My Resume

Khadijah Kainat

Doctoral Student

Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Email: khadijah.kainat@abo.fi

Work

January 2020 - Present

Doctoral Student

I am working as a doctoral student at Faculty of Social Science, Business and Economics, Information Studies.My studies are also associated with Minorities Research Profile. 

My dissertation aims at understanding the information practices and socio-cultural challenges of integration of women refugees in Sweden.   

May 2019 - October 2019

Visiting Researcher

I worked as a visiting researcher at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Högskolan i Borås, Sweden, under the supervision of Associate Professor Helena Francke and Associate Professor Ola Pilerot. I conducted my literature review and theoretical framework during my stay. Attended PhD course and some semi-structured interviews with study subject.  

2015 - 2016 

Research Associate

I worked as a research associate in Department of Management, UMT university, Pakistan. I was responsible for research- related tasks, managing journal editing tasks and arranging conferences and workshops. I got a chance to enhance my research skills working with diverse Professors and students. I also taught the introductory marketing course to Bachelor's students in one semester.

Education

2020 - Present

PhD in Information Studies

Åbo Akademi University

Finland

I am working on my PhD project about understanding the information practices of womem refugees in Sweden at Åbo Akademi University. I am responsible for conducting full-time research on my project.

2018

Masters in Information and Knowledge Management 

Åbo Akademi University

Finland

Masters in Information and Knowledge Management was two years program in which I studied mainly information management and data management courses along with the minor courses from marketing specialization.

2012

Masters in Business and Administration

HELP University

Malaysia

Link: https://university.help.edu.my/

I graduated MBA, a two year program, from Malaysia. I studied mainly business, human resource, marketing, management, data management, operations management and finance courses. I completed a reserach thesis at the end of the program with the topic of 'how international programs are marketed to the Pakistani studnets in Malaysia?'.

2010

Bachelors of Arts (Honors)

Accounting and Finance

Oxford Brookes University, UK in Affiliation with Nilai University

Malaysia

Link: https://www.nilai.edu.my/

I graduated BA (Honors) in Accounting and Finance courses from Oxford Brookes University affiliation with Nilai University, Malaysia. ​It was a three years program with many courses, activities and workshops. 

Research Interest

  • Information practices

  • Information behavior

  • Information landscape

  • Cultural landscape

  • Cultural barriers ​

  • Forced Migration 

  • Refugees

  • Integration

Certificates

Publications

Khan, KS (2020). Participant observation approach to study Refugees' information practices. Information Research , 39 (2–3), 89–92. https://doi.org/10.23978/inf.99073

 

Khan, K.S., & Eskola, E. (2020). The cultural landscape of women refugees in Sweden - a road to information and integration. In Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 28-30 September, 2020. Information Research, 25(4), paper isic2033. Retrieved from (https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2033)

Eskola, E., Khan, K.S., & Widén, G., (2020). Adding the information literacy perspective to refugee integration research discourse: a scoping literature review. In Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 28-30 September, 2020. Information Research, 25(4), paper isic2009. Retrieved from (https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2009)

Khan, K. S. (2020). "“The cultural landscape of refugee women in Sweden- a socio-cultural integration perspective”. Abstract Published in IMISCOE Conference Proceedings, 2020.

Khan, K. S. (2018), "Small world of information of female refugees in Turku, Finland". Master's Thesis, Faculty of Social Science, Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi University, (Unpublished) Link: https://www.doria.fi/handle/10024/152930

 

Khan, K. S. (2017) “An Overview of “Information Behavior Theories” And a Proposed InformationSeeking Model” Proceedings of 140th The IIER International Conference, New York, USA, 15th -16th December.

 

Khan, K. S. (2017) “The Role of Information Culture in Universities’ Research Centres - The Case of a Private University in Developing Country”, Presented the abstract in Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Economics, Society and Management (ICESM 2017), Toronto, Canada, 10th – 11th September

 

Khan, K. S. (2016) “Can HRM be affirmed as a system? Applying general systems theory (GST) on Human Resource Management” in Journal of Management and Research (April 2016) doi:https://doi.org/10.29145/jmr/22/0202003

Presentations

Khadijah Saeed Khan; Eeva-Liisa Eskola (2020) "The cultural landscapes of women refugees in Sweden - a road to information and integration". Short Paper Presentation (Virtual) ISIC, The Information  Behavior Conference, Pretoria, South Africa - 01 October 2020. (Link: http://www.isic2020.co.za/)

Khadijah Saeed Khan; Eeva-Liisa Eskola; Gunilla Widén (2020) "Adding the information literacy perspective to the refugee integration research discourse: a scoping literature review". Short Paper Presentation (Virtual) ISIC, The Information  Behavior Conference, Pretoria, South Africa - 29 September 2020. (Link: http://www.isic2020.co.za/)

Khan, K. S (2020) "The cultural landscape of women refugees in Sweden - a road to information and integration" Short Paper Presentation at ISIC Conference - 1 Oct 2020 

Khan, K. S. (2020) "The cultural landscape of women refugees in Sweden - a socio-cultural integration perspective", (Abstract) International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion Conference IMISCOE - 1 July 2020 - virutal conference (Link: https://www.imiscoe.org/events/imiscoe-events/1027-17th-imiscoe-annual-conference)

Khan, K. S. (2019) "The Information practices of refugee women and possible research methods in ethnographic studies", Doctoral workshop at Conceptions of Library and Information Sciences Conference (CoLIS) - June 2019 - Ljubljana, Slovenia (Link: http://oddelki.ff.uni-lj.si/biblio/colis/)

 

Khan, K. S. (2018) "The information behaviour of refugee women from social and cultural aspect", Doctoral workshop at The Information Behaviour Conference (ISIC) - October 2018 - Krakow, Poland (Link: http://www.isic2018.com/)

 

Khan, K. S. (2017) “An Overview of “Information Behavior Theories” And a Proposed InformationSeeking Model” Proceedings of 140th The IIER International Conference, New York, USA, 15th -16th December.

 

Khan, K. S. (2017) “The Role of Information Culture in Universities’ Research Centres - The Case of a Private University in Developing Country”, Presented the abstract in Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Economics, Society and Management (ICESM 2017), Toronto, Canada, 10th – 11th September

Grants/Awards

2007 - Intermediate Exam Board Award

The award of cash price and a gold medal was offered to Khadijah Saeed Khan upon achieving the first position among girls' group of intermediate examination in Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Pakistan in year 2007.  

 

Link: https://www.interface.edu.pk/students/Aug/Lahore-inter-results.asp 

2019 - Oskar Öflunds Grant

The research grant is awarded for conducting independent PhD research ​work for few months. The purpose of the foundation is to support domestic non-profit activities by distributing grants to individuals and communities active in various fields of science and culture. 

Link: https://www.oskaroflund.fi/?lang=fi

2019  - Jubileumsfonden Grant

The grant is awarded by Åbo Akademi funds named jubileumsfonden, to conduct part of my research in a Swedish University as a visiting researcher. I conducted data collection, courses and other tasks. Grants are awarded for research, study and travel with the aim to utilize research equipment and resources available in Sweden, e.g. libraries, archives, research activities, special studies and special education.

Link: https://www.abo.fi/studera-hos-oss/du-som-redan-studerar/planera-studierna/finansiera-studierna/aas-stipendier-for-studerande/

2020 - Migration Institute of Finland Grant

A small travel grant is offered to participate in the migration conference IMISCOE 2020. The institute offers grants for researchers in the field of migration in Finland

Link: https://siirtolaisuusinstituutti.fi/