Me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science HELSUS.

My research focuses on sustainable consumption and the ways our everyday practices are shaped by established services, technologies and infrastructures, by shared norms and conventions, as well as by institutional and political rules. I am also interested in themes such as eco-social wellbeing, sufficiency, equality and fair sustainability transitions.

At the moment I’m working in EE-TRANS project (Eating and Energy Use Reconfigured) that brings together socio-technical transition and practice theories and connects them in a novel way with the analysis of institutional disruptions. We analyse and compare two transitions-in-the-making: the reduction of meat consumption for a more sustainable food system and the development of novel technologies for a fossil-free energy system. EE-TRANS analyses the emerging transitions in these two systems, and pursues a strong empirical programme in taking the dialogue between socio-technical transition and practice theories further. EE-TRANS is funded by the Academy of Finland for four years (2018-2022).

I am coordinating the Nordic Network for Sustainable Consumption (Nonesco). Together with colleagues from Sweden and Denmark, we are hosting a series of workshops on Sustainable consumption, everyday life and social change for early-career researchers in the Nordic region (in 2020-2021). I am a board member of ESA research network for Sociology of Consumption. I am also a member of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) network and European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation (ENGAGER 2017-2021) research network.

I write about sustainable everyday life (and other things, mostly in Finnish) in my blog. See also more about my research.

Olen tutkijatohtori Helsingin yliopistolla, tutkimusteemoina kestävä kuluttaminen, kokeilut, ruoka ja energiankäyttö. Myös kaikenlaiset muut teemat kestävästä ekososiaalisesta hyvinvoinnista ja kohtuudesta ilmastopolitiikkaan kiinnostavat.

Kirjoituksia suomeksi, lisätietoja tutkimuksesta englanniksi.