Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen

Postdoctoral researcher (1.8.2015 -31.12.2019)
Gender Studies, Faculty of Education
Ph.D (Gender Studies), M.Soc.Sc (International Relations)

Postdoctoral researcher in the research project
Indigeneity in Waiting: Elusive Rights and the Power of Hope       
(1.1.2016-31.8.2020)       

Contact
heidi.sinevaara-niskanen[at]ulapland.fi
+358(0)40 4844132

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Photo: Tatu Kantomaa 

Research interests 

* politics of development
* power and knowledge
* biopolitics
* diversity and intersectionalities (gender and indigeneity)
* Arctic politics
* social dimension of sustainable development


Key publications

Peer reviewed articles

Lindroth, Marjo and Sinevaara-Niskanen, Heidi (2016) The biopolitics of resilient indigeneity and the radical gamble of resistance. Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses 4(2):130-145.

Sinevaara-Niskanen, Heidi (2015) Vocabularies for human development: Arctic politics and the power of knowledge. Polar Record 51(2):191-200.

Lindroth, Marjo and Sinevaara-Niskanen, Heidi (2014) Adapt or Die? The Biopolitics of Indigeneity – From the Civilising Mission to the Need for Adaptation. Global Society 28(2):180-194.

Lindroth, Marjo and Sinevaara-Niskanen, Heidi (2013) At the crossroads of autonomy and essentialism: Indigenous peoples in international environmental politics. International Political Sociology 7(3): 275-293.

Sinevaara-Niskanen, Heidi (2012) Gender, Economy and Development in the North. In Monica Tennberg (ed.) Politics of Development in the Barents Region, pp. 362-377. Rovaniemi: Lapland University Press.

Sinevaara-Niskanen, Heidi and Tennberg, Monica (2012) Responsibilisation for Adaptation. In Monica Tennberg (ed.), Governing the Uncertain: Adaptation and climate in Russia and Finland, pp. 125-136. London: Springer.

Sinevaara-Niskanen, Heidi (2007) Pohjoisen poliittisissa yhteisöissä. Arktinen neuvosto ja alkuperäiskansojen naisten toiminnan tilat. Teoksessa Mervi Autti, Seija Keskitalo-Foley, Päivi Naskali & Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen (toim.) Kuulumisia. Feministisiä tulkintoja naisten toimijuuksista, s. 102-128. Rovaniemi: Lapin Yliopistokustannus.

Doctoral thesis

Sinevaara-Niskanen, Heidi (2015) Setting the Stage for Arctic Development: Politics of Knowledge and the Power of Presence. Acta Universitatis Lapponiensis 304. Rovaniemi: Lapland University Press. ISBN 978-952-484-831-2. ISSN 0788-7604.

Other scientific publications


Lindroth, Marjo & Sinevaara-Niskanen, Heidi (2016) Indigenizing Resilience. (Guest editorial, special section) Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses 4(2):95-97.

Sinevaara-Niskanen, Heidi (2015) Lektio. Arktisen kehityksen näyttämöllä: Tiedon politiikka ja läsnäolon valta. Kosmopolis 45(3):72-75.

Sinevaara-Niskanen, Heidi (2010) Osattomasta osalliseksi – näkökulmia pohjoismaiseen kolonialismiin. Naistutkimus 23(3): 64-66

Sinevaara-Niskanen, Heidi (2010) Crossings of Indigenousness, Feminism, and Gender. NORA- Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research 18(3): 217-221.

Sinevaara-Niskanen, Heidi (2007) International Cooperation and Arctic Governance: Regime Effectiveness and Northern Region Building (eds. Olav Schram Stokke & Geir Hønneland).Cooperation and Conflict 42(3): 371-372.