Research Fellow

Dr Micheline van Riemsdijk

Current Fellows

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 44
47059 Duisburg
Germany

Tel: +49 (0)203 379-5244
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276
E-mail: van-riemsdijk@spam protectgcr21.uni-due.de

Fellowship

Dr Micheline van Riemsdijk joins the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research as a Research Fellow from June to October 2018. She conducts her research in the Research Unit "Global Cooperation and Polycentric Governance".

Research Project at the Centre

Global Cooperation and Polycentric Governance: Involvement of Public-, Private-, and Civil Society Actors in the Global Compacts on Migration

The project aims to critically examine how public-, private-, and civil society actors help shape the agenda for global migration governance. The project will address the following three research questions: 1. How do public-, private-, and civil society actors envision global governance of migration, and how do they propose reaching this goal? This research question aims to identify visions for global governance among public-, private-, and civil society actors, and opposing views within these groups. 2. How do these actors conceptualize international migration – i.e. what aspects of migration do they highlight and how do these conceptualizations align with or deviate from the New York Declaration for refugees and migrants? This question aims to critically examine norm diffusion from the UN to civil society actors and private actors, and the agency of the latter two in shaping the global governance debate. 3. How do these actors engage with questions whether global governance of migration is desirable and attainable?    

Research Interests

  • Governance of International Migration
  • Highly Skilled Migration
  • Immigrant Integration
  • Processes of Inclusion and Exclusion

Current Projects

  • Global Cooperation and Polycentric Governance: Involvement of Public-, Private-, and Civil Society Actors in the Global Compacts on Migration
  • Labour Market Integration of Highly Skilled Refugees

Vita

since 03/2018 Uppsala University, Sweden
Department of Social and Economic Geography
Associate Professor (Docent)
since 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Department of Geography
Adjunct Associate Professor
08/2017-02/2018 Uppsala University
Department of Social and Economic Geography
Senior Lecturer (Universitetslektor)
2014-2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Department of Geography
Associate Professor
2008-2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Department of Geography
Assistant Professor
2002-2008 University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Department of Geography
Teaching Assistant
1999-2002 University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Department of Germanic and Slavic
Instructor in Scandinavian Studies
1999 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch
Teaching Specialist
1996-1998 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch
Teaching Assistant

Selected Publications

van Riemsdijk, Micheline, and Wang, Qingfang (eds.) (2017): Rethinking International Skilled Migration, Abingdon: Routledge.

Panizzon, Marion, and van Riemsdijk, Micheline (2018): Introduction to Special Issue. Migration in an Era of Large Movements: A Multi-Level Approach, in: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, doi 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1441600.

Basford, Scott, and van Riemsdijk, Micheline (2017): The Role of Institutions in the Student Migrant Experience: Norway's Quota Scheme, in: Population, Space and Place 23: e2005, 1-13.

van Riemsdijk, Micheline, Basford, Scott, and Burnham, Alana (2016): Socio-Cultural Incorporation of Skilled Migrants at Work: Employer and Migrant Perspectives, in: International Migration 54 (3), 20-34.

van Riemsdijk, Micheline (2014): International Migration and Local Emplacement: Everyday Place- Making Practices of Skilled Migrants in Oslo, Norway, in: Environment and Planning A 46, 963-979

van Riemsdijk, Micheline (2013): Talent Acquisition in the IT Industry in Bangalore: A Multi-Level Study, in: Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie (Journal of Economic and Social Geography) 104 (4), 478-490.

van Riemsdijk, Micheline (2013): Everyday Geopolitics, the Valuation of Labour and the Socio-Political Hierarchies of Skill: Polish Nurses in Norway, in: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 39 (3), 373-390.

van Riemsdijk, Micheline (2013): Obstacles to the Free Movement of Professionals: Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications in the European Union, in: European Journal of Migration and Law 15 (1), 47-68.

van Riemsdijk, Micheline (2012): (Re)Scaling Governance of Skilled Migration in Europe: Divergence, Harmonization, and Contestation, in: Population, Space and Place 18 (3), 344-358.

van Riemsdijk, Micheline (2010): Neoliberal Reforms in Elder Care in Norway: Roles of the State, Norwegian Employers, and Polish Nurses, in: Geoforum 41 (6), 930-939.

van Riemsdijk, Micheline (2010): Variegated Privileges of Whiteness: Lived Experiences of Polish Nurses in Norway, in: Social and Cultural Geography 11 (2), 117-137.

van Riemdijk, Micheline (2017): Homogenizing the City: Place Marketing to Attract Skilled Migrants to Stavanger and Kongsberg, in: van Riemsdijk, Micheline, and Wang, Qingfang (eds): Rethinking International Skilled Migration, Abingdon: Routledge, 173-193.

van Riemsdijk, Micheline (2015): Agents of Local Incorporation: Skilled Migrant Organizations in Oslo, Norway, in: Meier, Lars (ed.): Migrant Professionals in the City: Local Encounters, Identities, and Inequalities, New York: Routledge, 77-97.

Teaching Responsibilities

Qualitative Methoden

Kurs für Masterstudenten zum Erstellen einer Masterarbeit

Politische Geographie und Planung (Kursleiterin)

Bevölkerungsgeographie

Migrationsstudien

Kulturgeographie

Expertise and Consulting Work

Governance of International Migration

Highly Skilled Migration

Seminars and Conferences

Co-organized an author workshop at the University of Bern to provide feedback on manuscripts for a special issue in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2017, with Marion Panizzon)

Organized the annual meeting of the Norwegian Teachers and Researchers Association of North America at the University of Tennessee (2016, with Melissa Gjellstad)

Organized a Viking Symposium at the University of Colorado (2001, with Helga Luthers)

Membership

  • American Association of Geographers
  • European Consortium for Political Research
  • Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography

Awards

National Council for Geographic Education

  • Distinguished Teaching Achievement Award. August 2015.

University of Tennessee

  • College of Arts and Sciences Early Career Research Award. December 2014.
  • Office of Research and Engagement Quest Scholar of the Week award in recognition of significant research, scholarship, and creative accomplishments. February 2014.
  • College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Advising Award. December 2013.
  • Department of Geography Outstanding Teaching Award. April 2011.

University of Colorado

  • Department of Geography. Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. May 2008

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