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Pieter Bevelander's CV

Pieter Bevelander is professor in International Migration and Ethnic Relations(IMER) at MIM, Malmö Institute of Migration, Diversity and Welfare and a senior lecturer at the School of IMER, Malmö University, Sweden. His main research field is international migration and different aspects of immigrant integration. He has a doctorate in economic history and wrote his thesis (2000) on the employment integration of immigrants in Sweden in the period 1970–1995. A number of his publications include the labour market situation of immigrants in a regional setting and the effects of labour market policy measures directed towards immigrants in Sweden. His research topics include also the labour market integration of men and women in the Netherlands, the ascension to citizenship of immigrants in the Netherlands and a comparison of ethnic social capital in Canada and the Netherlands. His latest research includes the socioeconomic and political impacts of citizenship ascension of immigrants and minorities in host societies and the attitudes of the native population on immigrants and other minority groups. He has reviewed for several international journals and has published in a number of international journals as well as co-edited together the recent publications with Don DeVoretz The Economics of Citizenship (2008) and with Mirjam Hagström and Sofia Rönnqvist Resettled and Included? The Employment Integration of Resettled Refugees in Sweden (2009).

Name: Pieter Bevelander

Titles: Professor in IMER (2011) and Associate Professor in Economic-History(2007) and Senior Lecturer (2002), Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, (MIM), Malmö University

PhD: Economic-history, (2000) Lund University

Main areas of research: International Migration, Integration of Immigrants, Minorities and Refugees, Attitudes and Citizenship

Phone numbers:
Work : +46-(0)-665 73 43
Mobile: +46-(0)-722 40 88 45

E-mail address: pieter.bevelander@mah.se

Postal address:
IMER, Malmö University
205 06 Malmö

Visiting address:
Citadellsvägen 7
Gäddan 8
Room 282

Educational background

- Teachers college, Delft, (1987), The Netherlands
- Fil. Lic in economic history (1995), Lund University, Sweden
- Fil. Dr. (PhD) in economic history (2000), Lund University, Sweden
- Associate Professor (Docent) in Economic History, (2007) Lund University,Sweden
- Professor in IMER, (2011), Malmö University

Current position

Forskarassistent/Research Position in the Honour of Willy Brandt at Malmö Institute for studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) and IMER (International Migration and Ethnic Relations) Department, Malmö University, Sweden.

Earlier positions and functions

Research assistant (1992) Department of Economic History, Lund University.
PhD position (1993-1997) Department of Economic history, Lund University.
Lecturer (1997-2001) IMER (International Migration and Ethnic Relations), Malmö University.
Senior Lecturer (2002) IMER, Malmö University.
Senior Lecturer and Head of Department (2003) IMER, Malmö University.
Postdoc. (2004) Institute of Socio-economic Research (ISEO), Department of Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Senior Lecturer and Educational Coordinator (2005-2006) at IMER, Malmö University, Sweden.

Teaching and supervision

1993-1997 Different courses in economic history, Department of economic history, Lund University.
1993-2003 Courses in Migration and Integration, Department of Nordic Languages, Lund University.
1997-2003, 2005- Various courses on different levels including supervision of Masters thesis (12) in Migration and Integration, IMER, Malmö University.
2003, 2005-2006 Educational coordinator IMER education, IMER, Malmö University. 2005- Supervision of PhD student (1)
2010- International masters course, International Migration, Integration and Public Policy together with Ravi Pendakur, University of Ottawa.
2011 Masters course IMER, Malmö University, Migration and Citizenship.

Research grants and projects/ Financed by

1992-1996 Invandrarna i det postindustriella samhället. Invandring och ekonomisk strukturförändring i Sverige
1970-1990./Social Science Foundation.
1996-1997 Invandrare i Storstäderna. / Center for Business and Policy Studies
1997-2001 Integrering eller marginalisering? En longitudinell studie av invandrare i Sverige 1968-93" /Social Science Foundation.
1997-1999 Evaluation av Mål3 och Employment /Swedish Labour market Board.
1999-2003 Utvärdering av integrationsinsatser i Rosengård enligt storstadsprogrammet för särskild utsatta bostadsområden /City of Malmö.
2004 Invandrarnas social-ekonomiska integration i det Nederländska samhället /Postdoc financed by STINT.
2005 Evaluation of introduction methods for integration of refugees /Swedish Integration Board.
2005-2006 Flyktingars chansen att få jobb – vad betyder den lokala arbetsmarknaden och de lokala nätverken? /Swedish Board of Municipalities.
2006-2007 Islamofobia among young students in Sweden /Board for Living History.
2006 Migration and Labour Market Integration of Immigrants for the city of Stockholm /The city of Stockholm
2007-2010 Prominstat, Promoting comparative Quantitative research in the field of Migration and Integration in Europe /European Union.
2008-2009 Housing market establishment by Refugees and Homelessness among Refugees /Swedish Housing Board
2008-2009 Labor market integration of Resettled Refugees in Sweden / Europeiska Flyktingfonden
2009-2013 TEmporary Migration, integration and the role of Policies (TEMPO)/ NORFACE 2009-2012 Scandinavia’s population groups of developing countries’ origin: Change and Integration/ Nordic Counsel
2010-2012 Regulating intimate lives/Danish Research council
2011-2013 INTERMAR- Integration of International marriages: Empirical Evidence from Europe and North America (Marie Curie postdoc position at MIM)/ EU 7th Framework.

