Norma Montesino

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Work


  • Migration, Transnational migration, Child migration, Romani people


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

Recent research outputs

Norma Montesino & Jiménez Alvarez, M. G., 2019 Jan 20, Inequalities and Migration. Trygged, S. & Righard, E. (eds.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, p. 89-107

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Norma Montesino, 2018 Dec 20, Las migraciones de jóvenes y adolescentes no acompañados: Una mirada internacional. Rodriguez García de Cortázar, A. & Gimeno Monterde, C. (eds.). Universidad de Granada, p. 141-168 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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