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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


  • 517 Political science
  • gender and politics
  • political institutions

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2004 2018

Stoppi naisten tutkijauralle heti kättelyssä? graduarvostelun sukupuolivääristymä Helsingin yliopiston yleisen valtio-opin oppiaineessa

Holli, A. M., 2018, Politiikan tulkinta: juhlakirja Marja Keräselle. Kivistö, H-M., Kuokkanen, K., Weide, M. & Virtanen, J. (eds.). Jyväskylä: SoPhi, p. 87-102 16 p. (SoPhi; vol. 141).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

When all parties nominate women: The role of political gender stereotypes in voters’ choices

Lefkofridi, Z., Giger, N. & Holli, A. M., 28 Nov 2018, In : Politics & Gender.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

When all parties nominate women: The role of political gender stereotypes in voters’ choices

Holli, A. M., Lefkofridi, Z. & Giger, N., 3 Dec 2018

Research output: Other contributionResearch

Selvityshenkilöt uudella vuosituhannella: tutkimus selvityshenkilöinstituution piirteistä ja muutostrendeistä 1990-luvulta nykypäivään

Holli, A. M., May 2016, In : Hallinnon tutkimus. 35, 1, p. 5-23 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Towards a Dual Approach: Comparing the Effects of Parliamentary Committees on Gender Equality in Denmark and Finland

Holli, A. M. & Harder, M. M., Oct 2016, In : Parliamentary Affairs. 69, 4, p. 794-811 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2011 2019

Gender Studies Research Community

Elomäki, A., Al-Sharmani, M., Dahlgren, S., Engelberg, M., Haritaworn, J., Holli, A., Honkasalo, J., Hoppania, H., Ihrche-Åberg, I., Jokila, H., Kalha, H., Kantola, J., Kinnarinen, K., Kornak, J., Korsisaari, E. M., Koskinen, T., Kuosmanen, P. K., Kupari, H., Leclin, J., Moisala, P., Moring, A., Muravyeva, M., Niemi, J., Norocel, O. C., Nousiainen, K., Oikkonen, V., Oroza, S., Paasonen, S., Pakkanen, J., Palin, T., Patosalmi, M., Paunu, H., Pulkkinen, T., Raevaara, E., Ratinen, S., Repo, J., Roman-Lagerspetz, S., Rossi, L., Rundgren, H., Ruuskanen, M., Saari, M., Saarikangas, K., Salmesvuori, P., Saresma, T. A. M., Sorainen, A., Soronen, A., Svanström, M. E., Tsokkinen-Männistö, A., Tuomaala, S., Tuomi, L. M., Uimonen, M., Urponen, M., Urrio, E., Utriainen, T., Weide, M., Werner, L., Vuola, E., Vänskä, A. & Xu-Susiluoto, Q.

01/03/2011 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011


Wilma Rule Award (together with Milja Saari) 2009

Anne Holli (Recipient), 16 Jul 2009

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2000 2018

Scandinavian Political Studies (Journal)

Anne Holli (Reviewer)
1 Jan 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Seilin seminaari (doctoral course organised by University of Turku)

Anne Holli (Teacher)
16 May 201817 May 2018

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

Researcher's comments on the book (publication of MP Anna Kontula's book)

Anne Holli (Invited speaker)
10 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Political Science (Organisational unit)

Anne Holli (Board member)
1 Jan 201812 Dec 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

ECPR General Conference

Anne Holli (Attendee)
22 Aug 201825 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Comments on the teachers' strike by a participating teacher

Anne Holli


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview with YLE concerning party support in Helsinki and Vantaa

Anne Holli


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Presentation in Vaalitkevät2017 (Election Spring 2017) event for media

Anne Holli


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media