Publications

GuardingVision: law, vulnerability and frustration at the UN Human Rights Committee. Forthcoming in Social Anthropology/ Anthropology Sociale. (8000 words)

‘Methodologically blonde at the UN in a tactical quest for inclusion’, Social Anthropology / Anthropologie Sociale, 26(4), 2018, 456-470. View PDF.

Halme-Tuomisaari, Miia; Anna-Maria Tapaninen, Hilja Aunela; Where’s the well: DNA evidence, personal narratives and unpredictability in Finnish family reunification, Migration Studies, mny002, https://doi.org/10.1093/migration/mny002, 28 March 2018 (30 pages). Article picked as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in July 2019.

Tapaninen, Anna-Maria, Miia Halme-Tuomisaari & Viljami Kankaanpää “Mobile Lives, Immutable Facts: Family Reunification of Children in Finland”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 23 Nov 2017 (30 pages)

‘Embodied Universalism at the UN Human Rights Committee: Meeting the World at the Palais Wilson.’ In Palaces of Hope: Anthropology of the United Nations (Eds. Niezen Ron & Sapignoli, Maria), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 127–151. View PDF.

Toward a Lasting Anthropology of International Law / Governance, European Journal of International Law, Volume 27, No 1, 2016, 235-243. View PDF.

‘Perheenyhdistäminenkö Ihmisoikeus?’ (Translation: Family reunification – a human right?) In Perhepamfletti (Eds. Fingerroos Outi et al,), Vastapaino, 2016 (Book nominated as best Finnish non-fiction book of 2016), 179-194.

Halme-Tuomisaari, Miia & Josh Clark: Introduction: Anthropology, Human Rights and Three (Miniature) Generations. In PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropological Review, Virtual Edition (11/2016, 8 pages), https://polarjournal.org/anthropology-human-rights-three-miniature-generations/

Saarikivi, Janne; Riikonen, Taina & Halme-Tuomisaari, Miia (eds): Universitas Helsingiensis 376. Printall AS, Helsinki, 2016 (161 pages).

Kansalainenko – millä perusteella? Katsaus Ranskan ehdotettuun perustuslakimuutokseen ja ihmisoikeuksiin. (Citizen – on what grounds? Overview of proposed French constitutional reform and human rights). Tiede & Edistys 1/2016, 65-71. View PDF.

‘Revisiting the History of Human Rights: Introduction’ (co-authored with Pamela Slotte) in Revisiting the Origins of Human Rights (Eds. Miia Halme-Tuomisaari & Pamela Slotte). Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 1-36.

 ‘Lobbying for Relevance: US Internationalists, French civil libertarians and the UDHR,’ in Revisiting the Origins of Human Rights (Eds. Miia Halme-Tuomisaari & Pamela Slotte), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 330-361. View PDF.

Slotte, Pamela & Halme-Tuomisaari, Miia (Eds): Revisiting the Origins of Human Rights. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2015. View PDF.

2013

‘Contested Representation: Exploring China’s State Report,’ Journal of Legal Anthropology 1/2013 No. 3, 333-359. View PDF.

2012

‘Examining what ‘Fact’ Means in the Compilation of a Human Rights Report’, Suomen antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society, 1/2012, 22-30.

‘Valtio on Yksi: analyysi ihmisoikeussopimusten määräaikaisraporttien synnystä,’ (Translation: ‘The State is One: Analysis of the Compilation of Human Rights Reports’) (Co-authored with Suvi Huotari), Oikeus 2012/4, 516-538.

2011

‘Revisiting the History of Human Rights: The Drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,’ Helsinki Review of Global Governance. 2011/2, 67-69.

2010

Human Rights in Action: Learning Expert Knowledge. Erik Castrén Institute Research Series in International Law, Ed. Martti Koskenniemi. Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, 2010.

‘Absolute and Undefined: Exploring the Popularity of Human Rights in Finland,’ Rediscriptions: Yearbook of Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory, Volume 15, 2010, 46-71. View PDF.

‘From the Periphery to the Centre: Emergence of the Human Rights Phenomenon in Finland,’ Finnish Yearbook of International Law 2007 (Ed. Creutz, Katja). Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, 2010, 257-281. View PDF.

’Ihmisoikeusasiantuntijuus ja ‘toinen’ sukupuoli’ (Translation: ‘Human Rights Expertise and the ‘other’ gender), Naistutkimus-Kvinnoforskning–lehti, 4/2010.

