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Curriculum vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Jan 4, 2018

 

Dr Riikka Mari Petronella Homanen

 

 

Time and Place of Birth

17.07.1976, Salo, Finland

 

Nationality

Finnish

 

Education and degrees

*Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Women’s Studies, 20.3.2013, Tampere, Doctoral thesis evaluated eximia cum laude approbatur, title Doing Pregnancy, the Unborn, and the Maternity Healthcare Institution, graduated with very good grades (KT)

*Master of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Sociology, 11.5.2005, Tampere, Master thesis evaluated eximia cum laude approbatur, graduated with excellent grades (ET)

 

Other education

*PhD exchange student, Erasmus/Socrates program (bilateral), Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK, 1.10.2008–31.3.2009 (local supervisor Professor Maureen McNeil)

*Visiting PhD student, Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK, 1.4.2009–30.6.2009 2009 (local supervisor Professor Maureen McNeil)

* Doctoral student, the Doctoral School for Women’s Studies in Finland (funded), 1.1.2006–31.12.2010

*Doctoral student, Graduate School for Family Studies, 1.1.2006–31.12.2011

 

Linguistic skills

Finnish: Native

English: Excellent

Swedish: Good

Russian: Satisfactory

 

Current position

* Postdoctoral Researcher, 1.9.2017-31.8.2019, Academy of Finland project Valuating Lives through Infertility and Dementia: Science, Law and Patient Activism (VALDA), Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, postdoctoral phase

 

Previous work experience and academic visits

*Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher, 1.9.2014-31.8.2017, Gender Studies and cross-appointed to Research Center for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (TaSTI), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, postdoctoral phase

*Grant researcher in a Kone Foundation Project Mobile People: Challenges for population statistics and estimates (Liikkuvat ihmiset: Väestötilastoinnin ja väestöennusteiden haaste) 1.1.2012-31.8.2014, responsible leader Marja Aalastalo, UEF, UTA), Research Center for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (TaSTI), School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tampere, postdoctoral phase

*Researcher , KYME University Alliance, University of Tampere, 1.1.2011–31.12.2011

*Researcher, University of Tampere,the Doctoral School for Women’s Studies in Finland, 1.1.2007-31.12.2010, doctoral phase

*Part time lecturer, University of Tampere and University of Lapland, independently 3 full courses, autumn semesters 2006 and 2007, and spring semester 2017; 1 course with Professor Merja Kinnunen, spring semester 2006. Individual lectures and practicums (2–4 per academic year) in seminar series in Science and Technology Studies, Women’s/Gender Studies, Sociology and Health Sciences disciplines 2009–2015

*Examiner , University of Tampere, Open University and Summer University, book exams on qualitative research, sociology and social anthropology, 2005-2008

*Press officer, Committee for Public Information, Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, 7.7.2005–31.12.2005

*Trainee, Department of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Tampere, 15.2.2005–14.5.2005

*Sub-Editor, Sosiologia, National referee journal for Sociology, The Westermarck Society, 1.1.2003–31.12.2004

 

Visits

*Visiting researcher, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of California Berkeley, USA 1.9-30.11.2016 (Sponsor Professor Charis Thompson)

*Visiting lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, USA, 6.–9.11.2016

*Visiting research fellow, LSE Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, Lent term 2016 (3 months) (Sponsor Professor Clare Hemmings)

*Visiting researcher, Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK, 10.3–31.3.2014 and 1.5–8.6.2014

*Visiting lecturer, Institute of Women’s Studies/Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada, 4.3–9.3.2014

*PhD exchange student, Erasmus/Socrates program (bilateral), Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK, 1.10.2008–31.3.2009

*Visiting PhD student, Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK, 1.4.2009–30.6.2009

 

Research funding, grants and scholarships

* School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tampere, Visiting Professor grant for Dr Christabelle Sethna (University of Ottawa) 18.4.2016-1.5.2016, 3000 euros for visiting expenses

*Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher’s Project, Marketisation and Social Inequities in Reproductive Healthcare, 1.9.2014-31.8.2017, 238 401 euros for postdoctoral research

*Publication grant from the Scientific Foundation of the City of Tampere, 2011, 800 euros

*Scholarship from the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, 2009, 2500 euros for doctoral studies abroad

*Scholarship from the Uskela Foundation (Uskelan opintosäätiö), 2000 euros for doctoral studies abroad

