Saara Pellander


Senior Research Fellow
1 August 2018–31 July 2020

Office: Atalpa 211
Tel.: +358 (0)50 437 7561




  • PhD in Political history, Doctoral Programme in Gender, Culture and Society (SKY), University of Helsinki 2016
  • Postdoctoral researcher, University of Helsinki, 2016-2018
  • Visiting researcher, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, spring term 2018

Research interests

  • Family reunification and marriage migration
  • Border regimes and bordering
  • Media and migration
  • Gender and migration


  • Family reunification and the intimate geographies of bordering (IASR, University of Tampere)
  • The multilayered borders of global security (GLASE), (University of Helsinki/University of Eastern Finland)


TUHAT database at the University of Helsinki