Hellgren, Zenia and Bálint Ábel Bereményi, eds. (2021, forthcoming). Racialized Citizenship in Superdiverse Europe. Special issue, Social Sciences

Hellgren, Zenia and Bálint Ábel Bereményi (2021, forthcoming). Introduction: Far from Colourblind. Reflections on Racialization in Contemporary Europe. In Racialized Citizenship in Superdiverse Europe. Eds. Zenia Hellgren and Bálint Ábel Bereményi. Special issue, Social Sciences

Hellgren, Zenia and Lorenzo Gabrielli (2021, forthcoming). Racialization or “Aporophobia”? Intersecting Discriminations in the Experiences of Non-Western Migrants and Spanish RomaIn Racialized Citizenship in Superdiverse Europe. Eds. Zenia Hellgren and Bálint Ábel Bereményi. Special issue, Social Sciences

Hellgren, Zenia and Lorenzo Gabrielli (forthcoming in March, 2021). The Dual Expectations Gap. Divergent Perspectives on the Educational Aspirations of Spanish Roma Families. Accepted for publication by Journal of Intercultural Studies.

Hellgren, Zenia (2019). Book review: Intercultural citizenship in the post-multicultural era by Ricard Zapata-Barrero. In Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Hellgren, Zenia (2019). Class, race - and place: Immigrants' self-perceptions on inclusion, belonging and opportunities in Stockholm and BarcelonaEthnic and Racial Studies, 42(12): 2084-2102.

Hellgren Zenia and Inma Serrano (2019). Financial Crisis and Migrant Domestic Workers in Spain: Employment Opportunities and Conditions during the Great RecessionInternational Migration Review 54(4): 1209-1229.

Zapata-Barrero, Ricard and Zenia Hellgren (2019). Harnessing the potential of Moroccans living abroad through diaspora policies? Assessing the factors of success and failure of a new structure of opportunities for transnational entrepreneursJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, special issue Diaspora governance and transnational entrepreneurship: The rise of an emerging global social pattern in migration studies. Online first.

Hobson, Barbara, Zenia Hellgren and Inma Serrano (2018). Migrants, markets and domestic work. Do institutions matter in the personal household service sector? Journal of European Social Policy,28 (4): 386-401.

Hellgren Zenia and Inma Serrano (2017): Transnationalism and Financial Crisis: The Hampered Migration Projects of Female Domestic Workers in SpainSocial Sciences 6:2, 8.

Hellgren Zenia (2016). Immigrant Integration as a Two-Way Process: Stakeholder discourses and practices in Stockholm and BarcelonaPsychosociological Issues in Human Resource Management 4(1): 143-167.

Hellgren, Zenia (2015). Markets, Regimes, and the Role of Stakeholders: Explaining Precariousness of Migrant Domestic/Care Workers in Different Institutional FrameworksSocial Politics 22 (2): 220-241. This paper was selected key scientific article by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and the Board of Governors of Population Europe.

Hellgren, Zenia (2014). Negotiating the Boundaries of Social Membership. Undocumented Migrant Claims-Making in Sweden and SpainJournal of Ethnic And Migration Studies, Vol. 40 (7-8): 1175-1191.

Hellgren, Zenia and Barbara Hobson (2008). Cultural Conflict and Cultural Dialogues in the Good Society: The Case of Honor Killings in SwedenEthnicities 3/2008: 385-404.



Hellgren, Zenia (2021, forthcoming). Myten om det mångkulturella samhället. Teoretiska perspektiv på mångkulturalismen och interkulturalismen [The myth of the multicultural society. Theoretical perspectives on multiculturalism and interculturalism], in Migration och etnicitet: perspektiv på ett mångkulturellt Sverige [Migration and ethnicity: perspectives on a multicultural Sweden], eds. Darvishpour, Mehrdad & Westin, Charles. 3d edition (2d edition in 2015; 1st edition in 2008). Lund: Studentlitteratur. ISBN: 9789144105239

Hellgren, Zenia and Barbara Hobson (2021, forthcoming). Welfare Markets and Domestic services: Market mechanisms in two divergent welfare states. In The dynamics of welfare markets: Private pensions and domestic/care services in Europe, ed. Clémence Ledoux. Palgrave MacMillan.

