Arnfinn H. Midtbøen holds a Ph. D in sociology from the University of Oslo and is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Research, also in Oslo. In his MA thesis, he compared the differences in Scandinavian nationality law and the political processes that led to these changes, combining a historial account of the legal development from the late 19th century onwards with a comparative analysis of the contemporary situation. In his Ph. D, Midtbøen conducted a multi-method study of processes of ethnic discrimination in the Norwegian labour market, combining a field experiment of discrimination with employer-interviews. He is currently involved in the large-scale project ‘Governing and experiencing citizenship in multicultural Scandinavia’, in collaboration with researchers from the Piece Research Institute of Oslo (Marta Bivand Erdal and Tove Heggli Sagmo), the University of Oslo (Grete Brochmann), The University of Aarhus (Per Mouritsen) and Malmö University College (Pieter Bevelander). His work has appeared in journals like The British Journal of Sociology, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Comparative Migration Studies.