Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC EDUCATION

2008 D.A. (Art & Design) University of Lapland, Finland (2nd October 2008)

2014 Adjunct Professor, Title of Docent (Visual Studies), University of Jyväskylä, Finland (12th November 2014)

2010-2011 Teacher’s Diploma, Pedagogical studies, University of Lapland, Finland (60 cr.)

2009-2010 University Teacher’s Diploma, Pedagogical studies, University of Lapland, Finland (25 cr.)

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

2014-present Senior Lecturer, Visual Communication, University of Lapland, Finland

2017–2021 Principal Investigator in Floating Peripheries – Mediating the Sense of Place, Research Consortium of Aalto University and University of Lapland, Granted by the Academy of Finland

2015-2017 Senior Researcher in PARTY- Participatory Development with the Youth. Funded by European Comission, Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Scheme (RISE)

2012-2014 Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Lapland, Finland (Working in Warsaw, Poland)

2010–present Senior Lecturer, Visual Communication, University of Lapland, Finland

2008–2009 Senior Researcher, University of Lapland, Finland

2001–2008 Researcher, University of Lapland, Finland

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

COURSES & WORK-SHOPS:

2016 Participatory Development with the Youth Project, Funded by European Comission, Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Scheme (RISE), 1 month, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

2015 Erasmus+ Teacher exchange, Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey (in co-operation with M.A Mirja Lönegren, M.A. Leena Raappana-Luiri & Prof. Beril Anilanmert)

2014 Research seminar, University of Aveiro, Department of Arts and Communication, Portugal (in co-operation with M.A. Leena Raappana-Luiro and Dr. Rui Raposo)

2012 Workshop for illustrating, University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, Hungary (in co-operation with MA Leena Raappana-Luiro)

2012 Cultural sustainability & Photography workshop, Iceland & Finland (in co-operation with Dr. Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä and the students from Scandinavian and Baltic Design Universities)

2011 Research seminar, University of Aveiro, Department of Arts and Communication, Portugal (in co-operation with M.A. Leena Raappana-Luiro)

2011 Memory-work & Photography Work-Shop, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland(in co-operation with Dr. Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä and MA Asta Jonsdóttir)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Conferences and full-papers (Selected)

2018 Alliances and Commonalities – Artistic Research Conference, Stockholm University of the Arts 25.-27.10.2018. Title of the performance: Char Start in Bodily and Vocal Practices session (in collaboration with Prof. Liisa Ikonen, Prof. Harri Laakso, Prof. Eija Timonen, Researcher Maiju Loukola and Researcher Jonna Tolonen)

2017 ESREA – European Society for Research on the Education of Adults Life History and Biography Network, Copenhagen, Denmark 5.–8.3. 2017. Title of the paper: Meeting the San youth – Ethical issues and researchers positions (in co-operation with Dr. Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä)

2015  In the Spirit of the Rovaniemi Process – Local and Global Arctic, Rovaniemi, Finland 24.-26.11.2015.  Title of the paper: A short story about feminism in Russia – Arts-based memory-work, political engagement and feminist knowledge (in co-operation with Dr. Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä)

2015 ESREA – European Society for Research on the Education of Adults Life History and Biography Network, Milano Bicocca, Italy 5.–8.3. 2015. Title of the paper: Producing social agency and feminist knowledge in an animation “A short story about feminism in Russia” (in co-operation with Dr. Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä)

2015 ACAH2015 – The Sixth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities 2015, Osaka, Japan 2.-5.4.2015. Title of the paper: Material thinking in Possible Worlds and Light of Ice video installations (in co-operation with Prof. Eija Timonen)

2013 The III Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture, Lisbon, Portugal 24.-30.6.2013. Title of the paper: Care-giving and emotional looking in site oriented photography art

2012 CrossRoads in Cultural Studies 2012, Paris, France 2.-6.7.2012. Title of the paper: Care and emotion in memory-based photography (in co-operation with Dr. Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä)

2010 InSEA (International Society of Education through Art), European Congress, Rovaniemi, Finland 21.–24.6.2010. Title of the paper: The use of personal photographs in teaching and study cases (in co-operation with Dr. Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä)

2010 InSEA (International Society of Education through Art), European Congress, Rovaniemi, Finland 21.–24.6.2010. Title of the paper: Northern places and environments in children’s still picture animation films (in co-operation with Prof. Eija Timonen)

