Torun Elsrud receives funding from VR

LNUC Concurrences is happy to announce that Concurrences member Torun Elsrud has been granted extensive research funding from the Swedish research council. Congratulations!

The project "Generating hope and dealing with uncertainty: An ethnographic study of the social dimensions of hope in the Swedish asylum-seeking context" will study issues of hope and uncertainty among asylum seekers living in asylum facilities and private homes in southern Sweden. Approaching the years after arrival as a timespace characterized by uncertainty, waiting and anticipation, we will study the implication and meaning of hope in the asylum context.