Talk: Current Research with Queer Refugees: Two Studies

Welcome to a talk with researchers Thomas Wimark and Daniel Hedlund, Thursday 17th May, 2018, 17.00 – 18.00 at Stockholm University

Room: De Geersalen, house Y (Y-huset)

Thomas Wimark will talk about ways to employ empowering methodologies when working with vulnerable and (un)documented individuals and communities. He will discuss this in the light of his current work with queer refugees in Sweden. Further he will illustrate an example of research output from empowering methodologies with a focus on asylum accommodation in Sweden.

Thomas Wimark, PhD, is a researcher at Department of Human Geography at Stockholm University. His interests lie in the nexus between migration, residential mobility and minorities, specially sexual minorities.

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Daniel Hedlund will talk about the relevance of continuing to examine how the Swedish state and its authorities respond to asylum seekers both at policy and implementation levels. An example presented in relation to this will be a forthcoming article co-authored with Thomas Wimark about the sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) refugee claims of unaccompanied children in Sweden.

Daniel Hedlund is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Child and Youth Studies. His research interests lie in the political, institutional and legal contexts that influence Swedish asylum policy and reception, in particular concerning unaccompanied minors.

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In order to increase accessibility, the event will take place in English. Questions are welcome in Swedish and will be translated.

Places are limited to 115 – No registeration is needed however please do come in good time.

För att öka tillgängligheten kommer samtalet vara på engelska. Frågor kan ställas på svenska och kommer översättas på plats. Antalet platser är begränsat till 115. Ingen föranmälan behövs, men kom gärna i god tid.

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