Ta chansen att påverka forskningswebben!

Kommunikationsavdelningen behöver förstärka referensgruppen av forskare för frågor som rör hur forskning presenteras på webben. Under våren kommer vi ha fokus på att förbättra den enskilda forskarens sida. Gruppen kommer att träffas 1-2 gånger under terminen.

Vill du vara med och göra din åsikt hörd, anmäl ditt intresse till webbstrateg Michael Gustafson, michael.gustafson@mau.se.

New researchers at MIM

Please welcome two MIM guests, they will be here between January and June;

Magdalena Nowicka, MIM Guest Professor in Memory of Willy Brandt, and Karen Suyemoto, a Fulbright Fellow.

Magdalena Nowicka

Magdalena Nowicka is a Professor of Migration and Transnationalism at the Humboldt University in Berlin and Head of Department at the German Centre for Integration and Migration Research DeZIM e.V. in Berlin. She holds a doctoral degree in Sociology from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (2005), a Master of Arts degree in Cultural Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland (2001) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Warsaw, Poland (1999).  She led the project „TRANSFORmIG. Transforming Migration – Transnational Transfer of Multicultural Habitus“  funded by the European Research Council Starting Grant Scheme (2013-2018) as well as various projects on Polish migration to Germany. 

Contact Magdalena Nowicka

Karen Suyemoto

Karen Suyemoto is a Professor of Clinical Psychology, Asian American Studies and Critical Ethnic and Community Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.  Her teaching, research, and community based consultations focus on three interrelated areas: (a) understanding the effects of race and racism on mental health and identity, (2) examining experiences and effects of advocacy and resistance against racism, and (3) exploring how ethnocultural responsiveness and racial social justice can be developed through and integrated into education and psychological practice, training, and research. Current projects include a 2-book project, Unraveling Assumptions: A Primer for Understanding Oppression and Privilege and Teaching Diversity Relationally: Engaging Emotions and Embracing Possibilities.

“The focus of my Fulbright Fellowship here in Sweden is on understanding how Swedes engage issues of race and racism, and how education is addressing these issues (e.g. from a model of transformative, liberatory education). I would welcome the opportunity to talk with MIM researchers and instructors about their projects and classes, and share perspectives on conceptual issues, research methodology, or teaching philosophy and approach.”
Contact: Karen.Suyemoto@umb.edu

Call for Proposals: Funding Opportunities at CTA

CTA conducts multidisciplinary and close-to-practice research with the aim of improving working conditions and contributing to an equal work life. The purpose of this call is to develop and strengthen research within the centre. The application is open to employees of Malmö University and can have its starting point in different disciplines /research fields. We encourage researchers who are not currently affiliated with CTA to apply to contribute to the continued development of the centre.

For more information about CTA, visit our website: https://mau.se/cta

Funds will be announced during 2020 for the following activities:

1. Internationalisation: The goal of the following initiatives is to increase the degree of co-publication, joint research applications and the development of international networks.

Researchers are invited to apply for funding for:
• inviting international guest researchers to CTA (maximum of one month), limit of two guest researchers for 2020;
• a stay at an international higher education institution (maximum of one month, reimbursement for travel and accommodation included, no per diem), limit of two stays for 2020; or
• active participation at an international conference.

2. Publication: The goal of the following initiatives is publication in international, high-ranking journals (see CTA’s publishing strategy).

Researchers are invited to apply for funding for:
• one month of research, limit of two for 2020;
• open access; or
• language review.

The application (maximum of two pages) should clearly state: (1) what the application is for, (2) how the funds are planned to be used, (3) expected results, (4) how it is linked to CTA’s operations and (5) overall budget. Also enclose a brief CV (maximum of two A4 pages) and a list of publications.

Applications should be sent to Sandra Jönsson (sandra.jonsson@mau.se) and can be written in Swedish or English. The application must be submitted no later than January 31, 2020. Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

a) Connection to CTA’s research
b) Relevance for internationalization and publication
c) Implementation and expected results

Finding ways for Africas urban poor to cope with the climate crisis – research at a glance

Stephen Marr, GPS, co-leads a Formas project in Malawi.

‘Our project partners at the Nordic Africa Institute cut a short film covering a workshop we held last month in Malawi in connection to my Formas-funded project on the theme of “climate adaptation and mitigation”.’

See the film: Finding ways for Africas urban poor to cope with the climate crisis

Ett projekt till – nu medel från AFA Försäkring

Grattis Rebecka Cowen Forssell, Urbana studier, som tilldelas 3 646 000 kronor för projektet Digitala kränkningar och nätmobbning – en ny arbetsmiljörisk inom skolan. Genom intervjuer och fokusgrupper med skolledare, lärare, föräldrar till elever och elever är målet en ökad förståelse för komplexiteten gällande digitala kränkningar och nätmobbning riktade mot lärare och skolledare. Stort grattis!

