Andersson, Ruben

Dr Ruben Andersson  

Department

Position held

Postdoctoral research fellow

 

Postdoctoral research fellow

 

Experience keywords:

border control; borders; humanitarianism; irregular migration; political anthropology

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Ruben's PhD research at LSE investigated the phenomenon of irregular migration from West Africa towards southern Europe, in particular Spain. His current research project, 'The risk crucible: managing multiple insecurities in the western Sahel', is concerned with humanitarian intervention in post-conflict Mali and beyond.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Mali; Morocco; Senegal; Spain; West Africa; southern Europe

Languages:

French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Swedish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)207 955 7434

Publications

2015

Andersson, Ruben (2015) Border control is out of control Discovery Society, 17 (1 Feb 2015) blog

Andersson, Ruben and Weigand, Florian (2015) Intervention at risk: the vicious cycle of distance and danger in Mali and Afghanistan Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. ISSN 1750-2977

2014

Andersson, Ruben (2014) Illegality, inc: clandestine migration and the business of bordering Europe California Series in Public Anthropology. University of California Press, Oakland, USA. ISBN 9780520282520

Andersson, Ruben (2014) A global front: thoughts on enforcement at the rich world’s borders In: Andersson, Ruben, (ed.) Illegality, Inc: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe. California Series in Public Anthropology. University of California Press, Oakland, CA, USA, (online appendix). ISBN 9780520282520

Andersson, Ruben (2014) Time and the migrant other: European border controls and the temporal economics of illegality American Anthropologist, 116 (4). 795-809. ISSN 0002-7294

Andersson, Ruben (2014) Hunter and prey: patrolling clandestine migration in the Euro-African borderlands Anthropological Quarterly, 87 (1). 118-149. ISSN 0003-5491

2012

Andersson, Ruben (2012) A game of risk: boat migration and the business of bordering Europe Anthropology Today, 28 (6). 7-11. ISSN 1467-8322

2011

Andersson, Ruben (2011) Frontex y la creación de la frontera euroafricana: Golpeando la valla ilusoria Revista de derecho Migratorio y Extranjería, 2011 (28). 177-191. ISSN 1695-3509

2010

Andersson, Ruben (2010) Wild man at Europe’s gates: the crafting of clandestines in Spain’s Cayuco crisis Etnofoor, 22 (2). 31-49. ISSN 0921-5158

2005

Andersson, Ruben (2005) The new frontiers of America Race and Class, 46 (3). 28-38. ISSN 0306-3968

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