Katri Pynnöniemi

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Curriculum Vitae



Master of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, University of Tampere, 2000

Doctor in international Relations, Department of Political Science, University of Tampere , 2008

Thesis: New Road, New Life, New Russia: International transport corridors at the conjunction of geography and politics in Russia. Acta Universitatis Tamperensis; 1314.Tampere University Press, Eximia Cum Laude Appropatur


Pääasiallinen työkokemus

Senior Research Fellow, The EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs, FIIA, Helsinki

* Research career phase: established researcher, 2014 -

* Researcher, FIIA, Helsinki, 01.01.2004 – 31.12.2013


Muu työkokemus

Visiting researcher, University of Tartu, Estonia, 2.-30.5.2012

Visiting researcher, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, 1.10.-31.12.2007

Project director, Critical infrastructure and dynamics of change in Russia, Matine, 2012

Project partner, Gazing at Europe's boundary landscapes: images and narratives of the

Ukraine-Russia border, Finnish Cultural Foundation , 2006

Seminar Coordinator, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, 1.5.-31.12.2001

Project Coordinator, Finnbarents Unit of the Arctic Center, University of Lapland Principal investigator of projects on "Murmansk and Arkhangelsk data bank: environment, energy; Russia and the Challenges of the Northern Dimension at the Transport sector, 15.1.2000 - 31.12.2002

Project researcher, University Eastern Finland, 01.09.2001- 31.12.2003


Akateeminen luennointi

Political Economy of Putinisim, University of Tarto, Estonia, 2.-30.5.2012

Infrastructure mega-projects in Russia: political and economic legacy of the Sochi Olympic Games Winter School with the Moscow Higher School of Economics and Tartu University, 9.-13.2.2014

Doing business in Russia, Traderun lecture series, Tallinn, 26.5.2012

Contours of External and Internal in EU-Russia relations, University of Helsinki, Aleksanteri Institute's Master's Programme, 6.-24.11.2006

How do Concepts Fare? Main Concepts in Russian Politics, University of Tampere, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Russian Studies Programme, 4.4.-9.5.2006

Näkökulmia venäläisyyteen: valtion ja yhteiskunnan suhde muutoksessa, University of Tampere and University of Helsinki, 14.-2.11.2004

Several lectures at University of Helsinki, University of Tampere, 2005-2012



Member of Board, Aleksanteri-institute, 06.06.2014 -

Member of Board, Finnish-Russian Commission for Scientific and Technological Cooperation, Social Sciences working group, 31.05.2004 -

Member of Board, Finnish Russian and East-European Research Association, 01.01.2002 - 31.05.2008