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Description of research and teaching

Research interests: Deportation policy, asylum, citizenship and borders, racism and the border regime, criminalisation of migration, migration justice movements. 

Current research: "Policing the 'deportation gap': Pending deportation as a legal status lived by West African asylum seekers in Germany". The PhD project examines the legal and bureaucratic violence affecting failed West African asylum seekers in Germany and the legal status of "obligation to leave" (Ausreisepflicht). The intersection of diverse state practices and discourses comes to view from the perspective of the affected persons' knowledge and experience. Funded by Kone Foundation.

Korvensyrjä is also co-researcher in the interdisciplinary, activist research collective Culture of Deportation and was the research team coordinator in the project Welcome to Europe? realised by the collective and funded by Kone Foundation. It created an online archive which documents the German tradition of criminalising migration and the EU model of border externalisation, focusing on the knowledge and analyses generated in migrant self-organisation (http://cultureofdeportation.org/).

Korvensyrjä received her Master of Social Science degree in Social Science History in June 2015 (Excellent). She is currently doctoral student at the Department of Social Research (Sociology), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. She is also affiliated to the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN).

 

 

Publications 2015 2019

Culture of deportation: Surviving the German asylum system

Korvensyrjä, A. E., Osa, R. & Jassey, D., May 2019, German Pavillon in Biennale Arte 2019 Venice (Publication): Natascha Süder Happelman. Archive Books

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterGeneral public

Polizeigewalt gegen Geflüchtete rechtens?

Korvensyrjä, A. E., 1 Jan 2019, In : Hinterland. 40

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access
Open Access

Activities 2015 2019

Panel: Fake it 'till you make it: Anthropological Explorations of ‘Falsity’ in Times of Radical Social Transformation

Aino E Korvensyrjä (Speaker: Presenter)
17 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

(Un-)Doing borders. Realities of the Border Regime - Utopias of the Freedom of Movement

Aino E Korvensyrjä (Speaker: Presenter), Claudia Wilopo (Speaker: Presenter)
1 Nov 20184 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

19th Nordic Migration Research Conference (NMR Conference)

Aino E Korvensyrjä (Speaker: Presenter)
15 Aug 201817 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Punishment: Negotiating Society

Aino E Korvensyrjä (Speaker: Presenter)
14 Feb 201816 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Borders, Racisms and Harms

Aino E Korvensyrjä (Speaker: Presenter)
2 May 20184 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars