Institute of Political Science

Mikko Kuisma

MPPSC Program Lead and Lecturer

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Institute of Political Science
Research Unit Comparative Public Policy
Melanchthonstrasse 36, 72074 Tübingen

Room 015


Office Hours: Wednesdays 14.00-15.00 (either online of face-to-face). Book your meeting slot here: (if you cannot make it to my regular office hourse, please email me for an alternative appointment time)


Mikko Kuisma studied Political Science at the University of Birmingham (BSocSc 2000; PhD 2004). After his PhD he held an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Birmingham (2004), worked as Lecturer in European Politics at Aberystwyth University (2005) and as Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence (2005-2006). Before joining the University of Tübingen, Mikko was Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford Brookes University (2006-2017).

Research Interests

Mikko’s research interests lie in the comparative politics and political economy of (mainly European) welfare states, with a special interest in the role of ideas and identity, as expressed in/through political discourse, in welfare capitalism. Other related research interests include European populist radical right parties, new institutional theory, citizenship theory and Nordic politics.