Maria Petäjäniemi

Maria Petäjäniemi

M.Ed.

Doctoral student

Research interests

  • Migration studies
  • Poststructural and postqualitative theories
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Asylum seekers' everyday life
  • Waiting and liminality
  • Social participation

Briefly

My PhD research considers the everyday life of asylum seeking men. I am currently focusing on the concepts of time and waiting as part of the asylum process, directing the attention to the myriad of ways in which active waiting unfolds in asylum seekers everyday lives. My nomadic, longitudinal research is based on narratives of everyday life in a liminal space and guided by poststructural theories.

Research groups

EDGE - Education, Diversity, Globalisation and Ethics

Living Relations -Research Community

Publications

Petäjäniemi, Maria; Lanas, Maija; Kaukko, Mervi (2018) Osallisuus turvaa hakevan reunaehdoissa - Hätämajoitusyksikössä asuvien nuorten turvapaikanhakijamiesten kertomuksia arjesta. Aikuiskasvatus 38 (1), 4-17.