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👋🏼✨ETMU friends✨👋🏼! Here were are again, back at work and continuing our Meet The Researcher Series. This academic year is kicked off by Camilla Marucco, who some of you might know through the Activist Research Network. Camilla is a researcher at the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Turku. We are proud to offer you a little glimpse into her work here and now. Enjoy! #thisisETMU #meettheresearcher
ETMU: Your research deals with issues of migration and ethnicity/race. Why is it important to get people interested in these topics?
CM: We are all bond by power relations, we live in world constructed around racialisation and other forms of oppression. This applies to mobility, too. The passport regime constitutes a concrete example of this: it touches us all, whether we have a passport or not. We need to be aware of these inequalities, think and act fairly to each other as humans.
ETMU: What is the most pressing question you are currently looking to answer or the most pressing issue you’re hoping to address?
CM: There are two: 1) How can I share knowledge about the everyday practices of citizenship of refugee-background people in a way that is respectful of their self-definitions and agency? 2) For me, “research and activism” can be one thing theoretically and methodologically, i.e. trying to be in the world with others in aware, critical and fair ways: but how can we practise research and activism effectively when time and material, emotional and social resources are limited?
ETMU: What article/book on the topic would you recommend?
CM: This is a bit difficult for me, I learn mostly through encounters and listening to people. But for question 1, some works that helped me in my path are Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider (1984) and Anna Rastas’ chapter “Ethnic Identities and Transnational Subjectivities” in Multiple Identities (2013, ed. Paul Spickard). There are many works I want to and should read, it’s just taking time. For question 2, I warmly invite you to the Activist Research Network, that I have the privilege to co-coordinate with post-doc researcher Leonardo Custódio: welcome to our seminar at the Uni of Jyväskylä on 4.10 and to our workshop “Solidarities in Politically engaged Research” at ETMU Days!
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