22.10.2018

Pirkkalainen Päivi, Tutkijatohtori/Post-Doctoral Researcher

Pirkkalainen Päivi, Tutkijatohtori/Post-Doctoral Researcher
Subject:
Sosiologia/Sociology
Room:
Opinkivi 320.2

Tutkimusintressit/ Research interests

  • turvapaikka- ja pakolaisaktivismi/ pro-asylum seeker and refugee activism
  • diaspora ja transnationalismi/diaspora and transnationalism
  • maahanmuuttajayhdistykset/immigrant associations
  • maahanmuuttajanuorten osallistuminen/participation of immigrant youth
  • maahanmuuttajat ja kehitys/migration-development nexus
  • globalisoituva kansalaisyhteiskunta/global civil society

Projektit/ Projects

“Out of the Margins: Civic and Political Participation of Migrant Youth in Finland”, funded by the KONE Foundation, 2018

“Connecting universities and communities in Central Finland”, funded by the European Social Fund, 2015-2017

“Diasporas for Peace: Patterns, Trends and Potential of Long-distance Diaspora Involvement in Conflict Settings. Case studies from the Horn of Africa”, financed by the European Commission 7th Framework programme, project leader Professor Liisa Laakso, 2008-2010

“Security, Governance and Identities in Flux. The Role of Diaspora in Development in the Horn of Africa”, financed by the Academy of Finland, project leader Liisa Laakso, 2008-2011

Julkaisut/ Publications:

Peer-reviewed scientific articles 

Pirkkalainen, Päivi, Mohamed, Abdirizak & Aaltio, Iiris (forthcoming, 2018) Third Sector Hybridization and Migrant Integration: Cases of Two Migrant Youth Organizations in Finland. Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organizational Studies, forthcoming. 

Pirkkalainen, Päivi, Wass, Hanna & Weide, Marjukka (2016) Somalit osallistuvina kansalaisina. Yhteiskuntapolitiikka 81 (1): 69-77.

Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2015) Maahanmuuttajajärjestöt kolmannen sektorin muutoksessa: vertaistuesta ja vapaaehtoisuudesta viranomaisyhteistyöhön. Kansalaisyhteiskunta 1: 51—73.

Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2015) The role of the Finland-based Somali diaspora in civil society development of Somalia/ Somaliland. The Austrian Journal for Development Studies /Journal für Entwicklungspolitik. Special issue on knowledge on civil society 1/ 2015. 

Mezzetti, Petra, Saggiomo, Valeria & Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2014) Interaction between  Somali organizations and Italian and Finnish development actors. In Laakso, Liisa & Hautaniemi, Petri (Eds.) ”Diasporas, Development and Peacemaking in the Horn of Africa”. London: ZED Books, 165-189. 

Pirkkalainen, Päivi, Mezzetti, Petra & Guglielmo, Matteo (2013) Somali Associations’ Trajectories in Italy and in Finland: Leaders building trust and finding legitimisation. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 39 (8): 1261-1279. 

Abdile, Mahdi & Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2011) Homeland Perception and Recognition of the Diaspora Engagement: The case of the Somali Diaspora. Nordic Journal of African Studies 20(1): 48–70. 

Non-refereed scientific articles 

Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2016) Suomen somalialaisyhdistykset ylirajaisina kansalaisyhteiskuntatoimijoina. In Armila, Päivi, Sotkasiira, Tiina & Haverinen, Ville-Samuli (Eds.) ”Iska Warran-Mitä kuuluu? Somalialaisdiaspora meillä ja muualla.” Publications of the University of Eastern Finland, Reports and Studies in Social Sciences and Business Studies. 

Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2012) Engagement Mechanisms of Diaspora and Bounded Transnationalism: The Case of Somalis. In Knerr, Beatrice (Eds.) Transfers from International Migration: A Strategy of Economic and Social Stablization at National and Household Level. Kassel: Kassel University Press, 225-245. 

Mezzetti, Petra, Saggiomo, Valeria, Pirkkalainen, Päivi & Guglielmo, Matteo (2010) Engagement Dynamics between Diasporas and Settlement Country Institutions: Somalis in Italy and Finland. DIASPEACE Working paper No. 6. 

Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2010) Somali organizations in the United Kingdom. In Warnecke, Andrea (Eds.) Towards a comparative assessment of factors determining diaspora intervention in conflict settings. Somali and Ethiopian diaspora organisations in Europe. DIASPEACE Working Paper no. 2, 32-41. 

Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2010) Somali organizations in Finland. In Warnecke, Andrea (Eds.) Towards a comparative assessment of factors determining diaspora intervention in conflict settings. Somali and Ethiopian diaspora organisations in Europe. DIASPEACE Working Paper no.2, 43-52. 

Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2009) The Finland- based Somali Diaspora - Associations and their involvement in Co-development. In Lothar Weiss, T. (Eds) “Migration for Development in the Horn of Africa: Health expertise from the Somali diaspora in Finland. IOM Helsinki, 74-90. 

Pirkkalainen, Päivi and Abdile, Mahdi (2009) Diaspora-conflict-peace nexus: A literature review. DIASPEACE Working paper no. 1. 

Publications intended for professional communities 

Horst, Cindy, Ezzati, Rojan, Guglielmo, Matteo, Mezzetti, Petra, Pirkkalainen, Päivi, Saggiomo, Valeria, Sinatti, Giulia & Warnecke, Andrea (2010) Participation of Diasporas in Peacebuilding and Development. A Handbook for Practitioners and Policymakers. PRIO Report 02/ 2010. 

Sinatti, Giulia, Ezzatti, Rojan, Guglielmo, Matteo, Horst, Cindy, Mezzetti, Petra, Pirkkalainen, Päivi, Saggiomo, Valeria & Warnecke, Andrea (2010) Diasporas as partners in conflict resolution and peacebuilding. DIASPEACE policy paper. African Diaspora Policy Centre. 

Sinatti, Giulia with contributions from Guglielmo, Matteo, Mezzetti, Petra, Mohamoud, Awil, Otieno Ongayo, Antony, Pirkkalainen, Päivi, Schmitz-Pranghe, Clara & Warnecke, Andrea (2010) Key criteria of “good practice” for constructive diaspora engagement in peacebulding. ADPC/ DIASPEACE discussion paper.

Publications intended for the general public

Wass, Hanna, Weide, Marjukka & Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2016) Poliittinen osallisuus on keskeistä kotoutumisessa. Politiikasta.fi. Available: http://politiikasta.fi/poliittinen-osallisuus- on-keskeista-kotoutumisessa/.

Pirkkalainen, Päivi, Wass, Hanna & Weide, Marjukka (2016) Maahanmuutto on myös yhteiskunnallinen resurssi, 23.2. 2016, Turun Sanomat.

Wass, Hanna, Pirkkalainen, Päivi & Weide, Marjukka (2016) The Political Potential of Migrants is Often Overlooked in Discussion around Integration. A blog text in Democratic Audit UK. Available: http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=20134

Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2014) Finnish Somali associations doing development. Afrikan sarvi/ Horn of Africa- Internet journal 2/2014. Available: http://afrikansarvi.fi/issue8/82artikkeli/219-finnish-somali-associations-doing-development

Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2014) Sisukasta vapaaehtoistyötä ja luottamuksen rakentamista: Suomen somaliyhdistykset sillanrakentajina. A blog-text on 6.11.2014, in “Asso-järjestöblogi” maintained by the Finnish Refugee Council, a project on “Organization Incubator”. Available: http://www.jarjestohautomo.fi/blogi/#.Vgj3-03oudI.

Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2011) Rahalähetyksiä, Rakennuksia ja Rauhaa? Diasporan monet kasvot Somalimaassa. Afrikan sarvi/ Horn of Africa- Internet journal, 2/2011. Available: http://www.afrikansarvi.fi/25-artikkeli/51-rahalaehetyksiae-rakennuksia-ja-rauhaa

Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2007) Somalia Sydämessä. Kehitys 1/2007.  

Theses 

Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2013) Transnational Responsibilities and Multi-sited Strategies. Voluntary Associations of Somali Diaspora in Finland. Jyväskylä Studies in Education, Psychology and Social Research 489. PhD thesis. Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä. 

Pirkkalainen, Päivi (2005) Somali diaspora in Finland-assistance of the country of origin. MA thesis, University of Jyväskylä.