2009

‘Miccosukees, Indian Gaming and Its effect on Indians’ Social Position,’ in Reconfigurations of Native North America (Eds. Wunder,  John R. & Kinvacher, Kurt E.).  Texas Tech University Press, Texas, 2009, 160-177. View PDF.

2008

‘Ihanteet ja Käytäntö: ihmisoikeudet ja asiantuntijuus pohjoismaisessa koulutusverkostossa,’ (Translation: ‘Ideals and Practice: Human Rights and Expertise in a Nordic Educational Network). In Lakimies 3/2008, 459-461.

‘Lectio Praecursoria: Human Rights in Action,’ 33 Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society 1, 2008, 51-53.

2007

’Laki ja ihmisoikeudet: etnografinen lähestymistapa.’ (Translation: Law and Human Rights: an Ethnographic Approach), Oikeus-lehti: Symposium Oikeus ja  antropologia, 1/2007, 32-43 (chosen as the journal’s best article in 2007). View PDF.

2006

Finnish Yearbook of International Law 2004: Symposium on Law and Anthropology (Eds. Tuori, Taina & Halme, Miia). Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, 2006.

‘Symposium on Law & Anthropology – An Interrelationship of Fantasies and Utopias,’ Finnish Yearbook on International Law 2004 (Eds. Tuori, Taina & Halme, Miia). Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, 2006, 3-4.

2005

‘Culture and Rights: Beyond Relativism?’ 28 Polar: The Political and Legal Anthropology Review 2, 2005, 307-315.

2003

Review Article: Michael Byers & Georg Nolte (Eds): United States Hegemony and the Foundations of International Law, 4 German Law Journal 4, 2003, 1383-1390

2002

Review Article: The Network Inside Out in Perspective: A Review of the Development of Legal Anthropology,’ Finnish Yearbook of International Law 2000 (Ed. Petman, Jarna). Kluwer Law International, The Hague, 2002, 417-430.

2019

11.3.2019 COLUMN

Helsinki Dance Company ja vallankäyttö mediassa. https://antroblogi.fi/2019/03/helsinki-dance-company-ja-vallankaytto-mediassa

11.2.2019 OPINION
‘Mistä rahoitus populaarille tiedejulkaisemiselle?’ With Taina Tuori, Mikko Poutanen, Ninnu Koskenalho, Suvi Jaakkola & Lotta Haikkola, Helsingin Sanomat, Mielipide

2018

13.12 2018 ESSAY

‘Movement in the Right Direction: Reflections on 70 years of the UDHR’. The Global. 

14.11.2018 Kanafileitä ja mausteseoksia kansainvälisessä oikeudessa. AntroBlogi.fi. https://antroblogi.fi/2018/11/antropologia-kansainvalinen-oikeus/

20.6.2018 Juteltaisiinko privaatisti. Voima-lehti. http://voima.fi/artikkeli/2018/juteltaisiinko-privaatisti/

6.4.2018 ´Helsingin yliopisto, Xinova ja kaupallistamisen velvoittava innovaatiojuhla’, Yliopisto2020-blogi, http://yliopisto2020.fi/helsingin-yliopisto-xinova-ja-kaupallistamisen-velvoittava-innovaatiojuhla/

1.3.2018 ’Think & Do: Helsingin yliopiston uudet lakkovaatteet,’ Yliopisto2020, http://yliopisto2020.fi/think-do-helsingin-yliopiston-uudet-lakkovaatteet/

2017

23.3.2017 ‘Yes we can – and this is how! #Fieldwork with kids’ Allegralaboratory.net, http://allegralaboratory.net/yes-we-can-and-this-is-how-fieldwork/

20.3.2017 ‘Allied Encounters on a Mountain Top #Retreat’, Allegralaboratory.net, http://allegralaboratory.net/allied-encounters-on-a-mountain-top-retreat/

11.3.2017 ’’Pretend to be straight!’ What’s wrong with the world?’ Allegralaboratory.net, http://allegralaboratory.net/pretend-to-be-straight-whats-wrong-with-the-world-weekendessay/

8.3.2017 ‘Lisää antropologiaa!’ AntroBlogi.fi, https://antroblogi.fi/2017/03/koulutusalojen-hyodyllisyys/

2016 Columns, editorials

4/2016 Suuttumuksen tuolla puolen? Tai kuinka sitten kävikään. Niin & Näin, 70-71s

