Monica Tennberg, PhD
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
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
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
Nadezhda Kharlampieva, PhD
Associate Professor of St. Petersburg University and Senior Research Fellow of Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI). Nadezhda defended PhD in Historical Sciences on international relations and external affairs at St.Petersburg University.
Her present scientific interests are: transnational interactions in the Arctic region, issues of methodology on world politics and international relations, shaping of maritime environmental law and normative approaches of rivers/coastal water management in the northern regions of the Arctic.
Hanna Lempinen, PhD
Visiting Senior Researcher
Hanna is a visiting researcher in the NPE team and a university lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Lapland. 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 the Finnish peat energy debate as a sociocultural concern.
tel. +358 40 484 4284
Marjo Lindroth, PhD
Marjo holds a doctoral degree in social sciences (International Relations). Her doctoral dissertation studied the ways in which indigeneity is governed in international politics, especially in the United Nations. In her current research, she critically assesses the linkages between politics, its promise of progress, and indigeneity.
Project: Indigeneity in Waiting: Elusive Rights and the Power of Hope
tel. +358 40 484 4028
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
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. 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 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
Paula is a PhD Candidate in sociology at the University of Lapland. She has graduated from the Tampere University as a M.Sc. (Admin.) in regional studies. Her PhD dissertation focuses on the EU`s cross-border cooperation as a tool for regional development on the northern border region between Finland and Sweden. Her research interests are regional development, cross-border cooperation and Arctic regions. She also works as a Project Manager in a Working life cooperation in strategic doctoral training project, at the graduate school of the University of Lapland.
tel. +358 40 484 4379
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
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.