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Shahram KhosraviProfessor

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My research interests include anthropology of Iran and the Middle East, migration, displacement and border studies.

Research networks

Critical Border Studies
Critical Border Studies is a forum for interdisciplinary studies on borders. We use border studies to scrutinize practices such as debordering, rebordering, securitization and crossing of borders.
The Initiative is a network for academics, artists, and activists who are interested in border studies. Critical Border Studies aims to push forward collaborative research projects; organize conferences and workshops; create a forum for contacts and collaboration between researchers. 

  • https://www.criticalborderstudies.com/
  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/1799570010339722 

My recent projects

After Deportation 

This is a study of post-deportation outcomes. It focuses on what happens to asylum seekers after deportation from Sweden and their experiences.  

Waiting 

This is a study of undocumented migrants waiting for residence permits in Sweden. It focuses on their experiences of time and how their ‘irregular’ status is articulated while waiting.

 

Selected publications

Books

2022

Seeing Like a Smuggler: Borders from Below, (edited volume Mahmoud Keshavarz) London: Pluto Press

2021

  • Waiting. A Project in Conversation, Berlin: Transcript.
  • Yo soy frontera (Spanish translation of The Illegal Traveler: an auto-ethnography of borders), Madrid: Virus editorial.

2020

2019

  • Io sono Confine (translation: 'Illegal' Traveler: an auto-ethnography of borders' into Italian), Elèuthera

2017

2013

  • Laiton matkaaja: Paperittomuus ja rajojen valta (translation of ‘Illegal’ Traveler: an auto-ethnography of borders into Finnish), Helsinki: GAUDEAMUS Helsinki University Press.

2010

  • The ‘Illegal’ Traveler: an auto-ethnography of borders, Palgrave.

2008

  • Young and Defiant in Tehran, University of Pennsylvania Press.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

2021

  • Minor keywords of political theory: Migration as a critical standpoint A collaborative project of collective writing. Politics and Space, 1–95, DOI: 10.1177/2399654420988563

2019

  • What do we see if we look at the border from the other side? Social Anthropology, 27: 409-424
  • Un anthropologue avec accent : approche autoethnographique Monde Commun, September 03. 

2018

2017

2016

2014

2013

  • Graffiti in Iran, Anthropology Now, vol. 5(1).

2012

  • White Masks/Muslim Names: Name Changes among Muslim Immigrants in Sweden,Race & Class, vol. 53(3).

2010

  • An Ethnography of Migrant ‘Illegality’ in Sweden: Included yet Excepted?, Journal of International Political Theory, vol. 6(1).

2009

  • Gender and Ethnicity among Iranian Men in Sweden, Journal of Iranian Studies, vol. 42(4).
  • Detention and Deportation of Asylum Seekers in Sweden, Race & Class, vol. 50(4).

2007

  • The ‘Illegal’ Traveler: an auto-ethnography of borders, Social Anthropology, vol. 15(3).

2002

  • Reordering Public and Private in Iranian Cyberspace: Identity, Politics and Mobilization (with Mark Graham), Identities, vol. 9(2).

1999

  • Displacement and Entrepreneurship: Iranian small businesses in Stockholm, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 25(3).

1997

  • ‘Home is Where You Make It: Repatriation and Diaspora Culture among Iranians in Sweden’ (with Mark Graham), Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 10(2).

Chapters in Edited Volumes

2021

  • (with Annika Lindberg)
    Situating deportation and expulsion in migration governance, in Handbook on the Governance and Politics of Migration,  Emma Carmel et al (eds). Edward Elgar Publishing

2020

  • Afterword. Waiting, a state of consciousness In Waiting and the Temporalities of Irregular Migration. Edited by Christine M. Jacobsen, Marry-Anne Karlsen, Shahram Khosravi, Routledge

2018

  • Deportees as ‘reverse diasporas’, in Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies, edited by Robin Cohen and Carolin Fischer, London: Routledge.

2016

2014

  • Waiting, in Migration: A COMPAS Anthology, edited by B. Anderson and M. Keith, Oxford.

2011

  • An Ethnography of Migrant ‘Illegality’ in Sweden: Included yet Excepted?, in Human Rights and Migration: Trafficking for Forced Labour, edited by Christien van den Anker and Ilse van Liempt, Palgrave Macmillan.

2010

  • Medförfattare till kapitel Papperslös, in Social rapport 2010, Stockholm: Socialstyrelsen.

2008

  • På undantag i folkhemmet: irreguljära immigranter i Sverige, in Ojämlikhet och utanförskap, Socialförsäkringsrapport 2008:4.

2006

  • Territorialiserad mänsklighet: irreguljära immigranter och det nakna livet, in Välfärdens gränser: ett villkorat medborgarskap i diskrimineringens skugga, edited by Paulina de los Reyes, (SOU).
  • Manlighet i exil: genus och etnicitet bland iranska men i Sverige, in Orienten i Sverige: samtida möten och gränssnitt, edited by Lena Gerholm and Simon Ekström, Lund: Studentlitteratur.

2001

  • Klass och status bland iranska företagare, in Marginalisering eller Integration: invandrarföretagande i svensk retorik och praktik, Stockholm: Nutek.

Forskning

 

Shahram Khosravi's research interests include anthropology of Iran and the Middle East, migration, displacement, and border studies.

Research networks

Critical Border Studies
Critical Border Studies is a forum for interdisciplinary studies on borders. We use border studies to scrutinize practices such as debordering, rebordering, securitization and crossing of borders.
The Initiative is a network for academics, artists, and activists who are interested in border studies. Critical Border Studies aims to push forward collaborative research projects; organize conferences and workshops; create a forum for contacts and collaboration between researchers. 

  • https://www.criticalborderstudies.com/
  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/1799570010339722 

Publikationer