Principal Investigator: Academy Research Fellow Suvi Keskinen
My research interests include postcolonial feminism, critical race and whiteness studies, politics of belonging, nationalism, political activism and gendered violence. I currently lead three research projects, two of which focus on activism and one on ethnic/racial profiling by the police. Previously I have studied right-wing populism and anti-immigration activism, media and political debates on migration and racism, gendered violence and youth in racialised residential areas. I have published several books and edited Special Issues, as well as journal articles in for example Social Politics, Ethnicities, Journal of Youth Studies, Nordic Journal of Migration Research, Critical Social Policy, Social Identities and Journal of Intercultural Studies.
I also actively promote interaction between research and civil society as the coordinator of the antiracist research network RASTER and write on its blog Rasismista ja rajoista [On racism and borders].
More information about my research and activities on my university webpage