction with the Nordic Migration Research Conference.

The objectives of the association are regulated in the NMR statutes. These are:

a) Stimulate and promote comparative Nordic scientific research on migration and ethnic relations, to promote the formation of closer research networks among Nordic researchers, institutions and research projects, and to support individuals seeking to visit other institutions as guest researchers for shorter periods of time.

b) Increase awareness of NMR-related issues and research results in the public debate in the Nordic countries and in a global context.

c) Provide support for scholars embarking on this field of research.

d) Promote collaboration concerning education at the Master and PhD levels.

e) Organize and support conferences and courses with the capacity to contract with local organizers to whom the organization can confer all powers and liabilities, and

f) Publish a Nordic, English-language scientific journal.

NMR is the owner of Nordic Journal of Migration Research (NJMR) that was established in 2011, and every second year it organises the Nordic Migration Research Conference together with a local host.

The NJMR is a continuation of the Norsk tidsskrift for migrasjonsforskning (English: Norwegian Journal of Migration Research) (2000–2009) and the Finnish Journal of Ethnicity and Migration (2006–2010). It is a double-blind peer-reviewed, open access international journal that is free of cost for both authors and readers.

The Nordic Migration Research Conference was initiated by the Nordic Migration Research Network in the 1980s. Since 2009, as the network had developed into an association, it is the NMR that organises the Nordic Migration Research Conference. The conference alters between Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and the selection of the host institution is made by the board.

NMR Secretariat and Board Members 2021–2022

In the General Assembly 2021 Miika Tervonen was elected Chair of the NMR.
Vice-chair Zachary Whyte, treasurer Saara Koikkalainen.
For the period 2019–2022 the Migration Institute of Finland in Turku, Finland is the NMR secretariat.

Denmark

Rashmi Singla

Roskilde University

Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger

University of Aarhus

Zachary Whyte

University of Copenhagen

Finland

Miika Tervonen

CHAIR
Migration Institute of Finland – SECRETARIAT

Saara Koikkalainen

Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland (UEF)

Anna-Leena Riitaoja

University of Helsinki

Norway

Justyna Bell

NOVA/Oslo Met

Kari Anne Drangsland

University of Bergen/IMER

Ursula Småland Goth

Kristiania University College

Sweden

Carl-Ulrik Schierup

REMESO, Linköping University

Sayaka Osanami Törngren

MIM, Malmö University

Oksana Shmulyar Gréen

CGM, University of Gothenburgh

Substitutes

Denmark

Finland

Magdalena Kmak

Åbo Akademi University

Norway

Astrid Espegren

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Sweden

Klara Öberg

Halmstad University

Election Committee

Ninna Nyberg Sørensen

Danish Institute for International Studies

Marja Tiilikainen

Migration Institute of Finland

Marie Louise Seeberg

NOVA/Oslo Met

Andrea Spehar

CGM, University of Gothenburg