Norma Montesino

Norma Montesino

Senior lecturer

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Personal profile


My research concerns social history with a focus on the treatment of poor migrants in the Swedish context. For my dissertation (The Gypsy Question. Intervention and Romanticism, 2002) I studied the Swedish policies on Roma groups during the last century. Later I studied the emergence and development of the institutionalized reception of refugees in the Swedish welfare services. Later research projects concern health policies, migration and social work.

Current research projects:

  • Migrants in the Swedish social welfare
  • Swedish welfare policies and the Roma groups
  • Health policies, Migration and Social Work


I teach different classes in the graduate programme at the School of Social Work and supervise students at different levels.

Professional work


  • Member of Romani Studies Institute (Sweden)
  • Member of Research Network: Roma and Resande in the Nordic countries (RORHIN), Hugo Valentin Institute, Uppsala
  • Member of the international editorial board for Serviço Social & Sociedade, Sao Paolo, Brasil

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Work

Free keywords

  • Migration
  • Transnational migration
  • Child migration
  • Romani people


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