Daniel Hedlund. Foto: Niklas Björling

Daniel Hedlund


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Works at Department of Child and Youth Studies
Telephone 08-120 763 16
Visiting address Frescati hagväg 24
Room 227
Postal address Barn- och ungdomsvetenskapliga institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Postdoctoral Researcher

Section for Child and Youth Studies


Academic background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Stockholm University, 2016.
  • Master of Human Rights, University of Sydney, 2011.
  • Master of Laws (Professional degree in Law), Stockholm University, 2008.
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Latin American Studies, Stockholm University, 2007.
  • Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Chile, 2005.

Publications (Selection)

Salmonsson, L., & Hedlund, D. (2019). Where do we go from here? Challenges and strategies following additional asylum policy restrictions in Sweden. Journal of Human Rights Practice. Online.

Hedlund, D., & Salmonsson, L. (2018). Challenges in the guardianship of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum. International Journal of Children's Rights, 26(3), 489-509.

Hedlund, D., & Wimark, T. (2018). Unaccompanied children claiming asylum on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Journal of Refugee Studies. (published online)

Hedlund, D. (2017). Constructions of credibility in decisions concerning unaccompanied minors. International Journal of Migration, Health, and Social Care, 13(2), 157-172.

Hedlund, D., Cederborg, A-C., & Zamboni, M. (2016). The art of the (im)possible: Legislators’ experiences of the lawmaking process when reforming migration law. Theory and Practice of Legislation, 4(1), 45-63.

Hedlund, D. (2015). "Beard boys": Standing in the way of a transformation of the self. In C. Hällgren, E. Dunkels & G-M. Frånberg (Eds.), Invisible boy: The making of contemporary masculinities (pp. 83-94). Umeå: Umeå universitet. Available at:

Hedlund, D., & Cederborg, A-C. (2015). Legislators’ perceptions of unaccompanied children seeking asylum. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 11(4), 239-252.


Research interests

Unaccompanied/separated minors; migration policy and law; 
guardianship for unaccompanied minors.

Research projects

Guardianship for Unaccompanied Minors (postdoctoral project financed by the Board of Human Science at Stockholm University, 2017-2019).

Child Perspectives in the Asylum Process for Unaccompanied Minors (2011-2016; completed doctoral research project).

Organisational and administrative assignments

Project Coordinator within the research initiative Children, Migration, Integration (CMI), Stockholm University.

Deputy board member, The Centre for the Studies of Children's Culture, Stockholm University.

Last updated: January 23, 2019

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