This is a website of Dr Tiina Sotkasiira, awarded with the title of docent by the University of Jyväskylä, and currently working as a Senior Researcher in Social and Public Policy at the Department of Social Sciences of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF).
My research focuses primarily on international migration and ethnic relations. This involves exploring a variety of topics, including rural migration, integration, racism, the politics of migration and the politicisation of migration-related issues both in everyday lives and in the context of socio-political discourses and practices. I have a strong interest in qualitative research, including mobile, participatory and creative research methods, as well as experience in discourse and narrative analysis, and mixed methods research design.
I am always open to collaboration and look forward to being contacted by students and fellow researchers who share similar interests.