Peo Hansen is political scientist and Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at Linköping University, Sweden.
He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at Umeå University in 2000.
He was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Europe at Columbia University, in 2002-03, and a Senior Fellowship at the Remarque Institute at New York University, during the spring semester of 2006.
Peo's main research interest lies in the contemporary as well as historical development of European integration. Peo has written extensively on the questions of migration, citizenship and identity as these relate to the current project and political economy of European integration. His research also explores the significance of colonialism and decolonization for both the historical development of European integration and for the EU’s current politics of European identity. In 2007 he received (togther with Stefan Jonsson) a 3-year research grant from the Swedish Research Council to study the links between colonialsim/decolonization and the EU project, past and present. The title of the project is: "European Integration and European Colonialism: Reconstructing a Historical Relation, Deconstructing a Current Historiography".
His publications include the following books/monographs:
– Europeans Only? Essays on identity politics and the European Union (Umeå: Umeå University, 2000).
– Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006, co-authored with Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Stephen Castles).
(Link – Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare State)
– EU:s migrationspolitik under 50 år: Ett integrerat perspektiv på en motsägelsefull utveckling (Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2008).
(Link – EU:s migrationspolitik under 50 år)
– Flexible Citizens For a Modernizing European Union: Struggles Over Political Economy, EU Citizenship and Migration (working title), New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books (together with Sandy Hager, forthcoming).