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Picture of Iiris Annala

Iiris Annala

Doctoral researcher in Social Policy

Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University

As a doctoral researcher I am interested in the social dimension of the European Union and coordination of social security systems, guaranteeing that people do not lose their social security protection when moving across borders within the EU. In my PhD thesis, at its early stage, I approach social security coordination from the theoretical perspectives drawing on governmentality studies that examine the relations between knowledge and power.

Picture of Antti Halkonen
Picture of Antti Halkonen

Antti Halkonen

Research Assistant

Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University

As a researcher, I am interested in social theoretical criticisms and discussions related to social change and agency. And these particularly in relevance to environmental issues and phenomena such as the anthropocene. I am currently working on a regional development project that promotes ecological transition in Pirkanmaa.
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Katariina Harjunpää

Postdoctoral research fellow

TAPRI, Faculty of Social Science

Tampere University

My research focuses on the verbal and embodied practices that participants employ to coordinate their activities and participation in social interaction. My background is in Finnish linguistics, and my main methods are conversation analysis and interactional linguistics, which I use for examining video recorded social interactions. Currently I am interested in interactional settings in which a third party facilitates conversation between others. I have worked on this theme previously in examining non-professional interpreting, and in an ongoing research project, I examine mediation in criminal and civil cases.

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Picture of Tuuli Hirvilammi

Tuuli Hirvilammi

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty of Social Science, Tampere University

My research is inspired by the questions of how both ecological crisis and sustainability transformations are connected to human wellbeing and welfare states. I have an academic background in social policy and a broad transdisciplinary orientation. My research interests include the conceptualization of sustainable wellbeing, need theories, eco-welfare state, ecosocial policies, degrowth and ecological economics. Currently, I act as consortium coordinator of the ORSI-research project that studies the transformation towards an ecowelfare state.

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Picture of Kaisa Hynynen

Kaisa Hynynen

Project researcher

Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University

kaisa.hynynen@tuni.fi

Research project: EKOS

My research interests focus on sustainable wellbeing and particularly on social sustainability in the context of urban segregation. I am also interested in the use of experience-based knowledge in service and urban planning and themes related to the promotion of mental health.
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Picture of Liisa Häikiö

Liisa Häikiö

Professor in Social Policy

Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University

I am interested on how people and communities participate and have influence on society. I have specialized on relations between citizen participation, everyday life and urban governance in various policy fields. At the moment I am wondering how to transform welfare states into ecowelfare states. I am very much into participatory research and interpretative policy analysis.

Twitter: @Liisahai

Picture of Salla Jokela
Picture of Salla Jokela

Salla Jokela

University Lecturer (sustainable urban development)
Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University

I have a broad interest in the spatial aspects of urban transformation and community formation at various scales, ranging from the national to the local. Rather than viewing space as a neutral backdrop to society, I am interested in how space is produced and shaped through social, political and economic processes. My research has focused on urban tourism, visual culture and identity politics; city branding; urban discourses; digital peer-to-peer platforms in tourism (Airbnb, Uber etc.); and education for sustainable urban development.

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Twitter: @JokelaSalla

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Picture of Anni Jäntti

Anni Jäntti

Post-doctoral research fellow

Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University

In the heart of my research interests are local government and local governance in their broad variety. I am working on research themes related to citizen participation, local government management and public sector reforms. Currently, I am focusing on sustainability at the local level from the viewpoint of interactive governance. As a researcher, I am enthusiastic, interested in many themes and always willing to learn more.

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Twitter:  @anni_jantti

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Picture of Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto

Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto

Professor in Regional Studies

Docent of Political Geography

Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University

I am political geographer interested in spatial belonging, identity politics and everyday life in urban environments. In my recent research projects I have studied migration experiences, migration policy and governance. I am particularly interested in participatory research methods.
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Picture of Lauri Lahikainen

Lauri Lahikainen

Postdoctoral research fellow

Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University

My research is situated at the intersection of environmental ethics, social ontology and epistemology, and critical theory. At the moment I am especially interested in how we can be individually and collectively responsible for our common world while our capacities for moral and political agency are shaped by the same social, political, and economic structures that cause environmental crises. 

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Picture of Bruno Left

Bruno Lefort

Senior research fellow
TAPRI, Faculty of Social Sciences
Tampere University

bruno.lefort@tuni.fi

Research project: EmergentCommunity

My work draws on ethnographic and collaborative approaches to examine the question of belonging among diasporas. In particular, I am interested in the interplay between life-trajectories, collective memories and local environment in the ways people compose identities and social boundaries to make sense of their existence.
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Picture of Pauliina Lehtonen

Pauliina Lehtonen

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University

My work concentrates on public engagement, urban governance, democracy and media. I’m especially interested in the questions of co-production of knowledge and the practices of public engagement and social inclusion in participatory democracy. I’m currently studying participatory budgeting as a democratic innovation in Finland, Poland and the UK. Methodologically my expertise is on qualitative research, especially case study and action research as means to further the dialogic co-production of research.

