Jeremy Gould

Researcher/Professor

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Social Sciences

Anthropologist with a specialization in long-term social change in postcolonial Africa. Recent work focuses on the interaction between law and politics in state formation. Supplementary interests in epistemic decolonization, and in the legal frameworks around extractivist economies, especially in connection with indigenous communities.

  • Institution Åbo Akademi
  • Department/faculty Institute for Human Rights

Lisa Grans holds a PhD in Public International Law from Åbo Akademi University (2018) and has published extensively on the issue of women’s rights, with a particular focus on violence against women. Her expertise also includes the prohibition of discrimination, the prohibition of torture and linguistic rights. Grans has worked practically for over 20 years with promoting the human rights of women and other disadvantaged groups in cooperation with the relevant governmental bodies in countries such as Georgia, Kosovo and Turkey, having been based in the latter two.

Projects

Prevention of honour-related violence through the lens of the right to physical and psychological integrity

Violeta Gutiérrez Zamora

Early stage researcher

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland
  • Department/faculty Geographical and Historical Studies

My research focuses on the power relations deployed throughout conflicts and collaborations over the management, use, and conservation of forest in Mexico

Arja Haapakorpi

Adjunct Professor, University Researcher

  • Institution Tampere University
  • Department/faculty Faculty of Social Sciences

Improving teacher's in-service training in Peru 2013-2015

Projects

Improving teacher's in-service training in Peru

Raija Halonen

Adjunct Professor

  • Institution University of Oulu
  • Department/faculty M3S/ITEE

Dr. Raija Halonen acts as an Adjunct Professor and University Lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Oulu, Finland, in the Research Unit M3S. She is intested in e-Inclusion and how it can be built and supported by ICT-enabled solutions and applications. Before her academic career she worked on information systems both in the public sector and in private IT enterprises. She has contacts with health sector and several private companies. Her research topics include serious games, gamification and human approach in relation to information processing science.

Saana Hansen

PhD Student

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Social Sciences (Social and Cultural Anthropology)

My research interests include internal and cross-border displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa, politics of belonging, identity building and state formation. In my ethnographic Doctoral Study I use the return migration of Zimbabweans from neighbouring Southern African countries as an avenue for exploring the dynamics of returnee urban emplacement.

Päivi Hasu

Academy Research Fellow

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Dpt of Political and Economic Studies
  • Institution Co-op Bionautit