Erica Righard

  • Associate Professor

Erica Righard, PhD, is an associate professor at the Department of Social Work and a research fellow at Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM). She received her doctoral degree at Lund University in 2008. Over a couple of years she worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Linnaeus University. She came to Malmö University and the Department of Social Work in 2010, in 2011–2015 she held the Willy Brandt post doc position at MIM. Her research is multidisciplinary and mainly concerns the intersection of international migration and social work/social policy. She is a member of the research group “Social vulnerability and social work” at the Department of Social Work, and she co-coordinates the research group “International migration and social protection” within the European research network IMISCOE. She is also chairman of Nordic Migration Research (NMR).

My reserach considers different aspects of social inequality, international migration and societal pluralism

Erica Righard

IUR Research Projects


These publications are authored or co-authored by Erica Righard.
Publications are gathered from Malmö University publication service (DiVA).

Title Type Issued
At åbne op og lukke ned : Rum,… article-journal 2023
Epistemic authority and hybrid integration in the view… chapter 2023
Firewalls : A necessary tool to enable social… article-journal 2022
Integration i städer med en omfattande diversitet i… report 2022
Transnational Perspectives in Social Work chapter 2022
Bordering practices in the social service sector :… book 2021
Introduction to special issue: Bordering practices in the… article-journal 2021
Language use in superdiverse schools – Discrepancies between… speech 2021
Researching the Dynamics of National Social Policy in… article-journal 2021
Urban and Local Strategies in Malmö Functional Urban… chapter 2021
Transnational social vulnerabilities and reconfigurations of 'social policy'… chapter 2020
Social work with refugee and displaced populations in… book 2020
Social work with refugee and displaced populations in… article-journal 2020
Feischmidt, Margit/Pries, Ludger/Cantat, Celine (eds.) (2019) Refugee Protection… review-book 2020
Clustering and assemblage building chapter 2020
Language Education for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in… report 2019
Otydlighetens betydelse : de regionala utvecklingsledarna och evidensbaserad… article-journal 2019
Brandväggar och det sociala arbetets professionsetik chapter 2018
Conceptualising Social Work Through the Lens of Transnationalism… article-journal 2018
Etniska relationer i socialt arbete : En studie… paper-conference 2018
Inequalities and migration : Challenges to the Swedish… book 2018
Social work and ethnocultural diversity : Historical development… chapter 2018
The role of civil society in the integration… chapter 2018
Etableringskurs på folkhögskola : Perspektiv på folkbildning som… report 2017
Studiemotiverade folkhögskolekurs : Perspektiv på folkbildning som arbetsmarknadsåtgärd report 2017
Transnational social responsibility : The case of the… chapter 2017
Migrationsforskning med inriktning mot flyktingar : en inventering… report 2016
Avslutning chapter 2015
International migration and the social-democratic welfare regime chapter 2015
Internationell migration som perspektiv i socialt arbete chapter 2015
Internationellt erfarenhetsbaserat lärande chapter 2015
Introduction to the special issue: social work and… article-journal 2015
Mapping the theoretical foundations of the social work-migration… article-journal 2015
Mapping transnationalism : Transnational social work with migrants.… article-journal 2015
Social transformations in Scandinavian cities : An introduction chapter 2015
Social Transformations in Scandinavian Cities : Nordic Perspectives… book 2015
Socialt arbete och migration book 2015
Urban marginalization in Scandinavian cities : Conclusions and… chapter 2015
Inledning chapter 2015
Trabajo social en Suecia, tendencias generales y el… article-journal 2014
Families in Context : A Transnational Approach chapter 2014
Internationell migration och social trygghet : det svenska… chapter 2014
Concepciones del conocimiento en la formación de trabajadores… article-journal 2013
Internationellt socialt arbete : definitioner och perspektivval i… article-journal 2013
Relaciones étnicas y currículos académicos en la formación… article-journal 2013
Socialt arbete i Malmö : Perspektiv och utmaningar article-journal 2013
Transformations of mobility and belonging in Swedish social… paper-conference 2013
Conceptions of Knowledge in Swedish Social Work Education.… article-journal 2012
Families in context. A transnational approach paper-conference 2012
International perspectives on social work - A review… paper-conference 2012
Teaching social work beyond taken-for-granted assumptions of 'the… paper-conference 2012
Nära relationer och globalisering i vardagen chapter 2011