University of Eastern Finland, Finland
DSocSci (social geography) Tuija Mononen (born 1968) has focused in her previous research on rural issues, impacts of mining in rural areas, geography of food, nature-society –relationship and actor network approach. Mononen is a chair person of Finnish association of rural researchers and developers. She is familiar with rural research networks and studies as well as national and global level.
Mononen is working as a special researcher at a department of historical and geographical studies, Univ. of Joensuu. At the moment she is working in two projects concentrating mining and rural issues. In Argumenta project “Responsible mining” she works as a scientific coordinator. In research project “Preconditions and tools for social license to mine” she is concentrating on the roles and responsibilities of mining companies and rural municipalities in local development.