Jesper Bjarnesen

Senior Researcher at NAI since September 2013

Subject areas:
Mobility, wartime displacement, intergenerational relations, rural-urban connections, informal labour recruitment, transnational migration, urban land rights
Geographical areas:
Burkina Faso, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Conakry
Language skills:
Swedish, Danish, English, French
Contact:
jesper.bjarnesen@nai.uu.se
+46 (0)18 471 52 92
+46 (0)70 167 96 92
Research areas:
Conflict and African International Links

Filmed interviews with Jesper Bjarnesen

Looking into the invisibility of refugees

Migration. NAI researcher Jesper Bjarnesen aims to deepen our understanding of forced migration. For eight years he has studied the experiences of Burkinabe cititizens who were forced to leave Côte d'Ivoire after an armed conflict broke out.

Academic background

PhD, Cultural Anthropology, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University (2013)
MA, Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen (2007)
MA, African Regional Studies, Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen (2005)

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