Johanna Niemi
Minna Canth Academy Professor, Professor of Procedural Law

Academy Professor, Jurisprudence (Faculty of Law)

johanna.niemi@utu.fi
+358 29 450 2131
+358 40 589 8820

Caloniankuja 3
Turku
Calonia
Office: 3013




Areas of expertise
Procedural law; insolvency; criminal procedure; law and gender, violence against women

Biography
Johanna Niemi (Niemi-Kiesiläinen) joined the faculty in Turku 2014 as professor of procedural law. From the beginning of 2015 she has been appointed Minna Canth Academy Professor. Johanna Niemi holds LLM, Lis.L and JD all from University of Helsinki. She trained on the bench in Rovaniemi district court in 1984. She has worked at University of Helsinki in all possible academic positions in procedural law (1985-2004) and as vice dean responsible for teaching (2010-2013). Between 2004 and 2010 she worked as professor of law at the Umeå University, and National Research Institute for Legal Policy. In 1997–1998 she was Fulbright scholar at University of Wisconsin, Madison. Niemi has several expert functions in the academic community. She has evaluated research at the universities of Uppsala and Örebro. She is occasionally consulted as an expert in the Committees of the Parliament and by the Ministries. She was member of the Scientific Committee of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (2013-2018) and member of the Finnish Academy Committee on Cultural and Social Sciences (2016-2018). Niemi has been honored as the teacher of the year by students’ organization Pykälä in 2000. She has been the supervisor of eight doctoral theses. Johanna thinks that the most interesting challenge to legal thinking comes from the feminist legal studies that have a close connection to gender studies. She thinks that all lawyers should be familiar with the main ideas about the importance of gender in our thinking and society, including the legal sphere.

Research
Niemi has defended her doctoral thesis in 1995 in personal insolvency law. She is a founding member of the Collaborative Research Network of comparative consumer insolvency law with professors Bill Withford and Iain Ramsay. In 2011-2012 she participated in the World Bank personal insolvency projects. Her research interests include criminal procedure, violence against women and human rights. In 1998–2004 she led two research project analyzing the discourses on gender violence in legal contexts. Her book Criminal Procedure and Violence in Intimate Relationship was published (in Finnish) in 2004. She has analysed the liberal undertone of the Finnish rape law in several articles. She has been co-editor of several books, including Responsible Selves. Women in the Nordic Legal Culture (2001) and Nordic Equality at a Crossroads. Feminist Legal Studies Coping with Difference (2004). In 2013 she evaluated the Finnish sex purchase ban with LLM Jussi Aaltonen. At the moment, she leads research project ASLA: Actors, Structures and Law analysing the gendered construction of law and legal concepts: https://blogit.utu.fi/asla/category/blog-english/


Teaching

Law of procedure, insolvency and law & gender.

2015-2019: Occasional lectures and thesis supervision.



Publications
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Excluding Power from a Narrative: Sexual Harassment in a Criminal Law Reform (2019) Rape Narratives in Motion Johanna Niemi
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A3 Book chapter)

Legal Education ─ Challenging the Finnish Criminal Law Syllabus (2019) Contesting Femicide: Feminism and the Power of Law Revisited Daniela Alaattinoğlu, Johanna Niemi
(
A3 Book chapter)

Meillä on jo rokotuspakko (2019) Ville Savonlahti, Johanna Niemi
(
O2 Other)

Promoting Gender Equality (2019) Nordic Law in European Context Johanna Niemi
(
A3 Book chapter)

Translain uudistaminen on uuden hallituksen tehtävä (2019)
Liberan blogi
Johanna Niemi
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

“Ensimmäistä kieltoa hän ei noudattanut ollenkaan” (2018)
Amnesty International blogi
Johanna Niemi, Sini Majlander
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Journalismi kertoo miesurheilusta (2018)
ASLA-blogi/blog(utu.fi)
Johanna Niemi
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Lähestymiskieltoon liittyvät puutteet pitää korjata (Mielipidekirjoitus) (2018)
Helsingin Sanomat
Johanna Niemi, Sini Majlander
(
O2 Other)

Lausunto rikoslain kehittämismuistiosta (2018)
ASLA-blogi/blog(utu.fi)
Johanna Niemi
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

#metoo: Pitäisikö seksuaalirikoslakia kehittää? (2018)
ASLA-blogi/blog(utu.fi)
Johanna Niemi, Heini Kainulainen
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

#metoo: seksuaalinen härintä ja laki (2018)
Haaste
Johanna Niemi, Heini Kainulainen
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Miten osaaminen turvataan? (2018)
ASLA-blogi/blog(utu.fi)
Johanna Niemi
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Monen vaimon ongelma (2018) Johanna Niemi
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O2 Other)

Personal insolvency (2018) Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law, 2nd ed. Johanna Niemi
(
D2 Article in a professional research book)

Suomen aborttilakia on muutettava (2018)
Helsingin Sanomat
Johanna Niemi
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Suostumus puhuttaa seksuaalirikostuomioissa (2018)
Helsingin Sanomat
Johanna Niemi
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Väkivallan ehkäisyyn on muita keinoja (Mielipidekirjoitus) (2018)
Helsingin Sanomat
Saara Ilvessalo, Johanna Niemi
(
O2 Other)

Vasten tahtoa – ja oikeustajua. Seksuaalisen itsemääräämisoikeuden puolesta (2018)
Suostumus2018-kampanjan blogi
Johanna Niemi, Pia Puu Oksanen
(
O2 Other)

Vertaisarviointi: Näkökulma sisältäpäin (2018)
Turun yliopiston blogi
Johanna Niemi
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)


Last updated on 2019-19-06 at 02:21