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Vuolajarvi, Niina

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Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: "Governing Sexuality, Producing Benevolent Nations - Commercial Sex and Migration in 'the Nordic Model"'

Dissertation Committee: Arlene Stein (Chair), Carole Vance (Columbia University), Catherine Lee, Zaire Dinsey-Flores

Areas of Interest: Gender and sexuality, migration and border regimes, law and policy, carceral studies, race and ethnicity, postcolonialism, critical trafficking studies and sex work, informal labor, the welfare state, and ethnographic methodologies

Vuolajärvi, Niina. 2019. “Governing in the Name of Caring – The Nordic Model of Prostitution and its Punitive Consequences for Migrants”, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 16(2), 151–165.
* Translated into Swedish in Annelie De Cabo, Charlotta Holmström & Jari Kuosmanen (eds.): Anthology of Swedish Research on Sex for Sale, Lund: Studentlitteratur (forthcoming 2020).

Crowhurst, Isabel, Vuolajärvi, Niina and Hausbeck Korgan, Kate. 2019. “Sexual Commerce: Troubling Meanings, Policies, and Practices.” Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 16(2), 135–137.

Vuolajärvi, Niina, Marttila, Anne-Maria, Viuhko, Minna & Kantola, Johanna. 2018. "Finland." In Jahnsen, Synnove and Wagenaar, Hendrik (eds.) Assessing Prostitution Policies in Europe, Milton Park, UK: Routledge.

Vuolajärvi, Niina. 2018. “Precarious Intimacies: Europeanized Border Regime and Migrant Sex Work”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 45(97), 1090–1107.

Könönen, Jukka and Vuolajärvi, Niina. 2016. “European Deportation Machine and Interrupted Lives.” Epilogue in book Deported. What Happens to Them? Helsinki: Schildts & Söderström.
*Abridged version, "About racism and its borders", published on the Raster (Anti-racist researcher network) blog, in 2017.

Vuolajärvi, Niina. 2016. "Human Trafficking Narratives and the Reality of Sex Work” Sosiologia - Sociology –journal, 3/2016, 318–324.

Vuolajärvi, Niina. 2015. "Precarious Intimacies: The European Border Regime and Migrant Sex Work", Viewpoint magazine, 5/2015.
*Translated into Finnish:
Vuolajärvi, Niina. 2017. “Prekaarit Intiimisuhteet: Euroopan rajajärjestelmä ja siirtolaisten seksityö.” by Elina Halttunen-Riikonen. In Veera Nuutinen (ed.): Uusi työväki: Työ ja yrittäjyys prekarisoituvan palkkatyön yhteiskunnassa, Helsinki: Vasemmistofoorumi.

Vuolajärvi, Niina. 2014. "The Problem of Race in Ethnic and Migration Studies." In Sari Irni, Mianna Meskus & Venla Oikkonen (eds.): Technoscience, Gender and Society, Helsinki: Vastapaino, 264–301.

Vuolajärvi, Niina. 2013. "When Ideology Becomes Practice – On the Politics of Prostitution, Knowledge, and Research." Naistutkimus – Women’s Studies journal, 1/2013, 33–40.

Vuolajärvi, Niina. 2012. "Dishonorable Daughters of the Nation? – White Finnish Women in Interracial Relationships: Experiences of Racism and Prejudices." Kulttuurintutkimus – Cultural Studies -journal, 4/2012, 17–30.

Könönen, Jukka and Vuolajärvi, Niina. 2012. “Migration Research Without Borders – Balancing Between Testimony and Critique.” An interview by Erik Hallstensson, Ikaros – Journal on humans and science, 4/2012, 18–21.

Vuolajärvi, Niina. 2011."The Materiality and Realness of Race." Naistutkimus – Women’s Studies - journal, 2/2011, 54–60.

Vuolajärvi, Niina and Peltonen, Salla. 2010. "Taking the Question of Sex Work Seriously: A Commentary on Gender, Work, and Migration." Ikaros – Journal on humans and science, 4/2010, 9–12.

Vuolajärvi, Niina and Peltonen, Salla. 2010. "Civilized Finns and Dangerous Foreigners – Violence and Cultural Agency in the Finnish Immigration Debate." Ikaros – Journal on humans and science, 3/2010, 29–31.