Research professor, Team leader
Educated as a political scientist (international relations) Monica has studied Arctic politics since early 1990s. Today she focuses in her research to Foucaultian politics of everyday life, including political economy of extreme weather events; practices of neoliberal regionalism and their local implications; and social dimensions in Arctic politics.
tel. +358 400 192 005
Visiting Researcher, PhD Candidate
Adrian holds a Master´s degree in Sustainability, Economics and Management from the University of Oldenburg (Germany). His main research focus is on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Barents Region. Amongst others, he is interested to reveal incentives and benefits to implement CSR strategies in organizations that are operating in the Barents Region and to analyze the significance of Global (CSR) Standards in the northern regions of Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden.
tel. +358 40 484 4183
Hanna is a researcher in the NPE team and a PhD candidate at the University of Lapland. Her background is in International Relations, Environmental Sociology and Science Communication studies. In her doctoral dissertation she is focusing on social sustainability aspects of northern energy developments and debates.
tel. +358 40 484 4284
Reseacher, PhD Candidate
Susanna Pirnes has studied political history and Russian language at the University of Helsinki. Her main research interests are conceptual history, memory politics, history politics and narrative studies of Russia and the Russian Arctic. Her PhD project focuses on the conceptual history of the Arctic in the Soviet Union and Russia and the use of history in the development of the Russian Arctic policies.
tel.+358 40 484 4062
Heidi holds a doctoral degree in Philosophy (Gender Studies). Her research interests combine questions of development, power, gender and indigeneity from a critical perspective. Her doctoral dissertation examined the politics of development, particularly the social dimension of sustainable development, in Arctic politics.
Project: Indigeneity in Waiting: Elusive Rights and the Power of Hope.
tel. +358 40 484 4132
Hannah completed her PhD on public participation in large scale energy siting procedures at the University of Oulu in 2011. As an environmental sociologist with an interest in science policy and socio-legal studies she focuses on the Arctic region. Hannah teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Lapland.
tel. +358 40 484 4249
Researcher, PhD Candidate
Joonas is a researcher in the Sustainable Development research group and NPE team at the Arctic Centre and a PhD candidate in the University of Lapland. His doctoral dissertation focuses on the Arctic themed science exhibition and the ways how to mediate the socio-political dimension via the visual-material culture and service design.
tel. +358 40 484 4066
Tanja Joona, PhD
Chair of the Doctoral Programme Communities and Changing Work.
Rights of minorities and indigenous peoples in international law, Saami rights in Nordic countries, treaty interpretation, power politics, politics of groups, questions related to rights to lands and waters.
tel. +358 40 484 4283
Marjo Lindroth, PhD
politics of rights,indigeneity,
politics of hope and promise
tel. +358 40 484 4028
Francis Joy, PhD Candidate
Title of dissertation: Sámi Shamanism, Past and Present.
tel. +358 40 484 4299
Giuseppe’s research interest include rights of indigenous people, ILO Convention No. 169, right to land and management of natural resources in the Arctic Region, economy and human rights, poverty eradication, sustainable development and environmental law.
Eva van Schijndel