Vola, Joonas

Researcher M.Soc.Sci., PhD Candidate / Tutkija, YTM, jatko-opiskelija
joonas.vola(at)ulapland.fi
tel. +358 (0)40 484 4066, (4066)

Sustainable Development Research Group / Kestävän kehityksen tutkimusryhmä
Northern Political Economy (NPE)

Title of PhD research project:

  • Performativity of Arctic social dimension

Research interests

  • Aesthetics, semiotics and sensory ethnography
  • Material culture, emotional design and ergonomics
  • Representations, performativity and documentation
  • Systems of exchange, value, and production
  • Technologies of power and cultural violence

Publications
  • Vola, Joonas (2015). The Vulnerable Body: Using causal layered analysis to analyse a scene of violence. In Sohail Inayatullah and Ivana Milojević (Eds.), CLA 2.0: Transformative Research in Theory and Practice, pp. 290–300. Taipei: Tamkang University Press. 
  • Tennberg Monica and Joonas Vola (2014). Myrskyjä ei voi hallita: haavoittuvuuden poliittinen talous. Alue ja Ympäristö 43(1), 73–84. 
  • Tennberg, Monica, Joonas Vola, Aileen A. Espiritu, Bjarge Schwenke Fors, Thomas Ejdemo, Larissa Riabova, Elena Korchak, Elena Tonkova and Tatiana Nosova (2014). Neoliberal governance, sustainable development and local communities in the Barents Region. Barents Studies: People, Economies, Politics,  1(1), 41–72.
  • Keskitalo, E. Carina H., Jenny Åkermark and Joonas Vola (2013). Flood Risks along the Torne River between Sweden and Finland.  In Carina Keskitalo (Eds.) Climate Change and Flood Risk Management – Adaptation and Extreme Events at the Local Level, pp. 67–94, Cheltenham:  Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

Presentations 

  • ICASS VIII  - Eighth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (22–26.5.2014, Prince George, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada)
    • Surviving or Living A Good Life? A Critical Approach to the Concept of Survival in Arctic Social Sciences. Joonas Vola: Breaking the Boundaries of Body and Landscape – Micro and Macro Spaces in the Arctic Explorations
  •  NoPSA – The the Nordic Political Science Association Conference (12-15.8.2014, Gothenburg, Sweden)
    • Workshop 1: Political Science Research in the Arctic. Joonas Vola: Global North – Aesthetics of D i s t a n c e
  • Theatre and The Nomadic Subject - A Mobile Train Conference (10.4.2014, Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi)
    • Joonas Vola: Eye, Gaze, Canon – Study on Performativity of Technology Mediated Human-animal Relation in the Arctic
  • The Annual Sociological Conference 2014 (28.3.2014, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi)
    • Joonas Vola: Breaking the Boundaries of Body and Landscape
  • Truths and Tales - Gender and Cultural studies conference (28–30.11.2013, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi)
    • Joonas Vola: Arctic Regalia - Cultural ’Relics’ in Performing Sovereignty via Economy in the Global North
  • 8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations (20.9.2013, Warsaw)
    • Joonas Vola: Arctic Regalia – Cultural ’Relics’ in Performing Economic Sovereignty in the Global North
  • Northern Political Economy Symposium 2013 (14.8.2013. Rovaniemi)
    • Joonas Vola: Arctic Regalia – Cultural ’Relics’ in Performing Economic Sovereignty in the Global North
  • Eläintutkimuspäivät 2013, 25–26.4., Turun yliopisto 
    • Joonas Vola: Arktisen bioekonomian performatiivisuus – Näkemisen etiikka ihmis-eläin-suhteessa
  • Arctic Doctoral Programme, ARKTIS 11th Annual Seminar, 4 – 5.4.2013 Rovaniemi
    • Joonas Vola: Breaking the Boundaries of Body and Landscape: Concepts of Micro and Macro Spaces in Exploring the Arctic
  • Politiikan tutkimuksen päivät 2013, Lapin yliopisto 
    • Talous I (7.3.2013) Joonas Vola: Arktisen bioekonomian performatiivisuus ja näkemisen etiikka
    • International Relations (8.3.2013) Joonas Vola: Breaking the Boundaries of Body and Landscape: Concepts of Micro and Macro Spaces in Exploring the Arctic
  • The Finnish International Studies Association (FISA) Fourth National Conference in Naantali (11.-12.1.2013). Northern Political Economy Panel.
    • Joonas Vola: Canonized Gaze and Autistic Eye – Deconstructing the Bio-economic Substance of the Arctic in Human-animal Relations.
  • Sustainable development research group seminar, Arctic Centre (20.9.2012). 
    • Joonas Vola: Arctic Regalia -Performing Indigenous Sovereignty in the Northern Regions
  • The 44th Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association, University of Turku (8–9.3.2012). Political theory and philosophy. 
    • Joonas Vola: Technologies of Im/Material and Labour of Constructing ‘Real’: Tracing the ‘Small Human’
 
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