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Charlotte Steinert

Charlotte Steinert is a PhD researcher at the IRTG “Baltic Peripities”. Having obtained a BA in political science and public law from the university of Trier in 2013, she started working in the digital tech and startup scene. In 2020 she enrolled at the Nordeuropa Institut at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, taking a particular interest in the colonial legacy in Scandinavia and right-wing dog whistles in regards to immigration. She graduated in 2022 with her thesis on the Sweden Democrats, gender equality and femonationalism.

University of Greifswald

IRTG Baltic Peripeties
Anklamer Str. 20
17489 Greifswald

Room: 0.12

Chair of Modern Scandinavian Literatures

Paradigm Shift in Swedish Migration Policy Using the Example of the Political Plans and Language Used by the Government under Ulf Kristersson

Regeringen är i full gång med att genomföra ett paradigmskifte på migrationsområdet. / The government is in the process of implementing a paradigm shift in the field of migration.

This is how the Swedish government under Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson summarizes how they plan on shaping their migration and integration politics. This announced paradigm shift is expressed not only in planned policies, but also in the current participation of the right-wing populist party, the Sweden Democrats, in government. Their influence on policy areas such as immigration and integration seems to be significant and has peaked my research interest.

The main aim of my research is to show and analyze how parties such as the Swedish Moderaterna, which are not typically regarded as right-wing populist, adopt the rhetoric and programmes of right-wing populist parties, normalize them and thus contribute to a shift in discourse.

University studies and degrees

  • Since April 2024
  • Doctoral Researcher at the International Research Training Group “Baltic Peripeties. Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes” at the University of Greifswald.
  • 2022
  • M.A. in Scandinavian Studies (Nordeuropa Institut), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
  • 2013
  • B.A. in Political Science, Trier University.