IMISCOE Web Directory - Saara Pellander
Dr. Saara Pellander (Doctor of Social Sciences) is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, where she defended her doctoral thesis “Gatekeepers of the family: Regulating family migration in Finland” with distinction in 2016 from the doctoral programme Gender, Culture and Society (SKY). During spring 2018 she is a visiting researcher at the Cornelia Goethe Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. She is employed in the Academy of Finland financed research consortium GLASE (Multilayered borders of global security), looking at bordering processes in the everyday lives of transnational families. Pellander has previously worked as a researcher in the EU-funded research consortium EUBORDERSCAPES. She works on questions of gender and migration, family reunion, intersectionality, bordering, and the welfare state. Her research has been published in international journals such as the Journal for Ethnic and Migration Studies, Citizenship Studies, Political Geography, Nordic Journal of Migration Research and Journal of Family Issues.