Senior lecturer José-Carlos García-Rosell
José-Carlos García-Rosell is a senior lecturer at the Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), University of Lapland. He is the research leader of the projects “Animals and Responsible Tourism” and “Animal Welfare in Tourism Services”. His research interests are in corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability, management education, action research and ethnography.
Senior researcher Leena Heinämäki
The main interests of Leena Heinämäki lie in indigenous peoples’ rights,
including Sámi people’s rights in Finland, and in international human
rights and environmental law as it applies to indigenous peoples.
Heinämäki has a special interest in the Arctic legal co-operation, and
she acts as a vice-leader of the University of the Arctic Thematic
Network on Arctic Law.
Associate professor Thora Herrmann
Research professor Kamrul Hossain
Kamrul Hossain is the director of the Northern Institute for
Environmental and Minority Law. The main focus of his research currently
lies in international environmental law that applies to the Arctic as
well as in human rights law, in particular, concerning the rights of the
indigenous peoples, again with a focus on the Arctic. Over the years
Kamrul has extensively published in all areas of Arctic governance
highlighting legal, institutional and policy perspectives.
Professor Timo Jokela
Timo Jokela is the dean of the Faculty of Art and Design at University of Lapland and the director of the Institution for Northern Culture of Lapland University Consortium. Since 1994 he has worked as a professor of Art Education at the University of Lapland. During the years 2006-2011 he worked also as a visiting professor of art education and environmental art at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.
His theoretical academic studies focus on phenomenological relationship between art and nature, environmental art, community art and art education. He is also responsible for several international cooperative and regional development projects in the field of visual applied art, design and art education. Jokela has published several articles and books.
Jokela works actively as an environmental artist, often using natural materials, wood, snow, ice, or the local cultural heritage as a starting point for his works. He has realized several exhibitions and environmental art projects and community projects in Finland and abroad.