7/2016 Eri passi, eri ihmisoikeudet. Vihreä lanka

11.6.2016 Käännytyspäätös on vain jäävuoren huippu, HS mielipide.

Allegralaboratory.net

21.7.2016 Where are the Ladies, Didier Fassin? #EASA2016 http://allegralaboratory.net/where-are-the-ladies-didier-fassin-easa2016-keynote/ (7100 page views)

14.3.2016 Magic Little Gecko, won’t you become a doctor? http://allegralaboratory.net/magic-little-gecko-wont-you-become-a-doctor/

12.2.2016 From crisis to the University of Utopia aka Muri; with Julie Billaud; http://allegralaboratory.net/to-the-university-of-utopia-aka-muri/

5.2.2016 Loldiers, do you work internationally? http://allegralaboratory.net/loldiersofodin-do-you-work-internationally/

15.1.2016 Picture of a House: Toward the ethnography of the academia. http://allegralaboratory.net/picture-of-a-house-toward-the-ethnography-of-the-academia/

12.1.2016 Redux: A Facelift, a discussion on academic blogging – and a plea for support. With Julie Billaud; http://allegralaboratory.net/a-facelift-discussion-over-academic-blogging-and-plea-for-support-relaunch/

5.1.2016 HS-mielipide: Miksi tohtoreita haluttiin valmistuvan niin paljon. (Commentary in editorial section of Finland’s largest newspaper on current university crisis). http://www.hs.fi/mielipide/a1451880212232

Antroblogi.fi

5.12.2016 ‘Sipilä-gate: Maassa maan tavalla?” https://antroblogi.fi/2016/12/sipila-gate/

9-10.11.2016 ’Trump: Ei voi olla totta!’ Parts 1 & 2

Trump: Ei voi olla totta! 1/​2

https://antroblogi.fi/2016/11/trump-totta-2/

2015 (selection)

Allegralaboratory.net (selection)

4.12.2015 Revisiting a Writing Process: Ode to Academic Freedom, with Pamela Slotte; http://allegralaboratory.net/revisiting-a-writing-process-ode-to-academic-freedom-humanrights/

1.12.2015 Introducing ‘Textbook narrative of origins’, with Pamela Slotte http://allegralaboratory.net/searching-for-the-history-of-humanrights/

9.6.2015 Emergent Conversation: Being like a state, With Josh Clark and Tessa Lea; http://allegralaboratory.net/emergent-conversation-being-like-a-state-anthrostate/

10.4.2015 ‘Occupy PR! Tale from Helsinki’ http://allegralaboratory.net/occupy-pr-tale-from-helsinki/

*Numerous Finnish blog posts; selection

18.12.2015 Yliopisto on kriisissä: erään valtauksen anatomia. www.antroblogi.fi

18.12.2015 Mitä yliopistolla oikein tapahtuu? Haastattelu Vihreä Lanka 21/15; http://www.vihrealanka.fi/reportaasit/innovaatioita-perseestä

5.7.2015 HS-mielipide: Vastavalmistuneille voisi maksaa kansalaispalkkaa. http://www.hs.fi/mielipide/a1435975421574

2014

Allegralaboratory.net

10.12.2014 The Good, the bad, the what not: AAA 2014; http://allegralaboratory.net/the-good-the-bad-the-whatnot-aaa-2014/

29.10.2014 The Gate #Borders http://allegralaboratory.net/avmofa-the-gate-borders/

18.9.2014 Dear ‘Older’ Generation #Universitycrisis; http://allegralaboratory.net/dear-older-generation-r-i-p-margaret-mary-vojtko/

15.9.2014 Neo-Liberal University in a permanent state of exception; with Julie Billaud; http://allegralaboratory.net/neo-liberal-university-in-permanent-state-of-exception/

29.8.2014 Moments when Things Happen – Boredom at the EASA2014 as Allie turns 1! http://allegralaboratory.net/moments-when-things-happen-boredom-at-easa2014-as-allie-turns-1/  

22.8.2014 Persistent Point of First Contact – Povinelli at #EASA2014; with Julie Billaud; http://allegralaboratory.net/persistent-point-of-first-contact/

25.6.2014 What Does Humanity Look Like? Doing Ethnography at the CIA – With Carole McGranahan http://allegralaboratory.net/what-does-humanity-look-like-ethnography-of-the-cia-with-carole-mcgranahan/

13.5.2014 Beard is Fine, but I still Want a Moustache http://allegralaboratory.net/beard-is-fine-but-i-still-want-a-moustache/

