Valentin Chenier

Doctoral researcher

  • Institution Tampere University
  • Department/faculty Social Sciences, Youth Studies

I am a doctoral research in Social Sciences, Youth Studies. My thesis research explores skateboarding culture in Morocco and the lived experiences of Moroccan skateboarders through an ethnographic approach.

Alex Cisneros

PhD student / Social Specialist

  • Institution Tampere University / Wardell Armstrong International
  • Department/faculty Philosophy

Alex is a PhD student in social philosophy at Tampere University and an associate director - social specialist at Wardell Armstrong International. His research involves introducing critical theory approaches (e.g., Recognition theory, decolonial and critical gender theories), to implement novel practices in environmental, social, community health and human rights impact assessment studies. His work in ESG consultancy is largely conducted in the Global South, evaluating impacts from renewable energy, oil and gas, mining and infrastructure projects, with a focus on vulnerable groups.

Leonardo Custódio

PhD Candidate

  • Institution University of Tampere
  • Department/faculty School of Communication, Media and Theater (CMT)

Naiara De La Puente


  • Institution University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy
  • Department/faculty DocMus Doctoral School

Artistic research, chamber music, accordion, contemporary music, embodiment

Emilio Del Pupo

PhD researcher

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Department of Area and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts

Brazilian researcher investigating citizen perspectives to South American regionalism. Currently researching Brazilian civil society's modes of participation in face of the MERCOSUR–EU agreement on trade.

Anndra Margareth Dumo

PhD(c), MSc

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

Anndra Margareth Dumo is an international doctoral student in the Department of Nursing Science at the University of Eastern Finland, working on an international multi-disciplinary research team. The long-term goal of my PhD dissertation is preparing the next generation of nurses in genomics/genetics nursing field. My personal goal is to become a nurse scientist and contribute in the career advancement of the nursing profession. The Siun Sote - Northern Karelia Social Services and Health Services Authority has offered me training as a family practitioner, caring for people with special needs and disabilities. The Biomedicine Department is helping me to enhance and upgrade my skills by providing laboratory training. I have worked in different research projects as one of their researchers like INEXCA Project funded by the European Union Horizon 2020, and Disruptive Green Project funded by TEKES with the Clinical Nutrition Department in their Quinoa Project as a clinical research nurse. I am an active member of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG)

Zahra Edalati

Doctoral Researcher

  • Institution Tampere Peace Research Institute- Tampere University
  • Department/faculty Social Science

I am a doctoral researcher in peace and conflict studies at Tampere Peace Research Institute, Tampere University. My doctoral research focuses on transnational women’s rights activism, solidarity, and working across differences in the case of Iran. My professional work has been focused on women’s rights activism in Iran and in the diaspora from the feminist peace studies and intersectionality perspective. Previously I have conducted research on the characteristics of the Iranian women’s movement and the peaceful transformation of Iranian society. Besides, I am a journalist, and I have been working as a journalist for more than 10 years. I am a co-founder of the first news agency for Persian-speaking immigrants in Finland.

  • Institution Tampere University of Technology
  • Department/faculty Chemistry and Bioengineering
  • Institution Hanken School of Economics
  • Department/faculty Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility