Ilmonen Kari, yliopistotutkija/Senior Researcher

Sosiaalitieteet, opetus ja tutkimus/Social sciences, teaching and research
Ilmonen Kari, yliopistotutkija/Senior Researcher
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+358 40 6526 534
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352A

Biography
I received my doctorate from the University of Joensuu in 1998. I have worked as a professor of Rural Studies at the Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius 2003–2013. After my professorship I worked as a senior researcher. I received the title of Docent (cultural industry) in 2005 (University of Vaasa).

Recent Publicatios
Ilmonen, K. (2018). Muuan diskurssianalyysi : esimerkkinä Chydenius-instituutin vaikuttavuustutkimus. In R. Valli (Ed.), Ikkunoita tutkimusmetodeihin 2. Näkökulmia aloittelevalle tutkijalle tutkimuksen teoreettisiin lähtökohtiin ja analyysimenetelmiin (pp. 134-148). Jyväskylä, Finland: PS-kustannus.

Ilmonen, K. (2017). Paikallisesta kulttuuriperinnöstä matkailureitiksi. Keskipohjalaiset kylät: tiedotuslehti, p. 15

Research Areas
My research interests are rural culture and cultural heritage.

Teaching
My area of teaching includes qualitative research methods.

Current Research Project
PaikuGL project: Co-development of new touristic concepts and services with local communities based on the regional cultural heritage and the use of a digital toolbox with access to the objects of cultural heritage in Genius Loci.

Why and for whom my research is important
The Genius loci ecosystem utilises both tangible and intangible cultural heritage which can be used by associations, communities and businesses. The leading idea of the ecosystem is based on local cultural heritage sites and place stories, as well as themes and routes that draw from them. The heritage data will be gathered and tourism products developed with local actors, such as local heritage societies.