2010 Art in Translation – International conference on language and the arts. University of Iceland & Nordic house, Reykjavik, 27.–29.2010. Title of the paper: The concept of place, gender and agency in children’s still picture animation films

2010 Theo van Leeuwen -seminar, University of Lapland, Faculty of art and Design, 12.3.2010 Title of the paper: Contemporary Finnish photography practises

Invited presentations (Selected)

2017 Aalto University, Floating Peripheries Kick off seminar, Project granded by the Academy of Finland, Key-note speaker Helsinki, Finland 7.11.2017. Title of the presentation: Hearing the Silence – Gendered Violence and Artistic Research

2015 Hotel Santa Claus, Women’s Bank. Rovaniemi, Finland 7.10.2015 Interview with Sofi Oksanen

2015 Kulturens Hus, Bok & Bild Festival for Arts and Literature, Luleå, Sweden 23.–24.10.2015. Title of the presentation: From city to countryside – Young people’s living environments and photography art in different European countries

2008 Valokuvan kokemus / Experiencing Photographs, Ateneum Finnish National Museum, Helsinki, Finland Title of the presentation: Imposing cultural norms and revealing deviations from autobiographical photographs

2005 Helsinki Art Museum & Ministry of Social and Health Affairs, Kirkkovene ja kyklooppi – Discussions about the representations of men, women and art. Title of the presentation: Bettina Rheims’ Retrospective – Modern Lovers and the representations of androgynies

Interviews and consultation in the press and media

2018 “Naiset eivät ole päässeet näkyviin Sodankylän elokuvajuhlilla” Helsingin Sanomat 22.6.2018. Author of the opinion piece

2017 “Ikkunoita muuttuvaan suomalaisuuden kuvaan” Lapin Kansa 20.10.2017 (Journalist Seija Lappalainen). Expert of the gallery exhibition

2017 “Patrick Bateman ja musta marraskuu” Lapin Kansa 26.10.2017 (Journalist Richard Kautto). Exhibition criticism of Näkyvä maa / Visible Grounds

2015 “Snap-shot – Näppäilyä kaiken aikaa” Kamera-lehti 12/2014 (Journalist Anssi Koskinen). Expert of the snap shot photographs in social media

2014 “Nuoret kuvasivat elinympäristöään” Lapin Kansa 11.3.2014 (Journalist Tiia Haapakangas). Article related on post-doctoral studies and gallery exhibition

2011 ”Kuva on perheen peili – Vanhat valokuvat ovat matkalippuja ajan halki” Kirkko & Kaupunki 24.8.2011. (Journalist Sari Saaristo). Expert of the memory production and personal photographs

2008 ”Sisarhakkaus ei tallennu kuviin” Turun Sanomat 10.9.2008. (Journalist Jenni Arbelius). Expert of the image production on IRC-Gallery, Facebook and family photographs. Article related on doctoral thesis

2008 ”Valokuva paljastaa ja kätkee” Etelä-Saimaa 16.9.2008. (Journalist Marjo Loisa). Expert of visual culture and family photographs. Article related on doctoral thesis

2008  ”Perhe ja yhteisöllisyys tärkeitä – Henkilökohtaiset valokuvat paljastavat sosiaalisia draamoja” Lapin Kansa 5.9.2008. (Journalist Esa I. Järvinen). Expert of family photographs and gendered practises. Article related on doctoral thesis

2008 ”Henkilökohtaiset valokuvat paljastavat sosiaalisia draamoja” Uusi-Rovaniemi 5.9.2008. Article related on doctoral thesis

VISUAL PRODUCTIONS & EXHIBITIONS

2018 Päin seiniä / On the Wall group exhibition, Valo Gallery, Rovaniemi, Finland 20.09.–28.10.2018 (Curated by Hannu Castren)

2017 Ystävällisesti teidän / Sincerely Yours group exhibition, Valo Gallery, Rovaniemi, Finland 13.11.–9.12.2017 (Curated by Henna Harri, Director of the Photography Gallery Hippolyte)

2017 Näkyvä maa / Visible Grounds Exhibition, art curating in collaboration with Professor Eija Timonen, Valo Gallery, Rovaniemi, Finland 18.10.–9.11.2017

2017 Kohtaamisia / Meetings group exhibition in Vaasa City Art Hall in collaboration with Professor Satu Miettinen and Designer Reetta Kerola, Vaasa, Finland 11.2.–19.3.2017

