Monica Tennberg, PhD
Research professor, Team leader
Educated as a political scientist (international relations) Monica has studied Arctic politics since early 1990s. Currently, she focuses in her research to Foucaultian perspectives to the Arctic working with concepts such as heterotopia, environmentality and governmentality.
tel. +358 400 192 005
Adrian Braun, PhD
Adrian holds a doctoral degree in social sciences and business studies awarded from the University of Eastern Finland. The dissertation had a strong thematic focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the European Arctic with specific consideration of natural resources exploitation. Currently, Adrian puts emphasis on the novel developments around sustainable investments and links this topic partly to Arctic and Sub-Arctic regional plans, for example, smart city solutions, circular economy and green financing of renewable energies.
tel. +358 40 484 4183
Researcher, PhD candidate
Auni holds an interdisciplinary master’s degree in climate change at the University of Copenhagen. Her current doctoral dissertation focuses on the roles of Arctic cities in the makings of global extractivism. Auni’s research combines feminist and urban studies with political ecology.
Tanja Joona, PhD
University Researcher, Docent of Public International Law
At the moment Tanja is working as the Finnish Institutional leader of the H2020 project JustNorth (2020-2023): Toward Just, Ethical and Sustainable Arctic Economies, Environments and Societies.
Joona’s main research interests focus on mainly to the Arctic region, with comparative legal and political aspects of indigenous Sámi society and especially issues dealing with traditional livelihoods, economic development, international human rights law and identity questions in the context of justice and equality.
tel. +358 40 484 4283
Researcher, PhD candidate
Salla holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the university of Lapland. Her primary research interests center around the relationship between climate change and security. Her doctoral dissertation examines how the authority and legitimacy of multinational corporations as security actors is constructed in an increasingly complex climate governance architecture, and analyzes the political and institutional effects of this process from security governance point of view. The research is focused especially on the Arctic region and the region’s interaction with global systems.
Nadezhda Kharlampieva, PhD
Nadezhda defended PhD in Historical Sciences on international
relations and external affairs at St.Petersburg University. Scientific background: finding the foundations for rational choice of northerners, combining interests of natural and social sciences, role of habitat on the basis of the water-basin principle, normative approaches of water management in the northern rivers of the Arctic, regional interactions, and world politics theories.
Tel. +358 466 380484
Heidi’s two Master of Arts degrees are from the fields of design and sustainability. Her transdisciplinary research interests include the plurality of sustainabilities in the Arctic, which she approaches with a decolonial lens. Before joining the NPE research group and University of Lapland’s doctoral programme “Arctic in a Changing World”, Heidi completed the first year of her doctoral research on the Arctic seal hunt, crafts and trade in the University of Helsinki’s Indigenous Studies research group, which has a strong influence on her work.
Hanna Lempinen, PhD
Visiting Senior Researcher
Hanna is a visiting researcher in the NPE team and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. She has previously worked broadly with themes related to social and cultural aspects of sustainability and resource development in the Arctic region. In her current research she is focusing on just energy transitions in the case study context of peat energy in Finland.
tel. +358 40 484 4284
Marjo Lindroth, PhD
Reseacher, PhD Candidate
Susanna Pirnes has studied political history and Russian language at the University of Helsinki. Her main research interests are history and memory politics, identity building and narrative studies of Russia. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the use of history in the development of the Russian Arctic policies.
tel.+358 40 484 4062
Professor of International Relations
Political theorist, philosopher, and professor of International Relations, Julian Reid is renown for his advance of the theory of biopolitics, contributions to cultural theory, postcolonial and post-structural thought, critique of liberalism, and seminal deconstruction of resilience.
Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen, PhD
Heidi holds a doctoral degree in Philosophy (Gender Studies). Her research interests combine questions of development, power, gender and indigeneity from a critical perspective. She works as a University Lecturer in socially sustainable development in the Faculty of Education.
Project: Indigeneity in Waiting: Elusive Rights and the Power of Hope.
tel. +358 40 484 4132
Hannah Strauss-Mazzullo, PhD
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
Laura Tarvainen works as a researcher in the Horizon 2020 project Just North: Towards Just, Ethical and Sustainable Arctic Economies, Environments and Societies. Her doctoral dissertation (Faculty of Law, University of Lapland) “Vulnerability and its construction in asylum process.” examines how the concept of vulnerability is constructed in practice; first conducting the inquiry to the relevant law and then to the practice of relevant authorities, on national and to the extent on European level. In the future she would like to combine her interest on vulnerability theory and use that as a framework to research power, wealth and wellbeing in the arctic context.
Joonas is a researcher in the Northern Political Economy research group at the Arctic Centre and a PhD candidate in the University of Lapland in the Culture-based service design doctoral school. His doctoral dissertation focuses on the popular scientific representation of the Arctic and politicising their performed subject positions.
tel. +358 40 484 4066