Suvi Keskinen, project leader
PhD Suvi Keskinen is an Academy Research Fellow and Professor in CEREN, the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism, at the University of Helsinki. She has studied questions of gender, ethnicity and racism in the context of the Nordic welfare state; police and welfare practices; violence and social control; media debates; and political activism. Part of her work has consisted of coordinating Nordic research networks in these areas. She has published extensively in national and international peer-reviewed journals and monographs.
Markus Himanen, full time researcher
Interviews, analysis, project coordination
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MSSc Markus Himanen is preparing his PhD on immigration policing and ethnic profiling at CEREN, in University of Helsinki. He specialises in migration, nationality and immigration policy.
Aminkeng A. Alemanji, full time researcher (until the end of April 2017)
Aminkeng A. Alemanji Ph.D researches on antiracism education in Finland. His research critiques existing antiracism education practices in Finland and proposes different antiracism strategies both in and out of schools.
Uyi Osazee, part-time researcher
Interviews, participatory ethnography
MSSc Uyi Osazee is a PhD researcher at the University of Tampere. His areas of research expertise are race, modern forms of racism, the African diaspora, and belonging.
Antti Kivijärvi, part time researcher
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Antti Kivijärvi received a PhD in social sciences while working as a researcher at the Finnish Youth Research Society. His previous research interests have included issues of ethnicity, migration, youth leisure, racism, welfare services for youth and the life-course approach of marginalised immigrant young adults.
Nirosha Pöyhölä, research assistant
Interviews, transcriptions, organisational tasks
Nirosha Pöyhölä is finishing her Master of Science degree at the University of Turku. Her master’s thesis delves into racialised youths’ negotiations of belonging and identity.
Venla Rousku, research assistant (until the end of September 2017)
Transcriptions, organisational tasks
Venla Rousku is a Master student at the University of Turku.
Thaddeus Ndukwe, research assistant (until the end of May 2016)
Thaddeus Ndukwe is a PhD student at the University of Jyväskylä. His PhD thesis deals with the political inclusion of African immigrants in Finland on a municipal level.
Journalism, Social Media & Events
Kati Pietarinen, journalist, head of the journalistic section of the project
Kati Pietarinen specialises in migration and human rights. In 2016, she received a special mention in the Edit contest (Edit-kilpailu), a national magazine journalism contest.
Maryan Abdulkarim, journalist
Social media and events
Maryan Abdulkarim is interested in social questions and making power structures visible. She received Helsinki University’s Kristiina of the year award in 2016 for her work on advancing gender equality.
Laura Böök, photographer
Photo and video
Laura Böök is a photographer focusing on long term documentary projects. In 2016 her photo series about Congolese refugees in Finland was exhibited at the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki and Photographic Centre Nykyaika in Tampere.
Kari Kuukka, photographer, multimedia specialist
Kari Kuukka (MA) is a photographer who has received several national awards for his work. Recently his work has focused on the future of the media and producing and developing multimedia storytelling. He actively teaches and consults within this field for universities, the media and NGOs, and is the founder of the DocImages multimedia production company.