Suvi Keskinen

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    Research areas

  • 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

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).

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Curriculum Vitae

Latest publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    Intra-Nordic Differences, Colonial/Racial Histories and National Narratives: Rewriting Finnish History

    Keskinen, S. P., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Scandinavian Studies. 91, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Accepted/In press

    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

  3. Accepted/In press

    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

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Latest activities

  1. 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

  2. Etnisten vähemmistöjen kokemuksia poliisista ja yksityisestä turvallisuusalasta: Pysäytysten merkitys arjessa

    Suvi Keskinen (Speaker), Markus Himanen (Speaker)
    12 Dec 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. 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

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Latest projects

  1. The Power of Narratives: Media and Democracy in Political Turmoil

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

    01/01/201831/12/2019

    Project: Other project_Research

  2. Decolonial Critique, Knowledge Production and Social Change

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

    01/01/201831/12/2019

    Project: Other project_Research

  3. KNOWACT: Intersectional Border Struggles and Disobedient Knowledge in Activism

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

    Academy of Finland

    01/09/201831/08/2022

    Project: Research project_Research

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