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Reetta Toivanen

Professor of Sustainability Science (indigenous sustainabilities)

  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 1A)

    00014

    Finland

1995 …2023
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

  • Research fields:
  • anthropology of law, Arctic, human rights, indigenous sustainabilities,  youth, critical narratives on Europe, ethnicity, critical theory, feminist theory, anti-discrimination, equality, human rights education, minorities in the Council of Europe area, international terrorism, suicide bombing.

Links: www.allyouthstn.fi (ALL-YOUTH)

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/law-identity-and-the-european-narratives (EuroStorie)

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-sustainability-science (HELSUS)

External positions

Expert member, Horizon Europe Mission Board Assembly for Adaptation to Climate Change, including Societal Transformation

1 Jul 2019 → …

Member of Strategic Research Council

1 Jan 201931 Dec 2021

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • anthropology of law
  • minority rights
  • human rights
  • Arctic studies
  • 514 Sociology
  • anthropology of law, anthropology
  • Indigenous people, sustainability, human-environment relations, knowledge, indigenous politics
  • critical feminist theory
  • 6160 Other humanities
  • cultural encounters and exchanges
  • cultural rights
  • Indigenous studies

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

Publications 1995 2019

Beyond legal categories of indigeneity and minority-ness: The case of Roma and falling in-between

Toivanen, R., 16 Jul 2019, Extending the Protection to Migrant Populations in Europe: Old and New Minorities. Medda-Windischer, R., Boulter, C. & Malloy, T. H. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Routledge, Vol. 1. p. 65-88 24 p. 4. (Routledge Research on the Global Politics of Migration; vol. 8).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

European Fantacy of the Arctic Region and the Rise of Indigenous Sámi Voices in the global Arena

Toivanen, R. J., 4 Apr 2019, Arctic Triumph: Northern Innovation and Persistence. Sellheim, N., Zaika, Y. V. & Kelman, I. (eds.). 1 ed. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG, Vol. 1. p. 23-40 18 p. 3. (Springer Polar Sciences).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Sustainable well-being of indigenous peoples in the Arctic

Toivanen, R., 24 Sep 2019, 1 p.

Research output: Other contribution

Alkuperäiskansaisuus arktisella alueella: paikalliset ja globaalit kokemukset

Virtanen, P. K., Toivanen, R. & Latva-Pukkila, A., May 2018, In : Dutkansearvvi dieđalaš áigečála. 1, p. 108–111 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientific

Haavoittuvuuden narratiivista

Translated title of the contribution: On the vulenarability narrativeToivanen, R. J., 26 Nov 2018, In : Politiikasta.fi. p. 1 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Projects 2007 2023

ALL-YOUTH: All Youth Want to Rule their World

Toivanen, R., Suni, A. E., Mietola, R., Stenroos, M., Mölkänen, J. & Dewald, K. M.

01/01/201831/12/2023

Project: Research project

Qualirom -- Quality Education in Romani for Europe

Toivanen, R.

01/12/201001/01/2014

Project: Research project

POGA Rights of linguistic minorities

Saarikivi, J., Toivanen, R., Zamyatin, K., Tánczos, O., Jalava, L. & Siegl, F.

Unknown funder

01/10/200931/12/2011

Project: Research project

Activities 2003 2019

William Hui-yen Hsu

Reetta Toivanen (Host)
7 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Yhteistyöllä kohti yhdenvertaista nuoruutta

Reetta Toivanen (Chair of organizing committee)
29 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Kestävänkehityksen viikko

Reetta Toivanen (Attendee)
10 Oct 2019

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

Youth Participation in Environmental Collaboration and Peace Processes

Reetta Toivanen (Scientific Committee Member)
7 Mar 2019

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

Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) (Organisational unit)

Reetta Toivanen (Expert member)
1 Jan 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Press / Media

Vähemmistötutkija: Pohjoismaat eivät ole vähemmistöasioiden mallimaita

Reetta Toivanen

17/01/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Rights of Roma peoples in Finland -radio programme

Reetta Toivanen

12/04/2016

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Minority rights are not some additional rights

Reetta Toivanen

20/11/2015

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Guest at Huomenta Suomi - TV 3 Morning program

Reetta Toivanen

22/10/2015

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media