Zahra Ali Abdulla, Somalian-born Helsinki City Council Member, Midwife and Nurse

Zahra Ali Abdulla’s was elected to a 4th term as a member of Helsinki City Council. Here is her brief bio taken from her official website: -Born in Somalia, lived years in Egypt and Kenya in her youth, studied medicine the Soviet Union but had to discard goal to complete the studies of gyneacology when …

Northern Darkness: Engaging Blackness in Scandinavia

Call for Abstracts: Northern Darkness: Engaging Blackness in Scandinavia What is the history of Black Scandinavia? What are the experiences, negotiations, and community building strategies of peoples of Scandinavians of African descent living in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland? In what ways have specific national, as well as our own gendered, sexual generational and/or migrational, …