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Picture of Henna Luoma-Halkola

Henna Luoma-Halkola

Doctoral researcher in Social Policy

Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University

I am interested in the relations between social policy and people’s daily lives. In my doctoral thesis, I study how older people organize their daily lives and mobilities when they face mobility restrictions in the context of Ageing in Place- policy. My research draws on qualitative research methods, such as interviews, go alongs and actor-network analysis.
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Picture of Karim Maïche

Karim Maïche

Postdoctoral research fellow

TAPRI, Tampere University

I am an interdisciplinary explorer with a firm ground on peace and conflict research. My work addresses questions of agency, participation, and community relations. Methodologically my research draws on ethnography and participatory action research.

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Picture of Johanna Perkiö

Johanna Perkiö

Project Researcher

Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University

johanna.perkio@tuni.fi

Research project: ORSI

I am interested in the political economy of ecosocial welfare and in the role of social policy in the ecological transition. I have a specific interest in how ideas shape politics and in new policy proposals to build ecologically and socially sustainable societies. My current research focuses on social policy in the era of climate crisis and on the potentials of basic income as an ecosocial policy tool.

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Picture of Eeva Puumala

Eeva Puumala

Senior research fellow
TAPRI, Faculty of Social Sciences
Tampere University

My research interests contain multidisciplinary approach on societal agencies in urban contexts within Mediterranean and Scandinavian areas. In my research I focus on civic and everyday life engagement and political participation in the social movements.
Picture of Sanna Rikala
Picture of Sanna Rikala

Sanna Rikala

Senior research fellow

Social policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University

My research is inspired by the question of how people’s agency is formed and performed in varying marginalized positions of society. I identify myself as a social policy scholar drawing perspectives from the fields of governmentality studies, gender studies, youth studies, and sociology of mental health. Currently, I’m doing research on the new possibilities of citizenship and social inclusion in the context of ecological transition in welfare states, with a special focus on people outside the labour market.

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Picture of Hanna-Leena Ristimäki

Hanna-Leena Ristimäki

Postdoctoral research fellow 

TAPRI, Faculty of Social Sciences

Tampere University

My research interests include social interaction and communities. I am particularly interested in affective orientations, bodily resources and participation in multi-party encounters. Currently, the combination of visual arts and interdisciplinary research inspire me.
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Picture of Jarkko Salminen

Jarkko Salminen

Doctoral researcher in Social Policy

Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University
I am interested in the possibilities of participatory social policy. In particular, I study the social inclusion of recoverees in mental distress and young people not in education, employment or training (NEET). I have also examined the practices of participatory democracy (for example participatory budgeting) and citizen participation in city-related disputes. My approach is based on pragmatism – I am interested in citizens’ experiences and understandings of just society.
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Ebru Sevik

Doctoral researcher in Peace and Conflict research

TAPRI, Faculty of Social Sciences

Tampere University

As a doctoral researcher, my research interest lies at the intersection of urban morphology and urban sociology within the particular context of co-presence and diversity. In a broader sense, I am interested in the reciprocal relationship between the urban form and socio-spatial processes. In my PhD research, I investigate the conflict conditions in socially mixed urban environments, the affordances of the built form in enabling encounter and co-presence, and the role of space in negotiating and converging differences.

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Picture of Jonas Sjöblom

Jonas Sjöblom

Doctoral researcher in Social Policy

Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University

jonas.sjoblom@tuni.fi

Research project: ORSI

Doctoral dissertation: Meanings of participation.

My research concerns citizen participation in the processes and practices of urban planning and urban governance. I am interested in how dwellers in cities can affect the development of their living environments in a socially sustainable way.  Methodologically I draw from interpretive policy analysis.

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Picture of Liina Sointu

Liina Sointu

University Lecturer, social policy (fixed-term)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University

I am interested in everyday experiences, conceptions and practices of care in relation to social policy. My current research focuses on affective governance of violence in informal care.

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Twitter: @liina_s

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Picture of Anna Sofia Suoranta

Anna Sofia Suoranta

Doctoral researcher in Peace and Conflict research

TAPRI, Faculty of Social Sciences

Tampere University

I am interested in how peace and conflict coexist and how they are negotiated in urban everyday life, particularly among youth. I aim to encounter the world from a point of view of curiosity.

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Picture of Antti Wallin

Antti Wallin

Post-doctoral research fellow Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University

antti.wallin@tuni.fi
Research projects: ORSI, EKOS

I am interested in urban life. My research always focuses in some ways the interfaces between everyday life, urban space and politics. I have looked at pensioners spatial practices, urban development, suburbs and grass-roots activities. Recently, I have been particularly interested in how the sustainable urban development policies affect social justice and differentiation of residential areas.

Twitter: @antti_wallin