Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DATA

Born in 1975, Oulu, Finland


LANGUAGE SKILLS

Finnish (mother tongue)
English (fluent in speaking, reading and writing)
Swedish (good in speaking, reading and writing)
German (adequate)


DEGREES & ACADEMIC EDUCATION

2014 Title of Docent, Visual Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

2008 Doctor of Arts, University of Lapland, Finland

2012 Teacher’s Diploma, University of Lapland, Finland (60 cr.)

2000 Master of Arts, University of Lapland, Finland Degree includes courses in: European Master in Multimedia and Audiovisual Business Administration, Athens, Greece (3 months) and Gender studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland (1998-1999)


PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

2010–present Senior Lecturer, Visual Communication Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland, Finland

2012-2013 Post-doctoral Researcher Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland, Finland (Living and working in Warsaw, Poland)

2008–2009 Senior Researcher Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland, Finland

2001–2008 Researcher Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland, Finland

1999 Research Assistant Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland, Finland (3 months)


TEACHING EXPERIENCE & INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS (Selected)

2015 Erasmus+ teacher exchange, Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey (in co-operation with M.A Mirja Lönegren, M.A. Leena Raappana-Luirio & 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 “Childhood memories” – Workshop for illustrating, University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, Hungary (in co-operation with MA Leena Raappana-Luiro)

Cultural sustainability & Photography workshop, Iceland & Finland (in co-operation with Dr. Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä and M.A. Asta Jonsdóttir)

Research seminar, University of Aveiro, Department of Arts and Communication, Portugal: (in cooperation with prof. António Valente, M.A. Leena Raappana-Luiro and Dr. Rui Raposo)

2011 “Place” – Memory-Work & Photography Work-Shop, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland: (in co-operation with Dr. Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä and M.A. Asta Jonsdóttir)

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

Courses 2001–2014 Media Culture (8-10 cr.); Academic Writing (2 cr.); Visual Methodologies (2 cr.); Visual Studies (3 cr.); Media Analysis (8 cr.); Popular Culture & Gender (3 cr.); Master thesis seminar (10 cr.); Post-Graduate Seminar (6 cr.); (Qualitative analysis 5 cr.) University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design & Faculty of Social Sciences, Finland; Kemi-Tornio Polytechnic, Finland

Student Services 2010-2014 Student Supervision & Teacher Tutor in European Master in Arts, Culture, and International Management, University of Lapland, Finland

2001-2010 Student Supervision in Audio Visual Media Culture, Faculty of Art and Design, Finland

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Conferences and full papers (Selected)

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)

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)

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)

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

Art in Translation, International conference on language and the arts. University of Iceland & Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland 27.–29.2010. Title of the paper: Place, gender, agency and children’s culture (in cooperation with prof. Eija Timonen)

Research seminar, University of Lapland, Faculty of art and Design, Finland 12.3.2010 Title of the paper: Photography practices in family portraits (Organisers & commentators prof. Theo van Leeuwen, prof. Riitta Brusila and prof. Suvi Ronkainen)


Invited presentations (Selected)

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

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 Affairs and Health Affairs, Kirkkovene ja kyklooppi – Discussing about the representations of men and women beside the art. Title of the presentation: Bettina Rheims’ Retrospective – Modern Lovers and the representations of androgynies


Interviews and consultation in the press and media

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

“Valossa esillä nuorten kuvia Euroopasta” Uusi Rovaniemi 15.3.2014 Article related on Such an Early Spring gallery exhibition http://www.uusirovaniemi.fi/miesie/1194884545855/artikkeli/valossa+esilla+ nuorten+kuvia+euroopasta.html

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

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

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

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


Visual productions (selected)

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 Gallery Exhibition in Show Room, Rovaniemi, Finland 27.5.-20.6.2012 (coordinated in cooperation with Nordic and Baltic artists and art students, M.A. Asta Jonsdóttir, Dr. Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä and B.A. Emilia Haukka)

2010 Traces / Places Photography Exhibition, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík (in co-operation with Dr. Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä, M.A. Asta Jonsdóttit and artists at the Iceland Academy of the Arts)

2000 Amphibia Arctica – Exhibition in Arktikum Science Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland 1.1.2000-1.6.2002 (Designing textbooks for the exhibition) Nais-iki-ihanne – CD-ROM, Media Art Project (in cooperation with M.A. Riikka Tervaoja)


ACTIVITIES IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


Most important positions of trust in scientific associations

2015 Chair & member of the organising committee EFRC – European Feminist Research Conference, 3.-6.6.2015, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
2015-Present Member of the editorial board, RUUKKU – Studies in Artistic Research
2015 Referee in SKS, Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura (Finnish Literature Society)
2011-Present Member of the editorial board, International Journal of Cinema
2009-2011 Member of the editorial board, Naistutkimus/Kvinnoforskning
2005-2012 Member of the editorial board, Nuorisotutkimus
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, Finnish Journal of art based research Referee in International Journal of Cinema
2011 Referee in Naistutkimus/Kvinnoforskning
2003-2006 Member of the expertise The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (Finland), The Committee of Gender Equality, Research and Development


Memberships (Selected)

2012-2013 Member of the Association for Cultural Studies
2010-2013 Member of the The Association for Women’s Studies in Finland


PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND AWARDS (Selected)

2014 Reward in high-quality publications, University of Lapland, Finland
2013 Reward in high-quality international art production, University of Lapland, Finland
2012 Reward in high-quality publications, University of Lapland, Finland
2012 Grant for post-doctoral research “Young peoples’ living environments and photography art”, 12 months, Finnish Cultural Foundation
2011 Article of the year, Naistutkimus/Kvinnoforskning, Journal of Women Studies: “Repetitive acts and radical intimacy – Self-portrait photography art and the possibilities of resistance”. The choice was made by the Emerita Professor Ulla Vuorela, University of Tampere, Finland http://www.nt-suns.org/index.php?pid=67
2011 Grant for the project ”Cultural Sustainability & Photography Workshop”, Nordplus & CIRRUS Media & Design Education network
2000 Grant for post-graduate studies, 12 months, Finnish Cultural Foundation


SUPERVISING (Doctoral Thesis)

Jonna Tolonen, M.A., M.Ed. (Co-supervising with Professor Eija Timonen)
Kristiina Koskinen, M.Sc. (Agric.) (Co-supervising with Professor Eija Timonen)