Magdalena Kmak

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    Research areas

  • 513 Law - Migration Law, Human Rights, Public International Law

Description of research and teaching

Current research

I am an Associate Professor (tenure-track) in Minority Studies at the Åbo Akademi University (abo.fi/en/minority-research) and a team leader and university researcher in the Subproject: Mi­gra­tion and the nar­rat­ive of Europe as an “Area of free­dom, se­cur­ity and justice” at the The Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives (eurostorie.org) at the University of Helsinki. My current research focuses on the conceptualisation of undocumented migrants as the new European minority and on the epistemological role of exile for a law. My research interests encompass new minorities, exile studies and history of migration, public international law, human rights and international and European refugee and migration law. 

Previous Research

  • Law and the Other in Post-Multicultural Europe.
  • Administrative detention of immigrants in law and migration management.
  • ”The Scope and Application of the Principle of Universal Jurisdiction”. The project was granted funding by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
  • ”The Legality of Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence in Light of Advisory Proceedings at the International Court of Justice”. The project was granted funding by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
  • ”International standards of removal of foreigners and their applications in chosen countries” – doctoral research conducted at the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Teaching

  • International and European Migration Law, ÅAU
  • Doctoral seminar in minority studies, ÅAU
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Further information on the affiliationErik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights

Latest publications

  1. Crimmigration and Othering in the Finnish Law and Practice of Immigration Detention

    Kmak, M., 2018, In : No Foundations : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice. 15, p. 1-22 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. The Impact of Exile on Law and Legal Science 1934-1964

    Kmak, M. K., 2018, Roman Law and The Idea of Europe. Tuori, K. & Björklund, H. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 15-34 20 p. (Europe’s Legacy in the Modern World).

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

  3. Bak Jorgensen, Martin & Carl-Urlik Schierup (2016) Politics of Precarity: Migrant Conditions, Struggles and Experiences, Leiden: Brill. 329 pp.

    Kmak, M. K., 2017, In : Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 7, 4, p. 260-261 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Conceptual Change in History

    Magdalena Kmak (Speaker: Chair)
    22 Sep 201624 Sep 2016

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

  2. Minority research profile seminar

    Magdalena Kmak (Speaker: Presenter)
    25 May 2016

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

  3. Imposing Liberty: Overseas influences on the legal reconstruction of Europe after World War II

    Magdalena Kmak (Speaker: Presenter)
    15 Apr 201616 Apr 2016

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

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Latest projects

  1. Law and the 'Other' in Post-multicultural Europe

    Gozdecka, D., Kmak, M., Soirila, U. & Pirkova, E.

    01/01/201331/12/2015

    Project: Research project

  2. Project Manager

    Kmak, M.

    01/01/201231/12/2013

    Project: Research project

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