Iida Kauhanen

PhD (Education)
Refugee studies

History, Culture and Communication Studies
Faculty of Humanities


I am working as a researcher at the Mobile Futures project in Faculty of Humanities. In this project I look at two-way integration and trust in every day encounters in the lives of those people who have forcibly displaced from their previous homes. My doctoral thesis focused on exploring practices that hinder opportunities for social justice in the lives of children and youth who once were seeking for asylum in Finland without their primary caregivers. My research interest includes various topics related to practices that influence realisation of social justice.

Research interests

  • Refugee studies
  • Social justice
  • Gender studies
  • Children and youth
  • Participation
  • Love
  • Feminist ethnography

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Contact information



Visiting address

P.O. Box 2000
FI-90014 University of Oulu

Postal address

iida.kauhanen (at) oulu.fi