The following researchers are a part of the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism.
Suvi Keskinen


Post-/de-colonial feminism, Racism and whiteness, Nationalism and right-wing populism, Activism by racialized minorities, Ethnic and racial profiling, Migrant/minority families, generations and gendered violence.

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James Anyan

Postdoctoral Researcher

Stratification in higher education, immigrant integration, labour migration, social exclusion

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Alemanji Aminkeng Atabong

Postdoctoral Researcher

Antiracism, Education, Race and racism, Interculturalism/multiculturalism.

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Gwenaëlle Bauvois

University Researcher

Ethnic Relations, Nationalism, Populism, Social media, Post-truth.

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Nora Fabritius

Doctoral Researcher

Border studies, border control, sociology of law, minority rights

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I-An Gao (Wasiq Silan)

Postdoctoral Researcher 

Indigenous peoples and self-determination, Aging, Indigenous/decolonizing methodologies, Care, Long-term care policies.

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Markus Himanen

Doctoral Researcher

Ethnic profiling, Citizenship and borders, Immigration policy, Asylum seekers and refugees, Undocumented migrants.

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Elina Ikävalko

Postdoctoral Researcher

Mad/feminist Studies, Antiracism, Ableism, Psychiatrization

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Daria Krivonos


Postsocialism, racialisation, migration, whiteness, labour.

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Tuuli Kurki

Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher

Racism, Antiracism, Whiteness, Intersectionality, Education, Mental Health

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Faith Mkwesha

Postdoctoral researcher

African feminism, Decolonial, Diversity, Anti-racism, Disobedient knowledge

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Aino Nevalainen

Doctoral Researcher
Race, Racism, Antiracism, Media

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Minou Norouzi

Kone Foundation Postdoctoral Researcher

Interdisciplinary documentary practice, ethics of representation, migrant and diasporic screen cultures, feminist decolonial studies, Middle East/Southwest Asia and North Africa (MENA/SWANA)

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Niko Pyrhönen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Nationalism, Ethnic relations, Migration, Hybrid Media Space, Citizenship.

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Tobias Pötzsch

Doctoral Researcher

Ethnic Relations, Anti-oppressive social work, Inclusion/Integration, Migration and Minorities, Anti-Racism.

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Anni Reuter


Integration and empowerment; organized sports and newcomers; history of deportations and diaspora; Ingrian Finns and ethnic minorities

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Anna-Leena Riitaoja

Postdoctoral Researcher

Immigrant representations, Welfare services, Sociology of knowledge, Social work, Education.

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Olivia Maury

University Lecturer in Sociology 

Autonomy of migration, border regimes, digital labour platforms, labour power, racial capitalism.


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Nelli Ruotsalainen

Doctoral Researcher

Feminist theories, activism, anti-racism, whiteness, creative methodologies

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Amiirah Salleh-Hoddin

Doctoral Researcher

Anti-Racism, Equality data, Identity and belonging, Intersectionality, Decolonising knowledge

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Olga Tkach


Migrations, mobility inequality, feminist and migration studies of home, housing and neighbour relations, conviviality

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Mari Toivanen

Postdoctoral Researcher 

Diasporas and transnationalism, Second generation, Diaspora politics, Identity and belonging, Kurdish.

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Affiliated researchers

Read more about CEREN's affiliated researchers

Rolle Alho

Ali Ali

Alemanji Aminkeng Atabong

Erna Bodström

Karin Creutz

Linda Haapajärvi

Driss Habti

Peter Holley

Zeinab Karimi

Rūta Kazlauskaitė

Saara Koikkalainen

Aino Korvensyrjä

Liina Mustonen

Camilla Nordberg

Cristian Norocel

Shadia Rask

Sanna Saksela-Bergholm

Valter Sandell

Gavan Titley

Marjukka Weide