Peter Holley

Person

    Research areas

  • 5143 Social anthropology - Transnationalism, Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism , Subjectivity, Identity, Collective Identification, Ethnography, Ethnomethodology, Discourse Analysis, Narrative Analysis, Ethnicity, 'Race'/Racism
  • 514 Sociology - Cultural Studies, Qualitative Research, Migrancy, Intersectionality

Description of research and teaching

Background:

Peter Holley received his Master of Social Science degree in Sociology in July 2008.

He is currently Doctoral Student at the Department of Social Research (Social and Cultural Anthropology), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. He also works as a researcher at the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN). Holley is interested in international migration; personhood; citizenship; ethnic, racial and national identifications; ordinary cosmopolitanisms; ethnographic methods; and narrative and discourse analysis.

Holley's research is supervised by Professor David Inglis, Department of Social Research (Sociology) and Dr Östen Wahlbeck, Swedish School of Social Science (Sociology). 

Research areas:

  • Sociology
  • International migration
  • Finland
  • Personhood, self and identity
  • Ethnicity, 'race' and nationhood
  • Cosmopolitanism and multiculturalism
  • Everyday knowledge
  • Ethnography (multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork, biographic narrative interviewing and focus group discussions)
  • Narrative and discourse analysis (discursive constructionism)

Current Research:

Doctoral research project title: Situated Subjectivities: Narraative Identity and Human Agency in the Context of Migration

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Further information on the affiliationDepartment of Social Research (Social and Cultural Anthropology), Doctoral Candidate. Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN), Project Researcher.

Latest publications

  1. 'I’m a Citizen of the World': Cosmopolitanism and identity work in the telling of migration stories.

    Holley, P. H., 2018, Globalization, Supranational Dynamics and Local Experiences. Caselli, M. & Gilardoni, G. (eds.). Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 167-186 20 p. (Europe in a Global Context).

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

  2. Editor's Message

    Holley, P. H., 2017, In : European Sociologist. 40, 1, p. 1-3 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialGeneral public

  3. Editor's Message

    Holley, P. H., 2016, In : European Sociologist. 39, 1, p. 1 1 p.

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Latest activities

  1. The Challenge of a Global Sociological Imagination

    Peter Holley (Chair of organizing committee)
    19 Apr 201820 Apr 2018

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

  2. The Challenge of a Global Sociological Imagination

    Sanna Saksela-Bergholm (Member of organizing committee), Peter Henry Holley (Chair of organizing committee), Pierluca Birindelli (Member of organizing committee)
    19 Mar 201820 Mar 2018

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

  3. Youth and Globalization (Journal)

    Peter Holley (Member of editorial board)
    16 Jan 2018 → …

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

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Latest prizes

  1. The Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation

    Peter Holley (Recipient), 25 May 2013

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. The Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation

    Peter Holley (Recipient), 25 May 2012

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  3. The Finnish Cultural Foundation: Doctoral Research Grant

    Peter Holley (Recipient), 27 Feb 2009

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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