Minna Lundgren holds a PhD in Sociology. She defended her dissertation 'Boundaries of Displacement: Belonging and Return among Forcibly Displaced Young Georgians from Abkhazia' in September 2016.
Area of interest
In her doctoral research project Minna Lundgren focused experiences of protracted displacement among internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Abkhazia living in Georgia. She used both qualitative and quantitative methods to explore understandings of belonging and return among among youth with no or few memories from Abkhazia before the armed conflicts broke out in the region in the early 1990ies.
Minna Lundgren's current research includes local integration of refugees in Sweden, and different aspects of everyday life inside Abkhazia.
She is presently involved in the project Sustainable Community Building (HåSa - Hållbart samhällsbyggande) funded by Tillväxtverket.
Teaching and tutoring
Minna Lundgren is program director for the Risk and Crisis Management program. She teaches introductory courses in Sociology along with courses in leadership, intersectionality and working life, and sociological methods. Minna Lundgren has several years of experience in supervision of undergraduate students. She has also previous experience from teaching courses in the bachelors program in Social Work (social law, disability, organization theory, migration and integration).
Minna Lundgren is a member of the Association of Nationalities Studies (ASN). She is a member of the steering committee of the Nordic-Baltic Network for Caucasus Studies.
Articles in journals
Lundgren, M. (2017). Riskscapes: Strategies and practices along the Georgian-Abkhazian boundary line and inside Abkhazia. Journal of Borderlands Studies,
Lundgren, M. (2016). Place matters : return intentions among forcibly displaced young Georgians from Abkhazia living in Tbilisi and Zugdidi. Caucasus survey, vol. 4: 2, pp. 129-148.
Lundgren, M. (2014). Avlägsen tillhörighet: Om skapande och upprätthållande av platstillhörighet bland georgiska internflyktingar från Abkhazien : Distant belongings: On the maintaining and creation of place attachment among Georgian IDPs from Abkhazia. Nordisk Østforum, vol. 28: 3, pp. 215-237.
Perlinski, M. , Blom, B. , Morén, S. & Lundgren, M. (2011). The dialectics between specialization and integration : Politicians' and managers' views on forms of organization in the Swedish social services. Administration in Social Work, vol. 35: 1, pp. 60-87.
Morén, S. , Blom, B. , Lundgren, M. & Perlinski, M. (2010). Specialisering eller integration? : En studie av socialarbetares syn på arbetsvillkor och insatser i tre organisationsformer. Socialvetenskaplig Tidskrift, : 2, pp. 189-209.
Lundgren, M. , Blom, B. , Morén, S. & Perlinski, M. (2009). Från integrering till specialisering : om organisering av socialtjänstens individ- och familjeomsorg 1988-2008. Socialvetenskaplig Tidskrift, : 2, pp. 162-183.
Chapters in books
Lundgren, M. , Sjöstedt Landén, A. , Olofsson, A. , Lexhagen, M. & Jonsson, U. (2016). #miunjubfest - att berätta en historia och att skriva historien. In Makten att berätta: om tal och tystnad i tid och rum. Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University (Genusstudier vid Mittuniversitetet). pp. 24-31.
Lundgren, M. (2016). Röster om krig. In Makten att berätta: om tal och tystnad i tid och rum. Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University (Genusstudier vid Mittuniversitetet). pp. 93-104.
Lundgren, M. (2015). Crossing the border : An intergenerational study on belonging and temporary return among IDPs from Abkhazia. In Security, Democracy and Development in the Southern Caucasus and the Black Sea Region. Bern, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien : Peter Lang Publishing Group (Interdisciplinary Studies on Central and Eastern Europe). pp. 229-248.
Lundgren, M. & Lidén, G. (2018). Not in my backyard : Integration and xenophobia in a local housing project in Östersund. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Risk Analysis Europe, Östersund, June 18-20, 2018
Lundgren, M. (2018). Welcome Refugees? Syrian Repatriates in Abkhazia. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), New York, May 3-5, 2018
Lundgren, M. (2016). Borders as Spaces of Risk : Power and Otherness along the Georgian-Abkhazian Boundary Line. Paper presented at the The Association for the Study of Nationalities 2016 World Convention,New York, USA,14-16 april,2016
Lundgren, M. (2016). Riskscapes: Strategies and Practices along the Georgian-Abkhazian Boundary Line. Paper presented at the ASN European Conference: Europe, Nations and Insecurity: Challenges to Identities, Kaunas, Lithuania, 30 June – 2 July, 2016
Lundgren, M. (2016). Tourism in Contested Abkhazia: Internal Peace and External Challenges. Paper presented at the The 8th Kinneret International Tourism Conference: Tourism as a Peace Promoter among People and Countries: Vision or Reality?, January 12, 2016, Tiberias, Israel
Lundgren, M. (2015). Everyday life and risk in an unresolved conflict zone : the case of Abkhazia. Paper presented at the Mapping the Field – Research on Crisis and War, Nordic PhD Conference, Stockholm, September 17, 2015
Lundgren, M. (2015). Everyday life and risk in unrecognized space. Paper presented at the CBEES Annual Conference: Places and non-places of modernity: Movement, memory and imagination in contemporary Europe, December 3-4, 2015
Lundgren, M. (2014). Distant Belongings : On Maintaining and Creation of Attachment to a Place Distant in Time and Space. Paper presented at the Joint Regional Conference of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) and the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), May 22-24, 2014
Lundgren, M. (2014). Personal risk perception and experiences of risk among Georgian youth in Gali district, Abkhazia. Paper presented at the De-facto Entities in the Post-Soviet Space: Dynamics and Prospects, 4-5 September 2014, Sevan, Armenia
Lundgren, M. (2013). Crossing the Border : An Intergenerational Study on Belonging and Temporary Returns among Internally Displaced from Abkhazia. Paper presented at the European Border Studies Conference: Mapping Conceptual Change in Thinking European Borders, Bergamo, Italy, July 3-5, 2013
Lundgren, M. (2012). Crossing the Border : An Inter-generational Study on Belonging and Temporary Return among IDPs from Abkhazia. Paper presented at the Security, Democracy and Development in the Southern Caucasus and the Black Sea Region, Istanbul, 11-13 October, 2012
Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries
Lundgren, M. (2016). Boundaries of displacement : Belonging and Return among Forcibly Displaced Young Georgians from Abkhazia. Dis. (Comprehensive summary) Östersund : Mittuniversitetet, 2016 (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis : 250)
Lundgren, M. (2017). Rasism mot samer på SVT Jämtlands Facebooksida. Östersund.
Bellman, L. , Ekholm, S. , Giritli Nygren, K. , Hemmingsson, O. , Jarnkvist, K. , Kvarnlöf, L. , Lundgren, M. , Olofsson, A. & et al. (2016). Climate Change, Insurance, and Households : A Literature Review. Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University (RCR Working Paper Series 2016:2).