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The 18th NMR conference is fast approaching. Follow updates and find the program on the conference website.

The NMR General Assembly is to take place at the end of the first day of the conference.

The NMR General Assembly is on August 11, 2016 from 17:15 to 18:00 at the University of Oslo (Blindern), Norway. All members of NMR are invited to participate.

Please find the Agenda of the General Assembly and the List of Candidates for the NMR Board 2017–2018 by clicking  the links.

NMR Chair Report 2015–2016



The 18th Nordic Migration Research Conference in Oslo



Abstracts for papers can be submitted electronically at the conferences website:

In the electronic submission form, you will be asked to indicate in which workshop you wish to present your paper.

The call for paper abstracts opens on February 1st and closes on March 15th.

Upcoming dates for the NMR Conference

The 18th Nordic Migration Research (NMR) Conference will be held on August 11-12, 2016 at the University of Oslo, Norway.

The Call for Paper proposals opens on February 1st, 2016.  Please go to the conference webpage at the University of Oslo for submitting paper proposals. Registration for the conference opens at May 2nd, 2016.

All information about the conference is continuously updated at the conference webpage at the University of Oslo.

Call for workshop proposals – 18th Nordic Migration Conference

Call for Workshop Proposals

The 18th Nordic Migration Conference in Oslo


Nordic Migration Research invites proposals for workshops to be held during the 18th Nordic Migration conference, which will take place at the University of Oslo, Norway August 11-12, 2016. We invite proposals for either single-session workshops or double-session workshops, each session lasting 1,5 hours. Single-session workshops should include 3-4 presentations, while double-session workshops should include 6-8 paper presentations. We welcome thematic workshop proposals from across all disciplinary fields focusing on a wide range of topics that are relevant for scholars of international migration and ethnic relations. Workshop organizers will in cooperation with the conference organizing committee be responsible for selecting which papers will be presented in each workshop. Deadline for workshop proposals is extended to December 1st  2015. 

To propose a workshop, contact Melina Røe


Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Min Zhou, University of California, Los Angeles

Dr Ruben Andersson, London School of Economics

Professor Tjitske Akkerman, University of Amsterdam

Global inequalities between countries and regions in terms of income, security, rights, and living conditions are today driving increasing numbers of people into crossing international borders in search of personal safety, economic opportunities and better future prospects. At the same time, social inequality is sharply on the rise within societies across the globe, as traditional structures of work and welfare are rearranged and/or dismantled. In an increasingly globalized world, boundaries of class, nationality, ethnicity, gender and legal statuses are intersecting in new ways, giving rise to changing and new dimensions of inequality within and between both migrant sending and migrant receiving societies. In this conference we wish to explore the diverse links between international migration and social inequality, in a Nordic, European and global context. We invite scholars from across disciplinary boundaries to engage in a discussion of how these changes can be conceptualized and studied, from a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives. Contributions are welcomed that reflect on how economic, political, cultural and social factors in origin and destination countries affect migration and shape diverse societies. We welcome papers which discuss how issues such as global inequalities, states policies, legal frameworks, media discourses and cultural boundaries shape the dynamics of migration and migrants’ everyday experiences.

Nordic Migration Research (NMR)
Norsk nettverk for migrasjonsforskning
University of Oslo (UiO)

New book review editor

The Nordic Journal of Migration Research (NJMR) is seeking a book review editor who could contribute to editorial process for the Book Review section. We are particularly hoping for candidates from Sweden to apply.

The Book Review Editor’s primary role will be to solicit manuscripts and books, to work with authors throughout the manuscript revision process, and to provide general support to the book review process. The Book Review Editor is a voluntary position and is not remunerated.

If you are interested in submitting an application, please send the following to

  • Full name, university affiliation, and current CV.
  • A brief response to why are you interested in a book review editorial position? (No more than 200 words).

 The deadline for applying is August 1, 2015

Call for book review editor

CfP: Return Migration, Circular Migration and Social Work

Please find attached the call for paper proposals to the workshop ”Return Migration, Circular Migration and Social Work” to be held on 15 and 16 October 2015 in Malmö, Sweden. The  workshop is organised on behalf of the IMISCOE research group ”International migration and social protection – Mobility and diversity as challenges to welfare rights and provision” and convened by ERICA RIGHARD, Malmö University, PAOLO BOCCAGNI, Trento University, and CLAUDIO BOLZMAN, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland.
The deadline for submission is July 31st, 2015. Please feel free to circulate the CfP to anyone who might be interested.

The Nordic Journal of Migration Research, issue 5(1)2015 is now online

It can be freely accessed on

The Contents as follows:

Editorial /Näre, Lena / Bendixsen, Synnøve

Border Struggles in the Migrant Metropolis /De Genova, Nicholas

Person, Time and Conduct in Alna /Eriksen, Thomas Hylland

The Meaning of Ethnic Equality in Scandinavian Anti-Discrimination Legislation /Reisel, Liza

“The Most Open System Among OECD Countries” Swedish Regulation of Labour Migration /Calleman, Catharina

Over-Education Amongst the Children of Immigrants in Sweden /Dahlstedt, Inge

Book Reviews /Lybaek, Lena / Kulju, Jonna / Otterbeck, Jonas / Oisalo, Niina / Zechner, Minna / Otto, Laura