Hanna Ylöstalo profile picture
University Lecturer, Sociology
Senior lecturer, sociology


+358 29 450 3537
+358 50 517 3088
Kaivokatu 12

Areas of expertise

gender equality policy
gender budgeting
political economy
public governance
welfare state reform


I have a PhD in gender studies (2012, Tampere University) and a title of docent in gender studies (2016, Tampere University) and political sociology (2021, University of Lapland). I have worked previously as a researcher and as a senior lecturer at the universities of Tampere and Helsinki, as well as at the Youth Research Society. I have carried out research projects regarding, for example, gender equality and diversity in working life, gender equality policy, and welfare state reform. I also take actively part in societal discussions about gender equality. 


I teach qualitative research methods and sociological theories at the Department of Social Research. 


I have carried out research about gender and diversity in work organizations, gender equality policy, gender and economy, and welfare state reform in Finland. My main research interests include gendered society-economy relations as well as the role of knowledge in contemporary politics and policy making. My ongoing research  is concerned with the changing conditions of gender equality policy in Finland. I am also interested in gender budgeting; I have developed methods and practices for gender budgeting in the Finnish state administration.


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Political Imagination and Utopian Pedagogy (2024)

Critical Arts : A South-North Journal of Cultural and Media Studies
Salmenniemi Suvi, Porkola Pilvi, Ylöstalo Hanna
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))