De/Constructing Crises: Dynamics of Populist Othering


7.6.2019 11:00 — 17:00

Location: Seminaarinmaki, H306
Seminar organized by the Academy of Finland project Mainstreaming Populism (MAPO) and the Crises Redefined Profiling Area Keynote lectures by Dr Minoo Alinia (Södertörn University, Sweden) and Dr James Carr (University of Limerick, Ireland).

Dr Minoo Alinia is Associate Professor in Sociology and senior lecturer at School of social sciences, Södertörn University, Sweden. Her field of research includes migration and diaspora, racism and nationalism, gender and violence, and Kurdish studies. Her research and publications can be distinguished by their postcolonial and critical intersectional perspectives.

Dr James Carr lectures in the Department of Sociology in the University of Limerick, Ireland. Building on previous scholarly and policy oriented publications, in 2016, James published his book Experiences of Islamophobia: Living with Racism in the Neoliberal Era (London and New York: Routledge) which focused on anti-Muslim racism in Ireland set to the international context. James has published research with the Immigrant Council of Ireland, supported by the Open Society Foundations, entitled ‘Islamophobia in Dublin: Experiences and how to respond,’ the recommendations of which he continues to work on with national and international partners.


11:00 Opening words:

Juha Herkman, MAPO, University of Helsinki
Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Crises Redefined, University of Jyväskylä

11:15 Keynote 1:
Minoo Alinia, Södertörn University "Suburbs and 'honour': Politics of difference and construction of otherness in Swedish government’s gender politics".
Commentator: Tuija Saresma, University of Jyväskylä

12:15: Lunch break

13:15 Keynote 2:
James Carr, University of Limerick “Commonalities of crises? Muslims in Ireland: Managing belonging; managing change”
Commentator: Laura Stark, University of Jyväskylä

14:15-15:45 Paper session 1

Emilia Palonen and Laura Sibinescu "WhiKnow and the European elections" 
Ruta Kazlauskaite and Mikko Salmela "Shame and Pride: Affective Polarization in Polish Right-wing Media Coverage of the 2019 European Parliament Elections and the 2019 Polish Parliamentary Elections."
Sanna Salo "Radical right-wing parties and labor movements in the Nordic countries: a comparative study".

 15:45-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:00 Paper session 2

Marita Husso & Sanna Karkulehto & Marianne Notko “Violence and Affect: An Intersectional Approach to Gendered Violence”
Tommi Kotonen “Mainstreaming Extremism? Empirical notions about overlapping far-right ecosystems in Finland”

Closing discussion

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