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Dr Ulrika Wernesjö

Associate Professor, Linköping University, Sweden



My research concerns belonging, social rights and processes of inclusion and exclusion in the welfare state in times of migration, with particular focus on legal status, children and youth.



Goicolea, I.; Gotfredsen, A.; Jonsson, F. & Wernesjö, U. (2022). The promise of belonging: Racialized youth subject positions in the Swedish rural north, Journal of International Migration and Integration. DOI: 10.1007/s12134-022-00973-y

Wernesjö, U. (2020). Across the threshold: negotiations of deservingness among unaccompanied young refugees in Sweden. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 46(2): 389-407. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2019.1584701.

Chase, E.; Otto, L.; Belloni, M.; Lems, A. & Wernesjö, U. (2020). Methodological innovations, reflections and dilemmas: the hidden sides of research with young people in situations of forced migration. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 46(2): 457-473. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2019.1584705.

Kaukko, M. & Wernesjö, U. (2017). Belonging and participation in liminality: Unaccompanied children in Finland and Sweden, Childhood, 24(1): 7-20. DOI: 10.1177/0907568216649104.

Wernesjö, U. (2015.) Landing in a rural village: Home and belonging from the perspectives of unaccompanied young refugees, Identities – Global Studies in Culture and Power, 22(4), 451-467. Doi: 10.1080/1070289X.2014.962028. (ingår i doktorsavhandling)*

Wernesjö, U. (2012) Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children: Whose perspective?, Childhood, 19(4), 495–507. DOI: 10.1177/0907568211429625.


Inclusion/exclusions in the welfare state; children's and youth's experiences of migration, belonging and inclusion/exclusion; social rights and legal status; qualitative methods
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