Sjors Joosten. Photo: Leila Zoubir/Stockholm University

Sjors Joosten


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Works at Department of Sociology
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 B, plan 9
Postal address Sociologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Since September 2019, I am a PhD Student at the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University. I did both my Bachelor degree in Tourism studies and my Master degree in International Development Studies at the Wageningen University and Research (WUR) in the Netherlands.


My research interests include migration and integration from a sociological perspective. Especially how migrants find their way in new urban environments. I am an ethnographer and thus prefer to use qualitative methods to gain a deeper insight in the life circumstances of migrants.

The aim of my research project is to understand the conditions of migrants living in the suburbs of Stockholm in relation to their experiences in exclusion and social cohesion. The integration in Swedish society is for many of them a struggle being determined by bordering and othering. What I in particular find interesting and what I strive to research is how migrants living in these excluded and vulnerable areas use the means of music to show and tell the difficulties of their lives that are stigmatized due to the conditions of their neighborhood.

Last updated: September 18, 2019

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