We will have a team of the Project Director/PI; Senior Researcher; three postdoctoral researchers; one PhD student and a research assistant. We are recruiting the postdoctoral researchers, the PhD student and research assistants in 2018-2019.
Johanna Kantola is Professor of Gender Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere. She obtained her PhD in Politics at the University of Bristol in 2004 and became Docent in Politics at the University of Helsinki in 2007.
Her research centres on gender, power and politics: political parties and institutions, gender equality policies in Finland and in the EU, and theoretical questions about the state, representation and intersectionality. She is the director of the Academy of Finland (2016-2020) and University of Helsinki Research Funds (2015-2017) funded research project Gender and Power in Reconfigured Corporatist Finland (GePoCo).
Her books include Gender and Political Analysis (with Emanuela Lombardo, Palgrave, 2017), Gender and the European Union (Palgrave, 2010), Feminists Theorize the State (Palgrave, 2006). She has co-edited The Oxford Handbook on Gender and Politics (Oxford University Press, 2013, with Georgina Waylen, Karen Celis and Laurel Weldon), Gender and the Economic Crisis in Europe: Politics, Institutions and Intersectionality (Palgrave 2017, with Emanuela Lombardo), Tasa-arvo toisin nähtynä: Oikeuden ja politiikan näkökulmia tasa-arvoon ja yhdenvertaisuuteen (Gaudeamus, 2012, with Kevät Nousiainen and Milja Saari) and Changing State Feminism (Palgrave, 2007, with Joyce Outshoorn).
She is the Editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s Gender and Politics Book Series with Professor Sarah Childs.
Contact: Johanna Kantola, Gender Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, 33014 University of Tampere, Finland
Tel: 050 437 7045
Anna Elomäki starts as a Senior Researcher in the project in August 2018. She obtained her PhD in Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki in 2012. Elomäki’s research focuses on the intersections of gender, politics and the economy: gendered character and impacts of economic policies and governance, economization of gender equality policies in Finland and in the EU, the changing conditions of feminist movements, and theoretical questions about gender, neoliberalism and economization. Elomäki lead the science communication project Gender Equality Deficit (2016-2017) funded by Kone Foundation, and at the moment she leads Gender Equality in the Budget research project (2017-2018, with Hanna Ylöstalo) funded by the Finnish government.
Elomäki’s publications include ”Economic case for gender equality in the European Union: Selling gender equality for decision-makers and neoliberalism for women’s movements” (European Journal of Women’s Studies, 2015), ”Gender quotas for corporate boards: Depoliticizing gender and the economy” (NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 2017), and ”Feminist Struggles in the Triangle of Neoliberalism, Conservatism and Nationalism” (Social Politics, forthcoming, with Johanna Kantola).
Contact: Anna Elomäki, Gender Studies, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Expert Board for the project:
Gabriele Abels, Professor of Comparative Politics and European Integration at the University of Tübingen, Germany.
Sarah Childs, Professor of Politics and Gender at Bircbeck, University of London, United Kingdom.
Simon Hix, Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.
Laura Huttunen, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Tampere, Finland.
Anu Koivunen, Professor of Film Studies at the Stockholm University, Sweden.
Emanuela Lombardo, Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the Madrid Complutense University, Spain.
Diana Mulinari, Professor of Gender studies at the Lund University, Sweden.
Tapio Raunio, Professor of Political Science at the University of Tampere, Finland.
Juho Saari, Professor of Social and Health Policy at the University of Tampere, Finland.
Mieke Verloo, Professor of Comparative Politics and Inequality Issues at the Radboud University, Netherlands.
Georgina Waylen, Professor of Politics at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.