Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Prof Johanna Kantola PhD

 Prof. Johanna Kantola PhD is a "Distinguished Visiting Professorship for Gender and EU Studies" at IfP from 2022. She was Professor of Gender Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Tampere University (2017-2022). She joined Centre for European Studies (CES) in the University Helsinki as Professor of European Societies and their Politics in November 2022. 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 interests include gender and intersectional perspectives in political science in general, and state, representation and power theory in particular. She is an expert in EU studies, political parties, populism, and the welfare state. She is co-editor of the series "Gender and Politics" at Palgrave Macmillan and has published extensively and in prestigious journals. Her recent book publications include Gender and the Economic Crisis in Europe (2017). Among others, she has successfully secured an ERC Consolidator Grant (2018-2023) for a project Gender, party politics and democracy in Europe: A study of European Parliament's party groups (EUGenDem). In this area she will also offer one seminar per year mainly for Master students. She was a guest at IfP for the first time in May 2022 and offered a block seminar on "Party Politics and Gender in the European Parliament".

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