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Published Sep. 25, 2019 1:33 PM

On September 18th, Kjersti Lohne was awarded the ESC Young Criminologist Award. When giving thanks, Lohne both talked about the importance of receiving awards for young academics, but also about the importance of showing generosity in academia. With Lohne's permission we here publish her speech.

Published July 1, 2019 1:19 PM

She is given the award in recognition for the article “Penal humanitarianism beyond the nation state: An analysis of international criminal justice”.

Published Feb. 21, 2019 3:14 PM

Although the EU-Turkey deal is hailed as a success by the European Commission and seen as a model for cooperation with other transit countries, including in Norway, MIGMA-researcher shows there is more to the story.

Published Jan. 24, 2019 3:38 PM

Nordic criminal justice in a global world: practices and promotion of exceptionalism, was a sucsess last week, with post doctor Kjersti Lohne as one of the driving forces behind the conference. 

Published Jan. 21, 2019 12:55 PM

The call for papers is open for the upcoming conference organized by the European Society of Criminology’s Working Group Immigration, Crime and Citizenship.

Published Jan. 16, 2019 3:50 PM

MIGMA researcher May-Len Skilbrei has a blog post on Border Criminologies on her experiences on maneuvering in a tricky research field.

Published Dec. 19, 2018 2:29 PM

This is one the questions the Critical Data Network discussed in relation to the use of digital data for police and intelligence work.

Published Nov. 23, 2018 2:44 PM

- going beyond the workshop series.

Published Nov. 15, 2018 2:23 PM

The event hosted by the Norwegian Nobel Institute saw Özlem Gürakar-Skribeland discuss the Model International Mobility Convention (MIMC) with Professor Michael W. Doyle of Columbia University, one of the drafters of the MIMC.

Published Oct. 25, 2018 2:40 PM

Digital information is a central player in researching brain diseases – but digital data cannot necessarily be considered a “given”.

Published Oct. 3, 2018 2:57 PM

Today, news media use open data and feedback from its audience. How representative is this digital audience of the general public? And should contributors be paid or how should they – if at all - be credited?

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Published Aug. 14, 2018 3:10 PM

Professor Kristin Bergtora Sandvik and PRIO researcher Bruno Oliveira Martins on the Venezuelan drone incident.

Published June 11, 2018 2:42 PM

This year’s main event for Nordic policing researchers was a success, when the Young Nordic Police Research Network hosted their annual seminar.

Published June 9, 2018 1:36 PM

- Our aim with this research project is to contribute with knowledge relevant to Norwegian policy development. The Oslo Migration Conference is a great arena for developing our ability to do just that, says Professor and project leader May-Len Skilbrei.

Published May 25, 2018 3:11 PM

- In recent years, migration and borders have become important topics in the annual conference of the European Society of Criminology, says Professor May-Len Skilbrei, and it will be so also at the upcoming conference in Sarajevo. 

Published Mar. 23, 2018 4:43 PM

Kjersti Lohne and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik nominated for "Best article 2017".

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Published Nov. 3, 2017 11:33 AM

Nigerian films will be in the spotlight for the very first time at Oslo's biggest film festival, the Films from the South Festival. Researchers from the MIGMA project at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law have been central in the film selection for the festival program.

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Published Nov. 3, 2017 10:54 AM

Nigerian films will be in the spotlight for the very first time at Oslo's biggest film festival, the Films from the South Festival. Researchers from the MIGMA project at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law have been central in the film selection for the festival program.

Published Oct. 17, 2017 10:44 AM

Life-changing events happen to migrants on the road to Europe. Some migrants die trying to enter, whereas others are born migrants. How do migrants - and their researchers - account for such experiences?

Published Sep. 18, 2017 3:46 PM

Many refugees from Syria are trapped in a limbo in Turkey. They do not have formal refugee status and live in extremely difficult conditions, while the routes to Europe are blocked.

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Published Sep. 11, 2017 8:34 AM

Nigerians count for one of the larger migrant groups arriving in Europe today. What do they migrate from? And what do they return to? A seminar on Nigeria, arranged by MIGMA, set out to find answer to these questions.

Published Aug. 29, 2017 2:38 PM

Kjersti Lohne is the first criminologist from the University of Oslo to receive His Majesty the King’s Gold Medal. The medal will be awarded at a prize ceremony at the annual celebration of the University of Oslo on September 1st.

Published Aug. 18, 2017 9:30 AM

Popular culture can give important insights into migration processes. Studying popular culture allows researchers to move beyond the host state perspective that remains so dominant in migration studies, and get a better understanding of migration experience and migrant perspectives.

Published Nov. 11, 2016 9:57 AM

The presentation will be held at the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Panama City.

 

Özlem Gurakar Skribeland
Published Sep. 6, 2016 2:03 PM

This March, Turkey and the EU reached an agreement that migrants entering Greece irregularly from Turkey would be sent back to Turkey. In return, Turkey will get economic resources from the EU. This is only one example on how states cooperate on migration management and has caught the interest of IKRS researcher Özlem Gurakar-Skribeland.