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Andrea Spehar

Senior lecturer

Andrea Spehar
Senior lecturer
andrea.spehar@pol.gu.se
+46 31 786 1192

Room number: B430
Postal Address: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg


Department of Political Science (More Information)
Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
www.pol.gu.se
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Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Andrea Spehar

Presentation

Andrea Spehar is associate professor in political science and director of Centre on Global Migration (CGM) at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 

Current research

Her fields of interest comprise migration and gender policy development in Europe. Her work has appeared, among others, in the Journal of European Public Policy, Comparative European Politics, Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, Eastern European Politics & Societies and International Feminist Journal of Politics.

She is currently working on the following research projects:

Refugee Migration and Cities: Social Institutions, Political Governance and Integration in Jordan, Turkey and Sweden (SIPGI) (2019-2025).
This project asks how urban municipalities address forced migration, considering how it not only changes the social composition of neighborhoods but also influences norms and behaviors within them. This project provides an infrastructure for collaboration between international scholars with expertise in migration studies, political science, and anthropology in Sweden and the Middle East. Using innovative methods including large N surveys, elite interviews, urban ethnography, and experiments using virtual reality 360-video technology, this project investigates and analyzes the nexus between political and social institutions in shaping processes of integration and fills a critical gap in migration studies. Hosted at the
Centre on Global Migration (C GM), School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg (UG), it consolidates collaboration with the Program on Governance and Local Development (UG), the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University, and the Migration Research Centre at Koc University, Istanbul. The project is project funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Citizen and democracy education for newly arrived adult migrants? A policy ethnographic study of Civic Orientation in three urban municipalities in Sweden (2019-2023).
The aim of this policy ethnographic project is to study the program ‘Civic Orientation for newly arrived adult migrants’, which was introduced in 2010. The research focuses on how this program is interpreted, understood and organized locally in three urban municipalities in Sweden. Civic orientation aims to facilitate integration and includes conveying ‘Swedish’ values. Empirically, the project fills a knowledge gap about what happens in the actual educational practices, how actors interact and communicate and how policy is implemented. The project will be carried out by an interdisciplinary team, which includes a multilingualism scholar, a political scientist, a sociologist and an educational researcher. The civic orientation will be studied at three different societal levels: a policy and organizational level, an institutional education level and a participants' individual level with stories of experiences from the program. Several methods will be used: text analysis, observation, recording and interviews. Theoretically, the project will contribute, in addition to combining a discursive narrative approach and new institutionalism theory, to intersectional perspectives on migration and integration, with special focus on ethnicity, gender and religion. Dialogue seminars with the organizers of Civic Orientation will be organized for exchange of experiences and presentation of results. The project is project funded by the Swedish Research Council.
 

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2017

2016

2015

The eye of the beholder: Narrating crisis in the ongoing Swedish labor migration policy debate
Gregg Bucken-Knapp, Andrea Spehar, Jonas Hinnfors
Korkut, U., Buchen-Knapp, G., Cox, R.H., Mahndran, K. (Eds.). Discursive Governance in Politics, Policy, and the Public Sphere, London, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Welcoming policies for EU migrants in different European cities: the cases of Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Gothenburg and Hamburg
Alexandra Bousiou, Gregg Bucken-Knapp, Andrea Spehar
Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Comparative European Politics Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation November 19-20, 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

2014

Svensk migrationspolitik och EU medlemskap
Andrea Spehar
Förhoppningar och farhågor: Sveriges 20 första år i EU , Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Caught in the vulnaribility trap
Oksana Shmulyar Gréen, Andrea Spehar
Baltic Worlds, Journal article 2014
Journal article

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