Publications & Presentations

This page is under construction. It will contain the research outputs of the project, including links to publications and presentations. It will also contain the titles of the lectures that Dr. Mari Korpela has given on the topic.


Korpela, Mari. 2022. “Then we decided not to tell the adults.” Fieldwork among children in an international school. Ethnography.


Mari Korpela. Where Should the Orthodox Christian Go?’ The (Un)intentional Distinctions Based on Religion in a Finnish International School. Religion and Society seminar, Durham University. Nov. 1, 2022.

Mari Korpela. Deconstructing Privilege: The Everyday Lives of Expatriate Children in Finland. Keynote presentation in the IMISCOE Privileged Mobilities research network Online Talks. Oct. 7, 2022.

Mari Korpela. Doing visual anthropology with children and teenagers: Disappointments, failures, joys and excitement. Presentation in the EASA conference ”Transformation, Hope and the Commons.” Belfast, UK. July, 26, 2022.

Mari Korpela: International children and the infrastructures of schools in Finland. Presentation in the workshop Anthropology and Infrastructures. Tampere University. May 2, 2022.

Mari Korpela: “The school is much better in Finland.” Children of international professionals navigating structural constraints. Presentation in the conference Global Mobility Humanities Conference. Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. October, 29, 2021.

Mari Korpela: “I’m having so much fun here!” Expatriate chidlren negotiating rules and practices in a Finnish international school. Presentation during the conference SIEF, Breaking the Rules. Power, participation, transgression, University of Helsinki, June 23, 2021.

Mari Korpela: International Lives and Finnish Rhythms: Expatriate Children and Time. Presentation during the conference Childhood and Time. Conference on Childhood Studies, University of Tampere, May 12,2021.

Mari Korpela:  Expatriates or Migrants? The Experiences and Views of Skilled Professionals’ Children in Finland. Presentation during the conference Colonial/ Racial Histories, National Narratives & Transnational Migration. Nordic Migration Research (NMR) and Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU) conference, University of Helsinki, January 11, 2021.

Mari Korpela:Do Class Differences Matter for Third Culture Kids? Zoom presentation. Webinar by Families in Global Transition, research network. 26.6.2020.

Mari Korpela: Ethnographic Fieldwork among Children in an International School. Zoom presentation during the webinar ‘Ethnographic Research Methods in Childhood Studies’, University of Tampere, October 29th, 2020.

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Ekspatriaatit, elämäntapamuuttajat ja asioiden kansallinen järjestys (Expatriates, lifestyle migrants and the national order of things). On the course Muuttoliike ja kulttuurinen moninaisuus. Tampere University, 5.10.2020.

Ekspatriaatit, elämäntapamuuttajat ja asioiden kansallinen järjestys (Expatriates, lifestyle migrants and the national order of things). On the course Muuttoliikkeen tutkimuksen nykykeskustelut. Tampere University, 4.11.2019.