Ph.D. (Area studies and media and communication studies). I
defended my doctoral thesis in January 2018. My doctoral research compared proportions of perspectives in American and Finnish news on the Global South. As of January 2019 I will work as a postdoctoral researcher at the John Morton Center for North American Studies at
the University of Turku. My work is inspired by the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, and I also promote Finnish-American academic collaboration as president of the ASLA-Fulbright Alumni
Association. Email: email@example.com
Ph.D. (Education) in 2013. Currently I work as a postdoctoral researcher in social work and am a member of the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism, CEREN, in the Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki. My current research project focuses on social work professional knowledge in encounters between migrants and the welfare state.
I am doing my master's in the department of Environmental Science and Policy in University of Helsinki. I am also a board member of Kudelma - network for comprehensive and sustainable systemic change. Kudelma is an organization formed by teachers, researchers and students of the University of Helsinki willing to work together for sustainable future.
Elina I. Mäkinen
I am an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Management and Business and the New Social Research program at Tampere University. I received my Ph.D. in Organization Studies from Stanford University. I study collaborative processes at different knowledge and occupational boundaries.
Mikko A. Niemelä
MSSc (Philosophy, Master's Degree Programme on Civil Society). Previously, I have worked as a teacher of humanistic and social studies in secondary schools. Currently, I am preparing a doctoral dissertation in educational sciences in curriculum integration. My particular interest is in multidisciplinary content and the challenges it poses for teachers.
MA (English Translation Studies), BSc (Environmental Change and Politics). My second Master's thesis that I'm currently working on deals with consumer representations on the background of various climate applications and carbon footprint calculators available online.
Ph.D. (Political science). My research locates within the interdisciplinary intersections of history education, philosophy of history, embodied cognition, and storytelling in new digital media (VR/AR). I have recently completed my PhD project (2012-2018) at the University of Helsinki, Finland, entitled "Towards an Embodied History: Metaphorical Models in Textbook Knowledge of the Controversial Polish-Lithuanian Past." Currently, I am an affiliated researcher at the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN) at the Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki.
I carry out interdisciplinary research projects in Area and Cultural Studies at the University of Helsinki, combining history, linguistics, epigraphy, iconography, anthropology, archaeology, biology, and geography. Currently, my research and teaching focus is on Mesoamerica-related topics, comparative writing systems, as well as interdisciplinary methodologies and research strategies.
Janina da Silva Gonçalves
M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) I have a background in economics and business administration, particularly the study of organisations and management. Currently I am finalizing my second master's in educational sciences. In my master's thesis I look at how the university student is constituted as a subject in the discourse on students' mental health. In my coming PhD research, I will explore the subjectification and study practices of university students. I am interested in the prevalent study practices of the university, the possibilities they open and the limitations they set for students; the university as a scientific community and students' place in this community.
PhD. I am an educator, researcher and manager with a broad range of experience in education, culture and technology. I am currently the founding manager at the Oulu EduLAB program (www.oamk.fi/labs) - a full-time, interdisciplinary EdTech pre-incubator and incubator, and coordinator of LAB international partnerships at the Oulu University of Applied Sciences in Finland. I am also responsible for establishing the new Master's degree in Education Entrepreneurship that began in 2018. Additionally, I hold an adjunct professorship at Ryerson University in Canada and have broad entrepreneurial experience as a result of having established and managed an international consulting firm for 10 years based in Canada. Personal website: https://blairoulu.wordpress.com/
Mikko K. Heikkilä
Deputy Board Member
Ph.D., Title of Docent; I am a researcher of the history of West Uralic and Germanic languages as well as General and Church History. I graduated as a Master of Arts from the university of Tampere in 2009. I have got teaching experience from university since the year 2010. I have taught Scandinavian languages, Finnish language and General linguistics. I doctorated in General linguistics at the university of Helsinki in 2014. I was granted Title of Docent (in interdisciplinary diachronic linguistics) by the university of Tampere in 2018. At the moment, I am working as a teacher and examiner of General linguistics and Finnish language at the university of Tampere.
Deputy Board member
PhD, applied language studies. I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Language and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä. My research interests include language and communication competence in working life, business and organizational communication and intercultural communication. I earned my PhD in 2013 (JyU). Currently I work on my postdoctoral project Professional Communicative Repertoires, funded by the Academy of Finland (2016-2019).
Deputy Board member
MA, PhD candidate, University of Helsinki. My doctoral research focuses on environmental sustainability in the Olympics from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Deputy Board member
I defended my PhD in theoretical philosophy at the University of Helsinki in 2012, focusing on a topic related to the philosophy of science. Since then, I have continued my studies at the Faculty of Medicine, where I have conducted research as a member of several research groups and begun a doctoral project focusing on epidemiology. I also work as a science adviser at the Academy of Finland.
Deputy Board member
Doctoral candidate, University
of Helsinki, Biblical studies.
My dissertation handles the evolution of religious expertise in the city of Ephesus during the first three centuries CE.