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Background and activities

Marko Valenta is a sociologist and works as Professor at the Department of Social work and health science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), in Trondheim, Norway. He is also head of research at NTNU Social Research, Diversity and Inclusion. He did his graduate work in Sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology where he also received his Ph.D in Sociology. He is author and co-editor of 3 books and has written more than 60 journal articles, research reports and book chapters. His research interests are sociology of ethnicity and migrations, migration policies and work with reception, integration and return of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. Valenta is involved in several research projects in Norway, Croatia, Bosnia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.  Valenta is a member of the European IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion). He is also member of Nordic IMER network, and also works with strenghtening of IMER network for Southeastern Europe, and the network for comparative migration research, the work supported and funded by Norwegian Research Council. Valenta has also been involved in organization and implementation of several national and international conferences, MA/PhD courses and workshops.

Work in progress:

Ramet, S. and Valenta, M. (forthcoming, 2016). Ethnic Minorities and Politics in Post-Socialist Southeastern Europe. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.  

Strabac, Z. Aalberg, T. Jenssen, A.T. and Valenta, M. (forthcoming, 2016). Wearing the veil: Hijab, Islam and job qualifications as determinants of social attitudes toward immigrant women in Norway. Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Valenta, M. and Strabac, Z (forthcoming, 2016). The Dramaturgical Nexus of Ethno-Religious, Tourist and Transnational Frames of Pilgrimages in Post-Conflict Societies: The Bosnian and Herzegovinian Experience. Tourist Studies.

Valenta, M. and Jakobsen, M. (under review). Moving to the Gulf: An Empirical Analysis of the Patterns and Drivers of Migration to the GCC Countries, 1960–2013

Valenta, M. Strabac, Z. Jakobsen, J, Reitz, J., Al Awad, M. (under review). Labour migrations to resource-rich countries: Comparative perspectives on migrants’ rights in Canada, Norway and the United Arab Emirates.

Valenta, M. (under review). Migrations in the Arabian Gulf and Europe: a comparative analysis of migration systems and migration policies in the European Union and in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Kalkman, K. Hopperstad, M., Valenta, M. (under review) “Do you want this?”— Exploring newcomer migrant girls’ social exclusion through exchange of self-made artifacts in Norwegian daycare

Valenta, M. and Jakobsen, Jo. (in progress). Mixed migrants from refugee producing countries in the GCC Countries: An empirical analysis of patterns, 1960-2015

Strabac, Z.,Valenta, M. and Al Awad, M (in progress).  Labour migrants in the United Arab Emirates. An empirical analysis of outcomes.

Valenta, M. (in progress) The refugee crisis in Europe: The case of refugee migrations from Syria.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Books

  • Valenta, Marko; Berg, Berit. (2012) Asylsøker: i velferdsstatens venterom. Universitetsforlaget. 2012. ISBN 978-82-15-01993-2.
  • Valenta, Marko; Ramet, Sabrina Petra. (2011) The Bosnian Diaspora: Integration in transnational communties. Ashgate. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4094-1252-6.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2009) Valenta, M. (2009): Finding friends after resettlement. Social networks and everyday life of Immigrants in Norway. Saarbrücken. VDM Verlag. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG. 2009. ISBN 3639144643.
  • Lauritsen, Kirsten; Valenta, Marko. (2006) Det globale i det lokale : håndbok basert på erfaringer fra Flerkulturelt kunnskaps- og kompetansesenter i Hedmark. 2006.

