Karoliina Lummaa

Membership:  2017

Member Bio

Karoliina Lummaa is a researcher of literature and environmental humanities. She completed her doctoral thesis on Finnish environmental poetry at the University of Turku in December 2010. From 2012 to 2015, she worked on a post-doctoral research project, “Avian Poetics,” funded by the Academy of Finland. In 2016, together with colleagues working in the fields of arts and social and natural sciences, she cofounded the multidisciplinary environmental research unit BIOS. Currently, she is working on a research project, “Messy Worlds” (Department of Finnish Literature, University of Turku), funded by the Kone Foundation. Lummaa is a docent in ecocriticism and has coedited Finnish anthologies devoted to multidisciplinary environmental research (2012), poetry criticism (2007; 2012), and posthumanism (2014).


  • Kui trittitii! Finnish Avian Poetics. Helsinki: Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, 2017.
  • “An Avian–Human Art? Affective and Effective Relations between Birdsong and Poetry.” In Affect, Space, and Animals, edited by J. Nyman and N. Schuurman, 163–78. London & New York: Routledge, 2016.