Ella Alin
  • PL 18 (Unioninkatu 35)

    00014

    Finland

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am a Sociology PhD candidate at the Doctoral Programme in Gender, Culture and Society at the University of Helsinki. In my doctoral research, I study the intersections of race, gender, and class in the lived experiences of people in interracial relationships in Finland.

Interracial relationships present a unique case, where whiteness as a social structure is continuously experienced from close quarters. In my doctoral research, I investigate lived experiences of “white” partners and partners “of colour” in interracial relationships in Finland. The study produces interpretations of the significance of racial and gendered positionality in intimate relationships, the mechanisms through which racial inequalities are experienced, perpetuated, and challenged in said relationships, and how whiteness as a social historical system affects everyday life in the Finnish context.

My supervisors are Professor Elina Oinas (Sociology, Swedish School of Social Sciences), Academy Research Fellow Eija Ranta (Global Development Studies, University of Helsinki), and Docent Veronika Honkasalo (Sociology, University of Helsinki). My research has been funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation and the Doctoral Programme in Gender, Culture, and Society.

Education/Academic qualification

Development studies, M. Soc. Sci., Helsingin yliopisto

Award Date: 8 Jun 2017

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology
  • SKY Meet 16.1.2020

    Ella Alin (Speaker: Presenter)

    16 Jan 2020

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

  • Gender Studies Conference 2020

    Ella Alin (Speaker: Presenter)

    12 Nov 202013 Nov 2020

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

  • Gender Studies Confererence 2019

    Ella Alin (Attendee)

    24 Oct 201926 Oct 2019

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

  • The "Great White North?"

    Ella Alin (Attendee)

    27 Aug 201928 Aug 2019

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  • 16th ETMU Conference 2019

    Ella Alin (Attendee)

    14 Nov 201915 Nov 2019

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