University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations, DPhil (=PhD), September 2009 – 2014
Doctoral thesis: Rethinking Chinese National Identity. The Wider Context of Foreign Policy Making during the Era of Hu Jintao, 2002-2012.
Assessors: Prof. Daniela Stockmann, University of Leiden and Prof. Patricia Thornton, University of Oxford
Assessors in the earlier stages (I and II): Prof. Rosemary Foot, Prof. Patricia Thornton, Prof. Yuan Foong Khong and Dr. Paul Irwin Crookes (all from University of Oxford)

University of Helsinki, M.Soc.Sc in Political Science, July 2008
Major: world politics, minors: Asia-Pacific Studies, Economic and Social History, Chinese language and culture
Master’s thesis: Drawing Borders of National Identity: Authoritarian Politics of Patriotic Education Campaigns and Student Nationalism in Chinese Universities

University of Helsinki, B.Soc.Sc in Political Science, May 2006
Bachelor’s thesis: Stability or Strive for Power? China’s Economic Boom and its Effects on Security Policy (in Finnish)

•Renmin University of China, Academic Year 2006 – 2007
Exchange student, financed by University of Helsinki and Renmin University of China

•University of Helsinki
University pedagogy I and II, 15.9.2014-16.3.2015, 10 cr (grade: excellent)

Building and Testing Structural Equation Models (SEM) In the Social Sciences, 11.6.-13.6.2012, 2cr
Lecturer: Prof. Amiram Vinokur, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Advanced Course on Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) in Social Sciences, 3.5.-11.5.2012, 2cr
Lecturer: Docent Asko Tolvanen, University of Jyväskylä

•University of Ljubljana
ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques, course: Multivariate Statistical Analysis and Comparative Crossnational Survey Data, 1.8.-12.8.2011, 5cr
Lecturer: Dr. Bruno Cautrès, Centre for Political Research at Sciences Po

•University of Turin
ToChina Summer Course, June-July 2010, 10cr

•University of Oslo
China Global: Nation State and Ethnicity Postgraduate Research Summer School, 21.-24.7.2009, 5cr

Professional Experience

•Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
January 2014 -->

Korea-Europe Next Generation Policy Expert Forum
- Chatham House, London, 15.10.2015
- Research visit 1, Seoul, South Korea, 5.12.2015 – 12.12.2015
- Research visit 2, Seoul, South Korea, 25.7.2016 – 29.7.2016

Visiting Scholar, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
October 2011 – April 2012

•University Teacher, University of Helsinki, Asia-Pacific Studies Programme
and University Teacher, University of Helsinki, the Open University
August 2008 – present

- Politics and Economics in China (August-September 2017) in Finnish
- Society and Gender in China (March-April 2016 and January-February 2017) in Finnish
- Introduction to Chinese Economy (January 2015) in Finnish
- Methodological Issues in Studying China and Japan in Humanities and Social Sciences in English
- Society and Politics in Contemporary China (January - February 2014 and September 2014) in Finnish
- China and Japan in World Politics lecture course (August 2010) in English
- China's Foreign Policy lecture course (January-February and May-June 2009) in Finnish and in English
- Society and Politics in Contemporary China lecture course (August 2008) in Finnish

Course pages can be found under the heading 'Teaching'.

•Coordinator of Asia-Pacific Studies Programme, University of Helsinki, Renvall Institute September 2007 – July 2009
Grading exams, organizing and taking part in academic seminars, research, teaching, administrative work, public relations, maintaining web pages

•Intern, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Department of External Economic Relations, Helsinki
July 2007 – September 2007
Preparing WTO related issues and drafting reports on trade policy for the Finnish division of the 133 Committee

•Investment Fund Assistant, Nordea Investment Fund Company, Helsinki
May 2006 – August 2006
Updating Funds Now Internet service, editing fund managers’ reports and translating them from Finnish and Swedish into English. Handling institutional investors’ subscriptions to investment funds and keeping in touch with Finnish and foreign customers


Working languages: Finnish (native language), English (excellent), Chinese (intermediate)

• Other language skills: Swedish (intermediate), French (intermediate), German (intermediate), Spanish (intermediate)