Nina is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology and holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Gothenburg. Her doctoral thesis from 2009 builds on a one-year ethnographic fieldwork in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank. In short, the thesis dealt with the many ways that the camp inhabitants tried to maintain continuity, morality and a normal order despite repeated emergencies during the second intifada. She has also done research about Danes and Swedes with Palestinian backgrounds and their diasporic practices, while being a post doc at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen. In addition, Nina has carried out fieldwork in UN-run schools for Palestinian refugee children, focusing on processes of gendered identity formations. Another project focused on the encounters between newly arrived refugees and staff at the Swedish Public Employment Service. She was particularly interested in how the refugees’ experiences of violence are dealt with in those meetings and in the moral issues and bureaucratic tactics that emerge.
Nina's research interests are mainly found in political anthropology and migration studies, with a specialization in refugees and diasporic practices. She is interested in social memory, gender and home in relation to violent political conflict and flight. Most of her research has been related to Palestinian refugees.
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