Honorary title

•University of Turku, Faculty of Social Sciences, Title of Docent in East Asian Studies, specifically in East Asian Politics, December 2021
In Finland, docent is an academic title PhDs can apply for after publishing articles that could form a second PhD thesis. These publications cannot be related to the doctoral dissertation. Evaluation process includes independent statements on the publishing record by two professors in the same field and a teaching sample.  


•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)