The project Migrant Narratives in the Asylum Process:
- Examines how the narrative about the asylum seeker is shaped and reshaped during the asylum process.
- Focuses on the Swedish Migration Agency’s interviews with asylum seekers.
- Seeks to answers the following questions:
- How is the narrative about the asylum seeker co-constructed by the asylum seeker, the caseworker, the interpreter and the assigned counsel?
- How does the narrative change when it is converted from an oral into a written version in the Migration Agency’s draft decisions?
- How is the asylum seeker’s identity constructed during the interviews and in the written documentation?
- How do the participants experience the interaction that takes place during the asylum interview and how do they make sense of the written documentation?
- Is led by three researchers on language and communication: Hanna Sofia Rehnberg (project leader, Södertörn University), Zoe Nikolaidou (Södertörn University) and Cecilia Wadensjö (Stockholm University).
- Is a project funded for three years, 2018-2020.
- Is funded by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies.
- Is an independent project, not related to the Swedish Migration Agency.
We would like to be in contact with Russian-speaking asylum seekers who want to participate in the research project. We would also like to be in contact with interpreters, assigned counsel and private individuals who support Russian-speaking asylum seekers You can find more information in this Call for Participants