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  • PL 54 (Snellmaninkatu 14 C)

    00014

    Finland

20022022
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Personal profile

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 Perspectives

Lounela, A. (ed.), Berglund, E. K. (ed.) & Kallinen, T. P. (ed.), 2019, Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. 293 p. (Studia Fennica Anthropologica; vol. 2019, no. 4)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Erasing memories and commodifying futures within the Central Kalimantan landscape

Lounela, A. K., 2019, Dwelling in Political Landscapes: Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives. Lounela, A., Berglund, E. & Kallinen, T. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, p. 53-73 21 p. 3. (Studia Fennica Anthropologica; vol. 2019, no. 4).

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

Open Access

Kansalaisyhteiskunnan muodostuminen Indonesiassa

Lounela, A. K., 3 May 2019, Kaakkois-Aasia: Talous, ympäristö ja yhteiskunta. Kettunen, E. (ed.). Helsinki: Gaudeamus

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

Landscape is not what it used to be: Anthropology and the politics of environmental change

Berglund, E. K., Lounela, A. K. & Kallinen, T. P., 2019, Dwelling in Political Landscapes: Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives. Lounela, A., Berglund, E. & Kallinen, T. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, p. 8-32 25 p. 1. (Studia Fennica Anthropologica; vol. 2019, no. 4).

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

Open Access

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

Lounela, A. K., 2019, In : Hunter Gatherers Research. 3, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2003 2022

Water and vulnerability in fragile societies

Nygren, A., Lounela, A., Käkönen, M., Kummu, M. & Horton, A.

01/03/201827/12/2022

Project: Research project

Social and Cultural Anthropology (SCA)

Armstrong, K., Autio, P., Crentsil, P., Eräsaari, M., Gross, T., Herrmans, I., Härkönen, H., Kaartinen, T., Kallinen, T., Karttunen, M. L., Keisalo, M. P., Leppänen, A., Lounela, A., Martikainen, T., Mölkänen, J., Partanen, A., Pietilä, T., Siikala, J., Säävälä, M., Tammisto, T., Tenhunen, S., Tuominen, P., Uusihakala, K., Veisson, M., Wilenius, H. & Viljanen, A. M.

02/03/2011 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011

Paikalliset arvot, järkeily ja ilmastonmuutoskiistat

Lounela, A.

01/09/201331/08/2016

Project: Research project

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

Working Group "New regimes of commodification and state formation on the resource frontiers"

Mira Käkönen (Speaker: Chair), Anu Kristiina Lounela (Speaker: Chair), Tuomas Aku Wiljami Tammisto (Speaker: Chair)
17 Aug 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

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

Development Days 2018

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

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

2018 ASA Conference (Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth)

Anu Kristiina Lounela (Speaker: Presenter)
20 Sep 2018

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

Press / Media

Ilmasto muuttaa kaiken

Anu Lounela

21/05/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media