Part of book/report

  • Kalkman, Kris; Hopperstad, Marit Holm; Valenta, Marko. (2015) It takes more than just saying hello. Recently arrived migrant children`s multimodal access strategies, and social positioning work in a Norwegian Kindergarten. Lek og samspill i et mangfoldsperspektiv.
  • Strabac, Zan; Valenta, Marko. (2015) Etniske minoriteter:Variasjoner i velferd og arbeidstilknytning. Den norske modellen: Internasjonalisering som utfordring og vitalisering.
  • Valenta, Marko; Strabac, Zan. (2013) Bosnians in Norway: Integration of Bosnian Migrants and Their Descendants into Norwegian Society. Migration from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Valenta, Marko; Strabac, Zan. (2013) Refugee Return in Post-War Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bosnia-Herzegovina since Dayton: Civic and uncivic values.
  • Bunar, Nihad; Valenta, Marko. (2012) The sociology of ethnicity. Introduction to Sociology. Scandinavian Sensibilities.
  • Strabac, Zan; Valenta, Marko. (2012) Attitudes toward Muslims in Norway. Islamophobia in the west : Measuring and explaining individual attitudes.
  • Thorshaug, Kristin; Valenta, Marko. (2012) Minoritetsansatte i asylmottak — mellom nærhet og distanse. Asylsøker: i velferdsstatens venterom.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2012) Asylsøkeres opplevelse og mestring av stigma i hverdagen. Asylsøker: i velferdsstatens venterom.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2012) Avviste asylsøkere, kamp mot uttransportering og livet utenfor mottakssystemet. Asylsøker: i velferdsstatens venterom.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2012) Hverdagsliv og sosiale relasjoner på asylmottak. Asylsøker: i velferdsstatens venterom.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2012) Hvordan kan vi analysere asylfeltet med hjelp av sosiologisk teori?. Asylsøker: i velferdsstatens venterom.
  • Valenta, Marko; Berg, Berit. (2012) Innledning: Asylsøkere i Norge. Asylsøker: i velferdsstatens venterom.
  • Golebiowska, Kate; Valenta, Marko; Carter, Tom. (2011) International Immigration Trends and Data. Demography at the Edge: Remote Human Populations in Developed Nations.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra; Valenta, Marko. (2011) Changing places, changing identities: a conclusion. The Bosnian Diaspora: Integration in transnational communties.
  • Valenta, Marko; Mesic, Milan; Strabac, Zan. (2011) Bosnian Croats in Croatia: 'ethnically privileged migrants', 'culturally distant co-ethnics' or 'Croats as any other Croats'?. The Bosnian Diaspora: Integration in transnational communties.
  • Valenta, Marko; Ramet, Sabrina Petra. (2011) Bosnian migrants: an introduction. The Bosnian Diaspora: Integration in transnational communties.
  • Valenta, Marko; Strabac, Zan. (2011) Bosnians in Norway – how do they adjust compared with other refugee groups?. The Bosnian Diaspora: Integration in transnational communties.
  • Valenta, Marko; Strabac, Zan. (2011) Transnational ties and transnational exchange. The Bosnian Diaspora: Integration in transnational communties.
  • Buland, Trond; Valenta, Marko. (2010) Fra ord til sammenhengende handling: Ulike innfallsvinkler til motivering av elever og forebygging av frafall. Skoleutvikling i praksis.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2009) Studentenes erfaringer med faglærerutdanning for tospråklige. Teacher diversity in diverse schools - challenges and opportunities for teacher education.
  • Valenta, Marko; Simonsen, Birte; Simonsen, Birte; Ringen, Bjørg-Karin. (2009) Teacher education in Norway: Bachelor program - Bilingual students. Teacher Education, Facing the Intercultural Dialouge. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe, Brussels, 23-27 August 2008 / N.Engels & .A.Libotton, eds.

