CEREN researchers

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

Gwenaëlle Bauvois
University Lecturer
Ethnic Relations, Nationalism, Populism, Social media, Post-truth.

Suvi Keskinen
Academy of Finland Research Fellow / Professor (on research leave until 31.8.2019)
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.

Camilla Nordberg
Academy of Finland Research Fellow / University Lecturer (on research leave until 31.8.2019)
Citizenship, power and migration, Welfare state restructuring, Street-level institutional encounters, Migrant families, motherhood and care work worlds, Roma.

Camilla Haavisto
Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher (on research leave until 31.8.2018)
Antiracist organizing and the media, Cyber racism, Social networks and big data, Protest and spectacle, Media education/literacy.

Mari Toivanen
Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher
Diasporas and transnationalism, Second generation, Diaspora politics, Identity and belonging, Kurdish.

Rolle Alho
Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher
The intersection of migration and labour markets, Migration policy, Migration and the welfare state, International student mobility.

Alemanji Aminkeng Atabong
Postdoctoral Researcher
Antiracism, Education, Race and racism, Interculturalism/multiculturalism.

Niko Pyrhönen
Postdoctoral Researcher
Nationalism, Ethnic relations, Migration, Hybrid Media Space, Citizenship.

Anna-Leena Riitaoja
Postdoctoral Researcher
Immigrant representations, Welfare services, Sociology of knowledge, Social work, Education.

Sanna Saksela-Bergholm
Postdoctoral Researcher
Inclusion/Integration, Transnationalism, Civil society, Labour migration, Informal social protection.

I-An (Grace) Gao
Doctoral Student
Indigenous peoples and self-determination, Aging, Indigenous/decolonizing methodologies, Care, Long-term care policies.

Markus Himanen
Doctoral Student
Ethnic profiling, Citizenship and borders, Immigration policy, Asylum seekers and refugees, Undocumented migrants.

Peter Holley
Doctoral Student
International migration, Identity and belonging, Ethnicity, 'race' and nationhood, Citizenship and multiculturalism, Cosmopolitanism.

Rūta Kazlauskaitė
Doctoral Student
History and Memory, Embodied Realism, Ethnic Relations, Metaphor Analysis, Peace Education.

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

Minna Seikkula
Doctoral Student
Anti-racism, Critical Race Theory, Whiteness, Intersectionality, Post-colonial and de-colonial theories.

Saara Koikkalainen
Postdoctoral researcher
Highly skilled migration, Intra-European mobility, Migration decision-making, EU, Expatriates in London

Faith Mkwesha
Postdoctoral researcher
African feminism, Decolonial, Diversity, Anti-racism, Disobedient knowledge

Af­fil­i­ated Re­search­ers:

Paul Van Aerschot
Social welfare law, Individual rights, Migration, Integration, Administrative law.

Gavan Titley
Senior Lecturer
Europe, digital media and public formations, media theory as social theory, racism and transnational discourse.

Cristian Norocel
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017-2019)
Intersectionality, Right-wing populism, Political sociology, Sociology of gender, Europe.

Erna Bodström
Doctoral Student
International migration, Asylum seekers and refugees, Citizenship and borders, Administrative documents, Texts and images.

Karin Creutz
Doctoral Student
Nationalism, ethnicity, racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia; Far-right politics, anti-Muslim fringe, populism and radicalisation; Immigration, integration and transnationalism; Power, Post-Colonialism and Border dynamics.

Marjukka Weide
Doctoral Student
Participation policy, Ethnic relations, Citizenship, Interpretive policy analysis.

Zeinab Karimi
Doctoral Student (in Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki)
International migration, Transnational family, Enacting citizenship, Gender, Intergenerational relationships

Aino Korvensyrjä
Doctoral Student
Deportation policy, Asylum, Illegalization and criminalization of migration, Racism and border regime, Migration justice movements

Liina Mustonen
Post doctoral researcher
Gender theory, Mobility and cosmopolitanism, the Middle East, Knowledge production and discourses of othering