Sonja Ruottunen

Research title

National scripts of family life and state action in the context of post-socialist migrations

Research summary

Reasearch Summary

This study explores how conflicting national discourses on family life and state action in the private sphere are negotiated in the context of post-socialist migrations, in this case through an in-depth study of Russian single parents living in Finland. Exploring the coexistence and influence of conflicting discourses relating to gender, family life and state provision in a migrant setting, the research seeks to contribute to broader understandings of the relationship between gender and national identity on an individual and national level, as well as the practical and political implications for public policy.

PhD Topic

National scripts of family life and state action in the context of post-socialist migrations: The case of Russian migrant single parents in Finland

Sponsor / Funder

College of Social Sciences Scholarship