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Description of research and teaching

Current research

I am an Associate Professor (tenure-track) in Minority Studies at the Åbo Akademi University (abo.fi/en/minority-research) and a team leader and university researcher in the Subproject: Mi­gra­tion and the nar­rat­ive of Europe as an “Area of free­dom, se­cur­ity and justice” at the The Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives (eurostorie.org) at the University of Helsinki. My current research focuses on the conceptualisation of undocumented migrants as the new European minority and on the epistemological role of exile for a law. My research interests encompass new minorities, exile studies and history of migration, public international law, human rights and international and European refugee and migration law. 

Previous Research

  • Law and the Other in Post-Multicultural Europe.
  • Administrative detention of immigrants in law and migration management.
  • ”The Scope and Application of the Principle of Universal Jurisdiction”. The project was granted funding by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
  • ”The Legality of Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence in Light of Advisory Proceedings at the International Court of Justice”. The project was granted funding by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
  • ”International standards of removal of foreigners and their applications in chosen countries” – doctoral research conducted at the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Teaching

  • International and European Migration Law, ÅAU
  • Doctoral seminar in minority studies, ÅAU

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • Migration Law
  • Human Rights
  • Public International Law

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

Publications 2004 2019

”Eurooppalaisen elämäntavan suojeleminen”

Kmak, M. & Pascucci, E., 7 Nov 2019, In : Politiikasta.fi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Crimmigration and Othering in the Finnish Law and Practice of Immigration Detention

Kmak, M., 2018, In : No Foundations : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice. 15, p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The Impact of Exile on Law and Legal Science 1934-1964

Kmak, M. K., 2018, Roman Law and The Idea of Europe. Tuori, K. & Björklund, H. (eds.). London: T & T Clark, p. 15-34 20 p. (Europe’s Legacy in the Modern World).

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

Open Access
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Bak Jorgensen, Martin & Carl-Urlik Schierup (2016) Politics of Precarity: Migrant Conditions, Struggles and Experiences, Leiden: Brill. 329 pp.

Kmak, M. K., 2017, In : Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 7, 4, p. 260-261 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Mnogość obywatelstw: studium nad dominującymi i mniejszościowymi dyskursami prawnymi

Translated title of the contribution: Multiplicity of citizenships: a study of dominant and minoritarian legal discoursesKmak, M. K., 2017, O prawach człowieka : księga jubileuszowa prof. Romana Wieruszewskiego. Baranowska, G., Gliszczyńska-Grabias, A., Hernandez-Połczyńska, A. & Sękowska-Kozłowska, K. (eds.). Warszawa: Wolters Kluwer Polska

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Projects 2012 2015

Law and the Other in Post-Multicultural Europe

Pírková, E., Kmak, M., Gozdecka, D. & Soirila, U.

01/01/201331/12/2015

Project: Research project

Law and the 'Other' in Post-multicultural Europe

Gozdecka, D., Kmak, M., Soirila, U. & Pirkova, E.

01/01/201331/12/2015

Project: Research project

Project Manager

Kmak, M.

01/01/201231/12/2013

Project: Research project

Activities 2009 2016

  • 32 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 3 Academic visit to other institution
  • 1 Public Talks
  • 1 Supervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Minority research profile seminar

Magdalena Kmak (Speaker: Presenter)
25 May 2016

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

Conceptual Change in History

Magdalena Kmak (Speaker: Chair)
22 Sep 201624 Sep 2016

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

Laws, Walls and Crises: Symposium on Migration and Citizenship

Magdalena Kmak (Chair of organizing committee)
8 Apr 2016

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

Law Clinics and Access to Justice

Magdalena Kmak (Chair of organizing committee)
7 Apr 2016

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

Imposing Liberty: Overseas influences on the legal reconstruction of Europe after World War II

Magdalena Kmak (Speaker: Presenter)
15 Apr 201616 Apr 2016

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

Press / Media

Expert opinion

Magdalena Kmak

11/08/2013

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Expert opinion

Magdalena Kmak

25/07/2013

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media