Helen Arfvidsson

POLIS, The Open University

Helen has been a postgraduate research student in Politics and International Studies at the Open University since October 2010. Her previous academic background is in Politics, Development Studies and Global Studies. Her research interests span the fields of critical security, migration, citizenship, urban restructuring and transformative politics. Her current research centres around acts of citizenship, youth and the burning of cars in urban peripheries across Europe, the primary focus being on recent events in Sweden. She has previously worked with labour unions on HIV/AIDS policy in South Africa as well as on urban development and youth policy in Sweden. She currently coordinates the Postgraduate Research Programme at the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG) and is a member of the International Collaboratory on Critical Methods in Security Studies (ICCM).

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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