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Description of research and teaching

My PhD research studies how intermediary experts, such as consulting firms, produce knowledge and visions about Arctic energy in Russian regions. Its main interest is the relationship between these outside actors and the region's hard infrastructure. The research examines how norms and values are created around hard infrastructure such as factories and pipelines, then utilised as knowledge is produced and sold and, finally, how strong is infrastructure's own agency in plan implementation process.

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science
  • Russia (North)
  • Arctic
  • energy


  • 3 Article
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review

New energy trends in the Russian Arctic: Could Russia lead the way in becoming a climate leader?

Kangasluoma, S. & Salonen, H., 28 Feb 2020, In : Baltic Rim Economies. 2020, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Public justification analysis of Russian renewable energy strategies

Salonen, H. A., 2 Apr 2018, In : Polar Geography. 41, 2, p. 75-86 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Book review: Renewables in the Russian Arctic

Salonen, H. A., 18 Dec 2017, In : ENERPO journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewGeneral public

Open Access

Venäjän arktinen energia – tavoitteita ja realiteetteja

Translated title of the contribution: Russian Arctic energy -- objectives and realitiesSalonen, H., 2017, In : Idäntutkimus. 23, 4/2016, p. 66-71 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Open Access



  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

Strategic Energy Planning and Local Realities: Gaps and Contradictions

Hilma Salonen (Speaker)
28 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

European University

Hilma Salonen (Visiting researcher)
20 Oct 201720 Dec 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Venäjän bioenergian toimijat ja politiikka

Hilma Salonen (Speaker)
19 Apr 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation