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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

My research has focused on different migration phenomena, including highly skilled, intra-European migration, free movement policies, Iraqi asylum seekers in Finland, migration decision-making and the role of imagination and mental time travel in the migration process, as well as tourism and mobility. At the moment I study the situation of Nordic migrants living in London during the Brexit process. In addition, I am an expert in research finance and project planning.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, doctor of social sciences, Lapin yliopisto

… → 2014

Sociology, social anthropology, master of social sciences, Tampereen yliopisto

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Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology

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

Publications

In-Between Space/Time: Affective Exceptionality during the ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Northern Finland

Seppälä, T., Nykänen, T., Koikkalainen, S., Mikkonen, E. & Rainio, M., 7 Jan 2020, In : Nordic Journal of Migration Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Book review of Povrzanović Frykman, Maja & Öhlander, Magnus (eds.) (2018) Högutbildade migranter i Sverige, Lund: Arkiv förlag. 232 pp.

Koikkalainen, S., 13 Jul 2019, In : Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 9, 2, p. 275-277 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review (scientific)Scientific

Open Access
File

Brexit ja pohjoismaalaiset Lontoossa: - epävarmuus vaivaa myös hyvin sopeutuneita muuttajia

Koikkalainen, S., Dec 2019, In : Siirtolaisuus - Migration. 2019, 4, p. 5-9 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access
File

Highly skilled migrants in Sweden

Koikkalainen, S., Jun 2019, In : Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 9, 2, p. 283-286 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewScientific

Imagination, Hope and the Migrant Journey: Iraqi Asylum Seekers Looking for a Future in Europe

Koikkalainen, S., Kyle, D. & Nykänen, T., 4 Oct 2019, In : International Migration. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects

Activities

  • 12 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 11 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

Cities (Journal)

Saara Koikkalainen (Reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

IMISCOE Spring Conference 2019

Saara Koikkalainen (Attendee)
2019

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

ESA 2019

Saara Koikkalainen (Attendee)
20 Aug 201923 Aug 2019

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

University of Sussex

Saara Koikkalainen (Visiting researcher)
1 Mar 201930 Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Urban Studies (Journal)

Saara Koikkalainen (Reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Press / Media