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Conference Presenters

Alexandra Bousiou is a Research Coordinator and PhD student at the University of Gothenburg. She currently works on the projects Migration and Corruption nexus in Greece and Local Welcoming policies for EU migrants. Her work has been published in the book Discursive Governance in Politics policy and the public sphere (Palgrave Macmillan).

Katharine Charsley is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol, UK. Her main research interests are in gender, the family and migration, particularly in the field of cross-border marriages. Her work has been published in International Migration Review, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Global Networks: a journal of transnational affairs among others.

Shereen El Feki is a Professor of Global Practice, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and Senior Fellow at Promundo. She is expert in gender, sexuality and health in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and an author of Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World (2014). As a senior fellow with Promundo, under the aegis of UN Women, Shereen is also leading IMAGES-MENA, a pioneering study of men, masculinities and gender equality in four countries in the Arab region.

Oksana S. Gréen is Senior Lecturer at the University of Gothenburg. Her research focuses on global migration, gender and care from a distance, with a special focus on children’s well-being and the issue of migrants’ rights. Her current project aims to study how migrants as parents working in Sweden arrange care across the national borders and how these care-giving arrangements are enabled or challenged by the institutional context of Sweden with regard to welfare, migration laws, gender and working time regimes. Her work has been published by Baltic Worlds, Russia Review of Social Sciences and others.


Melanie Griffiths is a Research Associate at the University of Bristol, UK. Her research focuses on the sociology of migration, the sociology of family and men and masculinities studies. Her current project, entitled “Detention, Deportability and the Family: Migrant Men's Negotiations of the Right to Respect for Family Life”, is on the family lives and Article 8 rights of men at risk of deportation. She has published in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Journal of Legal Anthropology, Anthropology Today and other outlets.

Jeff Hearn is a Full Professor at Örebro University, Hanken School of Economics, Finland and University of Huddersfield, UK. He is one of the founders of European Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities. His research focuses on a variety of areas in which men and masculinities issues play crucial roles, such as: violence, transnational migration, work, organisation and management, globalisation and many others. His publications include articles in Gender and Psychology, Current Sociology, Sociological review, Men and Masculinities, Journal of Gender Studies and many others. His latest book is Men of the World. Genders, Globalisations, Transnational Times (2015).

Pierrette Hondagneu – Sotelo is a Full Professor at the University of Southern California, where she also serves as Associate Director at the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, and is one of the leading scholars in the field of migration and gender studies. Her research interests include international migration and immigrant integration; gender; informal sector work; Mexican/Latino immigrant workers; religion and social movements for immigrant rights. Hondagneu - Sotelo’s research has been published in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Gender & Society, and Social Problems among others.

Giuseppe Masullo is an Assistant Professor at the University of Salerno. His research has been focused purely on the field of social representations of health and disease, and on the cultural dynamics within care relationships, with particular attention paid to the situation of foreign citizens. His work has been published in Italian Sociological Review, Academicus and many others outlets.

Marion Pajumetis is the Coordinator of the Estonian national contact point of the European Migration Network at the University of Tallinn, where she received her doctorate for her thesis on Estonian men’s masculine identity reconstruction following migration to wealthy EU member states. She is a former Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Örebro. Her work has been published in Studies of Transition States and Societies, Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers and others.

Paula Pustułka is an Associate Researcher at Jagiellonian University. Her research revolves around the intersections of family scholarship and migration studies, especially family/parenting practices, motherhood/mothering, mobility and belonging, migrants and education, as well as qualitative methodologies. Her work has been published in Social Identities, Studia Migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny, Contributions to Humanities and others.

Elli Scambor is a Research Director at the Association for Men's and Gender Issues Styria, Austria and a Lecturer at the University of Graz, Austria. Her research is on critical studies on men and masculinities (education, work, social movements, care, migration) and has been published in Men and Masculinities, Journal of Men’s Studies, Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies and many others.

Agnieszka Trąbka is a sociologist and psychologist working in the field of migration studies. Her research interests include migration in childhood, constructing identity in the context of migration as well as practices and perceptions of space. She is an Assistant Professor at Jagiellonian University. She has published in major Polish journals such as Studia Migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny, Kultura i społeczeństwo and contributed to a book Migration, Diversity and Education published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Michael Tunc is a PhD candidate at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. His doctoral dissertation is on Turkish second generation migrant fathers in Germany. His work has been published in Forum Sexualaufklärung und Familienplanung and several edited volumes.

Organizers and Sponsors

Katarzyna Wojnicka, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Gothenburg katarzyna.wojnicka@gu.se

Hosted by the Centre for European Research at the University of Gothenburg (CERGU) www.cergu.gu.se/english

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