Teaching and supervision

I teach every academic year two courses: Introduction to Political Science (POL.102) and the political science Master’s Thesis Seminar (POL.VO.399). In addition, I teach every year at least one optional course that is linked to my current research. In fall 2022 the courses are “Johdatus Euroopan unioniin” (an introduction to the EU) and a course on U.S. politics, ”Onko maailman vanhin demokratia vaarassa? Yhdysvaltojen politiikan muutos ja jatkuvuus”. In academic year 2022-2023 I also teach the introductory course on the EU at the University of Helsinki. I find the introductory courses on political science and the EU both challenging and rewarding to teach, as they involve a lot of preparatory work and the objective is to motivate students to acquire more in-depth knowledge of politics and various political systems. 

At the doctoral level I am in charge of the political science research seminar and currently supervise around 10-15 PhD students. Please get in touch if you are interested in pursuing political science doctoral studies in Tampere.  

During academic years 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022 I was chosen by our students as the best teacher in the Degree Programme in Politics, and in 2018 and 2022 I was honoured to receive the same award at the faculty level.

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