Journal articles in international academic journals and book chapters in edited books are the main way in which I communicate my research, although I also often write Policy Briefs or opinion pieces, communicating specific aspects and research insights. Most of my publications are Open Access, either via the journals, the PRIO repository, or on and ResearchGate. But please get in touch if there is a publication which you’d like to have a look at but can’t access.


Midtbøen, Arnfinn H.; Grete Brochmann; Marta Bivand Erdal; Mathias Kruse; Kristian Kriegbaum Jensen; Pieter Bevelander; Per Mouritsen & Emily Cochran Bech (2020) Assessments of citizenship criteria: are immigrants more liberal?Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 46(13): 2625–2646.

Korzeniewska, L. & Erdal, M.B. (2020) Deskilling unpacked: Comparing Filipino and Polish migrant nurses’ professional experiences in Norway, Migration Studies,

Erdal, Marta Bivand (2020) Theorizing interactions of migrant transnationalism and integration through a multiscalar approachComparative Migration Studies 8(31).

Boccagni, Paolo & Marta Bivand Erdal (2020) On the theoretical potential of ‘remittance houses’: Toward a research agenda across emigration contextsJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2020.1804340.

Brekke, Jan Paul; Simon Roland Birkvad & Marta Bivand Erdal (2020) Losing the Right to Stay: Revocation of Refugee Permits in NorwayJournal of Refugee Studies. DOI:

Erdal, Marta Bivand (2020) Migration, Forced, in International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Amsterdam: Elsevier (105–110).


Erdal, Marta Bivand; Carl Henrik Knutsen & Arnfinn H. Midtbøen (2019) Internasjonalisering, mangfold og diskriminering i norsk akademia [Internationalization, Diversity and Discrimination in Norwegian Academia]Nytt Norsk Tidsskirft 36(3): 288–295.


Erdal, M.B. & Strømsø, M. (2018) Interrogating boundaries of the everyday nation through first impressions: experiences of young people in Norway, Social & Cultural Geography, DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2018.1559345

Erdal, M. B.; Doeland, E.M. & Tellander, E. (2018) How citizenship matters (or not): the citizenship–belonging nexus explored among residents in Oslo, Norway, Citizenship Studies. DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2018.1508415.

Erdal, M.B. & Strømsø, M. (2018) Children’s rights, participatory research and the co-construction of national belonging, Human Rights Education Review 1(1): 25–45.

Erdal, M.B. (2018) Å våge å være norske sammen [To dare to be Norwegian together], in Syse. H., ed., Norge etter 22. juli: Forhandlinger om verdier, identiteter og et motstandsdyktig samfunn [Norway after 22 July: Negotiatons over values, identites and a resilient society]. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk (pp. 27–46).

Erdal, M.B. and Ryan, L. (eds.) (2018), Gendered, spatial and temporal approaches to Polish intra-European migration, Gender, Place and Culture.


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

Erdal, M.B. and Oeppen, C. (2017), Forced to leave? The discursive and analytical significance of describing migration as forced and voluntary, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2017.1384149

Erdal, M.B. & Sagmo, T.H. (2017), Descent, birthplace and residence: Aligning principles of citizenship with realities of migrant transnationalism. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift–Norwegian Journal of Geography DOI: 10.1080/00291951.2017.1369456.

Borchgrevink, K. and Erdal, M.B. (2017), With faith in development: Organizing transnational Islamic charity, Progress in Development Studies, 17(3): 214–228.

Ezzati, R.T. and Erdal, M.B. (2017), Do we have to agree? Accommodating unity in diversity in post-terror Norway, Ethnicities. DOI: 10.1177/1468796816684145.

Erdal, M.B. (2017), Mobilitet og tilhørighet [Mobility and belonging], in Jordhus-Lier, D. and Stokke, K. (eds.) Samfunnsgeografi: En innføring [Introduction to human geography], Oslo: Cappelen Damm. (pp.275-290).

Erdal, M.B. (2017), Pakistani diaspora communities in Norway: Part of a transnational social field for how long? in Amjad, R. (ed.), The Pakistani Diaspora: Corridors of opportunity and anxiety, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore, Pakistan. (pp. 197-224).

Erdal, M.B. (2017), Timespaces of return migration: The interplay of everyday practices and imaginaries of return in transnational social fields, in Christou, A., Mavroudi, E., and Page, B. (eds.), Timespaces and International Migration. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Borchgrevink, Kaja & Marta Bivand Erdal (2017) The Circulation of Transnational Islamic Charity, in Nowicka, Magdalena; & Vojin Šerbedžija, eds, Migration and Social Remittances in a Global Europe. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (259–280).

Erdal, M.B. and Oeppen, C. (2017), Forced to return? Agency and the role of post-return mobility for wellbeing among returnees to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Poland, in Vathi, Z. and King, R. (eds.), Return Migration and Wellbeing: Discourses, Policy-Making and Outcomes for Migrants and their Families. Abingdon: Routledge.

Stokke, K. and Erdal, M.B. (eds.) (2017), Political geographies of citizenship, Norwegian Journal of Geography.

Erdal, M.B. (2017), Migration and the Search for Home: Mapping domestic space in migrants’ everyday lives, Cultural Geographies, 10.1177/1474474017732987

Erdal, M.B. (2017), Immigration and membership politics in Western Europe, Ethnic and Racial Studies. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2017.1


Erdal, M.B. and Borchgrevink, K. (2016), Transnational Islamic charity as everyday rituals, Global Networks. DOI: 10.1111/glob.12137.

