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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

  • Doctoral researcher 2018-2022: 'Water and fire: volatile ecologies and politics of vulnerabilization in the global south'

My research focuses on climate vulnerabilities, natural resource politics and socio-environmental conflicts in Latin America. Currently in Kone Foundation funded reserach project (2018-2022) I focus to study climate change, water governance and water conflicts in the Peruvian Andean region. 

Besides my research work I teach at the university on courses related to political ecology, natural resource governance, societal environmental sciences and Latin American studies.

The societal impact of reserach is close to my heart. I write regularly journalistic articles on environmental issues and Latin America. I am also an editor-in-chied in online popular science magazine Versus which covers publications on geography and societal environmental sciences. I have also lectured on science communication in workshops and events organized by Versus and science journalism courses of University of Helsinki and Helsingin Sanomat. 

I have several years of experience on questions related to environment, sustainable development and politics in Latin America. I have worked in several research projects in Peru and in a sustainable development project in Guatemala. I have also attended academic conferences and travelled in Cuba, Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. 

External positions

Tutkitusti. -excecutive board member, Allegra Lab

Fields of Science

  • 5203 Global Development Studies
  • political ecology
  • climate change
  • Natural resource politics
  • Water Governance
  • socio-environmental conflicts
  • water conflicts
  • extractivism
  • Mining
  • Latin American Studies
  • Andes
  • Peru
  • inequality
  • climate vulnerability
  • agrarian societities

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.