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Curriculum vitae

Corinna Casi is Doctoral Candidate in Environmental Ethics at the Discipline of Practical Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, (Finland). She is a member of HELSUS (Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science) and INEQ (Helsinki Inequality Initiative). She is also affiliated with the Faculty of law at University of Lapland, in Rovaniemi (Finland) as a Doctoral researcher in ValueBioMat, a project funded by the Academy of Finland, STN (2019-2022).

In September 2019 she riceived the Vonne Lund Prize as young resercher, awarded by EurSafe, the European Society for Agriculture and Food Ethics.

She collaborated with The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM) at the Arctic Center, University of Lapland, in two projects and relative publications: one related to Human Security in the Barents Region (2017-2018) and the other to Food Security in the Arctic (2018-2020).

She taught Environmental Ethics at the Helsinki Summer School 2016-2019, University of Helsinki; at the Tampere University (Finland) 2011-2019, at Nordhausen Hochschule (Germany) 2014-2019 and at IPAG Business School in Paris (France) in 2014.

She was visiting scholar at: University of Palermo (Italy) in 2018 and 2017; the University of Latvia, in Riga (Latvia) in 2014; the University of Iceland in Reykjavik (Iceland) in 2013. She studies the Autumn term at Brown University, RI, (USA) in 2004 to research documents her Master thesis and one year as exchange student at the Université de Dijon (France) in 2002-2003.

She was a Board member at Nordic Summer University (NSU) network (2015-2016) and NSU vice-Chair in 2016.

She worked at the Italian Cultural Institute, part of the Italian Embassy in Helsinki (2007-2009).

She received a Master in Moral Philosophy with the highest grade at the University of Bologna, in Italy.

Topics of interest: Environmental Ethics, Ethics, Philosophy, Sustainability, Ethical aspects of plastic and bio-based plastics, Indigenous Traditional Ecological knowledge, Sami traditional knowledge.

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, MA in Philosophy, University of Bologna (Italy)

Award Date: 12 Jul 2005

External positions

Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)

26 Aug 2020 → …

Doctoral Research in the ValueBIoMat project (Funded by the Academy of Finland), University of Lapland

1 Sep 201931 Aug 2022

Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)

1 Jan 2018 → …

Participation in two projects and publications related to Human Security and Food Security in the Arctic (2017-2020) at , The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM), at the Arctic Center, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi.


Board Member of Nordic Summer University (NSU): Responsible of the Study Program, Nordic Summer University (NSU)

1 Jan 201531 Dec 2016

Fields of Science

  • 611 Philosophy
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ethics
  • Sustainability
  • Indigenous Traditional Ecological knowledge

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.