The context of the research After the collapse of the Soviet Union, around 10 percent of its population found themselves residing outside of the Russian Federation. In Latvia, Soviet era immigrants and their immediate descendants were not granted automatic citizenship, but instead were suggested to go through a naturalization process, proving some knowledge of Latvian... Continue Reading →
Latest Publication of January 2022: Immigrant as a threat or benefit in Finland?
In our recently published study, we explored the ways people who have come to Finland from other countries (not forced) would think about their own self, in the minds of people who are from Finland. In other words, we asked the perception of people from an immigrant background (not a refugee) about how Finns (in... Continue Reading →
Interview: What Finland’s Volunteer of the Year Means to Me.
It is the translation of the interview from Finnish language. For the original, see Kansalaisareena. Ilkhom Khalimzoda, the volunteer of the year, promotes intercultural dialogue and the inclusion of immigrants For Ilkhom Khalimzoda, who was chosen as the volunteer of the year 2021, volunteering brings a lot of joy and gives back in many ways.... Continue Reading →
Uutiset: Vapaaehtoistyö antaa monin tavoin takaisin ja tuo paljon iloa
MARJA ROIHA, Yle3.12.2021 Ilkhom "Ilkka" Khalimzoda Jyväskylästä on Suomen vuoden vapaaehtoinen: "Vapaaehtoistyö antaa monin tavoin takaisin ja tuo paljon iloa"Ilkhom Khalimzoda on ollut aktiivinen toimija: koronakriisin aikana hän kokosi monikielisen 30 vapaaehtoisen joukon avuksi kunnille, jotka tarvitsivat vapaaehtoisia infopuhelimiin. Vuoden vapaaehtoinen Ilkhom Khalimzoda seisoo rakennuksen edessä. Vuoden 2021 vapaaehtoiseksi on valittu tohtoriopiskelija Ilkhom Khalimzoda Jyväskylästä.... Continue Reading →
Median haastattelu: Haluan nostaa esiin kaikkia ihmisiä yhdistäviä asioita
Tadzikistanista Jyväskylän Kortepohjaan väitöstutkijaksi päätynyt Ilkhom Khalimzoda finaaliin Vuoden vapaaehtoinen - kampanjassa: "Haluan nostaa esiin kaikkia ihmisiä yhdistäviä asioita." Pertti Perämäki, Keskisuomalainen 15.11.2021 Jyväskylässä työskentelevä tutkija Ilkhom Khalimzoda on äänestetty kärkikymmenikköön Vuoden vapaaehtoinen -kampanjassa. 31-vuotias mies on lähtöisin Keski-Aasialaisesta Tadzikistanista. Suomeen, Jyväskylään ja Kortepohjaan hän tuli vuonna 2017. Ennen Suomeen tuloaan hän vietti 10 vuotta... Continue Reading →
Briefly on intercultural interaction in Finland
‘When cultures meet…’ Human life on earth can not be described without a migration story. As clouds travel without limitations, the wind crosses borders, ideas fly across the minds, humans as well, repeats the natural tradition of moving from one place to another. It is a joy, it is a new adventure, it is a... Continue Reading →
What happened at the RUDN conference in Moscow?
Researchers, practitioners, and educators from journalism and media, linguistics and discourse studies, public relations, marketing, psychology, international relations, political studies, cultural studies and, sociology came together with a goal: 1. To identify and systematize the current changes in the field of media and communication and to discuss different aspects of teaching journalism and public relations... Continue Reading →
Coastguard who saved the ”Boy” several times has become a refugee himself
Alan Kurdi and his family tried to reach Canada from Turkey and struggled to get there legally for a long time. However, they have not succeeded. Perhaps, as a final way of getting to Europe after several previous attempts through the sea, this time they wanted to get into the island of Kos (Greece) from... Continue Reading →
Prejudice and acculturation preferences towards Russian immigrants in Finland
Today, Russian immigrants constitute a signiﬁcant linguistic and ethnic minority in Finland. Among the countries bordering Russia, Finland is one of the most preferred destinations for most Russians. The Russian language is reported to be the ﬁrst language of 77,177 people in Finland, whereas Russian citizens living in Finland are the second largest immigrant group... Continue Reading →
Article: Stereotypes can become a part of an identity
Finns being silent has become a very popular stereotype. For Finns, silence seems to be golden as the proverb says. Images of Finns standing meters apart at a bus stop have circulated the web for years. Even one of the most famous Finns in the world, Formula One driver Kimi Räikkönen has built his iconic image around... Continue Reading →