Tuija Pulkkinen
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Tuija Pulkkinen

Tuija Pulkkinen is professor of Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki and currently an Academy Professor of the Academy of Finland. Pulkkinen has the ambition of strengthening the international dimension of doctoral and postdoctoral research training in Helsinki. She heads a multidisciplinary doctoral programme, ‘Gender, Culture and Society.’ With her own research team she focuses on the study of concepts within feminist philosophy and politics.

Tuija Pulkkinen

Tuija Kaarina Pulkkinen
Born 30 July, 1956, Pihlajavesi

Master of Political Science 1982 (Political History), Licentiate of Political Science 1989 and Doctor of Political Science 1996 (Practical Philosophy), University of Helsinki;

Docent of Practical Philosophy 1998, University of Helsinki
Docent of Political History 2002, University of Turku
Docent of Politics, Philosophy and Women’s Studies 2002, University of Jyväskylä

Professor of Women’s Studies 2008-, University of Helsinki

Editor of collected works of J.V. Snellman, Council of State (198391)
Research Assistant, Academy of Finland/University of Helsinki (199195)
Researcher (199697), Senior Project Researcher (19982003); Professor (200307), University of Jyväskylä
Academy Professor, Academy of Finland (201115).

Research abroad: Freie Universität, Berlin (1986); University of California, Santa Cruz (199194); University of Greifswald (199899); University of Minnesota (2002); University of Manchester (2007-09); Université Paris 8 (2012).

Research interests
Political thinking and concepts, feminist theory, political theory, history of philosophy, history of concepts, German idealism.

Publications, research projects and other academic activities

Over 100 academic publications, incl. nine books.

Deputy Director, Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence: Political Thought and Conceptual Change (2006-11)
Academy Professor, Academy of Finland 20112015
Director, National Doctoral Programme of Gender studies (201215)
Director, Doctoral Programme ‘Gender, Culture and Society’, University of Helsinki, 2014-
Board member, InterGender – International Consortium for Interdisciplinary Feminist Research Training (2009-)
Chair, Sukupuolentutkimuksen seura (SUNS) (‘Association of Gender Studies’) (2009-)
Board member, International Association of Women in Philosophy (IAPh), (2009-)

Awards and special achievements
Member, Finnish Academy of Science and Letters (2011-)

Photo: Mika Federley
Written by Tuija Pulkkinen and Suvi Uotinen (ed.)
Translated by John Calton