Research fellowships and Board memberships

MBC (Jan 2006), Vancouver, Canada
IZA (March 2006), Bonn, Germany
2009- Board Member of new IMISCOE network
2011- Board Member of International Metropolis

Reviewed for:

Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Ethnic and Migration studies, Geografiska, Annaler Series B, Acta Sociologica, Sociologisk Forskning, International Migration, Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Social Forces, Journal of International Migration and Integration, Ethnic and Racial Studies, European Journal of Population, European Sociological Review.


2006- Member of Editorial Board for Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies: international, national and regional theory, research and practice, Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
2006- Editor for Willy Brandt Series of Working Papers in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, MIM, Malmö University
2009- Member of Editorial Board Current Themes in IMER Research, MIM, Malmö University, MIM, Malmö University

Miscellaneous assignments and commissions

1997-1999 Member of Department Board (PhD. Representation) Department of Economic History, Lund University.
1997-1999 Member of Employment Board (Student representation), Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University.
2003-2004 Course in University Management: “Morgondagens ledare vid Malmö högskola”, Malmö University.
2005 Vetenskaplig granskare av Socialförsäkringsboken
2005: ”På gränsen till trygghet”.
2006 Course in Supervision of PhD candidates at Malmö University: “Handledarutbildning inom forskarutbildningen”.
2007-2008 Member of Steering Committee EU-project: AQua( Availability and Quality) 2008-2009 External expert employed by ICMPD/Vienna for advise on project “Study regarding discrimination on grounds of race and ethnicity in the area of employment commissioned by the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).
2009- Head of steering committee responsible for Migration Research Profile, Malmö University
2009-2010 External consult for SFI, Denmark. Project on effects of the change in international marriage regulations of Denmark.
2009 Member of committee for Licentiate dissertation promotion: Inge Dahlstedt, Linköping University
2010- Board member of “Maria Baganha Dissertation Prize in Migration” committee sponsored by IMISCOE.
2010 Member of committee for PhD promotion, Department of Political Science, Lund University, PhD Sarah Scuzarello.
2010 Expert invitation for OECD-EU, Background paper for EU-OECD seminar on Naturalisation and the Social-Economic Integration of Immigrants and their Children. 2010 National Expert on Network of Labour Migration and Integration, IOM. 

Presentations and conferences


- Seminar leader, IZA Interethnic Practioners’ meeting on Citizenship and Naturalization. Bonn, Jan 15, 2007
- Skiftesföreläsning, Islamofobi - vem är rädd för vad och varför? Tillsammans med Jonas Otterbeck, Malmö, Febr. 5, 2007
- Seminar leader, IZA Third Migrant Ethnicity Meeting, March 8-10, 2007 Washington DC
- Konferens rörande rasism och diskriminering, 21 March, 2007, IMER, Malmö. Presentation of paper ”Ungdomars attityder mot unga muslimer i Sverige”.
- Presentation of paper “Young people’s attitudes against Muslims in Sweden” at Fourth IZA Annual Migration Meeting (AM²), 21-22 May, Bonn, Germany.
- Presentation of paper “Minorities, Social Capital and Voting” at XIX Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar on ”The Future of Europe”, CEIS-University of Rome “Tor Vergata” June 25-26, 2007, Rome, Italy.
- Presentation of paper “Minorities, Social Capital and Voting” at Annual IMISCOE conference, Sussex, Brighton, 6-8 sept. 2007.
- Presentation of paper “Social Capital and Voting participation of Immigrants and Minorities in Canada” at the UTS Conference on Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, University of Technology, Sydney, 4-5 October, Sydney, Australia.
- Presentation of paper “Regional labour market integration of Refugees in Sweden” at the 12th International Metropolis Conference, 8-12 October, Melbourne, Australia.
- Presentation of paper “Naturalization and Socio-economic integration of immigrants in the Netherlands” at workshop “The Socio-Economic implications of Naturalization” organized by VW study group “Diversity, Integration and the Economy” at HWWI in Hamburg, Germany, 30 November, 2007.


- Presentation of paper ”Electoral Participation of Natives, Immigrants and Descendants in Sweden” Social Research Intsitute, Copenhagen, May 8, 2008.
- Presentation of paper ”Electoral Participation of Natives, Immigrants and Descendants in Sweden” at the IMISOE Cluster B3 Conference “Subtate, Suprastate and National Citizenship”, Edinburgh 15-16 May, 2008.
- Presentation of paper “”The EBO-problem” a Swedish variation on the “Parallel Lives debate””, 13th Metropolis Conference, Bonn, 27-31 Oct, 2008.
- Presentation of paper “Young people’s attitudes against Muslims in Sweden”, CLIP conference, Malmö University, 9-10 Dec, 2008.
- Presentation Report on “Asylsökandes eget boende, EBO – en kartläggning” for the Housing Board. Karlskrona, 29 november, 2008.


