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Global REM: Marko Kananen, "Contexts of Diaspora Citizenship: Somali Communities in Finland and in Minnesota"

Date: 11/20/2013

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Location: 308 Elmer L. Andersen Library

Cost: Free


Please join the Immigration History Research Center for a Global REM lecture by Marko Kananen, from CEHD at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. His lecture is entitled "Contexts of Diaspora Citizenship: Somali Communities in Finland and in Minnesota."
“Contexts of Diaspora Citizenship” is a transatlantic research project (2012-2016) which studies Somali communities in two very different societies: the United States and Finland. It aims to scrutinize how different immigration histories, laws and policies of hosting societies influence the life-courses and living conditions of their immigrant communities.

Marko Kananen is a researcher at the Juvenia Centre for Youth Research and Development at the Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences, and a current visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Vienna in 2008. His research interests include immigration, civic participation and transnational identities.

This event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring a bag lunch.



  • Name: Immigration History Research Center
  • E-mail: ihrc@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Immigration History Research Center, Global REM, Global Studies, Immigration History Research Center Archives

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Immigration History Research Center at 612-625-4800.

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