Do you want to share your experience?
Do you want to participate in our research project?
Can you help us get in contact with informants?
We would like to be in contact with asylum seekers speaking Russian, Arabic or Turkic languages (i.e. Turkish or Uzbek) who want to participate in the research project. The participants should be willing to allow us to be present during their preparatory meetings with their assigned counsel and during the asylum interviews (or to provide us with audio recordings from the interviews). We would also like to know what the asylum seeker thinks about the oral and written communication that takes place during the asylum process.
Interpreters, public counsel and volunteers
We would also like to be in contact with interpreters, assigned counsels and private individuals who support asylum seekers and are willing to share their knowledge and experiences with us and participate in the research project. We also hope that some of these people will be able to help us get in contact with asylum seekers speaking Russian, Arabic or Turkic languages.
Our ethical guidelines
As researchers, we guarantee the anonymity and secrecy of the participants. All sensitive information will be treated with great discretion. Our research project is approved by the Regional Ethical Vetting Board in Stockholm, a public authority ensuring the ethics of research that involves humans. To find more information here about the process we follow in order to ensure good researh practice go to Ethics
We want to stress that both the researchers and the research project are independent of the Swedish Migration Agency. We do not have any influence on the decision taken by the Agency, and our role is not to help any of the participants involved in the asylum investigation.
You can get in contact with us at the following e-mail address:
You could also call us:
Hanna Sofia Rehnberg: 08-608 50 45
Zoe Nikolaidou: 08-608 44 74
Cecilia Wadensjö (Russian-speaking): 08-16 47 26
You can write to us in Swedish, English, Russian, French, German, Greek or Turkish. Cecilia Wadensjö is a Russian-speaking researcher and Zoe Nikolaidou is a Turkish-speaking researcher. If you are an Arabic-speaker you also need to speak English in order to participate in the project as, unfortunately, none of us speaks Arabic.
Please let us know how we can reach you.