Co-Directors of InReNet:

Anna Rastas

Dr.Soc.Sc., University Lecturer, Adjunct Professor of Social Anthropology (Tampere University) and European Ethnology (University of Helsinki)

Keywords: racism and anti-racism, racialised relations, decoloniality, African diaspora, museums and cultural production


Research Project: Rethinking diasporas, redefining nations. Representations of African diaspora formations in museums and exhibitions (2015-2020, sub-projects continue).


Iida Pöllänen

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (University of Oregon), Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher (Tampere University, Cornell University, Uppsala University)

Keywords: racism and anti-racism, feminist theory, African American literature, minority literatures

Research Project: The Black Renaissance and Its Nordic Affiliations (Academy of Finland, 2021-2024) 



The Intersectionality in Research Network (InReNet) is an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and students working at Tampere University. Our network consists of over 70 researchers and PhD candidates who represent social sciences, humanities, political sciences and other disciplines.