Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies

Lossi 36, ruum 301
51003 Tartu linn,
Tartu linn, Tartumaa
EST
+372 737 5583
skytte@ut.ee

Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
Mail address: Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu, ESTONIA
Phone: +372 737 5583
E-mail: skytte@ut.ee

Head of the Institute: Kristiina Tõnnisson, phone: +372 737 6374, kristiina.tonnisson@ut.ee
Media queries (including academic expert commentaries): Mart Alaru, phone +372 737 6584, mart.alaru@ut.ee

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Kristiina Tõnnisson
Kristiina Tõnnisson
Head of Institute, Lecturer in Public Management
PhD (Public Administration and Social Policy)
+372 737 6372
+372 5554 4312
Lossi 36-302

CV in Research Information System

Supervision competences:

  • Estonian Public Administration,
  • Public Management,
  • Public Administration Reforms,
  • Organizational Theory and Behaviour,
  • Civil Society,
  • Change Management,
  • Educational Policy,
  • Evaluation of Educational Programmes
Mihkel Solvak
Mihkel Solvak
Deputy Head for Development, Associate Professor of Technology Research
PhD (Political Science)
+372 737 6141
Lossi 36-304

CV in Research Information System

Supervision competences:

  • e-voting usage patterns, diffusion, effect on turnout and election outcomes;
  • e-government, usage and diffusion, economic impact, trust towards the state, e-democracy;
  • e-services diffusion, usage patterns and development;
  • electoral behavior, voter turnout.
Piret Ehin
Piret Ehin
Deputy Head for Research, Professor of Comparative Politics, Programme Director for Political Science
PhD (Political Sciences)
+372 737 5938
Lossi 36-327

CV in Research Information System

Supervision competences:

  • Theories of European integration and applications thereof;
  • Democracy and legitimacy in the EU;
  • European Parliament elections;
  • Parliamentary scrutiny of EU affairs;
  • Europeanization of member-state institutions and policies. 
Eiki Berg
Eiki Berg
Professor of International Relations Theory, Programme Director for International Relations and Regional Studies
PhD (Geoinformatics and Cartography)
+372 737 5311
Lossi 36-324
CV in Research Information System
Supervision competences:
  • Traditional and critical geopolitics
  • Borders, territorial disputes, cross-border  cooperation
  • Secessionist conflicts and unrecognised states
  • Territoriality and sovereignty issues
  • Power-sharing and liberal peacebuilding
  • EU enlargement
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Visiting Professor of Democracy in Digital Age 0.5 p
MA (Psychology)
+372 737 5937
Lossi 36-325
Alar Streimann
Alar Streimann
Visiting Professor of International Relations and Diplomacy
+372 737 5937
Lossi 36-325
Vincent Homburg
Vincentius Martinus Franciscus Homburg
Professor of E-governance
PhD
+372 737 5937
Lossi 36-325
CV in Research Information System
Supervision competences:
  • E-government & e-governance
  • Public governance
  • Public service delivery
  • Digital and organizational transformation
  • Policy change
Andrey Makarychev
Andrey Makarychev
Professor of Regional Political Studies
DrSci
+372 737 6581
Lossi 36-321

CV in Research Information System

Supervision competences:

  • Biopolitics,
  • Russian foreign and security policies,
  • Regionalism and federalism,
  • EU-Russia relations,
  • the common neighborhood,
  • Arts and politics,
  • Sport mega-events.
Eva Piirimäe
Eva Piirimäe
Associate Professor of Political Theory
PhD
+372 737 5938
Lossi 36-327
CV in Research Information System
Supervision competences:
  • Theories of liberalism, nationalism, constitutionalism, federalism, sovereignty, international peace and order, self-determination of peoples
  • European history of political thought
  • Environmental philosophy
  • Philosophy of history
  • Methodology of history of political thought
Kristjan Vassil
Associate Professor of Technology Research
PhD (Political and Social Sciences)
+372 737 6141
+372 5684 4856
Lossi 36-325
Stefano Braghiroli
Stefano Braghiroli
Associate Professor of European Studies, Programme Director for European Union - Russia Studies, Programme Director for European Studies
PhD (Political Sciences)
+372 737 6581
Lossi 36-321

