Indigenous Studies staff and associated researchers.
Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen



Associate professor, coordinator of the program

Amazonia, research ethics, Indigenous research methodologies, relational ontologies, Indigenous epistemologies, Indigenous sustainability, traditional knowledge, TEK

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Phone: +358294140020

Hanna Guttorm



Senior Researcher, Kone Foundation fellow 2020–2024, postdoctoral fellow within Sustainability Science (HELSUS) (2018-2020).

Indigenous research methodologies, Indigenous cosmologies, Sámi ontologies, Indigenous sustainability, traditional ecological knowledge, post qualitative research methods, research writing

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Phone: +358294140043

Francisco Moura Cândido Apurinã



Postdoctoral researcher, Indigenous Studies

Human-environment interactions, Indigenous sacred places and their protection

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Irja Seurujärvi-Kari



Associated Senior researcher

Indigenous Studies, Sámi languages, language revitalization, Indigenous movement, language policy, indigeneity, Sámi movement, indigenous women's leadership

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Phone: +358400876222


Outi Laiti



Associated researcher

Sámi games, Indigenous games, Game jamming, Indigenous Game Design, Indigenous worldview, Indigenous research methodologies, Intangible heritage, Ethnoprogramming, Indigenous programming, Indigenous ICT, Human-Computer Interaction

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Jelena Porsanger



Associated Senior researcher

Indigenous research methodologies, Sámi epistemology

Phone: +4792262212

Reetta Toivanen



Associated Researcher, HELSUS Professor in Sustainability Science (Indigenous Sustainabilities)

Critical narratives on Europe, the Arctic, human rights, Indigenous sustainabilities, youth, equality, human rights education

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Phone:  +358294123737

Victoria Peemot

Victoria Peemot

Associated researcher 

Indigenous methodologies, human-nonhuman relationships, memory politics, environmental humanities


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Maria Fedina



Doctoral student, Indigenous Studies

Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia, Indigenous peoples of the North, the Arctic, self-determination

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Dorothee Cambou



Assistant professor in Sustainability science

Indigenous peoples' rights, land and resource governance, self-determinaton issues, energy justice

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Phone: +358294123271

Stef Spronck


Associated University Researcher

Indigenous languages of Australia, linguistic field methods

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Phone: +358294123320

Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares



Associated Postdoctoral Researcher

Indigenous and Local Knowledge, ethnoecology, biocultural diversity 

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Phone: +358294159076

Rani-Henrik Andersson



Associated University Lecturer

Indigenous peoples of North America, nature parks

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Phone: +358294121725

Heidi Konttinen



Doctoral student, Indigenous Studies, Finnish Cultural Foundation grantee 

Arctic; Indigenous sustainabilities; local sustainabilities; human-nonhuman relationships; ontological approach to crafts, art and design 

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Laura Siragusa


University Researcher within Indigenous Studies and the Environmental Humanities Programme at UH (HUH) (2017-2019/2021-2022). P.I. and Senior Researcher of the KONE Säätiö project, A tangible heritage: Vepsian language and non-human agencies to co-construct a northern environment (2019-2021)

Linguistic, Environmental, and Medical Anthropology, Indigenous Methodologies, Human-Environment relations, Heritage Language Revival Movements, Language Responsibility and Materiality

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Phone: +358294123315