Astrid Sofia Huopalainen
Astrid Huopalainen is an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the field of Leadership for Creativity, in the Department of Management Studies and the Department of Art and Media. Her research is within organization theory, animal organization studies and critical management studies, with a particularly keen interest in arts-based, posthumanist practice-based and processual approaches to issues of work and everyday organizing. She studies creative labour in the post-industrial era, gender- and diversity-related inequalities in organizations, and 'more-than-human' (multispecies) organizing.
Astrid Huopalainen is the Principal Investigator of the Academy of Finland-funded multidisciplinary consortium project "PAWWS - People and Animal Wellbeing at Work and in Society" (2023-2027). Project PAWWS draws on cross-disciplinary knowledge from animal organization studies, veterinary and human medical research to examine human-dog work at the cultural, organizational, individual human and animal health level. PAWWS aims to develop insights into interconnected human-dog wellbeing at work; develop more/better ethical dog work conditions, and advance a multi-species approach to wellbeing into policy and practice.