ETMU Award 2018 to Koko Hubara and the Ruskeat Tytöt (Brown Girls) Collective

Posted on 20.11.2018 in Blog, ETMU Award, News

The ETMU Award is granted annually in recognition of a major contribution to the promotion of or research on ethnic relations and international migration in Finland. The ETMU Award 2018 was granted to Koko Hubara and the Ruskeat Tytöt (Brown Girls) Collective at the ETMU Conference at Åbo Akademi University on November 16, 2018. Koko Hubara and the Ruskeat Tytöt Collective have provided a medium for racialized Finns to make their voice heard in...

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Annika Forsander Memorial Fund: Call for Travel Grant Applications

Posted on 05.09.2018 in Blog, News

The Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU) announces a call for travel grant applications, funded by the Annika Forsander Memorial Fund, to support the participation of PhD researchers in international research conferences. The applicants must be members of ETMU, and their research topic must be related to the field that ETMU represents, i.e. the study of ethnic relations and international migration. The...

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ETMU supports SahWira Africa International

Posted on 16.05.2018 in News, Statements

PLAN’s campaign reproduces the problematic imagery of a “white savior”   The antiracist research network RASTER has challenged ETMU to take a stance towards the campaign of PLAN International Finland, where a 12-year old pregnant Zambian girl is featured in fashion photographs. The campaign has been criticized for spreading colonial representations (see, for example, the campaign by SahWira Africa International, the statements by RASTER and the...

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Annika Forsander 1965–2018

Posted on 08.05.2018 in Blog, News

  Doctor of Social Sciences, Docent, and the Head of the Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment Annika Forsander (b. 1965) passed away suddenly in her home on Friday, April 20, 2018. She was appointed as the first director of immigration issues in the city of Helsinki in 2007. In addition, she worked as a Director of Development at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, playing...

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