Iida Kauhanen

MA (Education)

Migration studies


I am doctoral student at the faculty of Education. I am currently focussed on how recognition theory is displayed in the lives of children and youth who once were seeking for asylum in FInland without their primary caregivers. I am interested on the experiences of the participating youth with a special focus on normative structures and practices that shape the every-day life situations of these young people.

Research interests

  • Migration studies
  • Practices related to seeking for asylum
  • Recognition theory
  • Social participation
  • Feminist ethnography

Research groups

  • EDGE - Education Diversity Globalisation Ethics
  • Koulutuksen ja kasvatuksen yhteiskunnallisten kontekstien tutkimus