• PL 54 (Unioninkatu 37)



  • PL 54 (Snellmaninkatu 14 C), 1028




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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Anne Maria Holli, PhD, Docent, is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political and Economic Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She has published nationally and internationally in the fields of public equality policies; gender equality discourses; and gender and politics. Her research interests also include the functioning of democracy and Finnish political institutions, including the Parliament and various policy-making institutions and their accessibility to interest organisations.,


Holli’s recent publications include articles in Electoral Studies, Social Politics, European Journal of Political Research, Representation, Politics & Gender and International Feminist Journal of Politics; chapters on Finland in States of Gender Democracy. Gender and Politics in the European Union (Routledge 2015) Women and Representation in Local Government. International Case Studies (Routledge, 2011), Feminism and Political Representation of Women in Europe and North America (Cambridge University Press, 2005), Reconfigured States and Opportunities: Comparative Women’s Movement Strategies since the 1990s (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), and Changing State Feminism  (Palgrave, 2007)  as well as two co-authored books dealing with the parliamentary standing committees and gender and local politics in Finland (in Finnish). 


Holli took her M.Pol.Sc. in 1988; Licentiate in 1992 and PhD in 2003, all from the University of Helsinki. Dr. Holli has participated in many international and national research project, also in leading roles. Dr Holli was the editor of the Finnish gender studies journal in 2004-5; has served in the editorial board of Politics & Gender, Politiikka and Naistutkimus; and been referee to numerous international journals as well as organised and chaired panels at international conferences. She was Chair of IPSA’s Research Committee RC19: Gender policy and politics 2014-16.


Dr. Holli received the Wilma Rule award for best paper in gender and politics in IPSA World Conference 2009.


Description of research and teaching

See my homepage: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/holli/

External positions

Docent (gender studies), University of Tampere

Fields of Science

  • 5171 Political Science
  • gender and politics
  • political institutions
  • public policy-making
  • policy-preparation
  • Finnish politics

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.