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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 and Japan we reflect Asian migration, identities and agency in Finland and in Japan. In the field on higher education pedagogy I am particularly interested in pedagogic leadership and moreover, I have been doing research on online teaching and on digital pedagogy.
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2/2023- Vice Dean, Academic Affairs

1/2023- Teachers' Academy, Chair of the Board

2022- 2/2023 Director, Department of Cultures

2022- Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies

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

2015   Docent in Asian Studies

2015   Teacher’s Pedagogical Qualification (University Pedagogy, 60cr, University of Helsinki)

2007-2022 University Lecturer in Asian Studies

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


  • 616 Övriga humanistiska vetenskaper
  • 517 Statsvetenskap
  • 516 Pedagogik