Northern Political Economy Blog

The Snowman - Christmas Story of Means and Matters, by Joonas Vola


Why is it good to build a snowman and what can we learn from it in the context of flood protection?   

Researcher of the month: Terhi Vuojala-Magga


I am an anthropologist, and my research interests focus on the northern nature, animals and natural phenomenon in a way or on other, I have worked on issues such as floods and reindeer husbandry in the context of global change. It has been a great privilege to have an opportunity to study arctic animals, plants and phenomenon in detail and it has widened up my perspectives to admire and question the northern life from the everyday context.    

Funding news: Kone Foundation grants to NPE researchers


The recipients of the Kone Foundation researcher grants for the year 2015 were announced yesterday. This year two NPE team members, Hannah Strauss-Mazzullo and Adrian Braun, were among the 572 successful applicants who were granted funding by Kone.   

Regional studies still kicking strong


The regional symposium Barents Studies: Past, present and future was organized at the Arctic Centre on the 4.-5. of November. Missed it? No reason to worry - NPE team's research professor Monica Tennberg summarized the highlights of the seminar for you.   

Researcher of the month: Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen


Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen is a researcher in the Unit for Gender Studies at the University of Lapland and a member of the NPE research group of the Arctic Centre. Her research focuses on sustainable development, its social dimension in particular, and questions of knowledge and participation in Arctic politics.    

Snapshots from the Field – Aesthetics in Vocalizing the Silent World of Things and Objects


NPE team’s researchers Terhi Vuojala-Magga and Joonas Vola have spent this autumn conducting their fieldwork for the international RESCuE project in different locations around Lapland. During the fieldwork in Inari by the sand road to Kuttura they encountered also something unexpected:, the old gold digger’s figure, the gold-chap.    

Smart climate strategies for all Barents member regions


The Climate Smart Regional Planning workshop was organized in St. Petersburg, Russia 3-5 September 2014 for launching cooperation on regional climate strategies in the Barents region. The Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) is promoting and organizing collaboration in the Barents region so that all Barents member regions would have climate strategies.    

Researcher of the month: Adrian Braun


Adrian Braun is a visiting researcher at the Arctic Centre and a member of the Northern Political Economy team (Sustainable Development Research Group). His research is primarily focused on Corporate Social Responsibility in the different territories of the Barents region.    

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Researchers from the Northern Political Economy Research Group share their thoughts and insights related to the Arctic from everyday to social, political and economic perspectives.

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