E. Carina H. Keskitalo is Professor of Political Science with a focus on environmental policy (ten books and over 130 peer-reviewed scientific articles/book chapters)
E. Carina H. Keskitalo is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Geography, Umeå University, Sweden, and guest professor at the Unit for Landscape Studies at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå. She is the (co) editor or author of ten books and several special issues, as well as the (co) author of some 130 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters.
Her work has focused on the politics of the development of the Arctic as an international region, and on environmental policy and climate change adaptation in comparative context.
Keskitalo is an Academia Europaea member, and alumni member of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission as well as of the Global Young Academy. She is presently vice chair of the Swedish expert committee on adaptation to climate change. She received the Nils Klim Award in 2007, and has been a contributing author amongst other to the 2014 IPCC report and to the second Arctic Human Development Report. In 2022, Keskitalo was member of the panel assessing the performance of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Keskitalo was amongst other research coordinator for Sweden's first Arctic social sciences and humanities research programme, the Mistra Arctic Sustainable Development programme. She also coordinated the interdisciplinary PLURAL research programme on the changing forest owner role.