I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Karelian Institute at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). At the Institute, my works are broadly aimed toward the university strategic program that focuses specifically on the profiling area of “cultural encounters, mobilities and borders.” Thus, I work independently and in close collaboration with colleagues on and around the issues of borders and (im)mobilities.
Broadly, I am interested in exploring the way man-made ideas of borders and bounded spaces affect human mobility and vice versa. As such, I specialize in the study of state, territory, borders, sovereignty, (non)citizenship, and migration. At the same time, I often remain critical regarding “importing” ready-made ideas from the Global North to the Global South in terms of both theory and methods. My scholarship thus sits at the intersection of political geography, critical geopolitics, decolonial praxis, and qualitative research methods. Before taking up my current position at the Karelian Institute, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Geography at the University of Oulu, Finland. I explored the way regional changes and transformation processes take place in Arctic Finland and its adjacent regions due to state and supra-state organizations.
I regularly publish and present my research on specialized, interdisciplinary, and popular platforms. To know more, please visit my personal website.
Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Karelian Institute
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- Panelist in the Social Sciences, Publication Forum (JUFO), Federation of Finnish Learned Society, 2022-25.
- Member. Alec Murphy Dissertation Enhancement Award Committee, Political Geography Specialty Group of AAG, 2021- present