Multiculturalism as a New Pathway to Incorporation

  • La Vecchia-Mikkola, Vanja (Participant)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

As part of its FiDiPro programme, the Academy of Finland has funded a project at the University of Turku called Multiculturalism as a New Pathway to Incorporation. Peter Kivisto (Augustana College, Rock Island, IL) has been designated the Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku, and in that capacity will serve as the key person responsible for creating a national and international research network on multiculturalism. This builds on and fits in with the University’s well-established research emphasis on cultural interaction and integration. The project is closely intertwined with the Network for Research on Multiculturalism and Societal Interaction (MCnet), which started its activities in the Fall of 2010 with strategic funding by the University of Turku.

The partners at the University of Turku are General History at the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies and the Department of Sociology. They work in cooperation with the Department of Sociology at Åbo Akademi University and the Institute of Migration, both based in Turku. Part of the objective of the project is to bring these institutions into a cooperative relationship with international partners from Europe and North America.

Effective start/end date01/01/200931/03/2011