Selected presentations

“Strong Women, Miserable Men? Constructing ‘Finnishness’ in Media Discourses on International Marriages, 1980-2010.”

Historiantutkimuksen päivät 2012 (History Research Days 2012), University of Helsinki, Finland, October 26, 2012.

 

“Ylirajaista perhe-elämää: Suomalaisten ja amerikkalaisten väliset liitot Suomessa ja USA:ssa.”

Monikulttuuriset avioliitot sillanrakentajina (Multicultural Marriages as Bridge-Builders), Helsinki, Finland, October 25, 2012.

 

Comments on the keynote presentation “The strange death of Dutch multiculturalism in comparative perspective” by Professor Leo Lucassen, Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Immigrants and Civil Society, 16th Nordic Migration Research Conference & 9th ETMU Days, University of Turku, Finland, August 14, 2012.

 

“Gendering North Atlantic Mobility: Gender, Marriage, and International Migration in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Sweden, and Norway, 1850-1910.”

The XVIth World Economic History Congress, Stellenbosch, South Africa, July 13, 2012.

 

“Invisible Immigrants, Visible Expats, or Permanent Tourists? Highly Skilled American Men as Immigrants in Finland.”

Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, April 22, 2012.

 

“Hierarchies of Desirability: International Marriages in the Finnish Media, 1982-2006.”

9th European Social Science History Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, April 13, 2012.

 

With Ph.D. Candidate Saara Pallander (University of Helsinki): “Mechanics of Inclusion and Exclusion: Marriage Migration in Finnish Immigration Discourses.”

9th European Social Science History Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, April 11, 2012.

 

“Being a Researcher in Finland and the USA.”

Life After PhD seminar on Academic Research Careers, University of Turku, Finland, March 5, 2012.

 

“Ylirajaista perhe-elämää – monikulttuuriset avioliitot Suomessa.”

Studia generalia -esitelmäsarja siirtolaisuudesta ja maahanmuutosta (Studia Generalia Seminar Series on Migration and Immigration), Turku City Library, Turku, Finland, February 14, 2012.

 

Participant in roundtable discussion “Talk Data to Me: A Conversation with Historians about Using Large-Scale Digital Data in Research and Teaching.”

Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA, January 7, 2012.

 

“Hierarchies of Desirability: International Marriages and Migration in the Finnish Media, 1982-2010.”

Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, November 19, 2011.

 

With Professor Donna R. Gabaccia (University of Minnesota): “Gendering North Atlantic Mobility, 1850-1910: Risk, Borders, and Distance.”

Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, November 19, 2011.

 

“Love and Transatlantic Migration: International Marriages between Finns and Americans across the Atlantic in the 20th Century.”

Nordisk historikermøte 2011 (The Nordic History Conference), Tromsø, Norway, August 12, 2011.

 

“Multicultural Marriages in Historical Research.”

Debates on Multiculturalism III, Network for Research on Multiculturalism and Societal Interaction, University of Turku, Finland, May 5, 2011.

 

“Invisible Immigrants, Visible Expats, or Permanent Tourists? American Immigrants in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.”

Urban History Day 3: Multicultural Cities and Towns, University of Turku, Finland, March 9, 2011.

 

Participant in roundtable discussion “Gender and Migration: Bridging Three Decades of Change.”

Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA, November 11, 2010.

 

“Invisible Immigrants? American Immigrants in Finnish Immigration and Multiculturalism Discourses.”

Is There a Nordic Version of Multiculturalism? University of Turku, Finland, September 20, 2010.

 

“Invisible Immigrants? American Immigrants in Finnish Immigration and Internationalization Discourses.”

Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study and the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, Seattle, Washington, USA, April 22-24, 2010.

 

“Love and Transatlantic Migration.”

Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, San Diego, California, USA, January 9, 2010.

 

With Professor Katharine Donato (Vanderbilt University): “Explaining Variations in Gender Ratios among International Migrants: The View from IPUMS.”

Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Long Beach, California, USA, November 13, 2009.

 

“Love and Transatlantic Migration: International Marriages between Finns and Americans in Finland and the U.S. in the Twentieth Century.”

Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Long Beach, California, USA, November 13, 2009.

 

“Family Histories of Finns in the U.S. in the Twentieth Century.”

Finnish Americans in Transition, Institute of Migration, Turku, Finland, June 2, 2009.

 

“Gender Ratios in Global Migration.”

Census Microdata: Findings and Futures, University of Manchester, UK, September 2, 2008.

            

“Simultaneous Transnationalism and Incorporation: Multiple Identities of Women in Finnish-American Marriages, 1950s-present.”

Berkshire Conference of Women’s History, University of Minnesota, USA, June 6, 2008.

 

“Marriage, Migration, and the Nation-State: Intermarried Americans in Finland.”

Families, Constructions of Foreignness and Migration in 20th Century Western Europe, Leuven University, Belgium, May 15, 2008.

 

“Challenges to Bilingual Upbringing in American-Finnish Families.”

Seminar on Bilingualism, Finnland-Institut in Deutschland, Berlin, Germany, October 18, 2007.

 

“Interethnic Marriages and Constructed Ethnicity: A Study of Finnish Women in Interethnic Marriages in the United States, 1945-present.”

New Frontiers in Graduate History, York University, Toronto, Canada, February 16, 2007.

 

“’We Have No Choice but to Be Finns, Yet We Choose to Be.’ The Persistence of Ethnicity among Finnish-born Women in the United States after World War II.”

Seminar on Oral Methodologies, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota, USA, February 17, 2006.

 

“Suomalaisnaisten etninen identiteetti monikulttuurisissa avioliitoissa Minnesotan osavaltiossa, Yhdysvalloissa.”

Yksi perhe, kaksi kulttuuria (One Family, Two Cultures), University of Turku, Finland, November 20, 2004.