Doctoral Programme in Gender, Culture and Society
P.O. Box 4
00014 University of Helsinki
Doctoral Student Services for the Faculty of Arts
(questions related to applying for doctoral study rights, doctoral study rights and the examination of doctoral theses)
Prof. Tuija Pulkkinen
Finding supervisors willing to guide you through your thesis project is one of the most important steps when preparing your application. But it’s not always an easy feat. Here are a few tips on how to go about it:
Available below is a listing of current supervisors in the doctoral programme. The list is by no means definitive, and is only there to help you get started. The name of each supervisor has been linked to their individual research profile in the University of Helsinki Research Portal to help you find out more about their research interests.
From the research portal, you can also look up people for example using keywords related to your research. Keep in mind that the research portal lists all researchers affiliated with the University of Helsinki – including current doctoral students, who should not be considered as prospective supervisors. If the person is employed, you will see their job title on their profile page.
Applicants: please note that the Swedish School of Social Science is an independent unit without the right to grant doctoral degrees. The teaching staff of the school can act as primary (employed) supervisors for applicants applying to complete a degree at the Faculty of Social Sciences. If you apply to another faculty, you must always also have at least one supervisor who is in a permanent or long-term employment to the that faculty.
SKY doctoral researchers may also have additional, external supervisors from other universities. Currently acting external supervisors for individual SKY doctoral researchers are the following professors:
Is your name missing from the list? To have it added, please contact the programme's planning officer Lauri Turpeinen (lauri.turpeinen(at)helsinki.fi). Supervisors added to the list must either be employed by the University of Helsinki or be someone who, for example, is actively carrying out research on a personal research funding in the University of Helsinki and is willing to take on new doctoral students. If you are no longer a supervisor in the Doctoral Programme, please inform Lauri Turpeinen.