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Associate Professor in global studies, School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University

I am an Associate Professor at Jönköping University and Research Associate at the Malmö Institute for the Study of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Sweden. My research lies at the intersection of migration issues (Nordic and Euro-African), governance (new public management) and comparative and global social policy including health and welfare policy. I am also interested in various facets of the comparative method including Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). I hold a PhD in comparative public policy from the University of Otago in New Zealand and postgraduate degrees from Dalarna, Malmö and Stockholm University in Sweden. I am the pro bono editor and founder of EurafricNews (www.eurafricnews.com), a monthly news digest and analysis platform on EU-Africa relations.

Experience

  • 2022–present
    Associate professor, Jönköping University
  • 2017–2022
    Associated researcher, Malmö Institute for studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
  • 2021–2021
    Research fellow, Montpellier University
  • 2021–2021
    Associated researcher, Institut in Socioeconomic Development and Communication Research, Cameroon
  • 2014–2020
    Assistant Professor, Higher School of Economics
  • 2016–2016
    Visiting scholar, University of California, San Diego
  • 2009–2013
    Teaching assistant, University of Otago
  • 2009–2010
    Research assistant, University of Otago

Education

  •  
    Stockholm University, International Communication
  •  
    Uppsala University, Sweden, Peace and Conflict Studies
  •  
    Malmo University, Sweden, European Integration
  • 2012 
    University of Otago, PhD Politics (Comparative Public Policy)
  • 2006 
    Dalarna University, Sweden, MA/Political Sociology

Publications

  • 2021
    Fake News and COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: A Study of Practices and Sociopolitical Implications in Cameroon, Social Science Research Network
  • 2021
    (with Eileen Lamptey) The 2015 EU-Africa joint Valletta action plan on immigration: A parable of complex interdependence., International Migration
  • 2021
    A lot of people are saying: The new conspiracism and the assault on democracy. Nancy Rosenblum and Russell Muirhead (eds). Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2019. 232 pp. $26.95 (cloth)., Governance, 35: 335-336. https://doi.org/10.1111/gove.12658
  • 2020
    (with Anders Hellström), Trouble in the Homeland: How Cultural Identity and Welfare Politics Merge in Contemporary Danish and Swedish Politics., Springer
  • 2019
    The Tip of the Iceberg. Prop. 1975: 26 and its Freedom of Choice Goal in Sweden’s Multiculturalism Policy, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare Working paper Series
  • 2018
    Multiculturalism: Is Denmark a den of intolerance and Sweden a land of political correctness?, London School of Economic and Political Science Blog https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/religionglobalsociety/2018/06/multiculturalism-is-denmark-a-den-of-intolerance-and-sweden-a-land-of-political-correctness/
  • 2018
    The Divergent Convergence of Multiculturalism Policy in the Nordic Countries (1964- 2006). Immigration Size, Policy Diffusion and Path Dependency, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare Working paper Series
  • 2017
    Review of: ​Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective. James Hollifield, Philip Martin, Pia Orrenius Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, ​ 2014. $29.95 (paper), Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions, Vol. 30: issue 1, 162-163.
  • 2017
    The Birth of Sweden's Multicultural Policy: The Impact of Olof Palme and his Ideas. , International Journal of Cultural Policy
  • 2016
    Towards an ever “closer” union? Refugee Policy and Social Cohesion in Eastern EU Member States., East European Politics
  • 2016
    Review of: Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe. Ariane Chebel d'Appolonia. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012, 305 pp. $87.95 (cloth). Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacements. Alexander Betts. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013, 256 pp. $77.95 (cloth), Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions, Vol 29: issue 3, 433
  • 2015
    The Ethics of Multiculturalism: A Re-appraisal in Ornette D. Clennon (ed) Multiculturalism: Perspectives, Challenges and Ethical Issues , Nova Publishers: New York
  • 2014
    Mahama Tawat (2014) Danish and Swedish immigrants’ cultural policies between 1960 and 2006: toleration and the celebration of difference, International Journal of Cultural Policy, 20:2, 202-220, DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2012.743530
  • 2013
    New Public Management in New Zealand: The Past, Present and Future of the Great Experiment, International Public Management Review, Volume 14, Issue 2,

Professional Memberships

  • Research Committee 30, (RC 30) on comparative public policy of the International Public Policy Association
  • IMISCOE (International Migration Research Network)

Research Areas

  • Sociology (1608)
  • Migration (160303)
  • Comparative Government And Politics (160603)
  • Policy And Administration (1605)

Honours

Montpellier Advanced knowledge Institute on Transitions fellowship 2021. Travel grants Emerging Scholars Workshop, Swinburne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, 2007. Conference Global Dimensions of Public Policy, McMaster University, Canada. 2011. Prestigious New Zealand International Research Doctoral Scholarship 2006.