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I am a sociologist and professor at the Department of Social Work (ISA) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), in Trondheim, Norway. I lead the research group for Migration and welfare studies at NTNU-ISA.

I did my graduate work in Sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology where I also received my PhD in Sociology. I am author and co-editor of 4 books. I have also written more than 100 research reports, book chapters and journal articles published in leading journals on ethnicity and migrations such as Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, International Migration, Journal of Refugee Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, International Social Work, Symbolic Interaction and Ethnicities.

I have been involved in several research projects in Norway, Bosnia, Croatia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Singapore and Ghana. My research interests are sociology of ethnicity and public policies, migration and integration and asylum policies and work with reception, integration and return of labour migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.

I am a member of the European IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion). I am also a member of the Nordic IMER network, and I work with the strengthening of IMER network for Southeastern Europe and the network for comparative migration research. I have a long experience with teaching and supervising students at all levels. I am responsible for these courses at the Department of Social Work:

  • Qualitative method ISA3001, Master level, Credits 7,5 sp.
  • Internship SARB3012, Master level, Credits, 30 sp.
  • Global migration and ethnic relations I SARB3518, Master level, Credits 7,5 sp.
  • Global migration and ethnic relations II SARB3519, Master level, Credits 15 sp.
  • MA thesis in Globalization SARB3910, Master level, Credits, 30 sp.
  • Ethnicity and Diversity SARB8008, Doctoral degree level, Credits, 5 sp.

Vitenskapelig, faglig og kunstnerisk arbeid

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Tidsskriftspublikasjoner

Bøker

  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra; Valenta, Marko. (2016) Ethnic Minorities and Politics in Post-Socialist Southeastern Europe. Cambridge University Press. 2016. ISBN 978-1-107-15912-9.
  • 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.

Del av bok/rapport

  • Zuparic Iljic, Drago; Valenta, Marko. (2019) Opportunistic Humanitarianism and Securitization Discomfort Along the Balkan Corridor: The Croatian Experience. Refugee Protection and Civil Society in Europe.
  • Župarić-Iljić, Drago; Valenta, Marko. (2019) “Refugee Crisis” in the Southeastern European Countries: The Rise and Fall of the Balkan Corridor. The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises.
  • Strabac, Zan; Valenta, Marko. (2016) Social distance toward ethnic minorities in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo: A Comparative Analysis. Ethnic Minorities and Politics in Post-Socialist Southeastern Europe.
  • Valenta, Marko; Gregurovic, Snjezana; Strabac, Zan. (2016) Ethnic boundaries and the position of minority Groups in Croatian Istria. Ethnic Minorities and Politics in Post-Socialist Southeastern Europe.
  • Valenta, Marko; Ramet, Sabrina Petra. (2016) Situating Ethnic Minorities in Post-Socialist Southeastern Europe. Ethnic Minorities and Politics in Post-Socialist Southeastern Europe.
  • 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.

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