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Lotta Haikkola

20042020
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Description of research and teaching

Personal information

From March, 1 2018 I work at the Finnish Youth Research Network and can be reached at lotta.haikkola@nuorisotutkimus.fi

 

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I work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Social Research, which I joined again in 2014 after having been a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute for Health and Welfare. I have a PhD in sociology from the University of Helsinki.

I am also the editor-in-chief of Nuorisotutkimus (Finnish Journal of Youth Research) and co-founder and Editor-in-chief of Ilmiö, a sociological platform for popularising researh and sociology

My research intrests include youth, young people in changing labour market and marginalization. I am also interested in sociology of migration and the second generation, ethnic relations andyoung offenders.

Current research project

Currently I study young people with immigrant backgrounds, employment and activation policies in the project Migrant Youth Employment - Politics of Recognition and Boundaries of Belonging (2014-2017) with Lena Näre, Elina Paju and Daria Krivonos. I am doing participant observation in employment offices and youth employment services in order to study how young people’s skills are recognised and misrecognized in their paths to employment. I also look into how unemployment and the risk of social esclusion is governed in the street-level encounters. 

Previous projects

Disparities in health and wellbeing among children in Finland: Ethnic background, social context of development and health-related lifestyles, Etnokids. The multidisciplinary consortium ETNOKIDS examined how social contexts, particularly family, school, public services and the peer group create disparities in health status, health related lifestyles and social wellbeing within and between the ethnic majority and three immigrant minorities. In the project, I was particularly interested in alcohol consumption as an indicator of individual risk behaviour and participation in youth cultures.

Second generation young people, transnational networks and identity. The doctoral project examined two things: how second generation children reproduce and interpret their families’ transnational social context and form cross-border relationships. Secondly, it examined the negotiation of self and identity within this context. The introductory article can be found here (in Finnish).

Previously I have done research on children and young people’s participation and citizenship

 

 

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology

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

Publications 2004 2019

Making connections – Second generation children and transnational field of relations

Haikkola, L., 2011, In : Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 37, 8, p. 1201-1217

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Transnational and local negotiations of identity. Experiences from second generation young people in Finland

Haikkola, L., 2011, In : Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 1, 3, p. 156-165

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Ulos kammioista! Muuttoliikkeiden ja etnisyyden tutkimus yhteiskunnallisena vaikuttamisena

Haikkola, L. (ed.), Pyrhönen, N. J. (ed.), Pentikäinen, M. (ed.) & Pauha, T. J. (ed.), 2014, Helsinki: ETMU. 158 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Lapsuuden muuttuvat tilat

Strandell, H. (ed.), Haikkola, L. (ed.) & Kullman, K. F. (ed.), 2012, Vastapaino.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Maahanmuutto ja sukupolvet

Martikainen, T. & Haikkola, L., 2010, Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. 299 p. (Tietolipas)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Projects 2014 2020

Activities 2009 2018

ESA2015 European Sociological Association Conference

Lotta Haikkola (Speaker: Presenter)
25 Aug 201528 Aug 2015

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

Etmu Days - Mobile Roots. Rethinking Indigenous and Transnational ties

Lotta Haikkola (Speaker: Presenter)
22 Oct 201523 Oct 2015

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

Nordic Migration Research Conference

Lotta Haikkola (Speaker: Presenter)
13 Aug 201415 Aug 2014

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

The Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (External organisation)

Lotta Haikkola (Chair)
2015

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

Nordic Migration Research (External organisation)

Lotta Haikkola (Board member)
20152016

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

Press / Media

Kuka enää nukkuu? -radio-ohjelma

Lotta Haikkola

05/09/2017

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview for BBC

Lotta Haikkola

01/01/2016

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media