My research has focused on different migration phenomena, including highly skilled, intra-European migration, free movement policies, Iraqi asylum seekers in Finland, migration decision-making and the role of imagination and mental time travel in the migration process, as well as tourism and mobility. At the moment I study the situation of Nordic migrants living in London during the Brexit process. In addition, I am an expert in research finance and project planning.

Roles

  • University of Eastern Finland, Karelian Institute

    , Joensuu, Finland
    Senior researcher

Research

Imagination, Hope and the Migrant Journey: Iraqi Asylum Seekers Looking for a Future in Europe

Authors Saara Koikkalainen, David Kyle, Tapio Nykanen
Year 2019
Journal Name International Migration
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1 Journal Article

INTRA-EUROPEAN MIGRANTS AND THE QUESTION OF INTEGRATION: Citizenship In The Lives Of Finnish Migrants In Europe

Authors Saara Koikkalainen
Year 2019
Journal Name Nordic Journal of Migration Research
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2 Journal Article

Highly skilled migrants in Sweden

Authors Saara Koikkalainen
Year 2019
Journal Name Nordic Journal of Migration Research
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3 Journal Article

Debating European citizenship

Authors Rainer BAUBÖCK
Year 2019
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4 Book

Finnish Highly Skilled Migrants and the European Economic Crisis

Authors Saara Koikkalainen
Year 2017
Journal Name Baltic Journal of European Studies
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5 Journal Article

Mobility and Migration Choices. Thresholds to Crossing Borders

Authors Saara Koikkalainen
Year 2016
Journal Name Nordic Journal of Migration Research
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6 Journal Article

Imagining mobility: the prospective cognition question in migration research

Authors Saara Koikkalainen, D Kyle
Year 2016
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 13
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7 Journal Article

The Oligarchic Diffusion of Public Policy

Authors Michael Peter Smith, Saara Koikkalainen, Leticia Jáuregui Casanueva
Year 2014
Journal Name Urban Affairs Review
8 Journal Article

Transnational highly skilled Finnish migrants in Europe: Choosing one's identity

Authors Saara Koikkalainen
Year 2013
Journal Name National Identities
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9 Journal Article

Looking for the Right Kind of Person: Recruitment in Nature Tourism Guiding

Authors Jarno Valkonen, Heikki Huilaja, Saara Koikkalainen
Year 2013
Journal Name Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism
10 Journal Article

Book reviews

Authors Perttu Salmenhaara, Göran Ahrne, Saara Koikkalainen, ...
Year 2011
Journal Name Nordic Journal of Migration Research
11 Journal Article

Welfare or work: migrants’ selective integration in Finland

Authors Saara Koikkalainen, Timo Tammilehto, Olli Kangas, ...
Year 2011
Book Title Migration and welfare in the new EuropeSocial protection and the challenges of integration
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12 Book Chapter

Serial migrants and one-time migrants

Authors Saara Koikkalainen
Year 2019
Journal Name Finnish Yearbook of Population Research
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13 Journal Article

Does International Migration Pay Off? The Labor Market Situation of Finnish Return Migrants Based on Longitudinal Register Data

Authors Saara Koikkalainen, Ritva Linnakangas, Asko Suikkanen
Year 2016
Journal Name Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies
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14 Journal Article
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