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Heikki S. Mattila, PhD
Heikki Mattila holds an MA in economics and sociology from the University of Helsinki and a PhD in sociology from the University of Geneva. An expert in migration, he’s worked in government, international organizations, and academia, including with the Finnish Ministry of Labor and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). He consulted for IOM on migration policy development in Nigeria and Turkey and on field assessment of migrants’ humanitarian needs in Chad; he also coordinated research on internal displacement in Iraq.
Since the late 1990s, Dr. Mattila has briefed SIT students and advised on their research. He’s lectured at Webster University (Geneva), Central European University (Budapest), and the NATO Defense College (Rome). He has written about human trafficking, irregular migration, and human rights; his interests include migrants’ health, reproductive rights, and comparative health systems.
He wrote or co-edited “You Want a Multicultural Immigration Country, but We Don’t Want It”; “Ideologies, Interests and Discursive Strategies in German Parliamentary Debate on the 2004 Migration Law”; “Between Sanctions and Rights: Addressing the Irregular Employment of Immigrants in the European Union”; “Permanent or Circular Migration? Policy Choices to Address Demographic Decline and Labour Shortages in Europe”; and “Between Demand and Supply: Regional Analysis of the Supply and Demand for Sexual Services and Trafficking in Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.”
- PhD, University of Geneva
- MA, University of Helsinki