2017 Floating Peripheries Pop up group exhibition, Magito, Helsinki 7.11.2017

2015 Possible worlds film, Kulturens Hus, Bok & Bild Festival for Arts and Literature, Luleå, Sweden 23.–24.10.2015

2014 Such an Early Spring – Young artists’ photographs of their living environments in Finland, Poland, Estonia, Croatia, The Netherlands, Slovenia and Russia, Valo Gallery, Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland 13.3.-13.4.2014

2013  Possible Worlds – Young people’s photographs of their living environments, Kaplica Gallery, The Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland 18.11.- 17.12. 2013

2012 Sincerely Mine Art Exhibition in Show Room, in co-operation with Nordic and Baltic art students, MA Asta Jonsdottir and Dr. Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä, Rovaniemi, Finland 27.5.-20.6.2012

2012 Cultural Sustainabilty & Photography Workshop, Iceland Academy of the Arts & University of Lapland, Iceland & Finland 1.3.–31.5. 2012

2010 Traces / Places Photography Exhibition, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland 15.1.–29.2.2010

2010  Photography & Memory work workshop in Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland 15.–29.1.2010

2008 “Me” – Self-Portrait Photography Work-shop & Publication, University of Lapland and Kemi-Tornio Polytechnic, Finland

2000 Amphibia Arctica – Exhibition design in Arctic Centre, Finland

2000 Nais-iki-ihanne – CD-ROM, Media Art Project, Finland

MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS 

Most important positions of in scientific associations  

2018 Member of scientific committee and jury, AVANCA International Film Festival (invited), 25.-29-7.2018, Avanca, Portugal

2018 Member of the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Society of Advocacy (invited)

2017 Chair in Kalevala Society’s seminar “Values and ways of seeing”, 27.10.2017, Rovaniemi, Finland

2017 Member of the Kalevala Society (invited)

2015 Chair & member of the organising committee EFRC – European Feminist Research Conference, 3. – 6.2015, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

2015-Present Member of the editorial board, RUUKKU – Studies in Artistic Research

2011-Present Member of the editorial board, International Journal of Cinema

2009-2011 Member of the editorial board, Finnish Journal of Women Studies

2005-2012 Member of the editorial board, Finnish Journal of Youth Studies

2012-Present Member of the Association for cultural studies

2010-Present Member of the International Society for Education through Art

2010-Present Member of the Finnish Society for Women Studies

2003-2006 Member of the expertise, The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (Finland), The Committee of Equality, Department of Research and Development

Referees

2018 Referee in Design for Complexities (book published by Taylor & Francis)

2017 Referee in Lähikuva (Scientific Journal focusing on Audiovisual Culture)

2016 Referee in SKS, Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura (Finnish Literature Society)

2015 Referee in SKS, Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura (Finnish Literature Society)

2014 Referee in International Journal of Cinema

2014 Referee in Integrating Media Production (edited by Hannu Vanhanen, Riitta Brusila and Ann-Kristin Juntti-Henriksson)

2013 Referee in RUUKKU – Studies in Artistic Research

2012 Referee in International Journal of Cinema

2011 Referee in Naistutkimus/Kvinnoforskning

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND AWARDS

2017–2021 Four years Research funding by the Academy of Finland, Consortium of Aalto University and University of Lapland, Floating Peripheries – Mediating the Sense of Place, ULAP sub-project

2014 Reward for high-level international academic publications, University of Lapland

2012 Grant for post-doctoral research “Young peoples’ living environments and photography art”, 12 months, Finnish Cultural Foundation

2012 Reward for high-level international art production, University of Lapland

2012 Reward for high-level international academic publications, University of Lapland

2011 Grant for the project” Cultural Sustainability & Photography Workshop”, Nordplus & CIRRUS Media & Design Education network

2011 Article of the year, Journal of Women Studies: “Repetitive acts and radical intimacy – Self-portrait photography art and the possibilities of resistance”

2000 Grant for doctoral research “Female representations and multimedia art”, 12 months, Finnish Cultural Foundation

SUPERVISING (Doctoral Thesis)

2018  Leena Holmström, M.A.; Jenni Koski, M.A.; Johanna Vanhala-Villen, M.A. (co-supervising with Prof. Eija Timonen)

2016 Kristiina Koskinen, M.Sc. (Agric., Granted by Kone foundation 2018 –2021); Kati Leinonen, MA (co-supervising with Prof. Eija Timonen)

2016 Dr. Jonna Tolonen, (co-supervising with Prof. Eija Timonen), graduated 2016