•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

•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


•Working languages: Finnish (native language), English (excellent), Chinese (intermediate)
•Other language skills: Swedish (intermediate), French (intermediate), German (intermediate), Spanish (intermediate)