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

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

Research

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

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

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

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

Samira Saramo

Senior Research Fellow

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

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

Andrei Kalinitchev

Research Fellow +358 40 7577578

PhD

Finns and Finno-Ugrics in history

Ingria’s research

Demographic transformation

Migration to big cities

Study of ethnicity

 

 

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

Also at the moment

Also at the moment

M.Soc.Sc. Marika Saarinen, 15.8.2022-14.2.2023
marika.saarinen@migrationinstitute.fi

 

Marko Alivuotila 3.10.2022-2.2.2023
marko.alivuotila@migrationinstitute.fi

 

Research assistant Gabriel Olegario 1.10.2022-31.1.2023
gabriel.olegario@migrationinstitute.fi

 

Library assistant Pirjo Leppänen 5.9.2022-4.3.2023
pirjo.leppanen@migrationinstitute.fi

 

PhD Aliakbar Almaspour 12.9.2022-11.9.2023
aliakbar.almaspour@migrationinstitute.fi