Johanna Sitomaniemi-San


Post-doctoral research fellow
Curriculum studies; human geography


Johanna Sitomaniemi-San received her PhD in Education from the University of Oulu in 2015. She has since worked as a post-doctoral visiting scholar at the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and currently holds a position as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Geography Research Unit in Oulu.

Johanna's ongoing, funded research projects include:

  • "This doesn't concern me": Distance, relationality and responsibility amidst the Covid-19 pandemic (PI) (Academy of Finland)
  • Dividing the world through wonder: How we became curious (PI) (Academy of Finland, Finnish Foundations' Post Doc Pool, Emil Aaltonen Foundation)

Research interests

  • Genealogical modes of inquiry
  • Inter/postdisciplinary scholarship
  • Post/colonial studies
  • Post-qualitative research
  • Traveling theory, translation, and trans/national studies

Research fields

Curriculum history, curriculum studies, educational theory and philosophy, geographies of education, historical geographies of education, history of childhood, history of education, history of educational sciences, teacher education

Previously funded projects

  • Fabricating the teacher as researcher: A genealogy of academic teacher education in Finland (Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Finnish Doctoral Program in Education and Learning, University of Oulu Graduate School)

Research groups

  • LAPANEN Northern Research Group for History of Childhood and Education