2014. Doctor of Social Sciences (International Relations), University of Tampere. Dissertation: Junk Feminism and Nuclear Wannabes – Collaging Parodies of Iran and North Korea.

2006. M.Soc.Sc., University of Tampere. Major in International Relations, advanced studies in Women’s Studies, intermediate studies in Sociology, and basic studies in Political Science. Including a year of studies at the University of Utah, USA.



Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA. 3 months in 2008, 10 months in 2009-10.



2015 Kone Foundation 55,000 euros (P.I. in Naiset esiin! –Women Forward! Project, 12 months)

2015 Kone Foundation 20,000 euros (P.I. in Naiset esiin! –Women Forward! Project, 3 months)

2015 The Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation 6,000 euros (personal postdoc project).



2016. ProCom (the Finnish Association of Communications Professionals) Communication Achievement Award.

2015. School of Management, University of Tampere, Achievement of the Year Award.

2015. Nomination for The Academic of the Year, Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers.

2012. Honorable mention. Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section of the International Studies Association Graduate Student Paper Award.



2015. Postdoctoral researcher. International Relations at University of Tampere, School of Management. 4 months.

2012-2014. Researcher, International Relations at University of Tampere, School of Management; included duties of POLITU coordinator (the National Graduate School of Political Studies), e.g. organizing doctoral courses in Finland and abroad, budget management, allocation of travel grants for associate and full members, reporting to Academy of Finland. 31 months.

2009-2011. Researcher, Ethics, Politics and Emergencies – Humanitarian Frame for Co-option and Collaboration in World Politics (project funded by the Academy of Finland), University of Tampere. 30 months.

2006-2008. Short term fully and partially funded doctoral research. University of Tampere, Department of Political Science and International Relations.

2004-2006: Conference secretary, Finnish International Studies Association; project assistant, research assistant and a trainee at International School of Social Sciences and at Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Tampere. Including Administrator duties of the 6th European International Relations Summer School (a doctoral course) in Moscow in August 2005.