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  • PB 16 (Snellmansgatan 12)

    00014

    Finland

20062022
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Since defending his PhD dissertation The True Colors of Finnish Welfare Nationalism in October 2015, Niko Pyrhönen has worked as senior researcher in the Finnish Institute of Migration and postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish School of Social Science. His current research project, funded by Helsingin Sanomat foundation and Kordelin foundation, deals with right-wing populist hybrid media mobilization practices and narratives in the 'alt-right' news outlets in the United States, France and the Nordic countries.

 

Pyrhönen started in CEREN in 2008 as researcher in the Academy of Finland's project Challenging Power. While working in the project, he received his Master’s degree in political science in March 2009. In his Master’s thesis, Pyrhönen explored how paradigmatic divisions within immigration and citizenship studies result in a relative weakness in transcending the gap between academic and practical political discourses. 

 

The doctoral research he conducted for the Challenging Power focused on constructions of national identity in face of increasing heterogeneity and the consequent welfare state-relevant implications for the regimes of recognition and the redistribution. He has also been teaching in the Master's Degree Program in Ethnic Relations (ERI).

External positions

senior researcher, Institute of Migration

15 Aug 201619 Feb 2017

Keywords

  • 5141 Sociology
  • identity constructions
  • public debate
  • ethnocentricism
  • xenophobia
  • belonging
  • media
  • social media
  • 517 Political science
  • immigration
  • welfare state
  • nationalism
  • citizenship
  • integration
  • populism
  • 611 Philosophy
  • power
  • aesthetics
  • representation
  • phenomenology

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

Publications 2006 2018

The Finnish National Report on the Politicization of the “Refugee Crisis” in Public Debate

Pyrhönen, N. & Wahlbeck, Ö. R., Nov 2018, Chemnitz: Technische Universität Chemnitz. 30 p. (CEASEVAL Research on the Common European Asylum System; vol. 9)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Open Access
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Mitä ihmettä perussuomalaisille tapahtuu nyt?

Pyrhönen, N., 12 Jun 2017, In : Vihreä lanka.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Nordic Migration and Integration Research: Overview and Future Prospects

Pyrhönen, N., Leinonen, J. & Martikainen, T., 29 Mar 2017, Oslo: NordForsk. 67 p. (NordForsk Policy Paper; vol. 3/2017)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Open Access
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Populismia ja politiikkaa

Pyrhönen, N., Aug 2017, In : Yliopisto : Helsingin yliopiston tiedelehti. 65, 6, p. 56 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Projects 2007 2022

Prizes

Chancellor's travel grant

Niko Johannes Pyrhönen (Recipient), 23 May 2011

Prize: Prizes and awards

Politu travel grant

Niko Johannes Pyrhönen (Recipient), 28 Mar 2011

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2009 2019

Progressive Society, Sustainable Equality: How to Fight the Rise of Populism

Niko Johannes Pyrhönen (Speaker)
29 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

File

Israeli Apartheid Week: The Rise of the Far Right

Niko Johannes Pyrhönen (Speaker)
21 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Maahanmuutto -toimittajatapaaminen.

Niko Johannes Pyrhönen (Consultant)
7 Nov 2018

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy