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Pontus Odmalm

Pontus Odmalm
Dr Pontus Odmalm
Senior Lecturer in Politics
3.20 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
+44 (0)131 650 3926
Research Interests
Comparative European Politics, Politics of immigration, Citizenship, Political parties

Guidance and Feedback Hours

  • Compressed Week (Tuesday - Friday); UG and PG Supervision (Wednesdays 10-11 am): Guidance and Feedback Hour (Thursdays 1 – 3 pm).


Pontus Odmalm is Senior Lecturer in Politics.

Edinburgh Research Explorer listing can be accessed here.



  • MA (Lund University, Sweden) (1999)
  • D.Phil (University of Sussex) (2004)

Research Interests

His research focuses on the social and political impact of migration using a comparative European perspective. Particular research interests include citizenship (national and European), political mobilisation and party competition.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications


Articles and Chapters

Current Teaching and Research

Pontus is responsible for the following courses:

Sem 1: Europe and International Migration (UG)

Pontus has membership in the following PIR Research Groups: Migration and Citizenship and Elections, Public Opinion and Parties.

Topics interested in supervising

Comparative projects with a focus on the following areas: politics of immigration/integration; citizenship; and party competition.

If you are interested in being supervised by Pontus Odmalm, please see the links below for more information:

PhD in Politics