Postdoctoral Fellow, the Zolberg Institute of Migration and Mobility 2020-2021, Assistant Professor of International Migration, London School of Economics (start date January 2022)
Niina Vuolajarvi received her Ph.D. in sociology from Rutgers University in 2021. She is the New School Zolberg Institute of Migration and Mobility postdoctoral fellow for 2021-2022. Niina joins the London School of Economics as an Assistant Professor of International Migration in January 2022. Her interdisciplinary research is situated at the intersection of migration, feminist and socio-legal studies. Currently, Niina is working on her first book "Migration, Sex Work and the Feminist Politics of Care" based on her vast three-country ethnographic dissertation research among migrant sex workers in the Nordic region. Niina' s dissertation research was supported by the Mellon /American Council of Learned Societies and the Fulbright Foundation. In 2021, Rutgers School of Graduate Studies acknowledged her groundbreaking scholarship through the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award. Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Sexuality Research and Social Policy and recognized by the Law and Society Association and American Sociological Association.