Östen Wahlbeck

Östen Wahlbeck

Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitenskap
Institutt for kultur, religion og samfunnsfag
Campus Drammen (16009)
Professor in Human Rights and Multiculturalism


  • Master's Programme in Human Rights and Multiculturalism.  Undervisning og veiledning:
  • MHRMC810 Pluriversal Approaches to Social Justice
  • MHRMC610 International Human Rights Protection and the Role of International Institutions, Mechanisms and Relations
  • MHRMC620 Theories of Culture and Multiculturalism
  • MHRMC730 Research Methodologies and Methods in the Field of Human Rights and Multiculturalism.
  • Co-Leader of the Research Group in Human Rights and Diversities.
  • EDUC network
  • EVU courses
  • Internasjonal forståelse og samarbeid (IFOS)


Östen Wahlbeck holds a PhD in Ethnic Relations from the University of Warwick, UK (1997). He has worked as Senior Lecturer and Professor of Sociology at the Åbo Akademi University and University of Helsinki in Finland. In 2017-209, he was Professor II in Human Rights and Multiculturalism at the University of South-Eastern Norway. He has published widely in the fields of International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Refugee Studies, Diaspora Studies and Kurdish Studies. His publications include several international monographs and edited books, and more than 40 international refereed academic articles articles in journals like Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Journal of Refugee Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethnicities and Mobilities. In addition, he is the author of numerous book chapters published in various languages. His research interests include transnational migration and diasporas, immigrant businesses, refugee studies, asylum and integration policies. He has been the project leader of several large research projects in these areas funded by the Academy of Finland and the European Commission.