Lena Näre

Person

Education information

Docent in Sociology, University of Helsinki 2013
PhD in Sociology, University of Helsinki 2012
DPhil in Migration Studies, University of Sussex 2009
Master of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki 2003
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Curriculum Vitae

I am Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Sociology at the University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research. I joined the Discipline of Sociology in 2011 after having been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism, Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex. I hold a D.Phil in Migration Studies from the University of Sussex and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Helsinki.

My research interests include sociology of work, globalisation, sociology of migration, gender studies, ethnic and racial studies, social theories and ethnographic methods. I am currently leading two research projects. Our on-going project is Migrant Youth Employment - Politics of Recognition and Boundaries of Belonging (RECOGNITION) funded by the University of Helsinki, Kone Foundation and Emil Aaltonen Foundation (2014-2017). Recognition involves Dr. Lotta Haikkola and Dr. Elina Paju as postdoctoral researchers and M.Soc.Sc. Daria Krivonos as doctoral candidate. In 2015 I will start working on another exciting research project Insecure Lives - Irregular Migration and Precarious Work in Finland (INSECURE) funded by the Academy of Finland (2015-2018) and involving Dr. Miika Tervonen as University researcher, doctoral candidate Jukka Könönen as postdoctoral researcher and M.Soc.Sc. Anastasia Diatlova as doctoral candidate.

My work has been published e.g. in Sociology, Men and Masculinities, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. I am the editor-in-chief of Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 

 

  

 

Highlighted publications

  1. Hoivatyön glokaaleilla markkinoilla: Filippiiniläisten sairaanhoitajien rekrytointi Suomeen jälkikolonialistisena käytäntönä

    Näre, L. 9 Oct 2012 In : Sosiologia. 49, 3, p. 206-221

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Moral Economies of Reproductive Labour: An Ethnography of Migrant Domestic and Care Labour in Naples, Italy

    Näre, L. 27 Apr 2012 Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Swedish School of Social Science, Research Institute.

    Publication: Book/anthologyG5 Doctoral Thesis, articles

  3. Agency as Capabilities: Ukrainian Women's Narratives of Social Change and Mobility

    Näre, L. 31 Oct 2014 In : Women's Studies International Forum. 47, p. 223-231 9 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  4. The Ethics of Transnational Market Familism: Inequalities and Hierarchies in the Italian Elderly Care

    Näre, L. 14 Jun 2013 In : Ethics and Social Welfare. 7, 2, p. 184-197

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  5. Ideal Workers and Suspects: Employer’s Politics of Recognition and the Migrant Division of Care Labour in Finland

    Näre, L. 17 Jun 2013 In : Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 3, 2, p. 72-81

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  6. The Moral Economy of Domestic and Care Labour: Migrant Workers in Naples, Italy

    Näre, L. M. 2011 In : Sociology. 45, 3, p. 396–412 17 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  7. Sri Lankan Men Working as Cleaners and Carers: Negotiating Masculinity in Naples

    Näre, L. M. 25 Sep 2010 In : Men and Masculinities. 13, 1, p. 65-86 21 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  8. The making of ‘proper’ homes: Everyday practices in migrant domestic work in Naples

    Näre, L. M. Feb 2009 In : Modern Italy. 14, 1, p. 1-17 18 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  9. Migrancy, Gender and Social Class in Domestic and Social Care Labour in Italy: An Intersectional Analysis of Demand

    Näre, L. M. 15 Feb 2013 In : Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 39, 4, p. 601-623 23 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  10. Gendered Mobilities and Work in Europe

    Andall, J. (ed.) & Näre, L. (ed.) Feb 2013 4 ed. TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD.

    Publication: Book/anthologyC2 Edited book, compilation, conference proceeding or special issue of journal

  11. Gendered Mobilities and Social Change - An Introduction to the Special Issue on Gender, Mobility and Social Change

    Näre, L. & Akhtar, P. 4 Nov 2014 In : Women's Studies International Forum. 47, p. 185–190

    Publication: Contribution to journalB1 Unrefereed journal article

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Highlighted activities

  1. Nordic Journal of Migration Research (Journal)

    Näre, L. (Editor in chief)
    1 Jan 2013 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research journal

  2. Etnisten suhteiden ja kansainvälisen muuttoliikkeen tutkimusseura ETMU ry (External organisation)

    Näre, L. (Board member)
    1 Jan 2012 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  3. Nordic Migration Research - research association (External organisation)

    Näre, L. (Board member)
    1 Jan 2013 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

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Latest prizes

  1. Winner of the Graduate Essay Prize

    Lena Näre (Recipient), 2007

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Education

Ylioppilastutkinto

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