Anna Nikupeteri

Anna Nikupeteri
University of Lapland · Department of Social Work

D.Soc.Sci

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Introduction
Anna Nikupeteri currently works at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland. Anna does research in Qualitative Social Research. Their current project is 'Children’s Knowing Agency in the Private, Multi-Professional and Societal Settings – the Case of Parental Stalking.'
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August 2010 - present
University of Lapland
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  • University teacher

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Publications (30)
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Drawing from previous research on domestic violence and stalking, this study addresses children’s experiences of their family relations in post-separation parental stalking contexts from the perspective of stalking as a form of violence against women and children. Despite the fact that violence perpetrated by a parent fundamentally changes family d...
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This paper examines the way in which parental stalking - as a form of domestic abuse - raises fear in children and affects their sense of safety. The study draws on three therapeutic action groups involving 13 children who have experienced stalking by their fathers/stepfathers after the parents' separation. The research question is as follows: How...
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Children are at particular risk when one parent is targeted by the other parent's stalking behaviors post‐separation. In this article, we explore how court decisions position children when assessing fear, distress, and unlawfulness in cases of parental stalking. The data comprised 127 court decisions on stalking that involved a relationship (dating...
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This article analyses Finnish children’s experiences of post-separation parental stalking as a form of domestic violence and explores how the capabilities approach (CA) can help social workers understand the issue and support children. The data consist of thematic interviews with eighteen children and young people (aged 4–21 years) whose father or...
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In this case study, we focus on the collection of data on a sensitive research topic, namely, postseparation parental stalking of children and young people. We are interested in how these people experience parental stalking, particularly in cases where the father or stepfather stalks the mother after separation. We focus on conducting an online sur...
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This article offers a rethinking of protection based on synthesised data from Finland and Sweden on children’s and mothers’ experiences of post-separation stalking, and social workers’ case reports on children risking exposure to gender-based violence after separation. Drawing on critical childhood studies and a feminist approach to violence and se...
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This study focuses on feminist community work in addressing violence against women, particularly intimate partner violence. With reference to a case study conducted in Finland on intimate partner violence we ask, (1) What are the central features of feminist community work in addressing violence against women and (2) What guides feminist community...
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Knowledge of technology-facilitated abuse and stalking has increased in recent decades, but research on how children and young people are exposed to these behaviours by their parent is still lacking. This article examines how technology-facilitated parental stalking manifests in children’s and young people’s everyday lives in contexts where parents...
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Tarkastelemme artikkelissa, millaisista tekijöistä lasten arjen hyvinvointi rakentuu lasten kertomana. Tutkimus nojautuu lapsuuden sosiologiseen tutkimusperinteeseen, jossa lapset ymmärretään aktiivisina toimijoina. Osallistumme tutkimuksellamme lasten hyvinvointia käsittelevään tutkimuskeskusteluun sekä tuotamme tietoa lasten hyvinvoinnista päätök...
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This paper focuses on the accessibility of local child and family services, such as social and health services, school, and services provided by NGOs. The study is a part of reform of child and family services in Finland. Our research question is how parents and young people experience accessibility of local welfare services. The data include 18 in...
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In this chapter, we focus on Finnish women’s and children’s experiences of post-separation stalking, with the aim of exploring how stalking influences their everyday lives. Based on this, we outline a set of requirements for social workers and healthcare professionals to follow in order to provide help and support to women and children in post-sepa...
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This article shows how domestic violence perpetrators can use coercive control against their children after their ex‐partner has separated from them. Coercive control can include violence, threats, intimidation, stalking, monitoring, emotional abuse and manipulation, interwoven with periods of seemingly ‘caring’ and ‘indulgent’ behaviour as part of...
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This paper analyses social workers’ moral agency in addressing child abuse and neglect. We argue that ethically sound social work requires the capacity to exercise strong, multidimensional moral agency. The contribution is based on a qualitative interpretative meta-synthesis of four studies representing different forms of child abuse and neglect in...
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In this paper, we examine the methodological questions concerning children’s knowledge production when researching highly sensitive phenomena. The purpose is to reflect the process of studying parental stalking as a form of domestic violence based on children’s experiences. In the paper, we ask what kind of methodological choices can create space f...
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In this article we examine the threat of death related to separation by analysing familicides and post-separation stalking against women in the frame of gendered violence. The qualitative study shows four common features of these phenomena indicating the threat of death within separation: 1) holding relationship, 2) violence manifested as coercive...
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The thesis explores women’s experiences of stalking after the break-up of a partnership, focusing on cases where women are stalked by former male partners. Specifically, the research investigates 1) the meanings stalking takes on in the women’s experiences of being stalked and in the processes of being recognized and interpreted as a victim and 2)...
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Background In this study, we examined the under-researched area of Finnish women’s and children’s experiences of post-separation stalking to learn how they experience it in their everyday lives and the impact it has on their wellbeing. In particular, we looked at how post-separation stalking threatens women’s and children’s integrity and how it sho...
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This paper examines recovery from intimate partner violence and mental health problems through the perspective of experiential expertise (EE). The aim is to investigate the formation of EE in the context of empowerment-oriented recovery in non-governmental organisations (NGOs). This triangulated study includes both quantitative and qualitative data...
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This qualitative study analyses and discusses the emotional experiences of Finnish women stalked by their male ex-partners. In elucidating the phenomenon, the research informs efforts to help women in such circumstances. The study draws on interviews with 15 stalking victims and five professionals who have worked with them. It identifies two catego...
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The study explores how women victims of post-separation stalking perceive the positions ascribed to them in the help-seeking process by social workers and other professionals. Applying positioning theory, the research identifies ‘critical’ positionings, namely, those hindering the women in seeking help. The ultimate aim of the inquiry is to inform...
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This qualitative study discusses postseparation stalking and its implications in children's everyday lives. Based on narratives of 13 Finnish children and 20 women, the research fills a gap in the knowledge regarding the psychosocial, emotional, and physical impacts of stalking on children when their mothers are stalked by a former partner. It iden...
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The paper analyses children's experiences of (in)security in cases of post-separation stalking and asks how children can be safeguarded under such circumstances. Children are at particular risk when the family is stalked by the biological father or stepfather. This qualitative study draws on data collected from 13 children using three different met...
Conference Paper
In this presentation, the post-separation stalking is understood as gendered violence from the children’s point of view. The post-separation stalking - as a sensitive, morally laden issue - creates a psychosocial and physical threat for children’s and their mothers’ wellbeing. Stalking is defined as severe, continuing, multidimensional, and a syste...

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The research investigates children’s agency and knowledge, two crucial elements when children seek help, but ones that often entail a contradiction: even though children’s possibilities to participate in family matters have been underscored, the position accorded to their agency and narratives in professional and societal practices appears to be largely nominal. The research addresses this paradox by examining Finnish children’s knowing agency – a convergence of power, knowledge and agency – following their parents’ separation, particularly in cases of parental stalking. The research aims to produce empirical knowledge on, as well a deeper theoretical and conceptual understanding of, children’s knowing agency; an additional goal is to improve methods for research on and with children.