Postdoctoral researcher, University of Turku, Finland
Karoliina Lummaa is a postdoctoral researcher specialized in literature studies and environmental humanities. Currently, she is working in the research project “Messy Worlds” (PI professor Lea Rojola, University of Turku) with her focus on the cultural meanings of waste in contemporary Finnish literature and culture. She is also working for the multidisciplinary environmental research unit BIOS, where she is developing tools for analyzing the cultural aspects of environmental problems and resource scarcity. Lummaa’s publications include research articles and co-edited anthologies devoted to the Anthropocene, multidisciplinary environmental research, literature studies and posthumanism. She is the author of monographs Poliittinen siivekäs (2010) and Kui trittitii! Finnish Avian Poetics (2017).