1983 …2019
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Information om forskning och undervisning

Dr. Soc. Sci. / PhD

Professor of Area and Cultural Studies, Department of World Cultures, 2016-

Professor, Head of Department of Political and Economic Studies (University of Helsinki, 2010-2015)

Vice Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences (2012-2015)

http://blogs.helsinki.fi/pakkasvi/ 

Senior Scientist, Academy of Finland (2009-2010)

Associate Visiting Professor at the University of Costa Rica (Doctoral Program in Central American History)

Adjunct Professor in Political History, University of Helsinki (1998-)

 

Research interests: 

  • History of ideas and theoretical study of nationalism
  • Cultural interaction
  • Interdisciplinary methodologies 
  • Latin American political integration
  • Globalization of pulp and paper industry
  • Tourism industry & environmental conflicts

I have a PhD in political sciences/political history. Since 1990s I have  participated actively in the international academic debate in Europe and  in Latin America. 

I was nominated a Docent (adjunct professor) of political history at University of Helsinki in 1998. Since 2000 I also have worked as Associate Visiting Professor in the Doctoral Program of Central American History at the University of Costa Rica (http://historia.fcs.ucr.ac.cr/sitio/miscel.htm and http://www.ucr.ac.cr/), and as a Professor in the AMELAT-program (internet-based European master program in Latin American Studies). 

In my scholarly publications I have analyzed media and cultural movements in Latin America, as well as social movements, environmental issues and current political and economic topics. My particular interest throughout the 1990s has been the issue of cultural interaction as evidenced in the books I have edited on implications of the conquest of America (1992) and on the relations between Finland and Latin America (1998). During the last years, I have analyzed the globalization of  pulp and paper industry (books 2008 and 2010). My latest project Citizen Mindscapes (Aademy of Finland Consortium, 2015-2018) analyzes Social Media &  big data.

Since 1991 I have visited and worked in many foreign universities and research centers in the field of Latin American Studies. Outside Finland and Central America, I have done research or taught, for example, in Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Spain, United States, Russia and in Germany. 

My international scientific activities have  included a membership in the academic council of EU’s ALFA program (2000-2005). In addition, I am member of editorial boards of several international journals. 

In Finland I have worked extensively in the field of Latin American Studies from the beginning of the 80’s including numerous chairmanships and positions of trust. My contribution in the development of the Ibero-American Center at Helsinki University has been crucial. 

In these positions I have gained extensive academic experience - not only in research or teaching but also in the administration. Besides the normal administrative work I have also negotiated and executed exchange programs with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), University of Costa Rica, Peruvian universities (Católica and San Marcos) and the University of Rafael Landívar in Guatemala. Because of this kind of openings the University of Helsinki now has active relationships with many Latin American universities. 

As I feel that Latin American Studies in the Nordic Countries should be part of the general debate within social sciences and the humanities I have actively promoted this field of study on many forums. I regularly give academic presentations and act as critic and commentator in the media.

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 517 Statsvetenskap
  • 5201 Politisk historia
  • 5203 U-landsforskning
  • 615 Historia och arkeologi

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Publikationer 1983 2019

Mitä Anderson tarkoittikaan "kuvitellulla yhteisöllä"`?

Pakkasvirta, J., 15 nov 2019, I : Tieteessä tapahtuu. 37, 6, s. 49-52 4 s.

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Progressive Answers to Populism in Finland

Pakkasvirta, J., 12 feb 2019, Progressive Answers to Populism: Why Europeans vote for populist parties and how Progressives should respond to this challenge . Stetter, E., T. B. & Freitas, M. (red.). Brussels: Foundation for European Progressive Studies, s. 113-136 24 s.

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Progresszív válaszok a populizmusra Finnországban: Progresszív válaszok a populizmusra. Miért szavaznak az európaiak a populista pártokra, és hogyan válaszolhatnak erre a kihívásra a progresszívek?

Pakkasvirta, J., 2 jul 2019, Progresszív válaszok a populizmusra. Budapest, Vol. 2019. s. 121-153 33 s.

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Ratkaisuja populismiin Suomessa

Pakkasvirta, J., 12 mar 2019, Ratkaisuja populismiin: Miksi eurooppalaiset äänestävät populistipuolueita, ja miten tähän haasteeseen pitäisi vastata. Stetter, E., Boros, T. & Freitas, M. (red.). Foundation for European Progressive Studies, s. 111-134 24 s.

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Improvised Continent: Pan-Americanism and Cultural Exchange [Book review]

Pakkasvirta, J., 15 dec 2018, I : Journal of American History. 105, 3, s. 85-86 2 s.

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Projekter 2000 2018

Priser

Suomen Tiedeseuran jäsen 2019

Jussi Pakkasvirta (!!Recipient), 12 dec 2019

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Aktiviteter 2007 2019

Athens

Jussi Pakkasvirta (Besökande forskare)
28 mar 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för besök till extern institutionAkademisk besök på annan institution

Keynote lecture

Jussi Pakkasvirta (!!Speaker)
2 okt 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Invited talk

Universitat de Girona

Jussi Pakkasvirta (Besökande forskare)
1 maj 20199 maj 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för besök till extern institutionAkademisk besök på annan institution

Școala Naţională de Studii Politice și Administrative

Jussi Pakkasvirta (Besökande forskare)
26 jul 20192 aug 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för besök till extern institutionAkademisk besök på annan institution

Ana Paola Zacarias

Jussi Pakkasvirta (Värd)
1 mar 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för att vara värd för en besökareAkademiskt besök på HU

Press / media

Expert interview

Jussi Pakkasvirta

11/11/2019

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Expert interview

Jussi Pakkasvirta

30/10/2019

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Expert interview

Jussi Pakkasvirta

21/10/2019

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Mikä selittää USA:n joukkoampumiset?

Mikko Saikku & Jussi Pakkasvirta

08/08/2019

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Commenting Spanish Elections

Jussi Pakkasvirta

29/04/2019

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