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Three AcademiaNet members secure Humanities and Social Sciences funding from the Swedish Research Council

17.11.2021 | The funding for the three members totals over 16 million Swedish Kronor, or 1.6 million euro.
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Three members of AcademiaNet have secured research funding from the Swedish Research Council’s Humanities and Social Sciences grants: Frida Boräng, Elisabeth Olivius and Malin Thor Tureby. Each member will receive between SEK 4.4 and 6.8 million (440,000 to 680,000 euro).

Dr Frida Boräng is a political scientist based at the University of Gothenburg. She studies immigration policy, advocacy, democracy and the provision of public goods. Receiving SEK 4.8 million over four years, she will research how the political integration of immigrants is affected by xenophobia in society.

At Umeå University, Dr Elisabeth Olivius is studying the gender perspectives of peace processes and refugee crises. Her new project, which is set to receive SEK 4.4 million over three years, will investigate the role of women’s organisations as peacemakers in post-conflict illiberal states. She has previously researched women’s organisations in Myanmar.

Prof Malin Thor Tureby is a historian based at Malmö University. She works in the space between cultural studies, gender studies and Jewish history. Her new SEK 6.8 million project will look into the ethics of digitising Holocaust collections. Recently her research has focused on historical collections of survivor stories and how their use has changed since the first collections in 1945.

The Swedish Research Council has awarded over SEK 440 million through their 2021 Humanities and Social Sciences grants.

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