The researchers, journalists and artists in the FLOWISION consortium contribute to the three realms of expertise: energy sector, civil society and media and journalism. The researchers are located at the Aleksanteri Institute of Russian and Eastern European Studies in the University of Helsinki and Centre of Science and Technology Studies in European University of St. Petersburg.
Dr. Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen is a Professor in Russian Environmental Studies at the Aleksanteri Institute and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, University of Helsinki. He also leads The Research Group on the Russian Environment. In the project he focuses on political/societal power and culture concerning energy in Russia.
Position: Leader of WP2
Phone: +358503297066, +3582941236405
Dr. Margarita Zavadskaya is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute. Her research focuses on political behaviour and civil society in authoritarian regimes. In the research project she contributes to the work on environmental activism.
Position: Leader of WP3
Dr. Olga Dovbysh is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute. Her research is at the intersection of media studies, economic sociology and political economy in Russia. In the project she contributes to the research of WP3 on mediatized knowledge.
Position: Researcher, WP2
Dr. Olga Bychkova is Associate Professor of Sociology and the head of the Center for Science and Technology Studies at European University at St. Petersburg. Her research interests include science and technology studies (STS), social studies of climate, comparative public policy and political economy. She contributes to the work of WP2.
Lena Gorbacheva is a Doctoral researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute. She studies in her doctoral dissertation environmental protests in Russia. Elena also works as a project planner for DigiREES and ElMaRB projects at the Aleksanteri Institute. In the project she focuses on waste protests in Northwest Russia.
Dr. Mika Perkiömäki is a Postdoctoral researcher at Aleksanteri Institute. He has worked on ecocritical research of environmental Russian prose of the Soviet period, and media representations of the Arctic. In the project, he contributes to the research of WP3 on practices of mediatized knowledge production and distribution on fossil and renewable energy.
Sohvi Kangasluoma is a doctoral researcher working at Aleksanteri Institute. Her dissertation focuses on the production of oil and gas in northern Norway and Russia and its entanglements with gender, emotions and human security.
Position: Researcher, WP2
Dmitrii Zhikharevich is an economic sociologist and a research fellow at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies, European University at St Petersburg. His research interests include social theory, economic sociology, STS, history and sociology of economic expertise, and the history of capitalism. He contributes to the WP2.
Sakari Höysniemi is a Doctoral researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science. His dissertation focuses on the interplay of security and sustainability transitions in the Finnish energy sector. In the project he focuses on political strategies of Finnish renewable and fossil fuel companies as well as civil society. He is also in charge of project communications.
Dr. Hanna Lempinen is a visiting researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute. Her research focuses on social and cultural aspects of Arctic energy developments and just energy transitions in the north. Her research will contribute to the WP1.
Artists and journalists
Johannes Roviomaa is journalist specialising in climate change, equality and peace. He pursues a Masters degree in Journalism and Communications at the University of Tampere and has also studied at ExpREES programme in Aleksanteri Institute.
Touko Hujanen is a photojournalist who concentrates on long term reportage projects. His work has been published in over 30 countries, and he was nominated as the photojournalist of the year in Finland in 2011, 2018 and 2019.
Position: Film director
Niko Väistö is studying MA in documentary film director in Aalto University. He is working in the field with the background of sociology and wilderness guide. He is fascinated by peripheries, contemporary film and absurd things in everyday life.