Marta Bivand Erdal

Marta Bivand Erdal

Research Professor in Migration Studies


Mobile phone: +47 452 17 648

Twitter: @bivanderdal


Research Interests
  • Interactions of migrant transnationalism and integration
  • Remittances, migration and development
  • Return mobilities
  • Belonging, citizenship and diversity
  • Migration and religion

I am a Human Geographer and have conducted research in South Asia (mainly Pakistan), Norway and Poland. I combine research on migration processes and transnational ties, with research on living together in culturally and religiously diverse societies, focusing on citizenship and nationhood.

My research is mainly based on qualitative methods, using semi-structured interviews and focus groups, focusing on innovative approaches to sampling and data collection in migration research. I have also worked with surveys, in Pakistan and in Scandinavia, including survey instrument development, sampling consideratons, and analysis.

You can read more about my research interests on my personal website:

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