Bygnes, S. and Erdal, M.B. (2016), Liquid migration, grounded lives: Considerations about future mobility and settlement among Polish and Spanish migrants in Norway, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2016.1211004.

Bolognani, M. and Erdal, M.B. (2016), The discursive possibility of return: How does political context affect belonging among British and Norwegian Pakistanis? Journal of International Migration and Integration. DOI: 10.1007/s12134-016-0470-4.

Erdal, M.B. and Lewicki, A. (2016), Moving citizens: Citizenship practices among Polish migrants in Norway and the United Kingdom, Social Identities 22(1): 112-128.

Erdal, M.B. and Pasura, D. (2016), Introduction: Migration, transnationalism and Catholicism: Global perspectives, in Erdal, M.B. and Pasura, D. (eds.), Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism: Global Perspectives. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (pp. 1-20).

Erdal, M.B. (2016), When Poland became the main country of birth among Catholics in Norway: Exploring the interface of Polish migrants’ everyday narratives and Church responses to a rapid demographic re-constitution, in Erdal, M.B. and Pasura, D. (eds.), Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism: Global Perspectives. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (pp. 259-289).

Erdal, M.B. (2016), Innenfra, utenfra og tredjeposisjoner? Refleksiv posisjonalitet i forskning blant katolikker i Norge, [Insider, outsider or third positions? Reflexive positionality in research among Catholics in Norway] in Aschim, A., Hovdelien, Sødal, H.K. (eds.), Kristne migranter i Norden [Christian migrants in the Nordic countries].  Kristiansand: Portal.

Erdal, M.B. and Pasura, D. (eds.) (2016), Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism: Global Perspectives. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Erdal, M.B. and Lewicki, A. (eds.) (2016), Polish migration within Europe: Mobility, transnationalism and integration, Social Identities 22(1).

Erdal, M.B. (2016), Dismantling diasporas: Rethinking geographies of diasporic identity, connection and development, Social and Cultural Geography. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2016.1249102.

Erdal, M.B. (2016), How immigrants impact their homelands, Progress in Human Geography 40(2): 290-291.


Bell, J. and Erdal, M.B. (2015), Limited but enduring transnational ties? Transnational family life among Polish migrants in Norway, Studia Migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny [Migration Studies – Polish Diaspora Review] 157(3): 77-98.

Erdal, M.B., Amjad, A., Bodla, Z., Rubab, A. (2015), Going back to Pakistan for education? The interplay of return mobilities, education and transnational living, Population, Space and Place.DOI: 10.1002/psp.1966.

Erdal, M.B. (2015), The diaspora meets the ‘development industry’: Engaging Norwegian-Pakistanis in development back home, in Rahman, M. and Tan, Y.T. (eds.), International Migration and Development in South Asia. Abingdon: Routledge (pp. 44-60).


Carling, J. and Erdal, M.B. (2014), Return migration and transnationalism: How are the two connected? International Migration 52(6): 2-12.

Erdal, M.B. (2014), Praca i Rodzina: Rozważania o powrocie wśród Polaków mieszkających w Norwegii, [Work and family: Return considerations among Poles living in Norway], Studia Migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny [Migration Studies – Polish Diaspora Review] 40(2): 41-64.

Horst, C., Erdal, M.B., Carling, J, and Afeef, K. (2014), Private money, public scrutiny? Contrasting perspectives on remittances, Global Networks 14(4): 514-532.

Erdal, M.B. (2014), The social dynamics of remittance-receiving in Pakistan: Agency and opportunity among non-migrants in a transnational social field, in Rahman, M., Tan, Y.T. and Ullah, A. (eds.), Migrant Remittances in South: Social, Political and Economic Implications. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (pp. 115-134).

Carling, J. and Erdal, M.B. (eds.) (2014), Connections between return migration and transnationalism, special section, International Migration 56(2).

Engbersen, G., Erdal, M.B., Bilgili, Ö., and Bakker, L. (eds.) (2014), Transnationalism in a comparative perspective, special issue, Comparative Migration Studies 2(3).


Carling, J., Erdal, M.B. and Rojan, E. (2013), Beyond the insider-outsider divide in migration research, Migration Studies 2(1): 36-54.

Erdal, M.B. and Oeppen, C. (2013), Migrant balancing acts: Ways of understanding the interactions between integration and transnationalism, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 39(6): 867-884.

Erdal, M.B. (2013), Migrant transnationalism and multi-layered integration: Norwegian-Pakistani migrants’ own reflections, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 39(6): 983-999.

Erdal, M.B. and Ezzati, R. (2013), Når ute også er hjemme: Migrasjon og utenrikspolitikk [When away is also home: Migration and foreign policy], in Mølster, O. and Weltzien, Å. (eds.), Norge og det nye verdenskartet [Norway and the new world map] Oslo: Cappelen Damm (pp. 58-79).

Erdal, M.B. and Oeppen, C. (eds.) (2013), Interactions between integration and transnationalism, special issue, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 39(6).

Erdal, M.B. (2013), Handbook of research methods in migration, International Migration Review 47(2): 474-475.


Erdal, M.B. (2012), Who is the money for? Remittances within and beyond the household in Pakistan, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 21(4): 437-458.

Erdal, M.B. (2012), ‘A place to stay in Pakistan’: Why migrants build houses in their country of origin, Population, Space and Place 18(5): 629-641.


Erdal, M.B. and Stokke, K. (2009), Contributing to development? Transnational activities among members of the Tamil diaspora in Norway?, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 18 (3): 397-418.