Johanna Hiitola

I work as a university lecturer in gender studies at the University of Oulu. I have a PhD is in gender studies (2015, University of Tampere, Finland) and I am a docent (associate/adjunct professor) in social and public policy (University of Eastern Finland) and social work (University of Jyväskylä, Finland).

My research includes intersectional feminism(s), interpersonal violence, family relations and kinship studies, forced migration, ethnic relations and 'integration' studies, citizenship scholarship, and, most recently, research on family separation of forced migrants. I am also interested in antiracist pedagogies and different forms of activism.


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