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  • PL 18 (Unioninkatu 35)

    00014

    Finland

20152019
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am a PhD student in Sociology in the Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki. I am doing my doctoral research on migrant care and domestic work in Finland.

Currently an increasing amount of families and individuals are employing a private care and domestic worker or an au pair for work in their households. At the same time it is becoming more common that this work is done by a person with migrant background. My doctoral research examines the outsourcing of care and domestic work to migrant workers in connection to ongoing processes such as the gendered division of labour, women’s participation in the labour market, the intensification of work and privatisation of care.

The empirical research material consists of qualitative semi-structured thematic interviews conducted with migrant care and/or domestic workers that are working in Finland, and with employers, both private individuals and companies, of migrant care and/or domestic workers.

My supervisors are Lena Näre, Associate Professor at the Department of Social Research at the University of Helsinki, Johanna Kantola, Professor in Gender Studies at the University of Tampere and Marjut Jyrkinen, Associate Professor at the Department of Gender, Culture and Society at the University of Helsinki.

My PhD research is financed by The Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences and The Doctoral Programme in Gender, Culture and Society.

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2015 2019

Emotional Workplace Abuse: A New Research Approach

Penttinen, K. A. E., Jyrkinen, M. H. & Wide, E., 2019, Palgrave Pivot. 80 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Identiteettipolitiikkaa käytetään epämääräisenä lyömäaseena kritiikin mitätöimiseksi

Wide, E., 23 May 2019, In : Kumu : Kriisi ja kumous.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Local loops of care in the Helsinki region - a time-economy perspective

Näre, L. M. & Wide, H. E., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of European Social Policy. 29

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Begäret efter skönhet

Wide, H. E. & Lehtinen, M. M., Jun 2018, In : Kontur. 2/2018

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Kontur 2/2018

Wide, H. E. (ed.) & Hakala, H. (ed.), Jun 2018, In : Kontur. 2/2018

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Activities 2017 2018

  • 3 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 2 Oral presentation

Home Matters

Elisabeth Wide (Chair)
30 Jun 2018

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

NOISE Summer School

Elisabeth Wide (Attendee)
26 Aug 201831 Aug 2018

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

ESA 2017

Elisabeth Wide (Attendee)
29 Aug 20171 Sep 2017

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

Care, Time and Labour: Economic and affective surplus value in global care chains

Elisabeth Wide (Speaker), Lena Margareta Näre (Speaker)
31 Aug 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation