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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  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.

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of 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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  10. Gendered Mobilities and Work in Europe

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

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

  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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

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Highlighted activities

  1. Nordic Journal of Migration Research (Journal)

    Lena Näre (Editor in chief)
    1 Jan 2013 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

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

    Lena Näre (Board member)
    1 Jan 2012 → …

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

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

    Lena Näre (Board member)
    1 Jan 2013 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership 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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