Anna Rastas

Information (in Finnish) about the on-going research project on the history of Africans in Finland can be found here.

Information on the activities of The Intersectionality in Research Network (InReNet) can be found on the network’s website.

SIEF2021 15th Congress: Virtual Helsinki, Finland 21-24 June 2021 Breaking the rules? Power, participation, transgression, Panel Mat05 :MUSEUMS AS SPACES FOR ANTI-RACISM. Conveners: Anna Rastas (Tampere University) and Carol Ann Dixon (University of Sheffield)

Palgrave has released Relating Worlds of Racism as part of their response to the Black Lives Matter movement

Palgrave has released Relating Worlds of Racism. Dehumanisation, Belonging, and the Normativity of European Whiteness (2019, edited by Philomena Essed et al) as part of their response to the Black Lives Matter movement. My chapter ”The Emergence of Race as a Social Category in Northern Europe” can be found on pages 357-381. Here is the link in case you’d like to download and/or distribute it:

Call for papers

Call for Papers for the 20th Nordic Migration Research conference & 17th ETMU conference (12 ̶ 14 August, 2020, University of Helsinki, Finland) has now been published. See the conference website. Keynote speakers: professors Gloria Wekker, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, and Anders Neergaard, and Marja Helander, who is a Sámi photographer, video artist and film-maker.

We are now looking for papers to our workshop Museums and knowledge production in increasingly diversifying societies (workshop number 18). Organizers: Anna Rastas, Tampere University and Leila Koivunen, University of Turku. If you have questions concerning this particular workshop do not hesitate to contact us (anna.rastas(at) ; leikoi(at) The deadline for paper submissions is February 29, 2020. All submissions through the conference website.