Markku Kangaspuro


Education information

MA 1991
Ph.D. 2000

Curriculum Vitae

Expertise: Political history, especially the former Soviet Union and new Russia; political development of Russia; identities and nationalism; modernization and development problems.

Administrative expertise: research leader, PI, programme management 


Current Position

2009 -          Research Director, Aleksanteri Institute

2010 -          Vice Director, Aleksanteri Institute (from 26.11.2010)   

2011 -          Professor (from 10.5.2011)


Education and degrees awarded


1991            MA in History, University of Joensuu

1996            Phil.Lic in History, University of Joensuu

2000            Doctor of Philosophy in history, (Dissertation graded Eximia cum laude approbatur)

                  University of Joensuu

2001            Docent, political history in the faculty of Political Sciences - University of Helsinki

2002            Docent, Russian History in the faculty of History - University of Joensuu

Highlighted publications

  1. War and Memory in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

    Kangaspuro, M. V. (ed.), Lassila, J. P. (ed.), Zhurzhenko, T. (ed.) & Fedor, J. (ed.) Dec 2017 Palgrave Macmillan. 506 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewAnthology

  2. From the Trauma of Stalinism to the Triumph of Stalingrad: The Toponymic Dispute Over Volgograd

    Kangaspuro, M. V. Dec 2017 War and Memory in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 141-170 30 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  3. Back to normality in Russia's transformation – Demand on strong state and its consequences

    Kangaspuro, M. V. May 2017 Osteuropa transformiert.: Sozialsmus, Demokratie und Utopie. Oltenau, T., Spöri, T., Jatiner, F. & Asenbaum, H. (eds.). Wiesbaden: Springer , p. 155-172 18 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  4. The Dilemma of the Perception of the Strong State in Russia and the Demand for Modernization

    Kangaspuro, M. V. 2016 Authoritarian Modernization in Russia: Ideas, Institutions, and Policies. Gel'man, V. (ed.). Abingdon: Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group, p. 39-54 16 p. (Studies in Contemporary Russia)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  5. Stalinism as a Structural Choice of Soviet Society and its Lost Alternatives

    Kangaspuro, M. 22 Oct 2015 Discussing Stalinism: Problems and Approaches. Kangaspuro, M. & Oittinen, V. (eds.). Helsinki: Aleksanteri Institute, p. 74-92 19 p.

    Research output: ScientificChapter

  6. Discussing Stalinism: Problems and Approaches

    Kangaspuro, M. (ed.) & Oittinen, V. (ed.) 22 Oct 2015 Helsinki: Aleksanteri Institute. 122 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewAnthology

  7. History Politics and the Changing meaning of Victory Day in contemporary Russia

    Kangaspuro, M. V. Dec 2015 The Long Aftermath: Cultural Legacies of Europe at War, 1936-2016. Braganca, M. & Tame, P. (eds.). Berghahn Books, p. 333-343 11 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  8. Voi voittajia - suuren isänmaallisen sodan tulkinnat

    Kangaspuro, M. 2015 Venäjän palatseissa ja kaduilla. Kivinen, M. & Vähäkylä, L. (eds.). Helsinki: Gaudeamus Helsinki University Press, p. 177-186 10 p. (Tutkitusti)

    Research output: ScientificChapter

  9. Putinin toinen kerta

    Kangaspuro, M. Jun 2012 In : Idäntutkimus. 2012, 2, p. 1-2 2 p.

    Research output: ScientificArticle

  10. Salaista kaupankäyntiä Karjalalla

    Kangaspuro, M. 2012 Takaisin Karjalaan. Fingerroos, O. & Häyrynen, M. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, p. 50-72 23 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  11. Political Anatomy of Perestroika

    Kangaspuro, M. 2010 Perestroika: Processes and Consequences. Kangaspuro, M., Nikula, J. & Stodolsky, I. (eds.). Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, Vol. 2010

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  12. Modernisation in Russia since 1900

    Kangaspuro, M. (ed.) & Smith, J. (ed.) 2006 Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. 331 p. (Studia Fennica; no. 12)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewAnthology

  13. Constructed identities in Europe

    Kangaspuro, M. (ed.) 2007 Helsinki: Aleksanteri Institute. 272 p. (Aleksanteri Series; no. 7/2007)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewAnthology

  14. Muutoksen mahdollisuus

    Kangaspuro, M. 20 Dec 2010 In : Idäntutkimus. 2010, 4, p. 1-2 2 p.

    Research output: ScientificArticle

  15. Tandemkratia

    Kangaspuro, M. Oct 2011 In : Idäntutkimus. 2011, 3, p. 1-2 2 p.

    Research output: ScientificArticle

  16. Venäjän sotilasdoktriini

    Kangaspuro, M. Apr 2010 In : Idäntutkimus. 2010, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

    Research output: ScientificArticle

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Latest activities

  1. Kansalliskirjasto (External organisation)

    Kangaspuro, M. (Member)
    Nov 2017

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

  2. Gaudeamus Helsinki University Press (Publisher)

    Kangaspuro, M. (Reviewer)
    Oct 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

  3. The Russian Speaking Communities of Europe in a Fragmented Media Landscape

    Kangaspuro, M. (Speaker: Chair)
    13 Oct 2017

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

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