Network: Research Network on Transnationalism and Diaspora

Project leader

Funding source

Forte - Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2007
End date: 31/12/2009
Funding: 300000 SEK


The Network for Transnationalism and Diaspora is connecting mainly Swedish researchers of identity, migration and nation-state in the context of transnational connections and globalisation processes. The researchers involved have been studying these issues in different ways, and now wish to create a platform for a theoretically more advanced and critical dialogue that engages a number of research areas and disciplines.

In the network, the concepts of transnationalism and diaspora are used as a way to thematically organise a number of issues relating to migration as well as globalisation and identity. One important focus will be on transnational connections and practices, as a way of understanding the variety of socio-cultural impacts of people’s involvement in activities that span across several nations and states. Another important focus of this network will be diasporic groups as ex-patriate minority formations that could be analysed in terms of identity-consciousness, social forms and cultural production and representation.

The general guiding idea is that the cross-fertilisation of approaches and insights would be benefitial for the researchers interested in the semantic fields of transnationalism and diaspora, that pertain to some of most debated societal issues in the contemporary world.

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