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Photo of Johan Sandberg by Emma Lord.

Johan Sandberg

Associate Professor | Senior Lecturer

Photo of Johan Sandberg by Emma Lord.


PhD in Sociology in 2014 after several years of professional work and consultancy within development finance and structured trade finance. Between January 2015-December 2018, Director of Studies, Lund University Masters of Science Programme in International Development and Management (LUMID). Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Migration and Development (CMD), Princeton University between August 2015 and July 2016. Research Fellow at the Office of Population Research, CMD, Princeton University (awarded on May 16, 2016). Affiliated with the Center for Economic Demography, Lund University since November 5, 2018. Associate professor (Docent) since July-2021.

Research Projects


  • The Role of International Migrant Organizations in Labour Market Integration in Sweden. Funded by a Project Grant from Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation. Collaboration with OPR, Princeton University. Contact: johans [at] princeton [dot] edu.


  • Conditionality and Behavioural Change in New Social Policy: Effects of Retracted Study Allowances in Sweden. Contact: johan [dot] sandberg [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se.


  • Support for Immigration in Post-2015 Refugee Crisis in Sweden. Contact: johan [dot] sandberg [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se.


  • Global Quest for Talent: STEM-migration in the Swedish Labour Market. Collaboration with the Center for Economic Demography (CED), Lund University. Contact: johan [dot] sandberg [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se.