Managing director

Saara Pellander

Managing director +358 40 127 1070

D. Soc. Sc.

 

Support desk

Kirsi Sainio

Administrative director +358 40 668 5904

  • Secretary of the Board of Directors and Board of Administration
  • Financial and human resources management
  • Industrial safety officer of the institute
  • Coordination of publication production
  • Subeditor and layout of the Siirtolaisuus-Migration quarterly
  • Miscellaneous graphic works (layout and image processing of publications, invitations, brochures, etc.)

Krista Mielismäki-Kettunen

Management assistant +358 40 724 9802

BBA

  • Financial administration
  • IT support
  • Office tasks

Katri Kanervo

Information specialist +358 40 130 4681

MA

  • Information services
  • Library: Information search, collection management, acquisition, cataloguing, customer service, inter-library loans
  • Classification and storage of electronic data and traditional written information material
  • Communications: Daily communications, press releases, newsletters, brochures, social media, website of the Migration Institute of Finland, media monitoring
  • Tasks related to event production
  • Tasks related to publication production

Jarno Heinilä

Archivist +358 40 631 3042

BA

  • Reception of archive donations
  • Acquisition, organisation, cataloguing and filing of archive materials
  • Information service: archive, migrant register
  • Tasks related to the management of the official archives

Merja Skaffari-Multala

Conference Secretary

Nordic Migration Research, NMR/ETMU Conference on Colonial/Racial Histories, National Narratives and Transnational Migration, January 2021

Research

Elli Heikkilä

Research director +358 40 069 5452

PhD, docent

  • Immigrants in the labour market
  • Multicultural marriages
  • International students
  • Unaccompanied refugee children
  • Expatriate Finns
  • Internal migration
  • Regional development

Marja Tiilikainen

Senior researcher +358 40 684 3814

PhD, docent

  • Cross-border immigrant families and family practices
  • Illness and healing as cultural phenomena
  • Religious everyday life
  • Family separation and everyday security
  • Somali diaspora

Miika Tervonen

Senior researcher (on leave of abcence until 28.2.2021) +358 50 372 7800

PhD, docent

  • Emigration and expatriate Finns
  • Minorities
  • Control of migration flows
  • Oral history, politics of memory
  • Nationalism

 

Markku Mattila

Senior researcher +358 44 259 2447

PhD, docent

  • Population policy
  • Minorities
  • Migration
  • Social history
  • History of science and ideas

Magnus Enlund

Project manager +358 44 559 2447

MA, doctoral student

  • Finland-Swedish migration

Abdirashid Ismail

Senior researcher +358 40 844 8784 / +358 44 560 4666

D.Sc. (econ), KTT

  • Transnational Migration
  • Immigration & Integration
  • Family Wellbeing
  • Political Economy of Conflict
  • State Failure/Formation

Pekka Kettunen

Senior researcher +358 40 150 3934

D. Soc. Sc., docent

  • Organisation
  • Implementation and evaluation
  • Comparative study
  • Municipal research
  • Integration

Eveliina Lyytinen

Post-doctoral researcher (Academy of Finland)

On parental leave 3.11.2020-1.9.2021

 

DPhil

  • Forced migration
  • Exile
  • Deportation of asylum seekers
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Research ethics
  • Urban exile

 

Maili Malin

Senior researcher +358 40 021 9720

D. Soc. Sc., docent

  • Well-being and health of immigrants
  • Ethnic and socio-economic health inequalities
  • Young people, children, women
  • Reproductive health
  • Social and health services

Jaana Palander

Researcher +358 40 801 0365

MSc (Admin)

  • Migration management
  • Migration law
  • Basic and human rights
  • Family reunification
  • Legal aid

Mika Raunio

Senior researcher +358 44 925 5042

LicSc (Admin)

  • Migration and regional development
  • International migration of talent
  • Regional attraction
  • Emerging economies

Tiina-Riitta Lappi

Senior researcher +358 40 143 7194

PhD, docent

  • Immigration
  • Integration
  • Urban space and cultural diversity
  • Urban research
  • Ethnography
  • Oral history research

Toni Ahvenainen

Tutkija +358 40 164 6762

YTM                      

  • Kaupungistuminen
  • Aluekehitys
  • Hankeviestintä

Outi Lepola

Senior researcher +358 40 120 6755

VTT

  • Immigration policy
  • Asylum system
  • Social inclusion
  • Citizenship
  • Ethnicity
  • Discrimination and equality

Fath E Mubeen

Researcher +358 40 1204325

MA

  • Refugee studies
  • Unaccompanied young people
  • Muslim women and the labour market
  • Art-based methods
  • Intersectionality
  • Gamification

Tuomas Hovi

Senior researcher +358 40 180 2801

PhD

  • Cultural heritage
  • Cultural and ethnic identity
  • Finnish Americans
  • Finnish American celebrations and festivals
  • Tourism
  • Utilisation of tradition
  • Popular culture

Samira Saramo

Senior researcher

Ph.D.

  • Migration and Ethnicity in Canadian and United States History
  • Place-making and Community-building
  • Histories of Experience and Emotion
  • Settler Colonialism and Migration
  • Transnational Death and Mourning
  • Transdisciplinary Methodologies