Director

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

Research

Elli Heikkilä

Research director +358 40 069 5452

PhD, Associate professor

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

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Marja Tiilikainen

Senior Research Fellow +358 40 684 3814

PhD, Associate professor

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

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Miika Tervonen

Senior Research Fellow +358 50 372 7800

PhD, Associate professor

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

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Markku Mattila

Senior Research Fellow +358 44 259 2447

PhD, Associate professor

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

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Magnus Enlund

Project manager +358 44 559 2447

MA, doctoral student

  • Finland-Swedish migration

Abdirashid Ismail

Research Fellow +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

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Pekka Kettunen

Senior Research Fellow

D. Soc. Sc., Associate professor

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

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Eveliina Lyytinen

Post-doctoral researcher (Academy of Finland) +358 400 219 184

DPhil

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

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Maili Malin

Senior Research Fellow +358 40 021 9720

D. Soc. Sc., Associate professor

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

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Jaana Palander

Junior Research Fellow

MSc (Admin)

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

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Mika Raunio

Research Fellow +358 44 925 5042

LicSc (Admin)

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

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Toni Ahvenainen

Junior Research Fellow +358 40 164 6762

MSSc                           

  • Urbanisation
  • Regional development
  • Project communication
  • EN

Fath E Mubeen

Junior Research Fellow +358 40 1204325

MA

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

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

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Also at the moment

Also at the moment

MSc. Maria Niemiharju: 9.8.-8.11.2021
e-mail: maria.niemiharju
@migrationinstitute.fi

 

Erasmus+ intern Gabriel Olegário: 20.9.2021-19.1.2022
e-mail: gabriel.olegario
@migrationinstitute.fi

 

MSc. Charlotta Lahnalahti: 20.9.-19.12.2021
e-mail: charlotta.lahnalahti
@migrationinstitute.fi

 

PhD Andrei Kalinitchev: 4.10.2021-3.10.2022
e-mail: andrei.kalinitchev@utu.fi

 

MA Juha Pietikäinen: 6.9.-5.12.2021
e-mail: juhapiet@gmail.com