AMIS director

Marie Sandberg, associate professor
Tel: +45 51 29 90 17

Centre administrator

Maria Frantzoulis
Room: 12-3-36


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Holst, Tore Elias Harsløf Part-time Lecturer +4530298924 E-mail
Kohl, Katrine Syppli Postdoc +4535333828 E-mail
Mollerup, Nina Grønlykke Associate Professor +4535326079 E-mail
Pelckmans, Lotte Associate Professor +4535334693 E-mail
Sandberg, Marie Associate Professor +4551299017 E-mail
Whyte, Zachary Associate Professor   E-mail

How to become a visiting scholar at AMIS

AMIS places great value on international exchange and attracts scholars and students from many different countries. We welcome applications from scholars, who wish to participate in the intellectual life of the center, including our AMIS research clusters, brown bags and seminars.

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Visiting scholars


Frowin Rausis holds a MA in Sociology (University of Bern) and a CAS in European Union Law (University of Zurich). Currently, he is a PhD candidate and affiliated to the Department of Political Science at the University of Lucerne (CH) as well as a research fellow at the National Center of Competence in Research for migration and mobilities studies.

 In his research project The Invention of Safe Countries, he studies the spread of policies that restrict access to asylum. Thereby, he focuses on the diffusion mechanisms that led to the adoption of safe country policies in Denmark, Switzerland, and South Africa.

Frowin Rausis is joining AMIS as a visiting scholar between February and June 2022.







Kristine Graneng is a PhD candidate at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. She holds a MA in European Studies from NTNU. Her research interest primarily lies in the politicization of the EU, particularly how migration in recent years have been increasingly linked to attitudes toward European integration. In her PhD project, she examines to what extent and how migration has been debated in four referendums on EU-related issues in Ireland, Denmark and the UK.

Kristine is staying with AMIS in March 2022. During her stay in Copenhagen, Kristine will be working on a case study of migration discourses in the Danish referendum on the Justice and Home Affairs opt-out in 2015.



Martin Joormann completed his PhD in Sociology of Law with his thesis Legitimized Refugees (2019, Lund University). He is the author of publications such as Asylstaffetten – A longitudinal Ethnographic Study of Protest Walks against the Detention of Asylum Seekers in Sweden, (2018, Justice Power and Resistance) and Refugees and the Violence of Welfare Bureaucracies in Northern Europe (2020, Manchester University Press, co-edited together with Dalia Abdelhady and Nina Gren).

Martin serves as editor for several international journals, and he is currently conducting research for his VR International Postdoc, which is based at Lund's Sociology of Law Department. This postdoc project is a collective case study of Danish, German and Swedish appeal instances that decide on the review of rejected asylum claims. The study’s point of departure is to explore the varying extents to which these appeals are politicized in Denmark, Germany and Sweden.

From August 2021 to July 2023, Martin will be a Visiting Scholar at AMIS.









Tamar Todria holds MA degree in European Studies, currently she is a PhD candidate in European Studies at Institute for European Studies, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Her thesis is on assessing how asylum seekers are treated in Southern European Countries, how migration policy effects them directly. As a case study is used example of Mediterranean basin. She has got Erasmus + Jean Monnet MEDiterranean border crises and European External Action  EUMedEA grant and she has conducted field visit in Sicily.

She joins AMIS as a visiting scholar in May 2022.

Aim of the research stay will be to get acquainted with and investigate recent developments in Danish Asylum System to draw comparison with the similar policy in the Mediterranean context.

Tamar is a member of Research Editorial Committee of EuropeNow published by Council for Europena Studies (CES) at Columbia university and is a member of IMISCOE PhD Board Network.



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