Adel Habibi Nikjoo

Doctoral Researcher

  • Institution University of Oulu
  • Department/faculty Geography Research Unit

I have some published work on gender equality and tourist behavior. My current research focuses on the impacts of tourism in societies in the Global South and how people adapt to those changes and sustain their livelihoods.

Mika Kautonen

Adjunct Professor

  • Institution University of Tampere
  • Department/faculty Research Centre for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (TaSTI)

Mika Kautonen, D.Sc., Adjunct Professor, is the Head of the Innovation Studies Group in TaSTI, Research Centre for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University, Finland. His and his research group's research interests relates especially to the expansion of innovation activities in present-day societies, to new stakeholder groups, sectors and countries. Therefore he is also interested in innovation activities and innovation policies in developing countries. Those innovation activities are of special interest that contributes to a more sustainable society.

Projects

Co-creation of a Namibian Smart Community (SmartCom)

Tiina Seppälä

University lecturer, docent

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

Dr. Tiina Seppälä is a university lecturer in Qualitative Research at the University of Lapland and adjunct professor of International Development Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. She has engaged with women’s rights and slum activists in Nepal and Bangladesh, anti-eviction movements in India, asylum seekers in Finland and anti-war activists in the UK. She is interested in development, displacement, social movements, post/decolonial and feminist theory, ethnographic research and arts-based methods.

Projects

Governance, Resistance and Neoliberal Development: Struggles against Development-Induced Displacement and Forced Evictions in South Asia

John Sumelius

Principal Investigator

  • Institution Department of Economics and Mangement
  • Department/faculty Agriculture and Forestry