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Projects                                                                  Picture by Aiju Salminen

Being able to work with local, national and international scholars is a privilege. Over the past fifteen years, I’ve been part of preparing a number of national and international proposals for research and development projects. I’ve worked in many projects in many roles, from a consultant and collaboration partner to posts as a researcher, as principal investigator, and in project management.


Personal grants:


Gender-based violence in pre-teen relationship cultures: How history, place, affect and arts interventions matter. Post as Academy research fellow, the Academy of Finland 2016-2021. €500 000.


Gender Equity, Conflict and Power among Young Children. Post-doctoral research, Academy of Finland 2012–2016. €280 300.

Project leadership:


Funding for Key Project from the Academy of Finland €300 000, pending

ALLiES- developing teachers’ and parents’ alliance for early violence prevention in pre-school, EC Daphne III 2010–2012. €723 000.

As a researcher:


From Violence to Caring. Academy of Finland 2007–2010. €280,000

Gendered Violence in Schools and Teacher Education in the Barents Region . A research network, NorFA 2001–2004. NOK 1 700 000.

Gendered Power Relations and Violence in Schools and Teacher Education. The Academy of Finland, 2001–2003. €104 600


You can view and download a short presentation of each project here.


As a research partner:

Structural racism and its impact on Indigenous Health – a comparative study of Canada, Finland and Norway, Centre for Arctic Medicine, Thule Institute. Led by research professor Arja Rautio.

BulStop – Developing multi-sensor measuring and smart algorithms to detect violence. University of Oulu, Department of Electrical Engineering led by Prof. Esko Alasaarela. This project focuses on the multi-sensor measuring of physical and bio-electric signals from pupils during violent events, and aims to develop smart algorithms to classify emotional changes and detect violence in and around school.

Belong and Values of Childhood, The Academy of Finland and Nordforsk 2012-2015. The University of Oulu, Faculty of Education. Led by prof. Eila Estola.

TASUKO, the Finnish Ministry of Education 2009–2011. A national research and development project promoting gender sensitivity in Finnish universities providing teacher training




PhEMaterialismAn international network of researchers, practitioners, educators, artists and activists engaging with feminist post-humanism and new materialism research methodologies in education.

Suomen Miestutkimuksen Seura [The Research Association for Studies of Men and Masculinities in Finland] (board member)

Sukupuolentutkimuksen seura [The Association for Gender Studies in Finland]

Finnish Parents’ League: (Consulting partner)

University of Oulu Gender Research Network. Engaging with feminist research methodologies.