Marta Bivand Erdal - PRIO GPS Centre

Marta Bivand Erdal

Research Professor

Marta Bivand Erdal
Work phone: +47 22 54 77 91
Mobile phone: +47 452 17 648
Twitter: @bivanderdal
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Research Interests

  • Interactions of migrant transnationalism and integration
  • Remittances, migration and development
  • Return mobilities
  • Belonging, citizenship and diversity
  • Migration and religion

I am a Human Geographer and have conducted research in South Asia (mainly Pakistan), Norway and Poland. I combine research on migration processes and transnational ties, with research on living together in culturally and religiously diverse societies, focusing on citizenship and nationhood.

My research is mainly based on qualitative methods, using semi-structured interviews and focus groups, focusing on innovative approaches to sampling and data collection in migration research.  


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Languages spoken:

Proficient: English, Norwegian, Polish.                                                              

Working experience:

2012- Senior Researcher, PRIO
2007-2012: Researcher, PRIO
2003-2007: Children's and youth officer, Association of young catholics in Norway (NUK).


2012: PhD (Human Geography), University of Oslo
2006: MA (Human Geography), University of Oslo
2002: BA with honours (Geography), University College London, University of London


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Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Erdal, Marta Bivand & Marek Pawlak (2017) Reproducing, transforming and contesting gender relations and identities through migration and transnational ties, Gender, Place and Culture. DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1372378.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Erdal, Marta Bivand (2018) Gendered, spatial and temporal approaches to Polish intra-European migration, Gender, Place and Culture. DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2018.1472068.