Marika Kettunen

FM, MSc.

Doctoral researcher
Regional development and policy

Biography

I am a doctoral student at the Geography Research Unit. My doctoral research focuses on spatial dynamics of education and youth in the context of regional transformation and spatial justice in Northern Finland.

My current research interests include also tourism, its relation to regional and urban development, especially local participation through community-based approaches. 

MSc in tourism geography (University of Oulu)
MSc in tourism and regional planning (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany)

 

Research interests

  • human geography
  • political geography
  • education in the age of knowledge-based society
  • spatial justice
  • regional development and regional policy
  • tourism and regional development
  • youth studies
  • rural studies

Research Funding

  • Finnish Cultural Foundation, North Karelia Regional Fund 08/2018 - 07/2019
  • Kyösti Haataja Foundation 08/2019 - 05/2020

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Professional and community activities

  • Secretary of the Society for Regional and Environmental Studies (AYS) 2019
  • Member of the Society for Regional and Environmental Studies (AYS) directorate 2018-2019

Research groups

  • Regional Development and Regional Policy
  • Geography Research Unit