Refugees’ stories and stories about refugees: Crafting new narratives of the Danish welfare state

The purpose of RESTORE is to craft new narratives of the Danish welfare state at the intersection of refugees’ own life stories on the one hand, and municipalities’ political-administrative stories about receiving refugees on the other hand.

Trompe l'oeil. Bagsiden af et indrammet maleri, 1668 – 1672. Gijsbrechts, Cornelius Norbertus.

Trompe l'oeil. Bagsiden af et indrammet maleri, 1668 – 1672. Gijsbrechts, Cornelius Norbertus.

RESTORE uses narrative interviewing with refugees and municipal civil servants in branches of education, employment and integration. The project gathers document material and engages in crossing narrative analyses that will create new knowledge about the politics of storytelling and Nordic welfare state exceptionalism in a global post-migrant, postcolonial and transnational condition.

By combining insights from refugee and migration studies, integration and welfare state studies, race and racialization studies, affective studies, and memory and narrative studies, RESTORE will illuminate silenced and evaded voices and authorships while rewriting and extending the master narrative of the Danish welfare state.

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Researchers

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Brøndum, Tine Postdoc +4535330364 E-mail
Øland, Trine Lektor +4535328889 E-mail

Funding

Indenpendent research fund denmark

Independent Research Fund Denmark (Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond, Kultur og Kommunikation), Project 1

Project period: January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2023

PI: Trine Øland