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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



  • 5141 Sociology

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

Publications 2009 2018

Free Movement and EU Citizenship from the Perspective of Intra-European Mobility

Koikkalainen, S. P., 2018, Debating European Citizenship. Bauböck, R. (ed.). Cham: Springer Open, p. 121-124 4 p. (IMISCOE Research Series).

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

Open Access

Mobilities and mindsets: Locating imagination in transnational migrations

Kyle, D., Koikkalainen, S. P. & Dutta Gupta, T., 2018, Trajectories and Imaginaries in Migration: The Migrant Actor in Transnational Space. Hillmann, F., van Naerssen, T. & Spaan, E. (eds.). London: Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group, p. 127-145 18 p. (Studies in Migration and Diaspora).

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

Nyt iskee pelko: pelko tieto- ja kaunokirjallisuudessa ja suomalaisten kokemuksissa

Koikkalainen, S. P. & Julkunen, M-L., Feb 2018, Joensuu: Viestintätoimisto Kirjokansi. 250 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

”Pakolaiskriisi” poikkeuksien aikana

Nykänen, T., Koikkalainen, S. P., Seppälä, T., Mikkonen, E. & Rainio, M., Oct 2018, Jakautuuko Suomi?: Eriarvoisuus tutkijoiden, toimittajien ja taiteilijoiden silmin. Lähde, V. & Vehkoo, J. (eds.). Helsinki: Into, p. 29-37 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Projects 2014 2020