Short CV/Education and training

  • 1998 – 1998
    Researcher, at the Finnish Academy of Sciences, Middlesex University, Centre of Modern European Philosophy London

  • 1998 – 1999
    Researcher in Cultural Policy Goldsmiths College, London

  • 2000 – 2001
    Researcher, in Academy project Polity, Contingency and Conceptual Change, Goldsmiths College, London

  • 2001 – 2003
    Post-doctoral Researcher, Finnish Academy of Sciences

  • 2002 – 2012
    Senior Assistant Professor, University of Jyväskylä, Political Science

  • 2006 – 2010
    Acting Professor, University of Jyväskylä, Political Science

  • 2010 – 2010
    Researcher, at the Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual Change, Academy of Finland

  • 2011 – 2014
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Science and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä

  • 2014 – 2015
    Professor. Master’s Program in Cultural Policy. University of Jyväskylä

  • Since 2016
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Science and Philosophy. University of Jyväskylä

Selected publications

  • Kia Lindroos and Frank Möller (eds.) Art as Political Witness (Eds Lindroos & Möller). Barbara Budrich Publishers 2017 (ISBN 978-3-8474-0580-1)

  • Kia Lindroos and Suvi Soininen (eds.) Politiikan nykyteoreetikkoja. [Contemporary Political Thinkers]. Helsinki: Gaudeamus 2008, 346 p.

  • Paul-Erik Korvela and Kia Lindroos (eds.): Avauksia poliittiseen ajatteluun.. Jyväskylä Minerva, 2008, 221 pp. [Openings toward Political Thought]

  • Kari Palonen and Kia Lindroos (eds.): Politiikan aikakirja. Tampere: Vastapaino, 2000, 222 p. [Time-Book of Politics]

  • Kia Lindroos Now-time/Image-space. Temporalization of Politics in Walter Benjamin's Philosophy of History and Art. Jyväskylä: SoPhi 31, 1998, 303 pp.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Finnish Academy Research Council for Culture and Social Sciences, appointed by the Finnish government, since 2016

  • Chair of Digital Humanities (DIGIHUM 2016-19) and vice-chair of the Academy programme BioFuture2025, Finnish Academy, since 2016

  • Contributing to New Opportunities Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe (NORFACE), since 2016

  • Contributing to EU-India Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities (EqUIP), since 2016

  • Member of the university equality committee appointed by the rector of the University of Jyväskylä, 2015 – 2016

  • Finnish/ Scandinavian representative in IPSA Executive committee (International Political Science Association), 2009 – 2014

  • IPSA Gender monitoring team, 2013 – 2014

  • Political Theory, Gender and Politics Main theme section chair in IPSA World Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2014

  • Program chair Joint Conference between IPSA, NOPSA and FPSA: Comparative Politics and Gender. At the University of Helsinki, 2013

  • Political Theory Main theme section chair, IPSA Conference Madrid, 2012

  • Elected Member of ECPSA Executive Committee, 2008 – 2010

  • Chair/President of the Finnish Political Science Association, 2007 – 2010

  • Finnish Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual Change, research team Politics and the Arts, 2006 – 2011

  • Vice-president. ( Co-operation in applying and co-managing Centre of Excellence (with Kari Palonen and Matti Hyvärinen)

  • Executive Committee for Finnish Political Science Association, 2004 – 2014

  • Editor-in-chief of Finnish Political Science journal Politiikka, 2005 – 2006

  • Chair/President of the Politics and the Arts Group, since 2002


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