Researchers in the Migration cluster look into questions generated from social phenomena and structures, especially migration, ethnicity, social movements and diaspora. In recent years, leading research has emphasized the importance of social analysis having to take into account cross-border relationships and structures that characterize contemporary society and its social and cultural life. A variety of intersecting and conflictual social relationships, such as those linked to differences in gender, age and social status, place special demands on the theoretical and methodological development of the research. Given the Department’s transnational profile and social anthropological focus, in which research has a genuinely empirical interest in how people set up their lives, the Migration cluster has great potential for a dynamic knowledge development.

Professor Erik Olsson leads the Migration cluster.

 

Grafitti in Valparaiso, Chile. Photo: Erik Olsson
Grafitti in Valparaiso, Chile. Photo: Erik Olsson