Aleksandra Ålund received her education at the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Umeå University and Uppsala University, Sweden. She got her PhD in sociology at Umeå University. She is a professor at The Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society - REMESO - at Linköping University. Her research focus is on migration, especially gender, youth, ethnicity, social movements, social exclusion/inclusion, civic activism, identity and cultural production. She has been published in Swedish, English and many other languages.
Member of the international scientific board of the international networking programme: RECODE: Responding to Complex Diversity in Europe and Canada (2009-2014-)
Member (2009-2015-) of Swedish MOST (Management of Social Transformation) International Social Science Program at UNESCO.
Member of RC5 (ISA, International sociological association, Research Committee)
Member of ESA (European sociological association)
Member of IMISCOE; International migration and social cohesion in Europe, International scientific network
Member of Scientific advisory board of the International Migration and Development Network (INMD) (2014-)
Editorial Board Member of Social Inclusion
Editorial Board Member of Revija za Sociologiju
Editorial Board Member of Migracijske i etničke teme
Member of VR (Swedish Research Council) supported research links programme (2014-2016): “Governance versus “management” of migration. What space for civil society?
An extended case study of the global forum on migration and development”. Including Sweden, Linkoping University, (ISV/REMESO), Turkey, University of Ankara and México, University of Zacatecas.