Anne Holli


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Curriculum Vitae

Anne Maria Holli, PhD, Docent, is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political and Economic Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She has published nationally and internationally in the fields of public equality policies; gender equality discourses; and gender and politics. Her research interests also include the functioning of democracy and Finnish political institutions, including the Parliament and various policy-making institutions and their accessibility to interest organisations.,


Holli’s recent publications include articles in Electoral Studies, Social Politics, European Journal of Political Research, Representation, Politics & Gender and International Feminist Journal of Politics; chapters on Finland in States of Gender Democracy. Gender and Politics in the European Union (Routledge 2015) Women and Representation in Local Government. International Case Studies (Routledge, 2011), Feminism and Political Representation of Women in Europe and North America (Cambridge University Press, 2005), Reconfigured States and Opportunities: Comparative Women’s Movement Strategies since the 1990s (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), and Changing State Feminism  (Palgrave, 2007)  as well as two co-authored books dealing with the parliamentary standing committees and gender and local politics in Finland (in Finnish). 


Holli took her M.Pol.Sc. in 1988; Licentiate in 1992 and PhD in 2003, all from the University of Helsinki. Dr. Holli has participated in many international and national research project, also in leading roles. Dr Holli was the editor of the Finnish gender studies journal in 2004-5; has served in the editorial board of Politics & Gender, Politiikka and Naistutkimus; and been referee to numerous international journals as well as organised and chaired panels at international conferences. She was Chair of IPSA’s Research Committee RC19: Gender policy and politics 2014-16.


Dr. Holli received the Wilma Rule award for best paper in gender and politics in IPSA World Conference 2009.


Latest publications

  1. When all parties nominate women: The role of political gender stereotypes in voters’ choices

    Holli, A. M., Lefkofridi, Z. & Giger, N., 3 Dec 2018

    Research output: Other contributionResearch

  2. E-pub ahead of print

    When all parties nominate women: The role of political gender stereotypes in voters’ choices

    Lefkofridi, Z., Giger, N. & Holli, A. M., 28 Nov 2018, In : Politics & Gender.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Stoppi naisten tutkijauralle heti kättelyssä? graduarvostelun sukupuolivääristymä Helsingin yliopiston yleisen valtio-opin oppiaineessa

    Holli, A. M., 2018, Politiikan tulkinta: juhlakirja Marja Keräselle. Kivistö, H-M., Kuokkanen, K., Weide, M. & Virtanen, J. (eds.). Jyväskylä: SoPhi, p. 87-102 16 p. (SoPhi; vol. 141).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

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Latest activities

  1. Member of examination board (Laura Sibinescu)

    Anne Holli (Member of thesis committee / follow-up group)
    1 Dec 2018

    Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

  2. SKR:n seminaari "Tutkittu tieto ja päätöksenteko" -hankkeille

    Anne Holli (Speaker: Presenter)
    7 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Researcher's comments on the book (publication of MP Anna Kontula's book)

    Anne Holli (Invited speaker)
    10 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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Latest prizes

  1. Wilma Rule Award (together with Milja Saari) 2009

    Anne Holli (Recipient), 16 Jul 2009

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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