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 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

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

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

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

Abdirashid Ismail

Research Fellow

D.Sc. (econ), KTT

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

ORCID

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

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

ORCID

Jaana Palander

Junior Research Fellow

MSc (Admin)

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

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

Sari Vanhanen

Senior 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

Also at the moment

Also at the moment

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

 

Sebastian Grentzelius, 1.2.–27.9.2022
segren@utu.fi

 

Podcast journalist Nadja Mikkonen, 15.8.-31.12.2022
nadjamikkonen@gmail.com

 

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

 

Research assistant Sophia Locher, 15.8.2022-15.11.2022
sophia.locher@migrationinstitute.fi