Arctic Five Chair in Feminist STS*

Mervi Heikkinen

Portrait of Mervi Heikkinen, Arctic Five Chair in Feminist Science and Technology Studies (STS).
Mervi Heikkinen

Mervi Heikkinen is a Docent and University Researcher at the University of Oulu.

Now is a perfect time for sharing, for mutual learning and for creating beneficial synergies from our specific Arctic situatedness for a more collective feminist epistemic contribution

* STS stands for Science and Technology Studies or Studies on Technology and Society

Feminisms, Epistemes and Techno-Sciences – Contributing for more-than Human in the Arctic 

Mervi Heikkinen’s project as Arctic Five Chair is centered around the main topic of gender and intersectional analysis in the Arctic knowledge production. The project seeks to answer the research question of how intersectional gender equality is intertwined in Arctic knowledge production processes and research results – Arctic knowledges.

Further information on the projects are available below:
FETCH Arctic:

Project plan

M 1-3
Arctic Gender Studies Courses mappingOverview on the gender studies courses and locating possibilities for joint courses
M 4-12
FETCH Arctic studies – Bibliometric & Citizen Science– data mining on Arctic research publications with the bibliometric expert team.
– study on citizen science practices with the citizen science-team.
– reporting activities with the collaborative research team.
M 6
Workshop: Equal FuturesNOS-HS Exploratory workshop 1: Equal Futures – led by the UiT team.
M 11
Workshop: Gender regimesNOS-HS Exploratory workshop 2: Gender regimes – led by UOulu and ULapland team.
M 15
Workshop: Equal landscapesNOS-HS Exploratory workshop 3: Equal landscapes – led by UmU and LTU team.
M 13-18
Arctic Gender Studies Course preparation and execution
M 8-24
Research grant application preparation and submissionJoint HEU application with the UArctic TN on Gender in knowledge production

Research Group

  • Hege Andreassen, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • Melina Duarte, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • Lena Abrahamsson, Luleå University of Technology
  • Britt-Inger Keisu, Umeå University
  • Päivi Naskali, University of Lapland
  • Kirsti Lempiäinen, University of Lapland
  • Mervi Heikkinen, University of Oulu
  • Antero Metso, University of Oulu
  • Anna Rönkä, University of Oulu
  • Anu Soikkeli, University of Oulu
  • Jenni Hakovirta, University of Oulu


Project keywords

Academia, Arctic, Big-data, Citizen science, Epistemic contribution, Ethics, Gender Equality, Intersectionality, Indigenous, Knowledge production, more-than-human, Sex and Gender, Sustainability, STGs

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