DSSc Iro Särkkä is a Doctoral Education Planning Officer in Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki and she is responsible for co-managing and coordinating the Annual Conference. Iro is a political scientist from her research background. Her research interests include foreign policy analysis, securitization theory and political behavior.

Sophia Hagolani-Albov is a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Doctoral Programme (DENVI) in affiliation with the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) at the University of Helsinki. In addition to her doctoral work Sophia is the project coordinator for the Global Extractivisms and Alternatives Initiative (EXALT) at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki. Sophia also co-hosts the EXALT Initiative podcast, a monthly conversation with academics, artists, and activists.

Nora Fabritius is a Doctoral Student in the Doctoral Programme of Social Sciences. She is affiliated with The Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism, CEREN. Her research interest lies in ethnic relations, border studies and sociology of law.

Julia Hellstrand is a Doctoral Student in the Doctoral Programme of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki. Her research analyses the demographic drivers of the recent fertility decline in Finland and the Nordic countries, and forecasts future fertility levels. 

Saana Hokkanen is a master student at the University of Helsinki, majoring in development studies and interested in alternatives to extractivism, the world-ecological theory and post-capitalist imaginaries. She has worked at the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) and is currently working as a research assistant at the Global Extractivisms and Alternatives initiative (EXALT).

Theodora Järvi is a Doctoral Candidate in the Doctoral Programme for Political, Societal and Regional Change in the discipline of Political Science at the University of Helsinki. Her research interests lie in the area of voting behavior, especially in terms of the decision-making process. Her dissertation investigates how voters use information when forming their vote choice, especially in the context of ideological, social-normative and candidate-specific decision-making patterns.

Svenja Scholz is a Doctoral Student in the Doctoral Programme of Social Sciences in the discipline of Media and Communication Studies. Her research focuses on the European Union's institutional social media communication and how it is shaped by private platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Inka Söderström is a Doctoral Student in the Doctoral Programme of Social Sciences in the discipline of Social Work. Their doctoral research focuses on social work practices with queer people with refugee background from decolonial and anti-oppressive perspectives.

Jenni Viitala is a Doctoral Candidate in the Doctoral Programme of Social Sciences in the discipline of Social and Cultural Anthropology. She is also a part of the fellowship group 'Environmental Rights in a Cultural Context' at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. Her research focuses on socio-economic and legal impacts of mining and mineral processing.

Elisabeth Wide is a Doctoral Student in the Doctoral Programme of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki. Her research analyses the intersections of class, gender and racialisation in migrant care and domestic work, in connection to processes of privatisation of care, increasing income disparity, political economy and the intensification of work.