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  • PL 16 (Snellmaninkatu 12)

    00014

    Finland

20092022
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

My research interests include post/decolonial feminism, critical race and whiteness studies, politics of belonging, nationalism, welfare state, political activism and gendered violence. I currently work as Academy Research Fellow, conducting the research project Postethnic Activism in the Neoliberal Era: Translocal Studies on Political Subjectivities, Alliance-Building and Social Imaginaries, funded by the Academy of Finland (2014-2019). I also lead the research projects The Stopped - Spaces, Meanings and Practices of Ethnic Profiling, funded by the Kone foundation (2015-2018) and Intersectional Border Struggles and Disobedient Knowledge in Activism (2018-2022), funded by the Academy of Finland.
 
Previously I have investigated the politics of gender, nation and race in debates on immigration and multiculturalism, with a special focus on right-wing populist rhetoric. My post doctoral research project analysed the construction of national belonging and unbelonging in Danish and Finnish public debates on gendered violence in migrant/minority families.
 
I have also participated in a research project on generational negotiations, social control and gendered sexualities, funded by the Academy of Finland (2012-2016). In a previous research project, I analysed the narratives of migrant women abused by their family members, and the discourses of multiculturalism and violence that welfare professionals and authorities (police, social workers, staff in shelters and projects) draw upon.
 

RESEARCH NETWORKS

I actively participate in Nordic and European research networks. I am the leader of the Nordic research network Multiculturalism, Cultural Homogeneity and Societal Security (NOS-HS, 2016-2018). I am also the Finnish partner in the research networks Decolonial Critique, Knowledge Production and Social Change (NOS-HS, 2018-2019) and The Power of Narratives: Democracy and Media in Political Turmoil (NOS-HS, 2018-2019).

I have also been the Finnish coordinator in the Nordic research network The Futures of Feminism in the Nordic Region (NOS-HS, NIKK, 2016-2017) and Research Network on Nordic Populism (Nordforsk, 2011-2015).

Keywords

  • 5200 Other social sciences
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Nationalism
  • Racism
  • Antiracism
  • Whiteness
  • Political Activism
  • Ethnic and Racial Profiling
  • Minority Families
  • Gendered Violence
  • Right-Wing Populism
  • Media and Migration

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

Publications 2009 2019

Narrations of Homogeneity, Waning Welfare States, and the Politics of Solidarity

Keskinen, S. P., Skaptadottir, U. D. & Toivanen, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Undoing Homogeneity in the Nordic Region: Migration, Difference and the Politics of Solidarity. Routledge

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

Undoing Homogeneity in the Nordic Region: Migration, Difference and the Politics of Solidarity

Keskinen, S. P., Skaptadottir, U. D. & Toivanen, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Routledge.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Etninen profilointi - arka aihe vai tuttu juttu?

Keskinen, S. P., Himanen, M., Pietarinen, K., Böök, L. & Sutinen, A., 2018, Jakautuuko Suomi?: Eriarvoisuus tutkijoiden, toimittajien ja taiteilijoiden silmin. Lähde, V. & Vehkoo, J. (eds.). Helsinki: Into kustannus, p. 57-65

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Open Access

Seksuaalista väkivaltaa tulee torjua kokonais­valtaisesti: Kyseessä ei ole vain yhden ryhmän ongelma

Keskinen, S. P. & Honkatukia, P., 14 Dec 2018, In : Helsingin Sanomat.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Territorial Stigmatization, Gendered Racism and Young People’s Agency in a Multi-Ethnic School

Keskinen, S. P., 2018, Engaging Youth in Activism, Research, and Pedagogical Praxis: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Race. Shefer, T., Hearn, J., Ratele, K. & Boonzaier, F. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Routledge, p. 235-248 14 p. (Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education).

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

Open Access
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Projects 2014 2022

KNOWACT: Intersectional Border Struggles and Disobedient Knowledge in Activism

Keskinen, S. P., Aminkeng Atabong, A., Seikkula, M. K., Ruotsalainen, N. & Salleh-Hoddin, A.

Academy of Finland

01/09/201831/08/2022

Project: Research project_Research

The Power of Narratives: Media and Democracy in Political Turmoil

Halfdanarson, G., Keskinen, S. P., Lundström, C., Loftsdottir, K. & Olafsson, J.

01/01/201831/12/2019

Project: Other project_Research

Decolonial Critique, Knowledge Production and Social Change

Groglopo, A., Keskinen, S. P., Suarez-Krabbe, J. & Bang Svendsen, S. H.

01/01/201831/12/2019

Project: Other project_Research

The Future of Feminisms in the Nordic Region

Keskinen, S. P., Stoltz, P., Mulinari, D., Halsaa, B. & Stormhöj, C.

01/01/201631/08/2018

Project: Other project_Research

Activities 2009 2019

Tieteiden yö

Suvi Keskinen (Speaker: Opponent/discussant)
10 Jan 2019

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

Decolonizing Knowledge

Suvi Keskinen (Member of organizing committee)
4 Oct 20185 Oct 2018

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

The Power of Narratives - Media and Democracy in Political Turmoil

Suvi Keskinen (Chair of organizing committee)
4 Dec 20185 Dec 2018

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

CEREN Colloquium The Stopped - Spaces, Meanings and Practices of Ethnic Profiling in Finland

Suvi Keskinen (Speaker: Presenter), Markus Himanen (Speaker: Presenter), Alemanji Aminkeng Atabong (Speaker: Presenter), Antti Kivijärvi (Speaker: Presenter), Aino Sutinen (Speaker: Presenter)
21 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

19th Nordic Migration Research Conference (NMR Conference)

Suvi Keskinen (Speaker: Chair), Unnur Dis Skaptadottir (Speaker: Chair)
16 Aug 2018

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