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Curriculum vitae

I have a PhD in Geography (2018) and since my doctoral research on water governance in the Taita Hills, Kenya, my research interests have centered around local and indigenous ecological knowledges, decolonial thinking, onto-epistemological and ecocultural pluralism, political ecology, socio-environmental justice, participatory mapping, and critical cartography. I have worked as a post-doctoral researcher in Global Development Studies in the project ‘Goal 4+: Including Ecocultural Pluralism in Quality Education in Ecuadorian Amazonia’. My research focused particularly on Indigenous young people’s access to intercultural bilingual education and its relation to Indigenous territoriality and place-based learning. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics and Management where my research focuses on skills and knowledges of food self-provisioning in rural communities in Finland. I have also worked as a part-time teacher in Global Development Studies at the University of Helsinki and taught courses on qualitative methods and social realities in the Global South for undergraduate students.

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, PhD, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 18 Apr 2018

Fields of Science

  • 117 Geography, Environmental sciences
  • Critical cartography
  • Participatory Research Methodologies
  • Local Knowledge
  • Community-Based Natural Resources Management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Water Resource Management
  • Development geography
  • Political ecology
  • Participatory mapping
  • Hydrogeography
  • Kenya
  • 5203 Global Development Studies
  • Eco-cultural pluralism
  • Education
  • Decoloniality
  • Ecuador
  • Amazonia

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.