Tanja Riekkinen

Tanja Riekkinen is a Doctoral Researcher in History at the University of Oulu. Her research interests include the histories of energy, energy technologies, energy transitions and the histories of natural resources. Her ongoing doctoral research Imagining the Energy Transition to Oil in Finland from the Late 1940s to the Early 1970s combines approaches from history and energy humanities.

Riekkinen holds a Master's degree in History from the University of Oulu (2016). As an undergraduate, her minors included geography, environmental humanities and Japanese studies.


Research interests

  • Energy history
  • Environmental history
  • History of technology
  • Petrocultures

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