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Description of research and teaching

My research interests revolve around the geographies of refugee aid, with particular attention to the role of infrastructures, logistics and labour, and the relation between humanitarianism and borders.

Complete list of publications (Google Scholar)  

Current research themes & projects: 

- The EU as a humanitarian-logistical actor (2022-2023)

- Humanitarian supply chains, cross-sector parternships and sustainaibility (Ekon. dr Peter Wallenbergs Stiftelse för Ekonomi och Teknik- funded project; with Diego Vega, Hanken Schoool of Economics; Ala Arvidsson, Chalmers University of Technology; Heidi Harlin, Hanken School of Economics, Kristjana Adalgeirsdottir, Hanken School of Economics, 2022-2025)

- Humanitarianism, labour and remote management technologies (with Nadine Hassouneh, 2019-2022)

- The politics of project management and project-based work in non-profit organizations (Kone-Foundation funded project, with Nadine Hassouneh, Tampere University, 2022-2025)

- Writing Europeanization (through aid & development) as violence (with Kolar Aparna and Daria Krivonos, 2022-2023)


Teaching (postgraduate):

Contemporary European Politics and Integration (Migration and Asylum)

Europe, Migration and Global Coloniality

The Social Life of Law: Migration, Security and Human Rights

Qualitative Research Methods (Ethnographic methods)

Doctoral students and thesis committee memberships:

Nora Fabritius 

Berfin Nur Osso

Miia J. Seppänen

Laura Sumari 

Floris Anton van Doorn




Education/Academic qualification

Geography, PhD, University of Sussex

Award Date: 28 Nov 2014

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • 519 Social and economic geography
  • Refugee and Migration Studies
  • Humanitarian studies

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.