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Curriculum vitae

Iida-Maria Tammi, MSc

Doctoral Researcher, Department of Political and Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki


Education information

MSc International Development Studies 2014, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

BA Contemporary Mediterranean Studies and English 2012, University of Malta, Malta

Research interests

  • Political history
  • Humanitarianism
  • Armed conflict and violence
  • Foreign and security policy, including official development assistance
  • Critical security studies
  • Postcolonial and posthumanist theory
  • Qualitative methodology, especially the use of diffractive reading as a method of analysis 

Description of research and teaching

I am a second-year doctoral researcher in the field of political history at University of Helsinki. In my article-based doctoral dissertation, I explore the nexus between international humanitarianism, security, and violence. I am interested in the ways that the everyday practices of aid work not only resist, but also enable and possibly even produce physical and epistemic violence. Drawing on postcolonial and posthumanist theories, I include in my analysis both human and non-human humanitarian actors. 

I hold a master’s degree in International Development Studies from University of Amsterdam and have previously worked on foreign and security policy related issues at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) field office in Peru. I am also a curator and a member of the editorial board of the Finnish Political Studies Association’s (FPSA) webjournal.

Education/Academic qualification

International Development Studies, Master of Science, University of Amsterdam

Award Date: 30 Jul 2013

English and Contemporary Mediterranean Studies, Bachelor of Arts, University of Malta, Malta

Award Date: 28 Nov 2012

External positions

Curator, Politiikasta.fi - FPSA online journal - Valtiotieteellisen yhdistyksen verkkolehti

1 Sep 2019 → …

Fields of Science

  • 5201 Political History

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.