Östen Wahlbeck


    Research areas

  • 514 Sociology
  • 5141 Sociology - Ethnic diversity, Ethnic Relations, Ethnicity, Gender, Immigration, Integration, International migration, Migration, Migrants, Minorities, Nation building, Nationalism, Nordic Countries, Nordic welfare states, Refugees, Transnationalism, Welfare State, asylum seeker

Description of research and teaching

Research fields:

  • immigrant transnationalism
  • diasporas
  • minorities
  • economic sociology

Current research:


  • PhD in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick, 1997
  • Researcher, Institute of Migration, 1997-1998
  • Professor of Sociology, Åbo Akademi University, 1998-1999
  • Adjunct Professor of Sociology, University of Tampere, 2006
  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Åbo Akademi University, 1999-2009
  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Helsinki, 2009-
  • Society of Swedish Literature, Coordinator, 2011-2012
  • Professor II, University College of Southeast Norway, 2017-



Latest publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    The Future of The Kurdish Diaspora

    Wahlbeck, Ö. R. 2017 Routledge Handbook on the Kurds. Gunter, M. (ed.). Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group, 10 p.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyD2 Article in professional hand or guide book or in a professional data system, or text book material

  2. True Finns and Non-True Finns: The Minority Rights Discourse of Populist Politics in Finland

    Wahlbeck, Ö. R. 2016 In : Journal of Intercultural Studies : an international journal. 37, 6, p. 574-588 15 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Hemland, diaspora och flyktingars sociala integration

    Wahlbeck, Ö. R. Sep 2015 In : Finsk Tidskrift : kultur, ekonomi, politik. 2015, 5, p. 13-20 8 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalB1 Unrefereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Sociologisk Forskning (Journal)

    Wahlbeck, Ö. (Member of editorial board)
    2017 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research journal

  2. The Migration Conference 2017

    Wahlbeck, Ö. (Scientific Committee Member)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Transnationalism as a Social Resource among Diaspora Communities

    Wahlbeck, Ö. (Speaker), Saksela-Bergholm, S. M. (Speaker), Mari Toivanen (Speaker), Holley, P. H. (Speaker)
    29 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

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