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Annamari Vitikainen

Guest Researcher

Annamari Vitikainen is Professor of Philosophy at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, and Guest Researcher (2021-2022) at the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Bergen. Vitikainen’s research interests fall broadly within the field of contemporary political philosophy, social and global justice, and sexuality and gender. In recent years, Vitikainen has been especially interested in questions relating to migration, multiculturalism, and minority rights, with a specific focus on questions relating to so-called ‘minorities within minorities’ (such as, e.g. LGBTQ+ refugees).

At present, Vitikainen is running a four year Research Council of Norway research project on Good Integration (GOODINT): Goals and bottlenecks of good integration and social cohesion (2021-2025).

Vitikainen is also leader of the Pluralism, Democracy, and Justice (PDJ) research group at UiT.

At SKOK, Vitikainen is associated with the Foundational problems in gender and sexuality research –group.


  • Duarte, Melina; Lippert-Rasmussen, Kasper; Parekh, Serena; Vitikainen, Annamari. Refugee Crisis: The Borders of Human Mobility. Routledge 2018 ISBN 978-0-8153-8284-3.
  • Vitikainen, Annamari. The Limits of Liberal Multiculturalism: Towards an Individuated Approach to Cultural Diversity. Palgrave Macmillan 2015 ISBN 978-1-137-40461-9.
  • Vitikainen, Annamari. On Exit: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the right of exit in liberal multicultural societies (co-edited with Dagmar Borchers). Walter de Gruyter 2012 ISBN 978-3-11-027086-0.s 1 - 12.

Scientific articles and book chapters

  • Vitikainen, Annamari. Indigenous citizenship, shared fate, and non-ideal circumstances. Citizenship Studies 2021; Volum 25 (1). ISSN 1362-1025.s 1 - 19.s doi: 10.1080/13621025.2020.1837738.
  • Vitikainen, Annamari. On Being Good Gay: 'Covering' and the social structure of being LGBT+. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP) 2020. ISSN 1369-8230.s doi: 10.1080/13698230.2019.1709029.
  • Vitikainen, Annamari; Lippert-Rasmussen, Kasper. Introduction: Symposium on Acceptable and Unacceptable Criteria for Prioritizing Among Refugees in a Nonideal World. Journal of Applied Philosophy 2020; Volum 37 (5). ISSN 0264-3758.s 689 - 694.s doi: 10.1111/japp.12475.
  • Lippert-Rasmussen, Kasper; Vitikainen, Annamari. The ethics of refugee prioritization: reframing the debate. Ethics & Global Politics 2020; Volum 13 (1). ISSN 1654-4951.s 1 - 5.s doi: 10.1080/16544951.2020.1735019.
  • Vitikainen, Annamari. LGBT Rights and Refugees: A case for prioritizing LGBT status in refugee admissions. Ethics & Global Politics 2020; Volum 13 (1). ISSN 1654-4951.s 64 - 78.s doi: 10.1080/16544951.2020.1735015.
  • Vitikainen, Annamari. Group rights, collective goods, and the problem of cross-border minority protection. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 2019; Volum 26 (2). ISSN 1385-4879.s 261 - 288.s doi: 10.1163/15718115-02602002.
  • Vitikainen, Annamari. Monikulttuurisuus ja yhdenvertaisuus - Ristiriidoista eteenpäin? [transl.: Multiculturalism and equality - Surpassing conflicts?]. Gaudeamus 2018 ISBN 978-952-495-461-7.s 36 - 45.
  • Vitikainen, Annamari. Multiculturalism and Political Philosophy. Oxford University Press 2017 ISBN 9780190228637.s doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.252.
  • Vitikainen, Annamari. Excused by Culture?: Sex, Desire, and Conflicts in the Courtrooms. Transaction Publishers 2016 ISBN 978-1-4128-6313-1.s 97 - 114.s doi: 10.4324/9780203793435-4.
  • Duarte, Melina; Lippert-Rasmussen, Kasper; Parekh, Serena; Vitikainen, Annamari. Introduction to the thematic issue ‘Refugee Crisis: The Borders of Human Mobility’. Journal of Global Ethics 2016; Volum 12 (3). ISSN 1744-9626.s 245 - 251.s doi: 10.1080/17449626.2016.1253034.
  • Vitikainen, Annamari. Culturally Motivated Actions and the Desire to Control. Homo Oeconomicus (HOEC) 2014; Volum 31 (4). ISSN 0943-0180.s 581 - 596.
  • Vitikainen, Annamari. On Exit: Idea, Context, Topics and Open Questions (together with Dagmar Borchers). Walter de Gruyter 2012 ISBN 978-3-11-027086-0.s 1 - 12.s doi: 10.1515/9783110270860.1.
  • Vitikainen, Annamari. Exit, Identity, and Membership. Walter de Gruyter 2012 ISBN 978-3-11-027086-0.s 78 - 101.s doi: 10.1515/9783110270860.78.
  • Vitikainen, Annamari. Liberal Multiculturalism, Group Membership, and Distribution of Cultural Policies. Ethnicities 2009; Volum 9 (1). ISSN 1468-7968.s 53 - 74.

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