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The aim of the Global Refugee Studies (GRS) research group is to create new theoretical, empirical and methodological knowledge about the main causes and consequences of, and possible solutions to the problems of refugees and other victims of forced displacement. The normative and ethical premise is that such people in flight are human beings with serious problems rather than human beings as problems.

Relevant topics include the following:

  • Life as a forcefully displaced person
  • Repatriation, rehabilitation, resettlement and rebuilding local, national and regional communities
  • Refugee policies of various countries, including Denmark
  • Links between environmental factors (including climate change) and forced displacement
  • Links between armed conflicts and refugee flows
  • Humanitarian action and actors
  • Refugee camps
  • Diasporas

The group is multidisciplinary and its membership ranges from Political Science, International Relations and Law to Anthropology – and it is open to researchers from other academic disciplines.   

The main output is publication via “academic” channels such as articles in peer reviewed journals and monographs, but the project also organises seminars and similar events as well as contributing to the public debate in Denmark and elsewhere. It also serves as the research foundation of the study programme Global Refugee Studies.  

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Projekter 2005 2022

ADMIGOV: Advancing Alternative Migration Governance

Lemberg-Pedersen, M.


Projekter: ProjektForskning

The Marketization of Displacement

Lemberg-Pedersen, M.


Projekter: ProjektForskning

Publikationer 1987 2019

2 Citationer (Scopus)

Awkward Entanglements: Kinship, Morality and Survival in Cape Town’s Prison–township Circuit

Waltorp, K. & Jensen, S., 2019, I : Ethnos. Journal of Anthropology. 84, 1, s. 41-55 15 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

correctional institution

BoB, Bitcoin, and the Blockchain: Anticipatory infrastructures of the cashless society

Ulfstjerne, M. A., 2019, (Afsendt) Who’s cashing in? Contemporary perspectives on new monies and global cashlessness. Berghahn Books

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

Border-induced displacement: The ethical and legal implications of distance-creation through externalization

Moreno-Lax, V. & Lemberg-Pedersen, M., 1 mar. 2019, I : Questions of International Law. 56, 1, s. 5-33 28 s., 1.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Åben adgang
third countries
human rights


Khayrallah Migration Studies Prize

Anja Kublitz (Modtager), 1 nov. 2016

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser

Stipendium til San Cataldo

Marlene Spanger (Modtager), 1 nov. 2015

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser

Aktiviteter 2006 2019


Steffen Bo Jensen (Foredragsholder)
20 jun. 2019

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragUndervisning og kursusvirksomhed ved andre universiteter

Besøg og udveksling seminar mellem Universitetet Sørøst-Norge og Institut for sociologi og socialt arbejde, Aalborg Universitet.

Mette Rømer (Arrangør), Maja Lis Lundemark Andersen (Deltager), Annette Olesen (Deltager), Trond Beldo Klausen (Deltager), Marlene Spanger (Deltager)
19 jun. 2019

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i faglig begivenhedOrganisering af eller deltagelse i workshop, kursus, seminar eller lignende


Følger tvang og slumlejre med, når prisen presses i bund?

Marlene Spanger (Oplægsholder)
15 jun. 2019

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragForedrag og præsentationer i privat eller offentlig virksomhed


Co-creation of Knowledge

Vibeke Andersson (Deltager), Helene Balslev Clausen (Deltager)

Impact: Social impact, Kulturel impact, Anden impact

Fattigdom og udvikling

Vibeke Andersson (Deltager)

Impact: Politisk impact, Kulturel impact, Social impact, Anden impact

Integration and Employment; Meeting the 'Other'

Vibeke Andersson (Deltager), Helene Balslev Clausen (Deltager)

Impact: Politisk impact, Social impact, Kulturel impact