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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Erna Bod­ström

Postdoctoral Researcher
International migration, Asylum seekers and refugees, Citizenship and borders, Administrative documents, Texts and images.

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Nora Fabritius

Doctoral Researcher
Ethnic relations, border studies, migration policy, 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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Camilla Haavisto

Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher
Antiracist organizing and the media, Cyber racism, Social networks and big data, Protest and spectacle, Media education/literacy.

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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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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
Antiracism, Media, Activism

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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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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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Minna Seikkula

Postdoctoral Researcher
Anti-racism, Critical Race Theory, Whiteness, Intersectionality, Post-colonial and de-colonial theories.

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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

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