Tiina Airaksinen
  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38)




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Description of research and teaching

My teaching and research interests cover topics on Asian Area Studies from interdisciplinary perspective. Especially I am interested in themes such as identities, imperialisms, nationalisms, migration, women's agency, and intercultural encounters. In the project Finnish in China I will evaluate the Finnish expatriates' presence and identity in China.  I have been also been doing research on Myanmar's Buddhist nationalism in relation to Rohinga identity. In our latest project on Asian Migration in Finland we reflect Asian migration, identities and agency in Finland. In the field on higher education pedagogy I have been doing research on online teaching and on digital pedagogy.
Twitter: TiinaAiraksine1




Curriculum vitae

2/2023 - Vice Dean, Academic Affairs

2022- 2/2023 Director, Department of Cultures

2022- Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies

2019-  Fellow of the Teachers' Academy, University of Helsinki

2018-2021 Deputy Director, Department of Cultures

2015   Aasian tutkimuksen dosentti / Docent in Asian Studies

2015   Opettajan pedagoginen kelpoisuus (Yliopistopedagogiikka, 60 opintopistettä, Helsingin yliopisto), Teacher’s Pedagogical Qualification (University Pedagogy, 60cr, University of Helsinki)

2007 - Aasian tutkimuksen yliopistonlehtori / University Lecturer in Asian Studies

2003 Doctor of Philosophy, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Fields of Science

  • 616 Other humanities
  • Modern Chinese history
  • Asian Modern History
  • Migration
  • Women's agency
  • Myanmar
  • 517 Political science
  • Asian International Politics
  • Nationalism in Asia
  • Imperialism
  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Digital pedagogy