CAMILLA NORDBERG (Docent, Dr. Soc.Sc.) is a senior university lecturer in social policy at the Åbo Akademi University. She is a senior research fellow at the Centre of Excellence on Care and Ageing (2018-2026, CoE AgeCare). Her research has revolved around the migration welfare-state nexus, focusing on issues of citizenship, power, political discourse and street-level bureaucratic encounters. She is the Principal Investigator of the project.
MAIJA JÄPPINEN (Docent, Dr. Soc.Sc.) works as an associate professor in social work at the University of Helsinki. Her earlier research experience locates to the areas of gender violence, social services, human rights and welfare, and Russian studies. She has often conducted her research using ethnographic methodology and in transnational settings. In this project, she is responsible for the ethnographic fieldwork in adult social services and child welfare services. Her analytical interests include rights-based practice in social work with migrants, and the role of language interpreters in street-level encounters between migrant service-users and social workers.
HANNA KARA (Dr. Soc.Sc.) works as a university lecturer in social work at the University of Helsinki. She is also a senior research fellow at the Centre of Excellence on Care and Ageing (2018-2026, CoE AgeCare). She has previously conducted research on Latin American women’s transnational migration in Spain. Her research interests include transnational family relations, emotions and meaning-making in transnational migration, linguistic diversity and inequality and the role of public service interpreters in social services, and research ethics in qualitative social research.
ANNA-LEENA RIITAOJA (Docent, Ph.D.) works as a university lecturer at the Department of Education at the University of Helsinki. She is also a researcher in the Centre of Excellence on Care and Ageing (2018-2026, CoE AgeCare). Her previous research has focused on the processes of interculturality, othering, marginalisation and belonging in educational institutions and pedagogical encounters. She has also studied teacher’s professionalism and professional knowledge building. She is interested in cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral perspectives related to professional knowledge and professionalism.