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Ann Phoenix

Professor of Psychosocial Studies, Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University of London

Room 244

Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
P.O. Box 4
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

Tel: + 358 (0)2941 23452    
Email ann.phoenix (AT) helsinki.fi


Research Interests

  • Social identities
  • Intersectionality
  • Migration  and families; serial migration; children left behind; Chinese childhoods
  • Masculinities and gender
  • Motherhood and parenting
  • Racialization and ethnicisation
  • Global cities
  • Narratives of home
  • Language brokering
  • Mixed parentage and visible ethnic difference

Current Research

Migration, transnational family lives and childhoods

Over the coming year, this Collegium project will consist of three main parts that build on research I have previously done and helps to develop new approaches to research and thinking in the social sciences:

1) the writing of a short, accessible book on a research project that focused on family lives and environment in India and the UK. This was a multimethod study in a programme of work called NOVELLA (Narratives of Varied Everyday Lives and Linked Approaches). It aimed to produce understandings of how families, parents and children, together and separately, think about their environments in the context of climate change;

2) a small-scale research project on masculinities in 11-14 year old boys in contemporary Finland that includes a diverse range of boys and asks what girls think;

3) researching and engaging with new thinking about global migration through talks, publications and a major conference.

In all of these activities I will make links with Finnish researchers and draw on international networks as well as generating further research proposals.