Hanna Ylöstalo has a doctoral degree in gender studies. Ylöstalo has worked previously as a researcher and as a senior lecturer in University of Tampere, University of Turku and Youth Research Society. She is also an Adjunct Professor in gender studies in University of Tampere, School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Her research interests include gender equality in working life, equality policy, post-Fordist labour, and gender and economy. She has worked in several research projects, including Challenges of intersectionality for gender equality in organizations and Ajolähtö – young adults in transforming labour market. She is also one of the founders of a research network Tasa-arvovaje, which aims to popularize scientific knowledge about gender equality and to bring it into public debates about economy and austerity politics as well as to political decision making.
Hanna Ylöstalo’s latest publications include Organizational perspective to gender mainstreaming in the Finnish state administration (in International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2016) and Gender issues on change agenda – Practicing intersectionality in action research (in Gender, Work and Organization, 2015, with Tuula Heiskanen, Katri Otonkorpi-Lehtoranta and Minna Leinonen).
Hanna Ylöstalo joined the project as a FiDiPro Research Fellow in 2016.
Photo: Mika Tuominen