Study Circles and Coordinators

Activities in NSU revolve around thematic Study Circles that run during a three-year cycle. Each circle has two coordinators who are appointed by participants and are responsible for organising the symposia.The Study Circles generate the academic content of NSU.

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Present Coordinators 2021:

Circle 1: Urban Studies: Between Creativity and Power

Laine Kristberga
Circle 1 coordinator

Latvia.

Anete Ušča
Circle 1 coordinator

Latvia.

Circle 2: Cybioses: Shaping Human-Technology Futures

Palle Dahlstedt
Circle 2 coordinator

Sweden.

Maru Mushtrieva
Circle 2 coordinator

Germany.

Circle 3: Hospitality and Solidarity: Feminist Philosophy in Thought, History and Action

Laura Hellsten
Circle 3 coordinator, NSU Board member 2020-

Finland

Nicole des Bouvrie
Circle 3 coordinator, NSU Board member 2019-

the Netherlands

Circle 4: Narrative and Violence

Marta Laura Cenedese
Coordinator Study Circle 4

Finland.

Helena Duffy
Coordinator Study Circle 4

Finland.

Circle 5: Racialization, Whiteness and Politics of Othering in Contemporary Europe

Anna Wojtyńska
Coordinator Study Circle 5

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Iceland.

Irma Budginaitė-Mačkinė
Coordinator Study Circle 5

PhD, Lecturer at Vilnius University, Lithuania.

Linda Lapiņa
Coordinator Study Circle 5

cand. psych., PhD, Assistant Professor of Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University, Denmark

Circle 6: Nordic Environmental Ethics

Mikko M. Puumala
Coordinator Study Circle 6

Finland.

Teea Kortetmäki
Coordinator Study Circle 6

Finland.

Circle 7: Artistic Research | Performing Heterotopia

Elina Saloranta
Coordinator Study Circle 7

Finland.

Alia Zapparova
Coordinator Study Circle 7

Russia / UK / Germany.

Circle 8: Futures of Education, Cultural Diversity, Imaginations and Collective Transformations in Time of the Anthropocene

Jasna Koteska
Coordinator Study Circle 8

Ph.D., Full Professor in Humanities University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia.

Oddbjørn Jensen
Coordinator Study Circle 8

High School Teacher, Hammerfest Videregående Skole, Norway.

Kristian Guttesen
Coordinator Study Circle 8

Teacher, Reykjavik School of Education, Iceland,
and PhD Student, University of Birmingham, UK.

Circle 9: Comics and Society: Research, Art, and Cultural Politics

Laura Antola
Coordinator Study Circle 9

Finland.

Anna Vuorinne
Coordinator Study Circle 9

Finland.