Report/dissertation

Others

  • Jakobsen, Jo; Halvorsen, Thomas; Valenta, Marko. (2015) The End or Return of the Security Dilemma? An Empirical Investigation, 1988–2007. Konferanse i Dubrovnik ; 2015-04-25.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2015) Innvandrere og etniske minoriteter i Øst Europa. seminar i Krakow ; 2015-02-24.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2015) Velger helsejobbene: Det er en sterk vekst i antall utenlandske helsearbeiderne. klassekampen [Avis]. 2015-06-15.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2014) Europeisk og norsk asylpolitikk. Presentert på et seminar i Berlin. Seminar i Berlin ; 2014-02-15 - 2014-02-18.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2014) Innvandrere velger bort kontantstøtten. Adresseavisen [Avis]. 2014-07-20.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2014) Polakkene er i flertall blant innvandrerne i Trondheim. Adresseavisen [Avis]. 2014-07-24.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2014) The nexus of educational carriers, migration and globalisation: The Norwegian experience. Going global konferanse ; 2014-04-29 - 2014-05-01.
  • Strabac, Zan; Valenta, Marko. (2013) Zan Strabac and Marko Valenta: Ethnic Intolerance and Political Change in post-conflict societies: The Croatian Experience. ERPBSS Conferance in UAE ; 2013-11-26 - 2013-11-28.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2013) Folk er skeptiske til hijab. Klassekampen [Avis]. 2013-11-18.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2013) Folk er skeptiske til hijab. Klassekampen.no [Internett]. 2013-11-18.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2013) Nye trender på asyl-og flyktningefeltet. Imer seminar/konferanse . IMER nettverk; Oslo Litteraturhuset. 2013-12-13 - 2013-12-13.
  • Valenta, Marko; Strabac, Zan. (2013) Poster presentation of the project 'international students and teachers' at 'Going global conference'. going global konferansen ; 2013-03-04 - 2013-03-06.
  • Valenta, Marko; Strabac, Zan. (2012) Bosnians in Norway: Integration of Bosnian migrants in Norwegian society/Bosanci u Norveskoj: Integracija bosanskih migranata u norvesko drustvo. Konferanse ; Sarajevo. 2012-09-10 - 2012-09-12.
  • Valenta, Marko; Strabac, Zan. (2012) Religious migrations: Medjugorje. Religious migrations in Globalised world ; 2012-04-26 - 2012-04-28.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2011) Rejected asylum seekers in Norway, paperpresentasjon på Nordface konferansen i London. Nordface conferance ; 2011-04-06.
  • Valenta, Marko; Strabac, Zan. (2011) Muslims in Norway, paperpresentasjon med Zan Strabac som førsteforfatter. konferanse i Porto ; 2011-08-16.
  • Valenta, Marko; Strabac, Zan. (2011) workshop om Islamofobi, inklusive paperpresentasjon, med Z. strabac som forsteforfatter: komparativ analyse av holdninger til innvandrere og muslimer i fire land. Metropolis konferanse ; 2011-09-15.
  • Thorshaug, Kristin; Valenta, Marko. (2009) workshop om arbeidsinnvanding i nedgangstiden samt paperpresentasjon, sammen med Kristin Thorshaug om arbeidsinnvandring til Norge. Metropolis konferanse ; 2009-10-04 - 2009-10-08.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2009) empowerment i reception centres for asylum seekers. (Reassess) konferense i Oslo ; 2009-05-18 - 2009-05-20.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2009) hvordan den norske velferdsstaten håndterer arbeidsinnvandring til Norge. (Reassess) i Reykjavik ; 2009-05-04 - 2009-05-06.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2009) paperpresentasjon, som keynote speaker, om resultatene av prosjektet ”Asylsøkerbarns rett til skole”. Reddbarnas konferanse ; 2009-06-10 - 2009-06-10.
  • Valenta, Marko; Strabac, Zan. (2009) Paperpresentasjon om Refugee Return in Post-War Bosnia-Herzegovina. Civic and uncivic values in bosnia: The record since Dayton . Ola Listhaug and Sabrina Ramet (NTNU/PRiO); Oslo. 2009-10-23 - 2009-10-25.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2006) Norwegian repatriation policy. konferanse . i regi av EUROFOR berlin institite for social science; Mallorca. 2006-09-22.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2006) paper about Norwegian reception policy. konferanse . i regi av EUROFOR, berlin institute for social seience; bled. 2006-02-15.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2005) 2 paper på metropolis konferanse i toronto: 1. paper: repatriation of refugees 2. paper: settlement and everyday life of refugees. metropolis konferanse . metropolis organisasjonen; toronto. 2005-10-17 - 2005-10-22.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2004) Mottak og integrasjon av asylsøkere og flyktninger. foredrag om flyktningenes integrasjon og helse . flyktningehelseteamet i Tromsø; Trondheim. 2004-12-07 - 2004-12-07.
  • Valenta, Marko. (2004) "the system" and social integration of refugees in Norway. metropolis conferance . metropolis; geneve. 2004-09-27 - 2004-10-01.
  • Valenta, Marko; Berg, Berit. (2003) Tilbakevending - eksilets punktum eller uoppnåelig drøm?. IMER-konferansen (Internasjonal migrasjon og etniske relasjoner) . [Mangler data]; Trondheim. 2003-04-30.