My Post-doctoral research topic is childhood during the war time. This includes themes: children's experiences of war time, child transportations and refugee children. I am concentrating to the themes from both: the historical and present-day point of view. What it means spending the years of childhood in the war? To what content the past experiences of those years can influence to the future as an adult?
PhD of Education 2009, University of Lapland
Licentiate of Education 2005, University of Lapland
Subject studies in Theology, University of Joensuu 2005
Subject studies in History, University of Oulu 2003
Master of Education/ Class Teacher Education 1997, University of Lapland
Paksuniemi, Merja 2015. Finnish refugee children´s experiences of Swedish refugee camps during the Second World War. An International Journal of Migration letters, 12 (1).
Paksuniemi, Merja 2014. Vahvoiksi kasvaneet. Lapin lapset sodan jaloissa [Raised to be tough. Children of Lapland in the shadow of war] Siirtolaisuusinstituutti [Institute of Migration], Tutkimuksia A 45.
Paksuniemi, Merja & Pannula Toft Pia 2014. Finnish War Children in Denmark. The International Journal of Evacuee and War Child Studies.
Paksuniemi, M. 2013. Mummon lettuja kaaoksen keskellä – Lapin sodan evakkoaika lapsen silmin [Grandmothers pancakes in the middle of chaos – Lapland War´s Evacuation Time from child´s point of view]. Siirtolaisuus – Migration 2, 3–13. Vammalan kirjapaino Oy.