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Personal profile

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.


  • 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.