Wahlbeck, Östen 1965-

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WAHLBECK, Östen 1965-

PERSONAL: Born September 2, 1965, in Lappfjärd, Finland; son of Kaj and Litti (Kylander) Wahlbeck. Education: Åbo Akademi University, M.A., 1992; University of Warwick, Ph.D., 1998.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Sociology, Åbo Akademi University, FIN-20500 Åbo, Finland; fax: 358-2-2154808. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland, acting professor and head of Sociology Department, 1998-99, senior lecturer, 1999—.

AWARDS, HONORS: Award for best sociology master's thesis written in Finland in 1992, Finnish Sociological Association/Westermarck-Society, 1993; Overseas Research Student Award, Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom, 1994.


Qualitative Social Research and Refugee Reception (in Swedish), Åbo Akademi (Vasa, Finland), 1992.

Kurdish Diasporas: A Comparative Study of Kurdish Refugee Communities, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1999.



Choice, November, 1999, K. Tölölyan, review of Kur-dish Diasporas, p. 9.

European Societies, Volume 4, issue 4, 2000, Ellie Vasta, review of Kurdish Diasporas, pp. 558-560.