Seija Ulkuniemi
University lecturer
Art Education

M.Ed. (University of Oulu, 1985)
M.A. (University of Lapland, 1994)
Doctor of Arts (Art and Design) (University of Lapland, 2005)
Photographer (Lappia, Kemi-Tornio, 2011)

+ 358 (0)40 484 4143
Faculty of Education / Class Teacher Education
P.O. Box 122, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
Yliopistonkatu 8, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland 



Current research interests

• Art pedagogy in class and art teacher education
• Photography in pedagogy
• Identity work & memory work
• Multiple roles of art educator

Key publications

2010. How about a Visual Lecture? Viewer´s Interpretations of a Visual-Pedagogical Installation Challenging Family Photography. Revista Pulso 33. EU Cardenal Cisneros, Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, pp. 61-86.

2010. VISUAL LISTENING – from telling one’s own photo-based story to visual interpretation of another’s story, Imaginar 52. Revista da Associação de Professores de Expressão e Comunicação Visual, pp. 40–58.

2009. BREAKING THE FRAMES – snapshooting the genre of family photography and ways of using it. European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, Vol. 11 Issue 4, pp. 385–396.

2008. Empowerment through Playing: Playing with Roles, Photos, Texts, Memories, Cards, and Co-players. Visual Culture and Gender, Vol. 3, pp. 68–77.

2007. There is something good in everything – an adaptation of Efland’s eclectic approach. Suomen InSEA:n jäsentiedote 2–3, pp. 68–72.

2007. Exposed lives: dialogues between viewers and installations about family photography. International Journal of Education through Art 3(1), pp. 43–55.

2005. VALOTETUT ELÄMÄT Perhevalokuvan lajityyppiä pohtivat tilateokset dialogissa katsojien kanssa. [Exposed lives: dialogues between viewers and installations about family photography.] Acta Universitatis Lapponiensis 80. Rovaniemi: Lapin yliopisto. [Doctoral dissertation]