Mari is a social anthropologist, currently working as an Academy Research Fellow in the Faculty of Social Sciences in Tampere University, Finland. Her research project is titled "Expatriate Childhood: Children's Experiences of Temporary Migration. " The project is funded by the Academy of Finland (2019-2024).
Earlier, she has worked as a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences in the Tampere University. She has also worked as a researcher in the project "Governance and Grieving: Disappearing Migrants and Emergent Politics" in Tampere University.
Mari is the president of the Finnish Anthropological Society and the director of the Lifestyle Migration Hub. She is also a member in t he Visual Studies Lab . In addition, Mari is a docent (adjunct professor) of social and cultural anthropology in the University of Helsinki.
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Fields of expertise
anthropology of childhood, 'third culture kids', expatriates, lifestyle migration, transnational communities, countercultures, gender and travel, temporary migration, missing tourists, ethnographic research methods