Please note that there might be minor changes to the programme.
Programme updated on 7 October 2021

Please find the abstracts here: Abstracts of the papers (pdf)

Thursday 14.10.2021

09:00-09:15 Welcome/Opening remarks

09:15-10:45 Session 1: Measuring Moral Debates

Discussant: Dr. Jeremy Land; Chair: Timo Häkli  

  • Markus Himanen – Measuring and explaining racial bias in policing
  • Anastasiia Volkova – Unveiling the past to pursue the objectivity in surveys: lessons learned from the Morally Debatable Behaviors Scale
  • Ilona Kousa – Symbols of Identity Politics in Consumer Climate Change Debates

11:00-12:10 Session 2: Institutions and Activism

Discussant: Dr. Rodrigo Dominguez; Chair: Ryan Ingerick 

  • Hanna Rask – Causality and responsibility for historical injustices: redressing assimilation policies on indigenous children in Canada
  • Sergio Fernández Bravo – Institutionalization of the Green Revolution in Mexico: From 1930’s agrarianism to 1960’s State-led industrialism

12:10-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:45 Session 3: Contemporary Ethnographic Interaction

Discussant: Dr. Mari Valdur; Chair: Maija Sequeira 

  • Arttu Siltala – Ethnographer In Interaction – Researching in the culture rather than on the culture
  • Jimena Bigá-Iltanen – Digital alternatives for an ethnographic study of multispecies cultural heritage in Brazil
  • Martta Kaskinen – Research ethics in colonial institutions: Are our standards radical enough?

14:50-16:40 Panel Discussion: How Not to Perish? Publishing in Contemporary Academia

Chair: Adjunct Professor Hanna Wass, University of Helsinki 

  • Jari Eloranta, Professor, University of Helsinki
  • Veikko Eranti, Professor, University of Helsinki
  • Jari Ojala, Professor, University of Jyväskylä

17:00-18:00 Keynote: How to Do and How Not to Do Quantitative Research, with a Medieval English Example

Chair: Professor Jari Eloranta, University of Helsinki 

  • Deirdre McCloskey, Professor of Economics, History, English, and
    Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago

18:00-18:30 End of day gathering

Friday 15.10.2021

09:15-09:30 Welcome/Opening remarks

09:30-11:00 Session 4: Managing Environmental Impacts

Discussant: Dr. Mira KäkönenChair: Sanna Erkamo 

  • Olli Tiikkainen – Towards impact governance? Evaluation of societal and environmental impact in impact investing and impact bonds
  • Anna Heikkinen – Water contamination and environmental suffering in the fragile Andean waterscapes
  • Carlos Lamuela Orta – Environmental social science after COVID: from institutionalized sustainability towards weak unsustainability politics

11:15-12:45 Session 5: Consumerism, Trade Unions, & Political Partnerships

Discussant: Dr. Alejandro Gomez del Moral; Chair: Valeria Peshko

  • Tuomas Soila – Institutional analysis of the structure of consumer society
  • Anna Korpikoski – A Fourth Sector Perspective on Finnish Trade Union Organizing: (Re-)activating the Grassroots, Countering Institutional Crisis?
  • Ilppo Soininvaara – The political geographies of strategic partnerships

12:45-13:45 Lunch

13:45-15:45 Panel discussion: Towards Responsible Research:
Research Ethics and Risks

Chair: Professor Eeva Luhtakallio, University of Helsinki

  • Aura Kivilaakso, Specialist, University of Helsinki
  • Erika Löfström, Professor, University of Helsinki
  • Taina Meriluoto, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki

16:00-17:00 Keynote: Back to the Basics: Aristotle’s Four Causes in Sociological Research

Chair: Professor Eeva Luhtakallio, University of Helsinki

  • Iddo Tavory, Associate Professor of Sociology, New York University

17:00-17:30 End of day gathering