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  • PL 18 (Unioninkatu 35)

    00014

    Finland

1993 …2020

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Senior university lecturer in Development Studies, Faculty of Social Science, and Adjunct Professor in Development Geography, Faculty of Sciences.

I am interested in (post)development, postcoloniality and decoloniality, critical geography, political ecology, participatory research and qualitative methods in the following themes: international aid, environmental politics, water and natural resource management, local/indigenous knowledges, local evaluation of the environment and climate change, environmental justice, civil society dis/empowerment, environmental migration, and tourism gentrification. Research areas: Sudan, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Ecuador, and Italy.

Ongoing research:

1) Eco-Cultural Pluralism in quality education in Ecuadorian Amazonia: (Academy of Finland 2018-2022) https://blogs.helsinki.fi/ecocultures-ecuador/

2) Decolonising Development: Research, Teaching and Practice (CA19129 - EU/COST Network 2020-2023)

3) Tourism gentrification and platforms (Faculty of Social Sciences 2019)

4) Political ecology in the Taita Hills, Kenya (Aka 2012-2016).

Fields of Science

  • 5203 Development Studies
  • 519 Social and economic geography
  • 117 Geography, Environmental sciences
  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • 517 Political science

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Corporate land grabs: colonial continuity and space of exception in Kenya

Minoia, P., 29 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Land Use Policy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Nordic home-sharing utopia: a critical analysis of Airbnb in Helsinki

Jokela, S. & Minoia, P., 9 Jun 2020, In : Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism. 20, 3, p. 227-245 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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A Flood of Factors: Water Scarcity Calls for a Multi/Transdisciplinary Approach

Minoia, P. & Hohenthal, J., 24 Sep 2019, In : Research counts.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateGeneral public

Open Access

Political ecology of asymmetric ecological knowledges: diverging views on the eucalyptus-water nexus in the Taita Hills, Kenya

Hohenthal, J. M., Räsänen, M. & Minoia, P., 2018, In : Journal of Political Ecology. 25, 1, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Mapping Meaning: Critical Cartographies for Participatory Water Management in Taita Hills, Kenya

Hohenthal, J. M., Minoia, P. & Pellikka, P. K. E., 2017, In : Professional Geographer. 69, 3, p. 383-395 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Projects

Prizes

Activities

Culture della Sostenibilità (Journal)

Paola Minoia (Reviewer)
17 May 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Journal of Asian and African Studies (Journal)

Paola Minoia (Reviewer)
4 Apr 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

MA Thesis examiner in Development Studies

Paola Minoia (Supervisor)
5 Jun 2020

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Epidemie, sviluppo capitalista e lotta femminista: A discussion with Silvia Federici

Paola Minoia (Speaker)
6 Jul 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Panel discussion on recent events in South America

Paola Minoia (Invited speaker)
13 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Interview and citation in Internazionale

Paola Minoia

23/08/2019

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview and citation in The New Yorker

Paola Minoia

29/04/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Todellisuus väärällään

Paola Minoia

31/03/2013

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media