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Description of research and teaching

My research focuses on questions of recognition of intimate relationships and belonging in a framework of cultural diversity and transnational families.


  • 513 Law
  • family law, child law, feminist legal theory, human rights law, migration law, legal pluralism, legal anthropology, multiculturalism

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

Publications 2008 2019

Editorial: Good Judgment?

Nieminen, K. & Mustasaari, S., Jun 2019, In : No Foundations : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice. 16

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

Open Access

Introduction: wellbeing, family life, and transnational Muslims in the West

Al-Sharmani, M., Tiilikainen, M. & Mustasaari, S., 2019, Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families : Marriage, Law and Gender. Tiilikainen, M., Al-Sharmani, M. & Mustasaari, S. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 1-21 21 p. (Studies in Migration and Diaspora).

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

Narratives of Belonging: Religion, the Gendered Body and Claims of Autonomy and Authenticity

Nieminen, K. M. & Mustasaari, S., 14 Jan 2019, Feminism, Postfeminism and Legal Theory: Beyond the Gendered Subject?. Gozdecka, D. & Macduff, A. (eds.). 1. ed. Routledge, 3

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

Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families: Marriage, Law and Gender

Tiilikainen, M. (ed.), Al-Sharmani, M. (ed.) & Mustasaari, S. (ed.), 2019, 1. ed. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis. 188 p. (Studies in Migration and Diaspora)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Between ‘Official’ and ‘Unofficial’: Discourses and Practices of Muslim Marriage Conclusion in Finland

Al-Sharmani, M. M. & Mustasaari, S., 6 Aug 2018, In : Oxford Journal of Law and Religion. 7, 3, p. 455–478 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2013 2018

Legal Language of Moral Struggles

Hurri, S., Nieminen, K., Soirila, U. & Mustasaari, S.


Project: University of Helsinki Three-Year Research Project

Transnational Muslim Marriages: Wellbeing, Law, and Gender

Tiilikainen, M., Ismail, A., Al-Sharmani, M., Mustasaari, S., Hautaniemi, P. & Hart, L.

Unknown funder


Project: Research project

Activities 2011 2018

Editor in chief

Kati Nieminen (Participant), Sanna Mustasaari (Participant)
1 Jan 2018 → …

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Contemporary mobility and child welfare

Sanna Mustasaari (Speaker)
7 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Impact of Religion International Conference 2018

Sanna Mustasaari (Attendee)
24 Apr 201826 Apr 2018

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