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Shahnaj Begum. Photo: Marko Junttila

Shahnaj Begum receives postdoctoral funding (position) from the Academy of Finland


Shahnaj Begum, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Lapland, Finland, has been awarded postdoctoral funding from the Academy of Finland for the period from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2025. The place of research is the Unit for Gender Studies of the Faculty of Education at the University of Lapland. Project gets also support from the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoEAgeCare) at the University of Helsinki.

Dr. Shahnaj Begum’s research project sets out to produce knowledge on how older immigrants from Asia and Africa in Finland characterise an age-friendly environment (AFE) and how the diversity of immigrant backgrounds has been considered in Finnish legislation and official guidance.

The aim of the project is to contribute critically on the concept of an age-friendly environment as a lens to assess older immigrants’ opportunities to have their voices heard and to improve their situation. This project will also contribute critically to societal debates on policy reforms and social innovations at local, national, and international levels. The project outcomes will offer a body of knowledge contributing to innovations in developing safe living environments for ageing.

More information:

Shahnaj Begum
Tutkijatohtori/Post-doc Researcher
Sukupuolentutkimus/Gender Studies
Kasvatustieteiden tiedekunta/Faculty of Education

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Vice-Lead, UArctic Thematic Network “Ageing & Gender in the Arctic”
Affiliated Post-doctoral researcher at Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoEAgeCare), University of Helsinki