Maria Lindén is a Research Fellow at the Center on US Politics and Power of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. She is also a PhD student at the University of Tampere, the author of the narrative non-fiction book Trumpin kansa (Trump’s People, published by Into Kustannus, 2020) and a former news journalist. Her main area of expertise is the United States’ domestic politics, and her current research focuses on the crisis of liberal democracy in the present-day United States, especially electoral manipulation. She lived in Boston from 2015 to 2019, working as a freelance journalist covering American politics for the Finnish News Agency and other Finnish media outlets.
Host of FIIA podcast US Elections Untangled
US domestic and foreign policy, Donald Trump and his supporters
Master of Social Sciences (University of Tampere)
Bachelor of Arts (University of Helsinki)
Finnish, English, Spanish (working languages), Swedish, French (fluent), Italian, Russian, Estonian, German (receptive skills)