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Description of research and teaching


I am a post-doctoral researcher in Environmental Policy since January 2018. In my study, I examine the politics and science around new uncertainties involved with the Baltic Sea. My research is part of a Finnish Academy -funded project that is focused on socioenvironmental disasters in Finland. In addition to disasters, my research interests include coastal and marine resource governance, human-environment relations, environmental conflicts, extractive industries, fishers and environmental knowledge. In my PhD thesis in Development Studies, I focused on a marine-environmental conflict. The thesis examined the politico-legal securitization of environmental governance mechanisms and related political struggles among the privatizing oil industry and artisanal fishers around marine resource access, knowledge and identity in the Mexican state of Tabasco, in the Gulf of Mexico. My work analyzed environmental conflict as an arena where shifting logics of governance compete with local environmental knowledges, fragmented subaltern networks and media narratives. I master eight languages and my methodological training is focused on ethnography and newspaper narrative analysis. I have coordinated and taught BA and MA level courses including Introduction seminar to BA studies, Politics and the Environment in the Global South, Social Realities in the Global South, and Ethnographic Methodology, all at the University of Helsinki.

Fields of Science

  • 5203 Development Studies
  • 5142 Social policy
  • Environmental Policy

Publications 2015 2019

Debating the unknowns of marine oil exploration in Mexico

Quist, L-M. & Nygren, A., 13 Sep 2019, In : The Extractive Industries and Society. 6, 3, p. 855-862 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Fishers' knowledge and scientific indeterminacy: contested oil impacts in Mexico's sacrifice zone

Quist, L-M., Apr 2019, In : Maritime Studies. 18, 1, p. 65–76 12 p., 123.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Contested Sea: The Politics of Space, Seafaring and Extraction among Fishers and the Oil Industry in Mexico

Quist, L-M., 2018, Helsinki: Painosalama Oy.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles

Open Access

The politics of justification: newspaper representations of environmental conflict between fishers and the oil industry in Mexico

Quist, L-M. U. & Rinne, P., Aug 2017, In : Environmental Values. 23, 4, p. 457-479 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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In Álvaro's House: Fisher Leaders, Family Life and the Ethnographer at Mexico's Oil Frontier

Quist, L-M. U., 30 Dec 2016, In : Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society. 41, 3, p. 21-43 23 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects 2011 2011

Activities 2012 2018

Hanken Seminar "The Political Ontology of Corporate Responsibility research" with Marisol de la Cadena, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California

Liina-Maija Quist (Speaker: Presenter)
15 Aug 2018

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

Development Days 2018

Liina-Maija Quist (Attendee)
15 Feb 201816 Feb 2018

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

University of Texas

Liina-Maija Quist (Visiting researcher)
1 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Latin American Studies (LASA) Conference 2018

Liina-Maija Ulriikka Quist (Attendee), Anja Nygren (Attendee)
24 May 2018

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