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Personal profile

Research interests

I am an anthropologist interested in questions of displacement, development, and mobility in South Asia. Currently, I am working as a postdoctoral researcher in the project Sustainable Livelihoods and Politics at the Margins: Environmental Displacement in South Asia at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Before joining the University of Helsinki in April 2019, I worked as a doctoral student of Ethnology and Anthropology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. My doctoral thesis explores relations between the state and resettled slum-dwellers in the context of large-scale urban development projects in Ahmedabad, India.

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

Publications 2018 2019

  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Differentiated citizenship, displacement, and materiality in state–citizen relations in Ahmedabad

Salmi, J. J., May 2019, Jyväskylä: Jyväskylän yliopisto. 237 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisMonograph

Open Access

From Third-Class to World-Class Citizens: Claiming Belonging, Countering Betrayal in the Margins of Ahmedabad

Salmi, J. J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : City & Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Wohnen im Umsiedlungsprojekt: Über das ›richtige Zuhause‹, materielle Politik und Zugehörigkeit in Ahmedabad

Salmi, J. J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Das Neue Zuhause: Haushalt und Alltag nach der Migration. Hahn, H. E. & Neumann, F. (eds.). Campus Verlag

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Sense and Sensibility – Ethnology of Affect: 10th Ethnology Days in Pori, Finland, 15–16 March 2018

Kajander, K. & Salmi, J. J., 2018, In : Ethnologia Fennica. 45, p. 139-142 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewScientific

Open Access

Activities 2016 2019

  • 9 Oral presentation
  • 3 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 3 Invited talk

Arborescent Community: Displaced Sindhis’ Politics of Emplacement

Jelena Johanna Salmi (Speaker)
17 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation