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Henkilökohtainen profiili


Markus Kröger

Professor, Global Development Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki


Title of Docent in Development Studies 2014, University of Helsinki

D.Soc.Sc. Political Science/World Politics 2010, University of Helsinki

MA Latin American Studies/Intercultural Encounters 2005, University of Helsinki

BBA International Business 2002, Helsinki School of Economics


  • Brazilian studies
  • Global natural resource politics
  • Tree plantation expansion
  • Forestry (particularly pulp and paper) and mining (particularly iron ore) investment and conflicts
  • Social movement strategies and economic outcomes
  • Political economy, development and globalization in Latin America, India and the Arctic
  • Critical agrarian studies
  • Future of forestry, forest policy, and deforestation
  • Global land rush in the Tropics and the Arctic
  • Methodology of comparative politics and world politics, especially QCA and multi-sited political ethnography

Tutkimuksen ja opetuksen kuvaus

A lecturer in several fields since 2006, designing and teaching several new courses on all levels of teaching (bachelor, master, doctoral), as well as designing and scoring literature exams. I have also supervised several PhD and Master and Bachelor theses in varied fields, and graded several theses. I have been active in teaching in the following fields: Latin American Studies, Political Science, Development Studies, Bioethics, Intercultural Encounters, Forestry, and general Social Sciences and Environmental and Agricultural Sciences.

Examples of courses given: Development Studies and Social Science PhD seminars on Environmental Politics and Economics; Political Science BA-level methodology course on Qualitative Comparative Analysis; MA-level lecture-course on Power Relations in Brazil. Several courses in Development Studies: e.g. Theories of Development, Gender and Development, Master thesis seminars, My Methodological Paths, Political Ecology and Resource Politics, Environment and Politics, Contemporary Societies Seminar, and others.


  • 5203 Globaali kehitystutkimus
  • Brazil
  • Arctic
  • Amazon
  • Latin American Studies
  • India
  • Social movements
  • Forestry
  • Mining
  • Natural resource politics
  • Political economy
  • Extractivism
  • 5172 Maailmanpolitiikka
  • 5141 Sosiologia
  • 5171 Valtio-oppi
  • 512 Liiketaloustiede
  • 6160 Muut humanistiset tieteet
  • 4112 Metsätiede
  • 1172 Ympäristötiede