* The Doctoral School for Women’s Studies in Finland, 1.1.2006–31.12.2010, monthly salary for doctoral study

*Scholarship from the Childhood and Family Research Unit (PerLa), University of Tampere, 1.1.2006–31.3.2006 and 3 months for 2007, 7200 euros for doctoral study

*Scholarship from University of Tampere, 1.4.2006–31.12.2006, 10 800 euros for doctoral study

 

Teaching experience

* Supervision of PhD student (sociology, University of Tampere) Susanna Mikkola’s doctoral work, 2015-

* Supervision of PhD student (philosophy, University of Turku) Tiia Sudenkaarne’s doctoral work (unofficial)

*Part time lecturer, science and technology studies, women’s studies, sociology and qualitative methods, undergraduate and graduate level courses, independently 3 full courses spring semester 2017 and fall semesters 2006 and 2007; 1 course with professor Merja Kinnunen spring semester 2006. Individual lectures and practicums (2–4 per academic year) in seminar series in 2009–2016

*Examiner, book exams on qualitative research, sociology and social anthropology, undergraduate level, 2005–2008

*Teaching material prepared, Internet material on ethnographic methodology for Internet course in Health Sciences, 2010

 

Award nominations

*Award nomination from the Department of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Tampere (1 per department) for the award granted by the Westermarck Society for the thesis of the year in sociology, 2005

 

Other academic merits

Editorial boards, boards of scientific associations and university administration

*Editor-in-Chief of Sosiologia (Sociology, in Finnish), 2018-2019

*The collegial board of University of Tampere (Kollegio) (full member since Jan 2017, debuty member 2014-2016), 2014–2017

*Editorial peer-review board of Sosiologia (Sociology, in Finnish), 2013–

*Editorial board of Naistutkimus-Kvinnoforskining (Women's Studies, in Finnish), 2012–2013

*Westermarck Society ry (Executive board of national sociological association) 2007–2011

* Department Council for Women’s Studies, 2007-2010

 

Has acted as a referee for Journals and Publishers

*Girlhood Studies (in English)

*Routledge, book proposal review (in English)

*European Journal for Cultural Studies (in English)

* Naistutkimus-Kvinnoforskining (Women's Studies, in Finnish)

*Sosiologia (Sociology, in Finnish)

*Sosiaalilääketieteellinen aikakauskirja (Social medicine, in Finnish)

*Janus (Social work and policy, in Finnish)

*Nuorisotutkimus (Youth Studies, in Finnish)

 

Invited keynote and guest lectures abroad

* Making valuable mothers in publicly provided maternity healthcare: Assessing parenthood in Finland, guest lecture, November 7th, 2016, University of Notre Dame, USA.

*Enabling and controlling parenthood in publicly provided maternity healthcare: becoming a parent in Finland, seminar, March 9th, 2016, LSE Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science

*Etnografia tutkimusmenetelmänä, [Ethnography as methodology]Keynote lecture in Professor Merja Kinnunen’s 60th celebratory seminar, September 17th, 2015, University of Lapland, Finland

*The Boundaries of Choice, Autonomy and Beneficence in Maternity Healthcare Nursing Practice in Finland, Keynote lecture in a conference Mother Load: Transnational Perspectives on Maternity, Law and Medicine, March 6th, 2014, Institute of Women’s Studies/Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada

*Reproductive agency and parental identity in maternity healthcare nursing practice, Guest lecture in Nursing research rounds 2013–2014, 5.3.2014, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Canada

 

Conference committee memberships, session chairing, organized seminars

* 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association (session chair, international)

* Gender, Health, and Medicine workshop (organizer with school’s visiting Professor Christabelle Sethna, international), 2016

*Reproduction, Science, and Technology research seminar (organizer with school’s visiting Professor Christabelle Sethna, international), 2016

*The 9th European Feminist Research Conference - Sex & Capital (session chair, international), 2015

*Sosiologipäivät: The Annual Conference of the Finnish Sociology Association, Working Group Liikkuvuuden ja kuulumisen tietokäytännöt (in Finnish), 2013

*Tieto, tiede, teknologia –tutkimusseminaari, terveysteemaseminaari: research seminar on knowledge, science, technology, special seminar on health, 2011

*Sosiologipäivät: The Annual Conference of the Finnish Sociology Association (member of organizing committee, in Finnish), 2010–2011

