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Family, Migration and Welfare (FAMIW)

Studying family, migration, and welfare from multidisciplinary perspectives

This research environment offers a platform for sharing and deliberating sociological and anthropological analyses pertaining to family- and gender relations, migration and social welfare.

Our studies address topics such as the vulnerable position and experiences of migrants across different regions, evolving dynamics of care and intimate relations, and the development of family and labour market policy reforms in Sweden and beyond. 

While our theoretical frameworks vary, we are united by our interest in social inequality and stratification, particularly as explored within feminist, queer and post-colonial studies. We employ a diverse range of research methods, including qualitative approaches such as ethnography, document analysis and life history interviews, as well as mixed methods and quantitative methods. 

Alongside empirical and theoretical discussions, our meetings explore innovative methods and methodological considerations. The group convenes at least once a month, occasionally biweekly, to review each other’s research of various stages, from initial ideas to full paper drafts. Our seminars are attended by department researchers and external guests. 

Selected Projects

Larger projects within the environment/group include:


  • Dalia Abdelhady, dalia [dot] abdelhady [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se (dalia[dot]abdelhady[at]soc[dot]lu[dot]se)
  • Lisa Eklund, lisa [dot] eklund [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

Selected publications