DocNet Members 39

Janet Anand

Professor in International Social Work

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland
  • Department/faculty Social Sciences and Social Work

Janet Carter Anand is an academic, educator and practitioner in social work. Currently a Professor in International Social Work, UEF, she has researched and published on global mindedness, cultural diversity, human rights and ageing and migration and quality of life. Janet is affiliated with the UEF Centre for Borders, Mobilities and Cultural Encounters, leads the IAASW Baltic Nordic Regional Resource Centre and is Editor of the Journal of Nordic Social Work Research and course director Sosnet Global Perspectives in Social Work of a new YUFE program on Global Migration and European Identity.

Bayan Arouri

Doctoral student

  • Institution Tampere University
  • Department/faculty Peace and Conflict Department-Social Sciences Faculty

Doctoral researcher at Tampere University on Decolonizing Understanding of Gender among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, and Jordan.

Antti Autio

Doctoral Candidate

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Department of Geosciences and Geography/Faculty of Science

Antti Autio is a Ph.D. student in the Doctoral Programme in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences (DENVI) at the University of Helsinki. He holds a master’s degree in Development Geography and his dissertation research focuses on smallholder farmer’s adaptation to climate change in East Africa from the perspective of political ecology.

Niti Bhan

Doctoral Student

  • Institution Aalto University School of Engineering
  • Department/faculty Product Development/Mechanical Engineering

Niti's research interests lie in the intersection between design methods, multidisciplinary approaches, and participatory social design-driven transformation that takes a humble approach within confined settings (Markussen, 2017; Koskinen and Hush, 2016; Ehn, 1993). She brings more than 2 decades of design and innovation practice to her doctoral studies.

Thomas Centore

Research Assistant

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Global Change and Conservation Lab

I research bushmeat hunting, wildlife trade and alternative livelihoods. In my PhD, I will also work with Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous People and Local Communities.

Pia Eskelinen

Phd Candidate

  • Institution University of Turku
  • Department/faculty Faculty of Law

Land is a powerful asset, but it also has a social function. Its economic and social aspects are central in advancing gender equality. Legal control of land as well as legal and social recognition of women’s uses of and rights to land, can also have catalytic effects of empowerment, increasing women’s influence and status in their homes and communities. My article-based PhD thesis focuses on Chinese rural women and their social and equal status in Chinese society. The research has received funding from Academy of Finland's Actors, Structures and Law (ASLA) - project

Marianna Ferreira-Aulu

Doctoral Researcher, Project Researcher

  • Institution University of Turku
  • Department/faculty Finland Futures Research Center / Turku School of Economics

Hi! I am Marianna Birmoser Ferreira-Aulu, project researcher and doctoral student at the University of Turku (UTU), Finland. My long-term professional goal is to contribute to society by exploring innovative pathways towards just and sustainable futures. I intend to do this by producing high-quality scientific materials, by popularizing science to catalyze positive transformations, and by engaging with the civil society to collaborate with various stakeholders. During the past five years, I have been working as project researcher in two departments in the University of Turku: the Finland Futures Research Centre, and the Centre for Collaborative Research. I have been engaged with various projects in strategic foresight, futures literacy, sustainability and climate action, renewable energy, food research, and international collaboration. In addition to desk research, I enjoy doing workshop facilitation (have experience in Finland, Peru and Colombia). I have also been quite active in public speaking, by giving talks in various seminars and conferences. I also enjoy cooperating to developing the strategy of our own organization. I have represented UTU in international cooperation initiatives through international education services. Since the beginning of 2021, I have also been pursuing my doctoral degree in Futures Studies. The working-title of my dissertation is “Building a Strategic Roadmap for Ecologically Sound and Socio-politically supported Conservation of the Brazilian Amazonia”. The research takes into consideration the local socio-political dynamics, the uniqueness of its peoples and its biodiversity. I look at the conservation of Amazonia as a wicked problem that needs diverse set of actions to attempt to solve it. This research topic is a continuation, and expansion of my Master’s Thesis, where I explored futures scenarios for the Volta Grande do Xingu, the region most affected by the construction of the Belo Monte Dam, in the East of the Brazilian Amazonia.

Barry Gills

Professor of Global Development Studies

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Global Development Studies, Faculty of Social Science

I have been recently working on a critique of mainstream ( neoclassical and neoliberal) Economics and its relation to producing Climate Change and Ecological crises. I am a member of EXALT ( Global Extractivisms and Alternatives Initiative--- www.exalt.fi) I have been working on the conceptualisation of "global extractivism" ( see our forthcoming Special Forum on Extractivsm in the Journal of Peasant Studies). With Hamed Hosseini I have ben developing the concept of "Transversal cosmopolitanism" as a dialogic form of co-construction of knowledge for transformative praxes.

Aleksander Glapiak

Doctoral Researcher

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland
  • Department/faculty Law School

The early-stage doctoral researcher focused on hydrogen (and, broader, energy) regulation at the EU level

Samuel Hartikainen

PhD student

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland
  • Department/faculty School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences

Environmental health, analytical chemistry and toxicology relates studies related to plastic recycling, microplastics, sedimentology, mining, mining waters, mineral processing, geochemistry, geology and mineralogy.