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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Background:

Peter Holley received his Master of Social Science degree in Sociology in July 2008.

He is currently Doctoral Student at the Department of Social Research (Social and Cultural Anthropology), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. He also works as a researcher at the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN). Holley is interested in international migration; personhood; citizenship; ethnic, racial and national identifications; ordinary cosmopolitanisms; ethnographic methods; and narrative and discourse analysis.

Holley's research is supervised by Professor David Inglis, Department of Social Research (Sociology) and Dr Östen Wahlbeck, Swedish School of Social Science (Sociology). 

Research areas:

  • Sociology
  • International migration
  • Finland
  • Personhood, self and identity
  • Ethnicity, 'race' and nationhood
  • Cosmopolitanism and multiculturalism
  • Everyday knowledge
  • Ethnography (multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork, biographic narrative interviewing and focus group discussions)
  • Narrative and discourse analysis (discursive constructionism)

Current Research:

Doctoral research project title: Situated Subjectivities: Narraative Identity and Human Agency in the Context of Migration

Links:

Keywords

  • 5143 Social anthropology
  • Transnationalism
  • Nationalism
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Subjectivity
  • Identity
  • Collective Identification
  • Ethnography
  • Ethnomethodology
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Narrative Analysis
  • Ethnicity
  • 'Race'/Racism
  • 514 Sociology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Qualitative Research
  • Migrancy
  • Intersectionality

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

Publications 2008 2018

'I’m a Citizen of the World': Cosmopolitanism and identity work in the telling of migration stories.

Holley, P. H., 2018, Globalization, Supranational Dynamics and Local Experiences. Caselli, M. & Gilardoni, G. (eds.). Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 167-186 20 p. (Europe in a Global Context).

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

Editor's Message

Holley, P. H., 2017, In : European Sociologist. 40, 1, p. 1-3 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialGeneral public

Open Access

Editor's Message

Holley, P. H., 2016, In : European Sociologist. 39, 1, p. 1 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialGeneral public

Open Access

TRYING TO SECURE A FUTURE IN UNCERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES: THE SOCIAL SECURITY OF TEMPORARY MIGRANT WORKERS IN FINLAND

Helander, M., Holley, P. & Uuttana, H., 2016, In : Arbor. 192, 777, 17 p., 286.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Developing internal and external motivations towards the dominant language: Some data from Finland

Vincze, L., Henning-Lindblom, A. & Holley, P., 2015, In : Nordic journal of linguistics. 38, 3, p. 339-349 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2011 2020

Prizes

The Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation

Peter Holley (Recipient), 25 May 2013

Prize: Prizes and awards

The Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation

Peter Holley (Recipient), 25 May 2012

Prize: Prizes and awards

The Finnish Cultural Foundation: Doctoral Research Grant

Peter Holley (Recipient), 27 Feb 2009

Prize: Prizes and awards

The Kone Foundation: Doctoral Research Grant

Peter Holley (Recipient), 30 Nov 2010

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2009 2019

Minor Acts of Resistance: Lived Ideology and Agency in Talk of Childhood Type 1 Diabetes Care Involving Unequal Power Relationships

Paul Cottier (Speaker), Peter Holley (Speaker)
15 May 201918 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Nordic Journal of Migration Research (Journal)

Peter Holley (Editor)
1 Jan 2018 → …

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

The Challenge of a Global Sociological Imagination

Peter Holley (Chair of organizing committee)
19 Apr 201820 Apr 2018

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

The Challenge of a Global Sociological Imagination

Sanna Saksela-Bergholm (Member of organizing committee), Peter Henry Holley (Chair of organizing committee), Pierluca Birindelli (Member of organizing committee)
19 Mar 201820 Mar 2018

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

Youth and Globalization (Journal)

Peter Holley (Member of editorial board)
16 Jan 2018 → …

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