Salla Jokela is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Geosciences and Geography. She is pursuing her Postdoctoral research in the RELATE Centre of Excellence funded by the Academy of Finland.
Jokela's research interests lie in city branding, urban development, tourism, landscape, identity politics, and visual culture. She has contributed to the activities of the Urban Academy and the planning and coordination of the Master's Programme in Urban Studies & Planning.
Jokela completed her PhD in geography in 2014. Her doctoral dissertation examined the role of tourism images in the construction of Finnish national identity. The results contributed to the understanding of landscape imageries, iconography and identities in Finland.