Migra-Nord
Nordic Research Network for Media, Migration and Society

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The Migra-Nord network gathers more than 90 junior and senior academics working in the interdisciplinary field of media, migration and ethnic relations in the Nordic countries, particularly in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. We aim to include researchers from the Baltic countries.

Due to novelty of the research field there is no institutional setting focusing specifically on media and migration. Therefore the participants are individual researchers working in various departments, research centres and faculties in social sciences and humanities. The network has a board of national coordinators of each country and it is directed by PhD Karina Horsti at CEREN, University of Helsinki, Finland.

The network aims to promote collaboration among Nordic researchers by increasing publication opportunities, seminar exchanges, supervision of doctoral students and networking. In addition we aim to promote Nordic research in European and international academic arenas.

Researchers participating in the network examine migration, ethnic relations and the media from various perspectives. For instance, there is research on representations of immigrants and majorities in different types of media, ethnic minority media, multicultural policies, use of new technologies, media production and diversity in editorial rooms, reception studies among minority and majority audiences and theoretical development in the field.