Satu Kivelä

Postdoctoral Researcher

Faculty of Science

I am a human geographer working in the fields of political geography, regional development, regional policy and border studies. My current research in the project "Cross-border region resilience: Cross-border governmental, economic and cultural agencies in the North Calotte in a state of continuous change” (RE-NORTH) focuses on regional and cross-border cooperation and particularly the role of cooperation in responding to and coping with various changes and crisis situations in the northernmost border regions of Finland, Sweden and Norway. The key issues of the research are related to regional and societal strengths and vulnerabilities today and in the future, preparedness and adaptation to various challenges and in this regard, the significance of regional and cross-border cooperation and the roles and responsibilities of different actors.

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  • State spatial transformation, Border studies, Regional resilience, Geopolitics, Biopolitics

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Geography Research Unit
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