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Anitta Kynsilehto

Tenure track -professori, Yhteiskuntatutkimus, erityisesti globaali liikkuvuus.

Oma esittely

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 in Peace and Conflict Research and World Politics (with Eeva Puumala and Leena Vastapuu, 2022-2025). Associate editor in Frontiers Human Dynamics: Refugees and Conflicts (since 2019).

Osaamisalueiden kuvaus

My research encompasses global mobility, different forms and practices of solidarity and resistance, and the concept and practical implications of intersectionality. In my current work, I focus increasingly on mobilities in the so-called Global South and in possibilities and forms of decolonizing knowledge production.


Mobility, solidarity, politics, peace, resistance


Social Research, Tampere Peace Research Institute


I received my doctorate in Political Science from the University of Tampere in 2011. Alongside Tapri, I have worked at Institute for Advanced Social Research (UTA) and Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden.

Merkittävimmät julkaisut

Kynsilehto, Anitta (2024) Navigating spaces of everyday peace and violence: Societal protest, care, and solidarity in post-18O Chile. Geopolitics DOI:10.1080/14650045.2024.2313540

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.

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