Johanna Kantola

Professor of Gender Studies, Tampere University 


Johanna Kantola is Professor of Gender Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tampere University (Finland) and a Docent in Politics in the University of Helsinki. She is the director of the ERC Consolidator Grant research project  Gender, Party Politics and Democracy in Europe: A Study of the European Parliament’s Party Groups  (EUGenDem, 2018–2023). She was also the director of the Academy of Finland-funded research project  Gender and Power in Reconfigured Corporatist Finland  (GePoCo, 2016–2020). She has published numerous articles in, for instance, European Journal of Political ResearchParty Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies, International Political Science Review, Social Politics, Legislative Studies, Representation, Politics & Gender. Her books include Gender and Political Analysis (with Emanuela Lombardo; Palgrave, 2017);  Gender and the European Union  (Palgrave, 2010); Feminists Theorize the State (Palgrave, 2006). She is the editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s  Gender and Politics book series with Sarah Childs. 

Read more from Professor Johanna Kantola: 

Johanna Kantola and Emanuela Lombardo (2020) Opposition strategies of right populists against gender equality in a polarized European Parliament,  International Political Science Review.

Valentine Berthet and Johanna Kantola (2020) Gender, violence and political institutions: Struggles over sexual harassment in the European Parliament,  Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, Volume 28, Issue 1, Spring 2021, Pages 143–167

Johanna Kantola and Lise Rolandsen Agustin (2019): Gendering the representative work of the European Parliament: A political analysis of women MEP’s perceptions of gender equality in party groups,  Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS), 57 (4), 768-786.