Project Researcher, “Planning for Integration: Landscapes of Power in Borderland Governance [InBorder]” (2021-25).
As a member of the three-person InBorder research team, Storm(-Närväinen) is interested in dissecting practices of border- and borderlander governance in democratic, semi-democratic, and authoritarian regimes. The InBorder research team, made up of P.I. Prof. Christofer Berglund (Malmö University, Sweden), Prof. Ketevan Bolkvadze (Lund University, Sweden), and Storm-Närväinen (UEF, KTL), and is charged with investigating official and unofficial practices of borderland governance across three paradigmatic cases--among Russians in Estonia's Ida-Viru region, Armenians in Georgia's Javakheti region, and among Talysh in Azerbaijan's Lenkaran region. Storm-Närväinen is primarily occupied with the Georgian and Azerbaijani aspects of the study, although she is involved in aspects of the desk research phase of the Estonian case as well.
Storm(-Närväinen)'s prior research focused upon the politics of memory and identity among members of ethnic/national minority groups in Georgia, namely among the Georgian Azeri-Turks of the Kvemo Kartli border region. Her geographic area of expertise is the South Caucasus and its constituent states (Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan), although her research interests have led her to undertake inquiries touching upon peoples and states in Russia and Central Asia as well. Storm-Närväinen is a native speaker of English and possesses varying levels of proficiency in the Azerbaijani, Finnish, Georgian, Kazakh, and Russian languages as well.
Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Karelian Institute
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Research groups and research projects
Storm, Karli-Jo T.. 2020. The 'ultimate toponym' and national imaginaries in Georgia and Azerbaijan: Constraining Imaginaries of Borchali among Georgian Azeri-Turks Journal of Geography, Politics and Society 10 3: 16-28. 2020
Storm, Karli-Jo T.. 2020. Whither the Veten? The Framing of Homeland in Official Discourse vis-à-vis Georgia's Azeri Population Ideology and politics journal 16 2: 130 - 166. 2020
Storm, Karli-Jo (ed.) . 2019. The dynamics of identity negotiation in a border region : the case of the Georgian Azeri-Turks of Kvemo Kartli. Itä-Suomen yliopisto. Publications of the university of eastern finland. dissertations in social sciences and business studies 209. 2019
Storm, Karli-Jo T. 2019. "Who and where are we?" : Landscapes as mediums of identity negotiation for Georgia's Azeri-Turks Demokratizatsiya: the journal of post-soviet democratization 27 4: 443-478. 2019
Storm, Karli-Jo T. 2019. A People In-Between: Examining Indicators of Collective Identity among Georgian Azeri-Turks Ethnopolitics [Epub ahead of print 13 May 2019]: -. 2019
Storm, Karli. 2019. Flexible Memory Narratives in the Physical Landscape: A Case Study of Tbilisi, Georgia Demokratizatsiya: the journal of post-soviet democratization 27 2: 131-161. 2019
Storm, Karli-Jo T. 2018. Unpacking the Georgian Nation: Examining the Symbolic Boundaries of Group Membership through National Iconography Identity 18 3: 195-217. 2018
Storm Karli. 2017. (B)ordering Georgia's Azeris: An Examination of Borders and Identity in Kvemo Kartli. In: Mammadli Aliaga, Braux Adeline, Mahmudlu Ceyhun (ed.) "Azerbaijani" and Beyond : Perspectives on the Construction of National Identity. Verlag dr. köster. s. 181-218. 2017
Storm Karli. 2016. Language, Law and Nation-Building in Georgia. In: Rico Isaacs, Abel Polese (ed.) Nation-building and Identity in the Post-Soviet Space: New Tools and Approaches. Taylor & francis. s. 118-137. 2016
Storm Karli-Jo. 2015. Red Nations: The Nationalities Experience in and after the USSR. Journal of Borderlands Studies 30 2: 285-86. 2015