Kristoffer Jutvik

Researcher at Institute for Housing and Urban Research

Email:
kristoffer.jutvik[AT-sign]ibf.uu.se
Visiting address:
Trädgårdsgatan 18
Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Researcher in political science at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research who focuses on how different types of migration policies affect societies.

I am involved in research projects that focus on how changes in Swedish migration policy (from 2016 and onwards) affect the participation, well-being, and inclusion of refugees. The projects are conducted at IBF and the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity, and Society and the Centre for Local Studies in Norrköping (LIU).

Keywords: urban studies migration refugees migration law policyanalys policy reform

Kristoffer Jutvik is a researcher at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF) since 2020.

Kristoffer’s main research interests revolve around multicultural politics, the multicultural society, integration, and migration. Kristoffer is especially interested in how the changes in Swedish migration policy, since 2016 and onwards, affect the inclusion, well-being, and housing situation of refugees.

Kristoffer’s research projects are conducted at IBF, the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity, and Society (REMESO), and the Centre for Local Studies (CKS) at Linköping University.

  • 2021 – ongoing: Lecturer in ethnicity and migration at Linköping Universitet
  • 2020 – ongoing: Researcher at Uppsala and Linköping Universitet
  • 2015-2020: PhD student at the IBF and department of Government in Uppsala

Ongoing research projects:

Temporarily Welcome – An investigation of the links and impediments between the restrictive turn in migration policy and the transformation to a socially sustainable and inclusive society (Formas, 2021-2024)

Voluntary return of refugees: policies and financial incentives (med Linna Martén och Henrik Andersson, Handelsbanken, 2021-2022)

Unsettled City: A Comparative Study on the Influence of Residence Status on the Public and Private Dimensions of Refugee Inclusion and Societal Sustainability (med Emma Holmqvist och Irene Molina, Formas, 2021-2023)

Below is more detailed information about my main research project:

Temporarily Welcome – An investigation of the links and impediments between the restrictive turn in migration policy and the transformation to a socially sustainable and inclusive society (Formas)

The implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies lies at the core of the construction of peaceful and inclusive societies and cities. But how should migration policies be framed to best promote such development?

This project focuses on the links and impediments between different types of migration policies and refugee inclusion. The project focuses on Sweden, a country which often is associated with open and inclusive migration policies. However, in the aftermath of the so-called “European migration crisis” in 2015 and 2016, Sweden suddenly changed its policy approach. Over a day, migration policy in Sweden changed from an inclusionary to a restrictive approach more in line with the European standard.

This project uses the swift change of regulations in an innovative design to identify two groups of refugees that were granted residence in the same time but were affected and unaffected by the restrictive change. Focusing on these groups, a few novel and unique data sources are introduced and developed to assess the influence of the change on refugees’ inclusion and well-being.

The project is embedded in three prominent interdisciplinary research environments which specialise in housing, migration, and local studies. Overall, the project will generate critical knowledge that is necessary for the realisation of the 2030 agenda and to implement well-managed migration policies, not least in the aftermath of the now prevailing pandemic crisis.

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Kristoffer Jutvik