I hold a Master degree in Public Administration and Environmental Studies with a major in Social and Economic Geography. During 2004 - 2005 I worked as a research assistant with two research projects on tourism and nature protection at the department.
Since February 2006 I am a doctoral student at the Department of Social and Economic Geography and a member of the Graduate School of Population Dynamics and Public Policy at Umeå University.
The working title of my dissertation is East European Swedes – Integration and Migration Biographies in emerging Migration Systems. The aim of this project, which is financed by FAS, is to explore the dynamics in the migration systems between Sweden and Russia, the Baltic States and Poland by means of analyses of migration biographies.
The focus is on social networks, family circumstances and integration at the labour market. The aim also involves increasing the knowledge about consequences for population development and labour supply in different migration scenarios, at national and regional level in Sweden.
The project employs a gender perspective. Gender roles and relations shape the migration decision-making process, and assumptions are made that there are different prerequisites for migration among men and women.
By combining quantitative register data with survey and interview data it is possible to follow how the migrants’ paths – the migration and possible integration into the Swedish society – has been formed by decisions, economic conditions and social networks in the places of origin and destination.
- Migration and Population Geograph
Main teaching areas:
- Social and urban planning
- Development Geography