Rikard Engbloms dissertation defence

  • Date:
  • Location: Engelska parken Geijersalen (room 6-1023)
  • Organiser: Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
  • Contact person: Charlotta Widmark
  • Disputation

Dissertation defence in Ethnology

Based on 14 months of ethnographic fieldwork in Avesta, a rural municipality in the southern part of the province Dalarna, Sweden, Engblom’s 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.

Contact the Director of Studies Charlotta Widmark for information as how to follow the defense over Zoom.