2.5.2014 It’s All Happy (Until Someone Dies) http://allegralaboratory.net/its-all-happy-until-someone-dies/

20.3.2014 Because we’re Happy? http://allegralaboratory.net/because-were-happy/

21.2.2014 The Laboratory as a Space for Intellectual Freedom; with Julie Billaud http://allegralaboratory.net/the-laboratory-as-a-space-of-intellectual-freedom/

21.1.2014 To Tweet a Knot – or How to Fill ‘Dead Space’ http://allegralaboratory.net/to-tweet-a-knot-or-how-to-fill-dead-space/  

4.3.2014 Ihmisoikeuskoulutus yksi näkemys paremmasta maailmasta. (Translation: Human Rights Education offers one view of a better world) In Turun Sanomat, Alio-column, 2.

    -Re-published at Perustuslakiblogi (Constitutional Law Blog), 10.4.2014, http://perustuslakiblogi.wordpress.com/?s=halme-tuomisaari

9.1.2014 Interview with Allegra. Savage Minds, interviewed with Julie Billaud. http://savageminds.org/2014/01/09/an-interview-with-allegra/

Others

Ihmisoikeuskoulutus yksi näkemys paremmasta maailmasta. (Translation: Human Rights Education offers one view of a better world) In Turun Sanomat, Alio-column, 2.

2013

‘European Savages’ at the AAA 2013; with Julie Billaud http://allegralaboratory.net/european-savages-at-the-aaa-2013/3.12.2013.

Toward the Anthropology of Boredom (REDUX); with Julie Billaud http://allegralaboratory.net/toward-the-anthropology-of-boredom-redux/23.11.2013.

Fieldnotes from the UN (5 parts),

Arriving at the UN; http://allegralaboratory.net/fieldnote-arriving-at-the-un/8.10.2013.

From ‘Real’ Reality to ‘UN Reality’; http://allegralaboratory.net/fieldnotes-from-real-reality-to-un-reality-part-25/17.10.2013.

In search of ‘Entertainment’ at the UN; http://allegralaboratory.net/in-search-of-fireworks-at-the-un-fieldnotes-35/28.10.2013.

NGO strategies, Press Releases and Coalition Building; http://allegralaboratory.net/fieldnotes-ngo-strategies-press-releases-and-coalition-building-at-the-un/29.11.2013.

And so it Ends: Last Day at the UN Human Rights Committee; http://allegralaboratory.net/and-so-it-ends-last-day-at-un-human-rights-committee/ 23.12.2013.

Others

‘Voisiko internetistä olla ihmisoikeudeksi? (Translation: ‘Could the Internet be a Human Right?’), Ulkopolitiikka.fi. 2/2011, 2 pages. 

 

2010

10/2010 ’Utopia, joka kelpaa lähes kaikille.’ Interviewed for article in Yliopisto-lehti, 16-20.

“Pohjoismainen ihmisoikeuskulttuuri kaipaa nöyryyttä,” interview for ’Ajankohtaista’-website of the University of Helsinki, http://www.helsinki.fi/ajankohtaista/uutisarkisto/8-2010/24-15-36- 01.html24.8.2010.

 ’Homojen oikeudet eivät ole yksiselitteisiä.’ In Helsingin Sanomat, Vieraskynä, A2. (Guest editorial in Finland’s largest newspaper titled ‘’Gay’ rights are complex’) 25.10.2010.

’Yliopistouudistuksia leimaa tympeä sanelukulttuuri.’ In Helsingin Sanomat, Mielipide, C12. (Commentary in Finland’s largest newspaper titled ‘University Reform Defined by unpleasant dictation’)1.8.2010. 

‘Muodollista kapinaa.’ In Yliopistolainen, 3/2010. (University of Helsinki personnel magazine, commentary titled ‘Formal Mutiny’).

 ”Ihmisoikeuksista uhkaa tulla pelkkää juridiikka”, In Helsingin Sanomat,Vieraskynä, A2 (Guest editorial in Finland’s largest newspaper titled ‘Human Rights are threatened to become mere legislation’) .

-2009

“Vaihtoehtoja ihmisoikeusliturgialle!” Interview in Yliopisto-Lehti, 62. 2/2008.

 ”Tutkijanura ei kiinnosta tutkijakoulutettavaa.” In Helsingin Sanomat, Mielipide. 29.9.2006.