inequality | borders & security | human rights & humanitarianism | (im)mobility
GRS works to foster and communicate a deeper understanding of what happens when the world is moved and people move within it. Whether conflict, land-grabbing or poverty are the critical moving factors, GRS’s multi-disciplinary research capacity offers outstanding analyses of the relationship between large-scale political and economic processes and the lived experiences of people on the ground and their dreams for a better future.
We explore the underlying dynamics of forced migration, the ways that refugees and marginalized maneuver, and the intersection between these groups and authorities’ attempt to curb, tap into, or manage these movements, be it by border control, humanitarian interventions or integration policies.
The vision is animated by the analysis that conflict, movement, the inability to move as well as forced displacement are intimately interconnected in an increasingly globalized world in which the majority live precarious and uncertain lives. GRS contributes with critical analyses, such as how the colonial encounter still shapes how we today relate to displacement and social hierarchies including, but not limited to, relations of race, gender, and class.
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.
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.
The International Conference on Forced Migration at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is taking place on 14-15 April, 2023, with associate professor Tamirace Fakhoury, Global Refugee Studies (GRS), giving the opening plenary address on the governance of forced migration and the global refugee regime.
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28.03.2023 at 13.30 PM - 16.00 PM
The aim of this seminar is to address and discuss how intersectionality can help us to explore how the markers of racialisation intersects with other markers such as gender, class, sexuality, nationality etc. within the context of Europe.
24.04.2023 at 15.00 PM - 16.30 PM
Design is not often considered in the perspectives for addressing migrant rights. This presentation is therefore expected to trigger a debate not only on the solutions but also on how design can propose a strategy for reducing the gap between migrants and their own rights. Everyone working on migration rights from different disciplinary perspectives is invited to participate.
Head of research Steffen Jensen
Phone: +45 9940 8313
Aalborg UniversityFredrik Bajers Vej 7K
P.O. Box 159
Phone: +45 9940 9940