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  • PL 54 (Snellmaninkatu 14 C)

    00014

    Finland

20022022
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Description of research and teaching

Anu Lounela is an anthropologist and currently researcher (Academy of Finland) in a research project “Contested values in Indonesia”. The research pays special attention to how values and human-nature relations are produced in the course of the efforts to rehabilitate the severely degraded landscape that is prone to fires and floods. Her postdoctoral project titled “Climate change disputes, values and local reasoning in Central Kalimantan” explored how local populations reasoned their claims in the dispute over climate change schemes across different scales.

Her PhD work on Contesting Forests and Power; Dispute Violence and Negotiation in Central Java (University of Helsinki, 2009) demonstrated how forest land disputes reveal the power positions of the parties in relation to state formation and her current post-doctoral research has shown how local values are produced through action indicating difficult choices in the rapidly changing environment. Her research interests include environment, nature-people relations, value, dispute, climate change and ethnographic specialization is in Indonesia on the islands of Java and Borneo.

Her recent teaching includes courses:
Courses on value (Antropologian tutkimusala I: talous ja vaihto) 2014 and 2015
Ethnography of performativity (Etnografiaseminaari I/II) 2014
Introduction to Social Anthropology (Introduktion till socialantropologin) 2018

Keywords

  • 5143 Social anthropology
  • Anthropology
  • Environment
  • Indonesia
  • Climate Change
  • State formation

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2002 2019

Dwelling in political landscapes: Contemporary anthropological perspective

Lounela, A. K. (ed.), Berglund, E. K. (ed.) & Kallinen, T. P. (ed.), 2019, (Accepted/In press) Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. (Studia Fennica Anthropologica)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Erasing memories and commodifying futures within the Central Kalimantan landscape

Lounela, A. K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Dwelling in political landscapes: Contemporary anthropological perspectives. Lounela, A., Berglund, E. & Kallinen, T. (eds.). Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, (Studia Fennica Anthropologica).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Introduction

Kallinen, T. P., Lounela, A. K. & Berglund, E. K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Dwelling in political landscapes: Contemporary anthropological perspectives. Berglund, E., Kallinen, T. & Lounela, A. (eds.). Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, (Studia Fennica Anthropologica).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword / postscriptScientificpeer-review

Kansalliset ja globaalit tekijät kansalaisyhteiskunnan muodostumisessa Indonesiassa

Lounela, A. K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Kaakkois-Aasia: Talous, ympäristö ja yhteiskunta.. Kettunen-Matilainen, E. (ed.). Gaudeamus

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Morality, sharing and change among the Ngaju people in Central Kalimantan

Lounela, A. K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Hunter Gatherers Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2003 2022

Activities 2004 2018

  • 43 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 8 Public Talks
  • 4 Academic visit to other institution
  • 2 Supervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

SANT/FAS 2018 Conference: Vulnerabilities

Isabell Herrmans (Speaker: Chair), Anu Kristiina Lounela (Speaker: Chair)
19 Apr 201821 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

SANT/FAS 2018 Conference: Vulnerabilities

Anu Kristiina Lounela (Speaker: Chair), Isabell Hermans (Speaker: Chair), Mika Kasia (Speaker: Chair)
19 Apr 201821 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Sociality and Values

Kenneth Sillander (Member of organizing committee), Runa Isabell Herrmans (Member of organizing committee), Anu Kristiina Lounela (Member of organizing committee)
23 May 201824 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Working Group "Environment and Vulnerability" in Development Days 2018 : The Politics of Sustainability: Re-thinking resources, values and justice

Anja Kaarina Nygren (Speaker: Chair), Anu Kristiina Lounela (Speaker: Chair), Mira Käkönen (Speaker: Chair)
15 Feb 201816 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Development Days 2018

Anu Kristiina Lounela (Speaker: Presenter)
15 Feb 201816 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Ilmasto muuttaa kaiken

Anu Kristiina Lounela

21/05/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media