PROVIR closing conference: “Exceptional welfare: Dilemmas in/of irregular migration”

The PROVIR closing conference will take place in Bergen 19th to 21st of November 2014.

Key note speakers:

  • Linda Bosniak, Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law–Camden (US)
  • Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor of Anthropology, The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College (US)
  •  Gregor Noll, Professor of Law, Lund University (Sweden) (To be confirmed)

Paper proposals (maximum 300 words) can be submitted until the 25th of April 2014. Please include a short bio with the abstract. Conference registration deadline is 1st of October.  The Call for Papers and details about how to present contributions will be available on the PROVIR website

For more information about the conference or to submit a paper proposal contact Marry-Anne Karlsen at


Meet the Somalis: Illustrated stories

Meet the Somalis is a collection of 14 illustrated stories  depicting the real life experiences of Somalis in seven cities in Europe; Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Leicester, London, Malmö, and Oslo, developed as part of the Somalis in European cities project.  Meet the Somalis is based on the testimonies of real Somalis and the  illustrations seek to offer readers a better understanding  of the experience of fleeing a warzone and the challenges faced by Somalis in Europe. Benjamin Dix (researcher and author) and Lindsay Pollock (artist) created these illustrations based on hours of recorded interviews, photographs, and stories that were sometimes  tragic, shocking, hopeful, inspiring, and funny.