Doctoral dissertations

Doctoral Thesis: Time Warps. Refugees and the Experience of Waiting in Rural Sweden

Today, EV PhD student Rikard Engblom “nailed” his PhD thesis: it is now announced and handed over to the university library.

Based on 14 months of ethnographic fieldwork in rural Avesta, the southernmost municipality of the province Dalarna (“Dalecarlia” in Latin), this thesis explores the ways in which refugees’ experience of time is warped when they come to Sweden. The thesis is a contribution to the recent “temporal turn” in migration studies through its focus on waiting as a productive phenomenon in vulnerable circumstances. Time Warps demonstrates the importance of unpacking combinations of humanitarianism and securitarianism when developing a deepened understanding of refugees experience of waiting in rural Sweden.

Rikard’s public PhD defense will take place on February 3, in Geijersalen (room 6-1023), campus Engelska Parken, and begins at 9:15 a.m.

More information here.