PhD student and project resercaher
Africa and EU bonding
I study mitochondrial DNA maintenance (replication and repair) in mammalian cells, concentrating on the tissue-specificity of molecular mechanisms and adaptative reactions to mitogenotoxic stressors.
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.
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.
Early stage researcher
My research focuses on the power relations deployed throughout conflicts and collaborations over the management, use, and conservation of forest in Mexico
I work in capacity building projects in Asia, LAC and Africa.