*Nordic Network for the Study of the Dialogic Communication of Research symposium (member of organizing committee, international), 2010

*4th Annual International Ethnography Symposium (session chair, international), 2009

*The 3rd Tampere Conference on Narrative (member of organizing committeeand chair of a session, international), 2006–2007

*Annual celebratory seminar in the Department of Women’s Studies (organizer, Finnish), 2007, 2008, 2013

 

Research projects and networks

*Academy of Finland project Valuating Lives through Infertility and Dementia: Science, Law and Patient Activism (VALDA) (responsible leader Dr. Mianna Meskus, University of helsinki), 1.9.2017-31.8.2021.

*Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher’s Project, Marketisation and Social Inequities in Reproductive Healthcare, (PI myself) 1.9.2014-31.8.2017.

*Kone Foundation project, Mobile people: The challenge of population statistics and estimates (Liikkuvat ihmiset: Väestötilastoinnin ja väestöennusteiden haaste, responsible leader Dr. Marja Alastalo, University of Eastern Finland), 2012–2014

* Academy of Finland project, Gender Inequalities, Emotional, and Aesthetic Labor and Well-being in Work (responsible leader Professor Päivi Korvajärvi, University of Tampere), 2008–2010

*Juho Vainio Foundation project, Preventive healthcare work in maternity and child healthcare (Ennaltaehkäisevä terveystyö neuvolassa, responsible leaders Professor Johanna Ruusuvuori and Professor Raija-Leena Punavuori, University of Tampere), 2006–2008

*Finnish Network of Reproductive Studies (FiReSNet) 2017– (co-founder with Mianna Meskus, university of Helsinki)

* A COST Action: New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on How Matter Comes to Matter, 2014– (Network coordinator Professor Iris van der Tuin)

* Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI), 2015–

* Network on Finnish feminist Science and Technology Studies, 2012–

*Nordforsk Network, Nordic Network for the Study of the Dialogic Communication of Research (Network Coordinator Louise Phillips, RUC), 2009–2011  

*The Finnish Network of Narrative Studies (Kertonet) and The Network of care studies (Hoivatutkimuksen verkosto). (non-funded networks), 2006–

* ESA Networks RN13 Sociology of Families and Intimate Lives

* ESA network RN16 Sociology of Health and Illness

 

Scientific impact of research

*30 scientific publications (13 peer reviewed), 4 publication for a wider audience

*24 international conference/seminar presentations, dozens of Finnish conference presentations

 

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Naistutkimus, YTT, Tampereen yliopisto

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

Publications

Feminististä sosiologiaa

Homanen, R. & Mäkelin, M., 2018, In : Sosiologia. 55, 1, p. 3-5 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Open Access
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Perhesuhteet ulkomaalaisten rekisteröinnissä ja tilastoinnissa

Homanen, R. M. P. & Alastalo, M., 2018, Maahanmuutto, palvelut ja hyvinvointi - Kohtaamisissa kehittyviä käytäntöjä. Hiitola, J., Anis, M. & Turtiainen, K. (eds.). Tampere: Vastapaino, p. 76-97 22 p. 3

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

Ulkomaalaisten oikeuksien, toimintamahdollisuuksien ja näkyvyyden säätelyä: väestörekisteri digitaalisena rajana

Alastalo, M., Kynsilehto, A. & Homanen, R., 2018, In : Tiede & edistys. 43, 3, p. 238-255 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Yksilöfaktaa ja väestötietoa : väestökirjanpito ulkomaalaisten hallinnan ja tietämisen teknologiana

Alastalo, M. & Homanen, R., 2018, In : Sosiologia. 55, 2, p. 147-166 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities

  • 4 Academic visit to other institution
  • 1 Editor of research journal

The Westermarck Society ry (Publisher)

Riikka Homanen (Editor in chief)
1 Jan 201812 Dec 2019

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

London School of Economics and Political Science

Riikka Homanen (Visiting researcher)
1 Jan 201631 Mar 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

University of California, Berkeley

Riikka Homanen (Visiting researcher)
9 Jan 201630 Nov 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Lancaster University

Riikka Homanen (Visiting researcher)
Mar 2014May 2014

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Lancaster University

Riikka Homanen (Visiting researcher)
1 Oct 200830 Jun 2009

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution