Programme

Preliminary programme:
Note: all the times displayed follow the Eastern European Time (EET/UTC +2)

Wednesday 1.12.2021 at 13.00-18.00

Pre-conference for PhD students

Thursday 2.12.2021

10.00
Opening of the conference: Professor Vesa Puuronen (University of Oulu)

10.15
Keynote I
Professor Mulki Al-Sharmani (University of Helsinki): Transnational Migrant Families and Kin Work in Times of Crisis

Chair: University Lecturer Johanna Hiitola (University of Oulu)

11.30
ETMU award nomination
Academy Research Fellow
Johanna Ennser-Kananen (University of Jyväskylä), ETMU's chairperson

12.00 Lunch break

13.00 - 15.00
Workshops I

Workshop 2.1: De-migrantizing Migration Studies: Towards the Reflexive Study of Migration Phenomena

Workshop 4.1: Evaluating "inner truth" in asylum claims

Workshop 5.1: Family separation, social networks and relational wellbeing of refugees

Workshop 7.1: Language and "crises"

Workshop 8.1: Racism and postcoloniality

Workshop 9.1: Researchers shifting positionalities and power in migration research

Workshop 12.1: Hunting for EUNICORNS in one of the Few Countries on Earth they Might Actually Thrive: Engaging the Creative Tensions Between Bold Aspirations, Wicked Problems and the Zombie Assumptions that Feed on Diversity, Dialogue, Democracy and especially EUNICORNs

15.00 Break

15.30
Keynote II
Associate Professor Nick Baron (University of Nottingham): Rebuilding State and Society after War: The Repatriation of Soviet Displaced Persons, 1944–1949

Chair: Professor Vesa Puuronen (University of Oulu)

16.45 Break

17.00 - 18.30
Workshops II

Workshop 3.1: Deportations and deportability in Finland

Workshop 5.2: Family separation, social networks and relational wellbeing of refugees

Workshop 6.1: Is a crisis ever over? Revisiting experiences, stages and layers of after-crisis narratives

Workshop 8.2: Racism and postcoloniality

Workshop 9.2: Researchers shifting positionalities and power in migration research

Workshop 10.1: The marginalized migrant: integration and well-being of adult migrants unable to enter the labour market in the 21st century

Workshop 12.2: Hunting for EUNICORNS in one of the Few Countries on Earth they Might Actually Thrive: Engaging the Creative Tensions Between Bold Aspirations, Wicked Problems and the Zombie Assumptions that Feed on Diversity, Dialogue, Democracy and especially EUNICORNs

18.30 End of day 1

19.30 Unofficial get-together in Oulu

Friday 3.12.2021

10.15
Keynote III

Dr. Lucy Mayblin (University of Sheffield): Migration Studies and Colonialism

Chair: Academy Research Fellow Johanna Leinonen (University of Oulu)

11.30 Lunch

12.30 - 14.30

Workshops III

Workshop 1.1: Activist-research approaches to crises: sharing knowledge on ethical and methodological challenges, strategies and practices

Workshop 3.2: Deportations and deportability in Finland

Workshop 4.2: Evaluating "inner truth" in asylum claims

Workshop 7.2: Language and "crises"

Workshop 11.1: When all this would be over? Overlapping crises and existential mobilities

Workshop 10.2: The marginalized migrant: integration and well-being of adult migrants unable to enter the labour market in the 21st century

Workshop 12.3: Hunting for EUNICORNS in one of the Few Countries on Earth they Might Actually Thrive: Engaging the Creative Tensions Between Bold Aspirations, Wicked Problems and the Zombie Assumptions that Feed on Diversity, Dialogue, Democracy and especially EUNICORNs

14.30 Break

14.45 - 16.00
Panel discussion: The Colonization of Sápmi and the Processes and Practices of Decolonization

Chair: Professor Veli-Pekka Lehtola (Sámi Cultural Studies, University of Oulu)

Panelists:

Author, Musician Niillas Holmberg (Ohcejohka/Utsjoki)

PhD Researcher Anne-Maria Magga (University of Lapland)

Research Professor Rauna Kuokkanen (University of Lapland)

16.00
Closing of the conference

Academy Research Fellow Johanna Leinonen (University of Oulu)

Announcement of the 2022 ETMU conference