Zapata-Barrero, Ricard and Zenia Hellgren (2021, forthcoming). Interculturalism, Public Space and Citizenship-Making: Overcoming the Detachment caused by Discrimination. In Making New Citizens: Re-assessing the Citizenship-Integration Nexus, eds. Roxana Barbulescu, Sara Wallace Goodman and Luicy Pedroza. Springer: IMISCOE Research Series

Hellgren, Zenia (2012). Negotiating Social Membership. Immigrant Claims-Making Contesting Borders and Boundaries in Multi-Ethnic Europe. Stockholm: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis. ISBN: 978-91-87235-04-7

Hellgren, Zenia and Barbara Hobson (2008). Gender and Ethnic Minority Claims in Swedish and EU Frames: Sites of Multi-level Political Opportunities and Boundary Making, in Roth, S. (ed.) Gender Issues and Women's Movements in the Expanding European Union. New York, Oxford: Berghan Books.

Hellgren, Zenia (2008). (De)constructing European Citizenship. Political Mobilization and Collective Identity Formation among Immigrants in Sweden and Spain, in Media, Democracy and European Culture, eds. Ib Bondebjerg and Peter Madsen. Bristol: Intellect. ISBN 9781841502472

leGrand, Elias, Karin Halldén and Zenia Hellgren, eds. (2008). Ethnicity and Social Divisions: Contemporary Research in Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN (10): 1-84718-470-7, ISBN (13): 9781847184702

Hellgren, Zenia (2007). Los límites de la solidaridad. Sin papeles y niños refugiados apáticos en la sociedad de bienestar sueca, in La lucha de los sin papeles y la extensión de la ciudadanía. Una perspectiva global, eds. Liliana Suárez Navaz, Raquel Macià and Angela Moreno. Madrid: Traficantes de sueños. ISBN-10: 8496453251, ISBN-13: 978-8496453258

Burns, Tom R., Nora Machado, Zenia Hellgren and Göran Brodin (2007). Makt, kultur och kontroll över invandrares livsvillkor. Ett multidimensionellt perspektiv på strukturell diskriminering i Sverige [Power, culture and control over the life conditions of immigrants. A multi-dimensional perspective on structural discrimination in Sweden], eds. Tom R. Burns, Nora Machado, Zenia Hellgren and Göran Brodin. Uppsala: Uppsala University Press. ISBN: 978-91-554-6913-9

Hellgren, Zenia (2007). Att överb.ygga klyftan mellan lag och handling. Antidiskrimineringsorganisationernas verksamhet och allmänhetens ansvar [Bridging the gap between law and practice. The task of anti-discrimination organizations and the responsibility of civil society], in Makt, kultur och kontroll över invandrares livsvillkor. Ett multidimensionellt perspektiv på strukturell diskriminering i Sverige [Power, culture and control over the life conditions of immigrants. A multi-dimensional perspective on structural discrimination in Sweden], eds. Tom R. Burns, Nora Machado, Zenia Hellgren and Göran Brodin. Uppsala: Uppsala University Press. ISBN: 978-91-554-6913-9



Hellgren, Zenia (2020) Quan el confinament és un privilegi. Opinion article, UPF News.

GRITIM-UPF (2020) "COVID-19’s Impact on Migration and Migration Studies. Exploring Directions for a New Migration Research Agenda." GRITIM-UPF Policy Brief no. 9. Collective publication.

Hellgren, Zenia (2019) The Representation of Diversity in Catalan Institutions: Discourse and Practice. State of the Art report for the research project REPCAT (The Role of the Ethnic Majority in Integration Processes: Attitudes and Practices towards Immigrants in Catalan Institutions). Funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship under Grant Agreement: 747075 — REPCAT — H2020-MSCA-IF-2016/H2020-MSCA-IF-2016.

Hellgren, Zenia (2019) ¿Qué esperan las familias gitanas de la educación de sus hijos? The Conversation, 20/01/2019.

Hellgren, Zenia (2019) Las familias gitanas necesitan apoyo contra el fracaso escolar. El Periódico, 28/91/2019.

Hellgren, Zenia (2018) Inmigración: Barcelona es más acogedora que Estocolmo, pero ofrece menos oportunidades económicas. The Conversation, 07/11/2018.

Hellgren, Zenia and Lorenzo Gabrielli (2018) Promoting realistic expectations: Roma inclusion in the Catalan education system. GRITIM-UPF policy paper series no. 8. 

Hellgren, Zenia and Lorenzo Gabrielli (2018) Roma inclusion in education: Fostering constructive attitudes and good practices in the Barcelona area (VAKERIPEN). Final report for the research project, co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union under Grant Agreement JUST/2015/RDIS/AG/DISC/9372

Hellgren, Zenia (2016) Immigrants' perceptions on integration in two institutional contexts: Sweden and Spain. Final project report, postdoctoral research project financed by the research foundation Ahlströ University. 

