I defended my doctoral dissertation in International Relations in 2014 at the University of Tampere. The dissertation is titled Junk Feminism and Nuclear Wannabes - Collaging Parodies of Iran and North Korea. It is published by Tampere University Press and available electronically at In the dissertation I focused on internet parody images and memes and developed a unique art-based collage methodology for studying world politics.

I'm interested in politics of visuality, feminist academic activism, and laughter in world politics. Currently I'm working on developing the visual collage methodology further as both a research and a pedagogical tool and experimenting with collective possibilities of collaging.



Peer reviewed

2017. “Nuclear wannabes and the worldly relevance of artistic methods” in a forum “A Bridge too far”? On the scholarly impact of worldly relevance for International Relations edited by Andrew Hom.  International Studies Review.

Forthcoming. “Collaging visual digital security spectacles” in Vuori, Juha & Rune Saugmann Andersen (eds.) Visual Security Studies - Sights and Spectacles of Insecurity and War. Routledge, New Security series.

2016. “Collaging Internet Parody Images – An Art-Inspired Methodology For Studying Visual World Politics” in Hamilton Caitlin & Laura J. Shepherd (eds) Understanding Popular Culture and World Politics in the Digital Age. Routledge, pp. 175-188.

2016 with Marjaana Jauhola. “Reflecting Realities and Creating Utopias - Early Career Feminists (Un)Doing International Relations in Finland” in Thwaites, R. & Pressland, A. (eds.) (2016). Being an Early Career Feminist Academic: Global Perspectives, Experiences, and Challenges. London: Palgrave.

2014. ”Hömppäfeminismi ja kollaasin taito - omaelämäkerrallisia seikkailuja maailmanpolitiikan tutkimuksen marginaaleissa.” [Junk feminsm and art of collaging – autobiographical encounters in the margins of IR.] Kosmopolis [Journal of Peace Research and World Politics] 44:3-4, pp. 112-125.

2012. “Feminist interdisciplinarity and gendered parodies of nuclear Iran” in Aalto Pami,  Sami Moisio & Vilho Harle (eds) Global and Regional Problems: towards an Interdisciplinary Study. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 151-170.

2007. “Feministisen tutkimuksen ja valtavirran sukulaisuussuhteet kansainvälisen politiikan tieteenalalla.” Kosmopolis [Journal of Peace Research and World Politics] 37:1, pp. 46-58. [Familial Relationships between Feminist and Mainstream IR]

2006. “Sukupuolittunut ydinasevarustelu – Feministisiä tulkintoja Iranin tapauksesta.” Politiikka  [Politics] 48:3, pp.196-203. [Gendered Nuclear Proliferation – Feminist Readings on the Case of Iran]


Other academic

2016. “Congrats, you have an all male panel! A personal narrative” International Feminist Journal of Politics 18(3): 470-476.

2015. “Collaging Internet Parody Images – An Art-Inspired Methodology For Studying Laughter In World Politics.” In Popular Culture World Politics Collection Caso, Federica & Caitlin Hamilton (eds.). Bristol: E-International Relations Publishing. Available at:

2015 with Anni Kangas et. al. “Let’s not internationalize but postnationalize universities”., 28.4.2015,

2015. “Kollaasimetodologiaa sukupuolittuneesta maailmanpolitiikasta” [Collage methodology and gendered world politics] Lectio praecursoria. Sukupuolentutkimus – Genusforskning [Gender Studies] 1/2015. Including illustrations in the whole number.

2015. “Kuinka tehdä tieteen naiset näkyviksi?”, 28.1.2015,

2014. “Ydinasetyrkyt ja junk-feminismi.” ISSN 2323-7090, 18.9.14,



Columns: monhtly in Kansan Uutiset, every six weeks in Aamulehti.

2017 with Anni Kangas and Inna Perheentupa. “Queering the international through collages: steps toward an epistemology and pedagogy.” 17.9.2017, available at:

2017 with Anni Kangas. “Exploring Politics of Gender and Sexuality Through Poiesis.” 14.2.2017, available at

2016 with Rosa Meriläinen. Anna mennä! – opas hauskempaan elämään. Kustantamo S&S. [Popular feminist book: Just let go! - A guide to a funnier life].

2016. “Suomen Naiset” with Rosa Meriläinen. In Kaikki tasan! Pamfletti epätasa-arvosta. Nuorgam et. al. (eds.). Into kustannus. [“Women of Finland” in a pamphlet about inequality].

2016. “Feminismi vapauttaa kaikki” with Rosa Meriläinen. In Kaikki Tasan! Pamfletti epätasa-arvosta. Nuorgam et. al. (eds.). Into kustannus. .[“Feminism empowers everyone” in a pamphlet about inequality].

2016 with Tiina Vaittinen. “Feminist perspectives on global politics, in poems.” A post at Feminist Academic Collective. 12.5.2016, available at

2016 with Cai Wilkinson. “Mansplaining to the Max” or “Know Your Place!”: On How Disciplines Discipline and Police.” A post at Disorder of Things 20.1.2016, available at:

2015. “Lisää Putin-meemejä!” [More Putin memes!] UP – Ulkopolitiikka [Foreign Policy] 3/2015. Available at:

2015. All Male Panel - An interview with Saara Särmä. Maryanne Dever & Lisa Adkins. Australian Feminist Studies. Volume 30, Issue 85, pp. 283-288. Available at:

2015 with Megan Daigle. “What We MADE at ISA: Art as Subject, Art as Method.” A post at Disorder of Things 11.3.2015, available at: