Iiris Kestilä

Iiris Kestilä


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Iiris Kestilä is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law. Her research interests include legal theory and legal philosophy but also more practical issues such as research ethics. Her PhD work concentrates on the encounter between law and knowledge-based power in the problem of sexuality, especially from the perspective of LGBT minorities. She also works in the project ‘Digital Access to Sámi Heritage Archives’ where she develops ethical guidelines for the use of Sámi archive materials. Previously she has been working with emerging technologies and intellectual property law. Together with Samuli Hurri she has edited a special issue ‘The Politics of Knowledge’ in No Foundations – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice (2019) based on the Problematizations seminar series.    

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  • Law


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