Karen Fog Olwig is a professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen. She has done extensive research on Caribbean migration, but in recent years she has also looked at immigration and integration issues in Denmark. Key topics have been the interrelationship between family networks, gender, mobility and belonging; care relations in institutional and inter-personal settings; constructions of relatedness, identity and boundaries.


Key Publications

  • Caribbean Journeys: An Ethnography of Migration and Home in Three Family Networks. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007.

  • Mobility, education and life trajectories: New and old migratory pathways. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, edited with K. Valentin. London: Routledge, 2017.

  • Migration as Adventure: Narrative Self-representation among Caribbean Migrants in Denmark. Ethnos 83(1): 156-171, 2018.