Lisa Åkesson

Senior Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute since March 2010 and Associate Professor at the Department of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

Subject areas:
Transnational migration, remittances, migration policies, migration and development, return migration, socio-economic inequality, diaspora practices, multiculturalism, culture of migration, human trafficking.
Geographical areas:
Cape Verde, Angola.
Contact:
lisa.akesson@nai.uu.se
+46 (0)18 471 52 97
+46 (0)70 167 96 97
Research areas:
Migration and mobility

Filmed interview at YouTube with Lisa Åkesson

Academic background

Lisa Åkesson has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Gothenburg. She has carried out research on cultural meanings of migration, on transnational families and everyday practices, on human trafficking, on Swedish multiculturalisn, on transnational mothering, migrant remittances and on return migration in policy and practice. Lisa Åkesson has carried out fieldwork in Cape Verde, Sweden and the United States.

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