Franco-Guillén, Núria and Zenia Hellgren (2016): La política anti-discriminació a Catalunya: estat de la qüestió i recomanacions polítiques. Expert note within the Catalan government's (Generalitat de Catalunya) yearly report on the integration of immigrants (in Catalan and English).

Hobson, Barbara, Zenia Hellgren and Luwam Bede (2015): How Institutional Contexts Matter: Migration and Domestic Care Services and the Capabilities of Migrants in Spain and Sweden. Working paper and final project report, FamiliesAndSocieties project (, funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 320116

Hellgren, Zenia (2015) Immigrant Integration as a Two-Way Process: Translating Theory into Practice. GRITIM-UPF Working Paper Series No. 23, spring 2015.

Hellgren, Zenia (2007): (De)constructing European citizenship. Political mobilization and collective identity formation among immigrants in Sweden and Spain. Web article, Published by Multicultural Centre Prague's site Migration Online:

Hellgren, Zenia (2005): Overcoming the discrepancy between EU Anti-discrimination directives and persisting discrimination at the national level. Report on anti-racism organizations in Sweden, within the EU project CIVGOV, WP 3.



Hellgren, Zenia (2019): From intercultural discourse to de facto representation? The role of the ethnic majority in integration processes. Conference paper presented at the 16th Annual IMISCOE conference in Malmö, Sweden, on June 26-28, 2019.

Hellgren, Zenia (2016): Financial Crisis and Migrant Domestic Workers in Madrid and Barcelona: Employment Opportunities and Conditions during the Great Recession (paper co-authored by Inma Serrano). Presented at the ESSHC Conference in Valencia, Spain, on March 30-April 2, 2016, and (in an earlier version) at the workshop When Families Turn to the Market, November 20-21, 2015, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, Italy.

Hobson, Barbara, Hellgren Zenia and Serrano, Inma (2015): How Private Markets Work in Two Divergent Welfare Regimes: Shaping the Capabilities and Agency of Migrant Care/Domestic Workers in Sweden and Spain”. Council for Europeanists’ meeting Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures at Sciences PO in Paris, France, on July 8-10, 2015.

Hellgren, Zenia (2015): Stakeholders between States, Markets and Precarious Migrant Workers. Agendas and Discourses on the Private Domestic/Care Services Sector in Spain and Sweden, paper presented at FamiliesAndSocieties Second Annual Consortium meeting in Madrid, Spain, January 14-16 2015.

Hellgren, Zenia (2014): How Institutional Contexts Matter. Experiences of Precariousness and Capability among Migrant Domestic Workers in Stockholm and Barcelona. Paper presented at the international conference Revisioning Gender in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 13-14, 2014.

Hellgren, Zenia and Hobson, Barbara (2011): Do Welfare Regimes Matter? Migration and Care/domestic work in two institutional contexts, Sweden and Spain. Paper presented at the 2011 CES Conference in Barcelona, June 20-22, during a session organized by Professor Margarita Estevez Abé. The paper was also presented at the 4th DEMDI conference in Helsinki, Finland, October 6-7 2011.

Hellgren, Zenia (2007): Voices of The Others. Immigrant Struggles over Borders, Boundaries and Social Membership in Multiethnic Europe. Paper presented at the 14th Nordic Migration Conference in Bergen, Norway, November 2007.

Hellgren, Zenia (2006): Constructing an inclusive European citizenship? Political mobilization and collective identity formation among immigrants in Sweden Spain. Paper presented at the Media, Democracy and European Culture conference, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2006.

Hellgren, Zenia (2006) Mobilizations in Fortress Europe: Irregular Immigrants’ and Anti-discrimination Movements challenging the discrepancies between EU Integration and Immigration Policies. Paper presented at the ECPR First Graduate Conference on Contentious politics, University of Essex, UK, September 2006.

Hellgren, Zenia and Hobson, Barbara (2006): Swedish Discourses on Honor Related Violence: Portraying the Other within a Universalist Gender Equality Framework. Paper presented at the second Gender Equality, Cultural Diversity: European Comparisons conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2006.

Hellgren, Zenia (2005): The Myth of the Multicultural Society: Immigrant Mobilization contesting the Swedishness of Structures. Paper presented at the Annual Aage Sorensen Memorial Conference, Harvard University, USA, April 2005.