Migration processes
Migration consequences (for migrants, sending and receiving countries)
Migration governance
Cross-cutting topics in migration research


  • Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare

    University, Malmö, Sweden
    Senior Researcher

  • Malmö University

    University, Malmo, Sweden
    Associate Professor/Senior Researcher


What does it mean to “go beyond race”?

Authors Sayaka Osanami Törngren, Karen L. Suyemoto
Year 2022
Journal Name Comparative Migration Studies
1 Journal Article

Challenging the 'Swedish' and 'Immigrant' Dichotomy: How do Multiracial and Multi-ethnic Swedes Identify Themselves?

Authors Sayaka Osanami Torngren
Year 2020
2 Journal Article

Color that matters: a comparative approach to mixed race identity and Nordic exceptionalism

Authors Sayaka Osanami Torngren
Year 2019
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3 Journal Article

Turismens roll i multikulturella samhällen

Principal investigator Sayaka Osanami Törngren (Project Leader), Thomas Pederson (Participant), Caroline Adolfsson (Participant), Pieter Bevelander (Participant)
Tourism and the tourism industry have been criticized for contributing to a uni-dimensional view of culture and people, which (re)produces stereotypic images, discredited histories and romantic fantasies. There is a risk that tourism reduces places to monocultures where the complexity that makes them interesting disappear. No modern society has only a culture, language or identity. Globalization, migration and other intercultural exchanges changes places. Inclusion and participation are increasingly highlighted in tourism and place branding literature. However, tourism and place branding have rarely been associated with concepts such as integration, migration and multiculturalism. TiM's objective is to explore the role of tourism in multicultural societies, in Sweden and beyond, as well as to act for the inclusion and representation of diversity in tourism development and place branding. TiMS’ originality lies in 1. A multidisciplinary and innovative approach to tourism studies, including design, social work, migration studies, marketing and interaction design, placing it in the forefront of technical and methodological development. 2. The ability to reach actual practical and societal change through collaboration between research and practice through action-oriented research. 3. Studies in Sweden and four non-European countries (Kenya, C hina, Japan and the US) broadens and deepens the understanding and conceptualisation of sustainable and inclusive forms of tourism and place branding.
Year 2019
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4 Project

Reversing the gaze: methodological reflections from the perspective of racial- and ethnic-minority researchers

Authors Sayaka Osanami Torngren, Jonathan Ngeh
Year 2018
Journal Name Qualitative Research
6 Journal Article

Ethnic Options, Covering and Passing Multiracial and Multiethnic Identities in Japan

Authors Sayaka Osanami Torngren
Year 2018
Journal Name Asian Journal of Social Science
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7 Journal Article

Toward building a conceptual framework on intermarriage

Authors Sayaka Osanami Torngren, Miri Song, Nahikari Irastorza, ...
Year 2016
Journal Name Ethnicities
Citations (WoS) 5
8 Journal Article

Attitudes toward interracial marriages and the role of interracial contacts in Sweden

Authors Sayaka Osanami Törngren, Sayaka Osanami Torngren
Year 2016
Journal Name Ethnicities
Citations (WoS) 2
9 Journal Article

Racial appraisal and constraints of identity among multiracial and multiethnic persons in Sweden and Japan

Authors Sayaka Osanami Tö rngren
Year 2021
Journal Name Ethnicities
10 Journal Article

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