- Presentation Report on “Flyktingars boende och hemlöshet – en kartläggning” for the Housing Board. Karlskrona, 27 januari, 2009.
- Presentation Report on “Flyktingars boende och hemlöshet – en kartläggning” for the Housing Board. Karlskrona, 4 februari, 2009.
- Invited lecture Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 24 February, 2009, “The Integration of Immigrants in Sweden: Employment, Housing and Voting”.
- Presentation of working papers “European statistics on Employment” and “European Statistics on Income” at Prominstat Workshop in Vienna, 5-7 may, 2009.
- Presentation Report on “Flyktingars boende och hemlöshet – en kartläggning” for the Municipality of Malmö, 8 May, 2009.
- Workshop organizer, IMISCOE workshop “Implications of Migrant Citizenship Acquisition”, Malmö, 14-16 May, 2009.
- Presentation of paper ”Citizenship and Employment Integration of Foreign Born in Sweden” at IMISCOE workshop “Implications of Migrant Citizenship Acquisition”, Malmö, 14-16 May, 2009.
- Presentation of paper “Voting and Social Inclusion” at 6th Migration Meeting at IZA in Bonn, 29-30 May, 2009.
- Presentation of Study “Immigrant Statistics on Employment” at Annual IMISCOE conference in Stockholm, 10-11 Sept. 2009.
- Session organizer at 14th Metropolis Conference, Copenhagen, 14-18 Sept. 2009. Session: Resettlement and integration: emerging issues and solutions for resettlement in Europe, Australia and Canada WS-11-41.
- Presentation of “Quantitative Discrimination research” at seminar organized by IMERförbundet and Diskrimineringsombudsmannen in Stockholm 8 oct. 2009. - Presentation of paper “Voting and Social Inclusion” at Integration Conference, Lund, 5-6 november, 2009.
- Keynote speaker. Presentation on employment integration immigrant women in Sweden and the Netherlands at KVINFO’s International Conference: Mentoring and Networking: Women Building Trust & Social Capital in our Cities, 20-21 November, Copenhagen.
- Keynote speaker. Presentation on the employment integration of resettled refugees in Sweden, Conference on Resettled refugees in Sweden, Stockholm 26-27 November 2009.


- Keynote speaker. Presentation on the employment integration of resettled refugees in Sweden, Labour market Committee, Swedish Parliament, Stockholm 4 February 2010.
- Presentation on the employment integration of resettled refugees in Sweden, Integration Department, 5 February, Stockholm.
- Presentation of paper, Employment statistics in EU, Canadian Metropolis Conference, 19-21 March, Montreal, Canada.
- Project workshop, Norface, London University College, 25-27 March, London.
- Presentation paper “EBO or ABO, Concentration versus Dispersal, A Swedish Parallel Lives Debate” at “Parallel Lives, Rethorics and realities” at MIM, Malmö University, April 28-29, 2010.
- Presentation at Brown bag Seminar, Refugees Employment Integration in Sweden, Center for Economic Demography, Lund University, May 20, 2010.
- Keynote Speaker at Seminar “Vilken Framtid Planerar vi för?”, Malmö Stad, Malmö, title: Migration i en Globaliserad Värld, 27 May, 2010.
- Presentation paper ”Refugees employment Integration in Sweden” ESF conference , Oxford 28-30 June, 2010.
- Presentation on “Refugees, Self-employment and Labour Market Integration” Almedalen, Gotland, Sweden. Organised by Entreprenörskapsforum, July 8, 2010.
- Organisation and Presentation of Session on Migrations Studies Compared at 15th Nordic Migration Research Conference GLOBAL CHALLENGES - LOCAL RESPONSES, Malmö 25-27 August, 2010.
- Presentation of book chapter “Kvotflyktingars fördröjda framgång”, Malmö University/FORES, sept. 9th, 2010.
- Presentation paper “Islamophobia in Sweden” and Session leader “Populist Mobilizations” (together with Gianni D’Amato) Annual IMISCOE Conference, Liege, 13/14 Sept., 2010.
- Presentations of papers “Refugees employment Integration in Sweden” and “Citizenship and Employment - Comparing two cold countries” at International Metropolis conference, Haag, 4-8 October, 2010.
- Expert at round table discussion on “Citizenship and social cohesion”, EU-OECD Seminar under the Belgian Presidency of the European Union, 14/15 Oct. 2010, Brussels.
- Presentations of “Citizenship and Employment - Comparing two cool countries” at First TEMPO NORFACE conference, Dublin, October, 2010.
- Presentation on “Employment Integration of Resettled Refugees, Refugee Claimants and Family reunion migrants in Sweden” at Seminar on “Integration and Citizenship of Immigrants in the Nordic countries” organized by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Copenhagen, 22 November, 2010.


- Presentation on “Invandrare och egetföretagande” at Småföretagardagarna 2011, Örebro 26-27 January.
- Presentation at Canadian Embassy Stockholm, Book chapter ”Migration and Social capital”, organized by FORES, February 3, 2011. 


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