Rikard Engblom defends dissertation Feb. 3rd


This Friday, Jan. 13th,  PhD candidate in ethnology Rikard Engblom “nailed” his PhD thesis Time Warps – Refugees and the Experience of Waiting in Rural Sweden. The dissertation is thereby officially announced and handed over to the university library.

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

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

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.


Last modified: 2023-11-28