Dr K.M. Koskela (Kaisu)
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Dr. Kaisu Koskela is a postdoctoral researcher at the Nijmegen School of Management, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment. She is part of the multidisciplinary Radboud University Network on Migrant Inclusion (RUNOMI) and also works in collaboration with the Faculty of Law. Her research project focuses on digital nomads and other new forms of digital labour mobilities. She will look at the rapid onset of the so-called ‘digital nomad visas’ around the world and how they will be received and adopted by the digital nomad community themselves.
By discipline, Dr. Koskela is an anthropologist with a focus on migration and ethnic studies. Her research trajectory leans on privileged migrations, social identities, boundaries of belonging and intersectionalities, especially of class and ethnicity. She was awarded a PhD from University of Helsinki for her dissertation discussing intersectional identity negotiations among highly-skilled migrants in Finland. She also holds a MSc (with distinction) from Institute of Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) at University of Amsterdam and a double BA (Anthropology and International Relations) from University of Malta. She is a strong ethnographer, having done field research among tribes in Tanzania, American students in Amsterdam, skilled migrants in Helsinki and now digital nomads in various locations around the world.
- 2021: ‘Claims to a nation, dressing the part and other boundary making strategies by skilled migrants in response to ethnic categorizations’, Social Identities, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 245- 261. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504630.2020.1816952
- 2019: ‘Intersecting experiences: class, gender, ethnicity and race in the lives of highly skilled migrants in Finland’, Nordic Journal of Migration Research, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 311–328. https://doi.org/10.2478/njmr-2019-0024
- 2014: ‘Boundaries of belonging: highly skilled migrants and the migrant hierarchy in Finland’, Journal of Finnish Studies, vol. 17, no. 1-2, pp. 19-41.