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Miika Tervonen

Pohjoismaiden tutkimuksen dosentti, Senior Research Fellow

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am a Senior researcher at the Migration Institute of Finland, and a docent of Nordic Studies at the University of Helsinki. My research centres on issues of migration, borders, nationalism and ethnicity in the Nordic nation/welfare states. I have taught and written extensively on these themes, and have been awarded the Vuoden tiedekynä –prize (2017) and the Finnish State Award for Public Information (2013) for my contributions.

I am currently on a research leave with a Kone Foundation scholarship (3/2020-2/2021) to write the monograph Whitewashed History: Nation, Race and Coloniality in Finnish Historiography. In the book, I examine the genre of national histories and approach historians as political actors, who have been in key position in building nationalist conceptualizations of the society and its past.

At the Migration Institute of Finland, I am the primary investigator of the Finnish team in the consortium project Displacement, placemaking and wellbeing in the city (2019-2022). I also lead the survey project Changing Finnish Emigrations (2020-2021), which aims to produce new information on patterns of Finnish emigration, which are being rapidly transformed particularly by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Brexit. I am currently further developing the projects Minorities as migrants and Gatekeeping the nation: deportation and forced removals at the Finnish borderscapes (applications pending).

I received my PhD at the European University Institute (2010) and have worked a a visiting scholar at the Columbia University and the London School of Economics. I teach frequently at the University of Helsinki, and supervise MA and PhD thesis, including the ongoing PhD projects of MA Tuire Liimatainen and MSSc Anniina Hyttinen.

I am a board member of the Nordic Migration Research –network, and a member of the Historians Without Borders in Finland. Besides academic work, I engage in museum and artistic collaborations, and have co-hosted the popular science podcast Päivystävät dosentit (Yle Areena).

Fields of Science

  • 5202 Economic and Social History
  • 5141 Sociology

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

Publications

Everyday bordering in the Nordic countries

Tervonen, M., Pellander, S. & Yuval-Davis, N., Sep 2018, In : Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 8, 3, p. 139-142 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientificpeer-review

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Romanisiirtolaiset ja arjen rajallistaminen Helsingissä

Tervonen, M. & Enache, A., 2018, In : Sosiologia. 55, 4, p. 384-399 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The dilemma of writing minorities into national historiographies: reflections on the History of the Finnish Roma

Tervonen, M., 2018, In : Multiethnica. 38, p. 33-35 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Toteutuvatko maahanmuuttajien ihmisoikeudet Suomessa?

Honkasalo, V., Näre, L. M. & Tervonen, M., Oct 2018, Jakautuuko Suomi?: Eriarvoisuus tutkijoiden, toimittajien ja taiteilijoiden silmin. Lähde, V. & Vehkoo, J. (eds.). Helsinki: Into kustannus

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Coping with everyday bordering: Roma migrants and gatekeepers in Helsinki

Tervonen, M. M. & Enache, A., 6 Jan 2017, In : Ethnic and Racial Studies. 40, 7, p. 1114-1131 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects

Prizes

Tiedonjulkistamisen valtionpalkinto

Tervonen, Miika (Recipient), 24 Sep 2013

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

  • 7 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Editor of research journal
  • 1 Membership or other role in research network

WeQ Pedagogy goes to Populism

Mia Emilia Elisabeth Palonen (Chair of organizing committee), , Suvi Helena Kansikas (Member of organizing committee), , Anna Björk (Secretary of organizing committee), , Anne Nevgi (Member of organizing committee), , Juha Pekka Herkman (Speaker: Presenter), , Miika Matias Tervonen (Speaker: Presenter), , Katalin Miklossy (Speaker: Presenter), , Niko Pyrhönen (Speaker: Presenter), , Halil Gurhanli (Speaker: Presenter), , Göran Nilsson (Speaker: Presenter), & Laura-Elena Sibinescu (Speaker: Presenter)

22 Jan 2018

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

Nordic Journal of Migration Research (Journal)

Saara Pellander (Member of editorial board), & Miika Matias Tervonen (Member of editorial board)

20172018

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

Competing Future: From Rupture to Rearticulation CBEES Annual Conference

Anca Enache (Speaker: Chair), & Miika Tervonen (Speaker: Chair)

1 Dec 2017

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

The Potential Value of Mobility as an Analytical and Methodological Perspective

Anca Enache (Speaker: Presenter), & Miika Tervonen (Speaker: Presenter)

31 Oct 201630 Nov 2016

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

The 18th Nordic Migration Conference, Oslo

Miika Tervonen (Speaker: Presenter), & Anca Enache (Speaker: Presenter)

11 Aug 201612 Aug 2016

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