Markku Kangaspuro

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Curriculum vitae

Expertise: Political history, especially the former Soviet Union and new Russia; political development of Russia; identities and nationalism; modernization and development problems.

Administrative expertise: research leader, PI, programme management 


Current Position

2018 -          Director

2011 -          Professor (from 10.5.2011)

2010 -          Vice Director, Aleksanteri Institute (from 26.11.2010)

2009  -         Research Director, Aleksanteri Institute


Education and degrees awarded


1991            MA in History, University of Joensuu

1996            Phil.Lic in History, University of Joensuu

2000            Doctor of Philosophy in history, (Dissertation graded Eximia cum laude approbatur)

                  University of Joensuu

2001            Docent, political history in the faculty of Political Sciences - University of Helsinki

2002            Docent, Russian History in the faculty of History - University of Joensuu

Education information

MA 1991
Ph.D. 2000

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • Russian history
  • history politics
  • nationalism
  • identity politics
  • Russian and Former Soviet Union area studies
  • Soviet History
  • Soviet Karelia
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Russia/Soviet Union history
  • Political system
  • Foreign Policy
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • history politics
  • identity politics
  • nationalism
  • 5201 Political History
  • Russia, Soviet Union
  • Political system
  • Foreign Policy
  • Russian/Soviet History
  • history politics
  • identity politics
  • nationalismi
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.