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Malin Fredriksson, MA
Malin Fredriksson, MADoctoral candidate in comparative religion & information specialist
malin.fredriksson@abo.fi

Education

Master of Arts, comparative religion, Åbo Akademi University, 2015.

Doctoral candidate in comparative religion, The Faculty of Arts, Theology and Psychology, Åbo Akademi University, 2016–.

Current research

My main research interests concern questions related to racism and xenophobia, minorities, hate crime and hate speech. Currently I am working on a doctoral thesis on how hate crime is managed in the Finnish criminal justice system. The aim is, by using perspectives from the humanities, to provide new insights into understanding the socio-cultural and juridical boundaries of hate crime and how the authorities identify racism and xenophobia in criminal cases. I conduct my research in connection with the Åbo Akademi Doctoral Training Network for Minority Research and in collaboration with the Police University College in Tampere. In 2017­–2019, my research has been funded by the Åbo Akademi University Foundation (The Donner Institute’s scholarship for doctoral students), Svenska kulturfonden, and Otto A. Malms donationsfond.

In addition to my research and library work, I write and translate educational materials into Swedish for the curriculum in Evangelical Lutheran belief in upper-secondary school.

Research activities

  • Presentation of paper: “Identifying hate and racism: methodological and ethical challenges in hate crime research”. Young Nordic Police Research Network: Doing Police Research, 15–16.5.2017, Politihogskolen, Oslo, Norway.
  • Presentation of paper: “Conceptualizing ‘minority’ in hate crime research”. Minority Profile Research Seminar: What is Minority? Ph.D. session. 17.5.2017, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo.
  • Presentation of paper: “Negotiations of racist hate crimes in the criminal justice system in Finland”. Nordhome Ph.D. workshop: Racism and anti-racism in the Nordic societies. 1–2.6.2017, Södertörn högskola, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Presentation of paper: “Negotiations of racist hate crimes in the criminal justice system in Finland”. Åbo Akademi University, the Migration institute and the Donner institute: The Religious and Ethnic Future of Europe. 12–13.6.2017, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo.
  • Participant in roundtable session on racism, hate crime and welfare, at National Racism Studies Conference 11.10.2017, Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Presentation of paper: “Negotiations of racist hate crime in the criminal justice system in Finland: hate motive as a ground for penalty enhancement”. Annual Nordic research seminar in criminology, Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology, 14–16.5.2018, Helsingfors.
  • Presentation of paper: ”Policing racist hate crimes: cultural and ethical perspectives”. Young Nordic Police Research Network: “What does policing mean in my research?”, 4–5.6.2018, Politihogskolen, Oslo, Norway.
  • Presentation of paper: ”Continuity and disruptions in political and socio-legal constructions of hate crimes in Finland”. 17th annual conference of European Association for the Study of Religion (EASR): ”Religion – continuations and disruptions”, 25-29.6.2019, Tartu, Estland.
  • Presentation of paper: “Race, racism and religion in hate crimes in Finland: Data, definitions, developments and consequences”.  At”Racism and Religion” 6-8.11.2019, Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Editorial secretary, Temenos (2020–)
  • Åbo Akademi University open science coach (2019–)
  • Student representative, board of Åbo Akademi Library (2019–)
  • Student representative, steering group of Åbo Akademi Library (2018)
  • Secretary, Finnish Society for the Study of Religion (2018–)
  • Member of organising committee, arts and science event Aboagora (2016­–)
  • Student representative, board of the Finnish Society for the Study of Religion (2014–2015)

Publications

Articles:

Malin Fredriksson, Sofia Sjö, Peter Nynäs & Terhi Utrianen (2015):”The Ambiguity of Gendered Religion”: In: On the Outskirts of “the Church”: Diversities, Fluidities and New Spaces of Religion in Finland (ed. Peter Nynäs, Ruth Illman & Tuomas Martikainen). Nordic Studies in Religion and Culture, vol. 3. LIT-Verlag.

Seminar reports:

Report from NSfK’s 60. Research Seminar 14. – 16. May 2018, Hotel Rantapuisto, Helsinki. (pp. 47-53)

Reviews:

Från ett ”vi och dom” mot dialogiska upplevelser. Uskonnontutkija – Religionsforskaren, 7 (1)https://doi.org/10.24291/uskonnontutkija.v7i1.71198

Art and religion in contemporary society. Approaching Religion, 6(2), 186-188. https://doi.org/10.30664/ar.67583

“Möten mellan queer och religion”. In: Journal of Queer Studies in Finland, 1–2/2015.

“Radikalhögerns framväxt i Finland”. In: Finsk Tidskrift 5/2014.

Educational materials:

Malin Fredriksson, Katri Hanki, Mikko Karttunen & Mari Rauhala (2019). RE4 för gymnasiet. Religioner i Finland. Schildts & Söderströms.

Malin Fredriksson, Katri Hanki, Outi Könni & Seppo Nyyssönen (2018): RE3 för gymnasiet. Religioner i vår värld. Schildts & Söderströms.

Malin Fredriksson, Katri Hanki, Outi Könni & Seppo Nyyssönen (2017): RE2 för gymnasiet. Kristendomens mångfald. Schildts & Söderströms.

Malin Fredriksson, Katri Hanki, Outi Könni & Seppo Nyyssönen (2016): RE1 för gymnasiet. Religionens mångfald. Schildts & Söderströms.

Translations:

De många religionernas och åskådningarnas Finland (2017), Ruth Illman, Kimmo Ketola, Riitta Latvio & Jussi Sohlberg (eds.). Tampere: Church Research Institute (original title: Monien uskontojen ja katsomusten Suomi).