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
  • Coordination of publication production
  • Subeditor and layout of the Siirtolaisuus-Migration quarterly
  • Miscellaneous graphic works (layout and image processing of publications, invitations, brochures, etc.)

Mika Orjala

Research Funding Specialist +358 40 120 4409

MSc

  • Support in applying research funding
  • Grant Writing
  • Support in implementation and reporting of projects
  • Fundraising for the Migration Institute of Finland

 

Krista Mielismäki-Kettunen

Management assistant +358 40 724 9802

BBA

  • Financial administration
  • IT support
  • Office tasks

Jarno Heinilä

Archivist +358 40 631 3042

BA

  • Reception, acquisition and management of and access to archival materials
  • Information service: Migration Collections, Emigrant register
  • Tasks related to the management of the organization’s archive

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

Merja Skaffari-Multala

Anniversary year coordinator +358 40 737 3085

50th anniversary of the Migration Institute of Finland 2024

Marja Tiilikainen

Senior Research Fellow, Temporary Research Director +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
  • Research Integrity Adviser at the Migration Institute of Finland

ORCID

Tomas Hanell

Senior Research Fellow +358 40 120 4573; +358 45 651 9120

D.Sc (Tech)

  • Domestic migration
  • Regional development
  • Geography of quality of life
  • Statistical indicators and the politics of measurement

ORCID

Samira Saramo

Senior Research Fellow +358 40 355 5816

Ph.D., Associate Professor

  • 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

ORCID

Markku Mattila

Senior Research Fellow +358 44 259 2447

PhD, Associate professor

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

ORCID

ResearchGate

Magnus Enlund

Project manager +358 44 559 2447

MA, doctoral student

  • Finland-Swedish migration

 

Pekka Kettunen

Senior Research Fellow

D. Soc. Sc., Associate professor

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

ORCID

Eveliina Lyytinen

Senior Research Fellow +358 400 219 184

DPhil, Associate professor

  • Forced migration
  • Exile
  • Deportation of asylum seekers
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Research ethics
  • Urban exile
  • Deputy Research Integrity Adviser at the Migration Institute of Finland

ORCID

Mika Raunio

Research Fellow +358 44 925 5042

LicSc (Admin)

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

ORCID

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

Pihla Siim

Research Fellow +358 40 129 3539

PhD

Transnational families

Narrative research

Children and mobility

Estonians in Finland

Effects of the threat of deportation on families

Migration and intimate relations

 

ORCID

 

Sari Vanhanen

Research Fellow +358 40 163 4890

D. Soc. Sc., adult educator

  • Multi-agency collaboration
  • Two-way integration
  • Professional knowledge and guidance related to ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity

ORCID

Elli Heikkilä

Research director emerita +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

ORCID
ResearchGate

Camilla Marucco Al-Mimar

Junior Research Fellow +358 406 739 120

MA, doctoral candidate

  • Refugeehood and citizenship
  • Temporalities
  • Feminist methodologies
  • Research ethics
  • Chairperson, ETMU ry
  • Co-coordinator with Leonardo Custódio, Activist Research Network
  • Board member, We See You ry

ORCID

Ahmed Zaidan

Artist +358 40 685 7561

Bachelor of Arts in Translation (BA), University of Mosul

  • Poetry
  • Creative writing
  • Refugeehood

 

Rewan Kakil

Artist +358 40 704 9226

Visual artist

  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Directing
  • Musician
  • Video editing

 

Linda Bäckman

Research Fellow +358 40 6857413

PhD

  • Multilingualism
  • Language and identity
  • Narrative research
  • Superdiversity and integration
  • New speakers of minority languages
  • Research and social activism

ORCID

Erna Bodström

Research Fellow +358 40 678 2021

D. Soc. Sc.

  • Refugeehood and residence permits
  • Asylum process
  • Asylum politics
  • Asylum activism
  • Integration and citizenship
  • Administrative texts
  • Textual and visual methods

ORCID

 

 

 

Tuire Liimatainen

Senior Research Fellow

PhD

  • Ethnicity
  • Identity and belonging
  • Diasporas and transnational communities
  • Ethnopolitics and minority activism
  • Sweden-Finns
  • Expatriate Finns
  • Digital media

ORCID

 

 

 

Pekka Kettunen

Senior Research Fellow

D. Soc. Sc., Associate professor

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

ORCID

Hamed Ahmadinia

Research Fellow

PhD

  • Cultural and Social Influences on Health
  • Immigrant Information Behavior
  • Information Disparities in Immigrant Populations
  • Interpersonal and Digital Health Communication
  • Predictors of Health Behaviors in Immigrants
  • Quantitative Data Analysis in Migration Studies

ORCID

 

 

 

Yasmin Samaletdin

Interaction Coordinator – SRC funded Mobile Futures project

M.A. (Ed.)

Coordination, communication and interaction of the SRC funded Mobile Futures project

Research

Also at the moment

Also at the moment

Heli Askola, visiting researcher
heli.askola@migrationinstitute.fi

 

Mimosa Suontama, intern
mimosa.suontama@migrationinstitute.fi

 

Gazela Armassalo, communication assistant
gazela.armassalo@migrationinstitute.fi

 

Jenni Kyrövaara, library trainee
jenni.kyrovaara@migrationinstitute.fi 

 

M.Soc.Sc. Marko Alivuotila 3.10.2022-1.6.2024
marko.alivuotila
@migrationinstitute.fi