Guri Tyldum

Senior researcher

FAFO Research Foundation


Phone: +47 99577476


Guri Tyldum is a migration scholar specializing on East-west migration in Europe and migration aspirations in various populations. She holds a PhD in Sociology, with a thesis on labour migration from Ukraine.  She is currently project director of several projects on refugee mobility and refugee integration in Europe in general, and Norway in particular.  Tyldum has also published widely on migration in vulnerable groups, trafficking, irregular migration and labour exploitation, as well as on ethical and methodological challenges in studies of rare and elusive populations.


Migration decisions/aspirations, refugee mobility and return, human trafficking, systems for refugee receptions


Return, integration and secondary migration among Ukrainian refuges in Poland and Norway (Norwegian Directorate of Immigration)

Implementation of temporary integration law for Ukrainian refugees in Norwegian municipalities (Norwegian Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion)

European management of migration and refugees (Norwegian Research council)



Motherhood, Agency and Sacrifice in Narratives on Female Migration for Care Work. Sociology 49(1) 2015 Download

A Welcomed Separation. Understanding female migration in light of limited access to divorce. Nordic Journal of Migration Research 5(3) 2015 Download  

Policy Brief: Konflikt, legitim makt og politisk inklusjon i Ukraina (med Kristian Takvam Kint). Download 

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