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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 2018

Pienviljelijöiden ahdinko

Lounela, A. K., Jauhiainen, J. J. & Vasander, H. T., Dec 2018, 2 p.

Research output: Other contributionResearch

Suot ja sademetsät savuksi

Jauhiainen, J. J., Vasander, H. T. & Lounela, A. K., Dec 2018, 2 p. Vantaa : Voima Kustannus Oy.

Research output: Other contributionResearch

Anthropological perspectives on lived landscapes: Materiality and Sociality

Lounela, A. K. (ed.), Kallinen, T. P. & Berglund, E. K., 2017, (Submitted) Berghahn.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Continuity and Change in Central Kalimantan: Climate Change, Monetization of Nature, and its Bearing on Value Orientations

Lounela, A. K., 2017, Continuity under change in Dayak societies. Arenz, C., Haug, M., Seitz, S. & Venz, O. (eds.). Wiesbaden: Springer, p. 97-119 23 p. (Edition Centaurus - Sozioökonomische Prozesse in Asien, Afrika und Lateinamerika).

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

Open Access
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Erasing memories and commodifying futures within the Central Kalimantan landscape

Lounela, A. K., 2016, (Submitted) Anthropological perspectives on lived landscapes: Materiality and Sociality. Lounela, A., Kallinen, T. & Berglund, E. (eds.). Berghahn, 28 p.

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

Projects 2003 2022

Water and vulnerability in fragile societies

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

01/03/201827/12/2022

Project: Research project_Research

Social and Cultural Anthropology (SCA)

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

02/03/2011 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011

Paikalliset arvot, järkeily ja ilmastonmuutoskiistat

Lounela, A. K.

01/09/201331/08/2016

Project: Research project

Activities 2004 2018

  • 37 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 "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

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

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

Mangroves, seagrass meadows and peat swamp forests in Indonesia

Anu Lounela (Speaker: Keynote)
26 Oct 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

University of Gadjah Mada

Anu Lounela (Visiting researcher)
17 Jul 201728 Jul 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Press / Media

Ilmasto muuttaa kaiken

Anu Kristiina Lounela

21/05/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media