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Anitta Kynsilehto

Associate Professor (tenure track), Yhteiskuntatutkimus, erityisesti globaali liikkuvuus.

About me

Associate Professor (tenure-track) working at Tampere Peace Research Institute. Docent in Ethnic relations at the Swedish School of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki.


Editor-in-chief in Kosmopolis: Finnish Journal of Peace and Conflict Research and World Politics (with Eeva Puumala and Leena Vastapuu). Associate editor in Frontiers Human Dynamics: Refugees and Conflict (since 2019).

Fields of expertise

My academic passion centers around exploring and understanding global mobilities and possibilities for enhancing social justice, bearing in mind the goals of globally responsible research and praxis.

Research topics

Mobility, solidarity, intersectionality, decoloniality

Selected publications

Kynsilehto, Anitta (2023) Making do as a migrant in Morocco: Between formal recognition and true integration. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies 21(2): 158–170.

Penttinen, Elina & Anitta Kynsilehto (2017) Gender and Mobility: A Critical Introduction. Lanham, MD, and London: Rowman & Littlefield. (Korean translation published in 2021)

Kynsilehto, Anitta (2017) Mobilities, Politics and Solidarities. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 29(1): 48–54.

Kynsilehto, Anitta & Eeva Puumala (2015) Persecution as Experience and as Knowledge. The Ontological Dynamics of Asylum Interviews. International Studies Perspectives 16(4): 446–462.

Kynsilehto, Anitta (2011) Negotiating intersectionality in highly educated migrant Maghrebi women’s life stories. Environment and Planning A 43(7): 1547–1561.

Latest publications