Dr. Liina Mustonen

​Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Soziologie, Arbeitsgruppe Transnationale Kooperations- und Migrationsforschung

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Raum: LF 160
Telefon: (0203) 379 - 1329
E-Mail: liina.mustonen@uni-due.de




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Liina Mustonen received a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence in 2017. Before joining the department of sociology at the university Duisburg-Essen, she taught courses on gender, politics, and media with a focus on the Middle East at the University of Helsinki. She has been a visiting scholar at the Finnish Institute in the Middle East in Beirut, Margherita von Brentano Center at Freie Universität Berlin, the Instituto Universitario de Estudios de Género at Carlos III in Madrid, and the Center for Social Science Research in Cape Town.

Liina’s research and teaching focus on issues that lie at the intersection of social distinction, processes of othering, gender, and mobility. Her geographic focus is the wider Middle East. Between 2011 and 2014 she conducted ethnographic research for her doctoral dissertation in Cairo, studying social distinction and the politicization of gender during Egypt’s transitional period. In 2017 and 2018 she conducted fieldwork in Beirut. Her post-doctoral project explores the interplay of gender performativity and mobility in migration between Europe and the Middle East.


Articles in Refereed Journals

Mustonen, Liina (2023)
On the Eve of the Authoritarian Turn: Mourning the Lives of the “Terrorists”.
Journal of Genocide Research, DOI: 10.1080/14623528.2023.2236425

Mustonen, Liina (2023)
Served by migrants: contextualizing elites’ mobile lifestyles.
Ethnic and Racial Studies, 46:5, 1042-1061, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2022.2099749

Mustonen, Liina. (2023)
Saving the Modern Woman: Politics of Gender during Egypt’s Transitional Period.
Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. 19 (1): 50–71. DOI: 10.1215/15525864-10256155

Mustonen, Liina (2020)
Politics of Culture and Cosmopolitan Nostalgia during Islamists Rule in Egypt,
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 13(2), 152-169. DOI: 10.1163/18739865-01302006

Mustonen, Liina (2020)
The Mosque and Women’s Resistance: Rethinking the Summer of 2013 in Cairo.
Égypte/Monde arabe, 1(1), 89-104. DOI: 10.4000/ema.11612

Chapters in Books

Mustonen, Liina (2021)
Under the Disguise of the ‘Secular’: Questions of Gender and Class Under the Islamists Rule in Egypt.
In Roman Loimeier (ed). Negotiating the Religious in Everyday Life in the Islamic World. 25-38. Göttingen: The University Press of Göttingen.

Mustonen, Liina (2021)
Mikä imago, kenen valtio? Vallankumouksen haasteet Egyptin liberaalille bisneseliitille. [What image, Whose Country? The Revolution and the Egyptian Business Elite]
In Tuomas Tammisto & Heikki Wilenius (eds). Valtion antropologiaa: Tutkimuksia ihmisten hallitsemisesta ja vastarinnasta.
Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society

Selected other publications

Mustonen, Liina (2024)
Refashioning Race by Alka V. Menon.
The Sociological Review Magazine. https://doi.org/10.51428/tsr.bxwy6335

Mustonen, Liina (2021)
Review: Western Privilege: Work, Intimacy, and Postcolonial Hierarchies in Dubai by Amélie Le Renard.
LSE Review of Books. https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2021/12/13/book-review-western-privilege-work-intimacy-and-postcolonial-hierarchies-in-dubai-by-amelie-le-renard/

Mustonen, Liina (2018)
Queuing for Wine – Queuing for nothing.
Allegra Lab. http://allegralaboratory.net/queueing-for-wine-queueing-for-nothing/

Mustonen, Liina (2017)
Is it time for Finnish Celebrities to Save the Black Girls of a “Developing Country.”
Allegra Lab. https://allegralaboratory.net/finnish-celebrities-save-the-black-girls-of-a-developing-country/

Mustonen, Liina (2015)
The gender-dimension of the authoritarian backlash in Egypt.
Turkish Policy Quarterly 14:1 (Spring 2015): 181-189.

Mustonen, Liina (2015)
A content analysis of media reports on the Indian community in Finland.
DEMOIndia, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies European University Institute. http://cadmus.eui.eu//handle/1814/37724

Mustonen, Liina (2014)
Review: Lila Abu-Lughod: Do Muslim Women need Saving?
Nordic Middle East Journal 2/2014.



Blockseminar: Gender und Globale Migration - LSF
Mi. 12:00 bis 14:00 Uhr Einzeltermine - Präsenzveranstaltung Raum LK 062

Vorherige Lehre


Seminar: Gender und Globale Migration - LSF
Di., 16:00 bis 18:00 (13.04.2021 bis 20.07.2021 )

Seminar: Geschlecht, Kultur und Religion in gegenwärtigen Integrationsdebatten in Europa - LSF
Di., 10:00 bis 12:00 (13.04.2021 bis 20.07.2021)

Seminar: Introduction to elite sociology: Beyond “the one percent” - LSF
Mi., 12:00 bis 14:00 (14.04.2021 bis 21.07.2021)


Seminar: Geschlecht, Kultur und Religion in gegenwärtigen Intregrationsdebatten in Europa [LSF]
DI   08.00 - 10.00 Uhr, R12R-R12 R03 A69 (15.10.2019-31.01.2020)

Seminar: Introduction to elite sociology: Beyond “the one percent” [LSF]
DO 08.00 - 10.00 Uhr, LK-LK 052 (17.10.2019-31.01.2020)

Fall Term 2019                “Covering Islam and the Middle East” (Bachelor’s level seminar in English), University of Helsinki

Fall Term 2018/19           “Gender and Politics in the Middle East” (Master’s level seminar in English),  University of Helsinki

Fall Term 2018                “Global Politics of Gender” (Master’s level seminar in English), University of Tampere