AFA Försäkring satsar 37 miljoner kronor på nio forskningsprojekt om digitaliseringens effekter på arbetsmiljön. Forskningsprogrammet syftar till att öka förståelsen av digitaliseringens effekter på arbetsmiljö och hälsa för anställda inom kommun- och regionsektorn samt tillvarata nyttan och främja utvecklingen av digitaliseringen.

Läs mer hos AFA Försäkring

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PS. Har du också fått forskningsmedel för ett projekt som inte synts här? Då har vi kanske missat det. Mejla Ellen Albertsdóttir, ellen.albertsdottir@mau.se, kontaktperson forskningskommunikation och press för KS, så kommer forskningsprojektet upp på webben och uppmärksammas internt här. Hör också gärna av dig om du har nya resultat, vill skriva debattartikel eller har något annat spännande på gång som har med forskningskommunikation att göra.

Ännu fler Formas-projekt

Flera KS-forskare har fått forskningsmedel genom Formas olika utlysningar.

Claudia Fonseca Alfaro, IUR, fick 2 117 166 kr i Formas mobilitetsstöd till forskare tidigt i karriären för projektet “Smarta städer i den globala södern – ett bidrag till kosmopolitiska urbana studier”.

Kristina Lindström, K3, fick 5 835 226 kronor inom Formas utlysning Visioner och förutsättningar för ett fossilfritt välfärdssamhälle för sitt forskningsprojekt “Grief and hope in transition”.

Anna Seravalli, K3, fick 989 000 kr inom Formas utlysning kring ökad rörlighet mellan akademi och praktik för sitt projekt “Omställning mot hållbar vatten- och avfallshantering: utvecklandet av ett innovations- och lärande labb med och i en svensk offentlig organisation”.

Stort grattis!

Two new Formas research projects

Congratulations to Karin Grundström, Urban Studies.

Karin Grundström (project leader) has received a Formas Research and Development Grant to carry out the project Sharing Housing in Times of Housing Inequality. The aim of the research is to investigate housing inequality by analysing why and how, privileged and precarious groups respectively, are sharing housing. It is grounded in the increase in sharing housing among the large number of singletons in the metropolitan areas. The prevalence of sharing will be mapped and six case studies will be selected in Malmö and Stockholm for further analysis. The project has a budget of 2.9 million SEK and is a collaboration with Martin Grander from Malmö University, and, Irene Molina and Karin Back from the Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF) at Uppsala University. In addition, the project has an international advisory board and a national reference group in support of the research.

Karin Grundström is also project leader of Revisiting Allmänningar and Stråk. Spatial Justice in the 21st Century Land Regime that has received 7.2 million SEK within the Formas call Sustainable Living Environments. The aim of the project is to investigate spatial justice by analysing usage and planning of allmänningar and stråk [pathways], i.e. public spaces that connect urban and rural environments and socio-economically and ethnically segregated neighbourhoods. The project will evolve in close collaboration with users, artists, the three municipalities of Malmö, Lund and Staffanstorp, and, national and international research- and teaching environments. One main method is mapping and the project will conclude with an exhibition of maps produced throughout the research project. The project members include Peter Parker and Martin Grander at Malmö University, David Pinder from Roskilde University, Ander Larsson from SLU Alnarp and Cecilia Wendt who is an independent artist. 

Coffee with a communications officer continues…

Coffee with a communications officer will continue during December and January. Feel free to swing by the 7th floor of Niagara with all your communications-related questions and queries!

Thursday, December 5: 13.30-15.30
Amanda Malmquist (educational communication) and Johanna Svensson (internal communications).

Tuesday, December 10: 13.30-15.30
Maya Acharya (internal communications in English) and Ellen Albertsdottir (research communication).

Thursday, January 16: 13.30-15.30
Maya Acharya, (internal communications in English) and Ellen Albertsdottir (research communication).

Thursday, January 23: 13.30-15.30
Amanda Malmquis (educational communication) and Johanna Svensson (internal communication).

Kaffe med en kommunikatör fortsätter

Kaffe med en kommunikatör fortsätter under december och januari. Välkommen med dina frågor och kommunikationsutmaningar.

Torsdagen den 5 december: 13.30-15.30
Amanda Malmquist, utbildningskommunikation och Johanna Svensson, internkommunikation är på plats.

Tisdagen den 10 december: 13.30-15.30
Maya Acharya, internkommunikation engelska och Ellen Albertsdottir, forskningskommunikation

Torsdagen den 16 januari: 13.30-15.30
Maya Acharya, internkommunikation engelska och Ellen Albertsdottir, forskningskommunikation

Torsdagen den 23 januari: 13.30-15.30
Amanda Malmquist, utbildningskommunikation och Johanna Svensson, internkommunikation är på plats.

K3-medarbetare har fått designstipendium

Jonas Larsen har fått Region Skånes “Designstipendium för etablerad designer”. Grattis!

“Region Skånes stipendiater för etablerad designer 2019 gick till Yuki Tango och Jonas Larsson för deras unika glasvaser. De arbetar med pilträ för att forma och blåsa glaset i, och väver på så sätt ihop två äldre hantverk som fortfarande hålls vid liv i Skåne.” Läs mer på Region Skånes webb