Peter Holley

Person

Research areas

  • 5143 Social anthropology - Transnationalism, Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism , Subjectivity, Identity, Collective Identification, Ethnography, Ethnomethodology, Discourse Analysis
  • 514 Sociology - Cultural Studies, Qualitative Research, Migrancy, Intersectionality

Description of research and teaching

Background:

Peter Holley received his Master of Social Science degree in Sociology in July 2008.

He is currently Doctoral Student at the Department of Social Research (Social and Cultural Anthropology), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. He also works as a researcher at the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN). Holley is interested in international migration; personhood; citizenship; ethnic, racial and national identifications; ordinary cosmopolitanisms; ethnographic methods; and discourse analysis.

Holley's research is supervised by Professor Sarah Green, Department of Social Research (Social and Cultural Anthropology). Until the spring 2014, his doctoral research was supervised by the late Professor Karen Armstrong (Social and Cultural Anthropology).

Research areas:

  • Social and cultural anthropology
  • International migration
  • Finland
  • Personhood, self and identity
  • Ethnicity, 'race' and nationhood
  • Ordinary cosmopolitanisms
  • Everyday knowledge
  • Ethnography (multisited ethnographic fieldwork, biographic narrative interviewing and group discussions)
  • Discourse analysis (discursive constructionism)

Current Research:

Doctoral research project title: The Situated Self: Migrancy, Personhood and the Finnish Nation

Links:

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Further information on the affiliationDepartment of Social Research (Social and Cultural Anthropology), Doctoral Candidate. Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN), Project Researcher.

Latest publications

  1. Editor's Message

    Holley, P. H. 2015 In : European Sociologist. Spring, 37, p. 1 1 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalE1 Popular article, newspaper article

  2. Accepted/In press

    Rethinking Methdological Nationalism in Migration Research - Towards Participant Learning in Ethnography

    Näre, L. & Holley, P. 2015 Dilemmas of Researching Marginalised Groups. Deuchar, R. & Bhopal, K. (eds.). Routledge

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  3. Editor's Message

    Holley, P. 2014 In : European Sociologist. Summer, 36, p. 1 1 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalE1 Popular article, newspaper article

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Latest activities

  1. BSA 2015 Annual Conference: Societies in Transition - Progression or Regression?

    Peter Holley (Poster Presentation), 15 Apr 201517 Apr 2015

    Activity: Conferences, workshops, courses, seminarsOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. Board Member 2014-2015

    Peter Holley (Board member), Moniheli, 1 Jan 201431 Dec 2015

    Activity: Councils, boards, committees and networksMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

  3. Special Group for International Researchers

    Peter Holley (Member), Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT), 1 Jan 20141 Dec 2014

    Activity: Councils, boards, committees and networksMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

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Education

M.Soc.Sc

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