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19972021
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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

I am Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Sociology at the University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research. I joined the Discipline of Sociology in 2011 after having been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism, Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex. I hold a D.Phil in Migration Studies from the University of Sussex and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Helsinki.

My research interests include sociology of work, globalisation, sociology of migration, gender studies, ethnic and racial studies, social theories and ethnographic methods. I am currently leading two research projects. Our on-going project is Migrant Youth Employment - Politics of Recognition and Boundaries of Belonging (RECOGNITION) funded by the University of Helsinki, Kone Foundation and Emil Aaltonen Foundation (2014-2017). Recognition involves Dr. Lotta Haikkola and Dr. Elina Paju as postdoctoral researchers and M.Soc.Sc. Daria Krivonos as doctoral candidate. In 2015 I will start working on another exciting research project Insecure Lives - Irregular Migration and Precarious Work in Finland (INSECURE) funded by the Academy of Finland (2015-2018) and involving Dr. Miika Tervonen as University researcher, doctoral candidate Jukka Könönen as postdoctoral researcher and M.Soc.Sc. Anastasia Diatlova as doctoral candidate.

My work has been published e.g. in Sociology, Men and Masculinities, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. I am the editor-in-chief of Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 

 

  

 

Education information

Docent in Sociology, University of Helsinki 2013
PhD in Sociology, University of Helsinki 2012
DPhil in Migration Studies, University of Sussex 2009
Master of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki 2003

Keywords

  • 5141 Sociology
  • Migration Studies

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

Publications 1997 2019

Hoivatyön glokaaleilla markkinoilla: Filippiiniläisten sairaanhoitajien rekrytointi Suomeen jälkikolonialistisena käytäntönä

Näre, L., 9 Oct 2012, In : Sosiologia. 49, 3, p. 206-221

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Agency as Capabilities: Ukrainian Women's Narratives of Social Change and Mobility

Näre, L., 31 Oct 2014, In : Women's Studies International Forum. 47, p. 223-231 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The Ethics of Transnational Market Familism: Inequalities and Hierarchies in the Italian Elderly Care

Näre, L., 14 Jun 2013, In : Ethics and Social Welfare. 7, 2, p. 184-197

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Ideal Workers and Suspects: Employer’s Politics of Recognition and the Migrant Division of Care Labour in Finland

Näre, L., 17 Jun 2013, In : Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 3, 2, p. 72-81

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects 2011 2021

Prizes

Winner of the Graduate Essay Prize

Lena Näre (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2005 2019

Nordic Journal of Migration Research (Journal)

Lena Näre (Editor in chief)
1 Jan 2013 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

Etnisten suhteiden ja kansainvälisen muuttoliikkeen tutkimusseura ETMU ry (External organisation)

Lena Näre (Board member)
1 Jan 2012 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Nordic Migration Research - research association (External organisation)

Lena Näre (Board member)
1 Jan 2013 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Vyda Malmley Bjørvik`s pre-examination of PhD thesis

Lena Näre (Supervisor)
31 Jan 2019

Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

Press / Media

Interview for Helsingin Sanomat

Lena Näre

23/01/2019

1 item of media coverage

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Interview for Helsingin Sanomat

Lena Näre

13/08/2018

1 item of media coverage

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Interview for YTN Newsquare South Korean news agency

Lena Näre

03/07/2018

1 item of media coverage

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Interview for Radio Suomi

Lena Näre

20/03/2018

1 item of media coverage

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Interview for Helsingin Sanomat

Lena Näre

28/11/2017

1 media contribution

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