CV in Research Information System

Supervision competences:

  • Party politics in the European Parliament
  • EU institutions
  • EU member states and party systems
  • Euro-scepticism
  • Populism and far-right radicalism
  • Voting behaviour
  • EU-Turkey relations
  • Comparative politics
     
Martin Mölder
Martin Mölder
Associate Professor of Political Science, Programme Director for Politics and Governance in the Digital Age
PhD (Political Science)
+372 737 5336
Lossi 36-308
Alar Kilp
Alar Kilp
Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Programme Director for Government and Politics
PhD (Political Science)
+372 737 5312
Lossi 36-318
Raul Toomla
Raul Toomla
Lecturer in International Relations Theory
PhD (Political Science)
+372 737 6583
Lossi 36-308
Heiko Pääbo
Heiko Pääbo
Lecturer in Politics of Baltic Sea Region Countries, Programme Director for Central and Eastern European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
PhD (Political Science)
+372 737 5647
Lossi 36-320
Catherine Helen Gibson
Catherine Helen Gibson
Lecturer in East European and Eurasian Studies
PhD
CV in Research Information System
Supervision competences:
  • Politics of History and Memory
  • History of the Russian Empire, Eastern Europe, and Soviet Union
  • Language policy and politics
  • Theories of nationalism
  • Border studies
  • Qualitative and interpretative research methods
Rein Toomla
Rein Toomla
Teacher of Comparative Politics 0.5 p
MA
+372 737 5336
Lossi 36-308
Kristina Muhhina
Kristina Muhhina
Research Fellow in Public Policy
PhD (Public Administration)
Lossi 36-407

CV in Research Information System

Supervision competences:

  • public governance
  • public policy
  • European Neighborhood Policy and democracy promotion
  • qualitative and interpretive research methods
Leonore Riitsalu
Leonore Riitsalu
Research Fellow in Behavioural Policy 0.5 p
PhD (Management)
CV in Research Information System
Supervision competences:
  • Behavioural insights in policymaking
  • Interventions for behaviour change
  • National strategies for financial education
  • Financial well-being
Oksana Belova-Dalton
Oksana Belova-Dalton
Research Fellow in International Relations
PhD (English Language and Literature)
Liisi Veski
Liisi Veski
Research Fellow in History of Political Thought
PhD
Lossi 36-417
Elena Pavlova
Elena Pavlova
Research Fellow in Political Science
cand
+372 737 6588
Lossi 36-326
Edgars Eihmanis
Edgars Eihmanis
Research Fellow in Comparative Politics
PhD
+372 737 6587
Lossi 36–416
Art Alishani
Art Alishani
Junior Research Fellow in E-Governance
MA (Public Sector Innovation and e-Governance)
Lossi 36-405
Izzet Yalin Youksel
Izzet Yalin Youksel
Junior Research Fellow in Political Science
MA (International Relations and Regional Studies)
Azniv Tadevosyan
Azniv Tadevosyan
Junior Research Fellow in Political Science
MA (International Relations and Regional Studies)
Lossi 36-422
Tatiana Lupacheva
Junior Research Fellow in Political Science 0.45 p
MA (Democracy and Governance)
Natalia Kovyliaeva
Natalia Kovyliaeva
Junior Research Fellow in Political Science 0.4 p
MA (Political Science)
Oliver William Rowe
Oliver William Rowe
Junior Research Fellow in Political Science 0.1 p
Lossi 36-422
CV in Research Information System
Supervision competences:
  • Political theory and intellectual history of self-determination, states, and authority
  • Russian history 1861-1928; intellectual history, Western-Russian relations, early Soviet governance
  • Anarchist thought and action in Europe
Bogdan Romanov
Bogdan Romanov
Junior Research Fellow in E-Governance
MA (Democracy and Governance)
Lossi 36-304
CV in Research Information System
Supervision competences:
  • Online voting usage in democratic and non-democratic regimes
  • Digital governance
  • Political trust and distrust
  • Healthcare-related policymaking and policy analysis
  • Quantitative analysis via Python, R, Stata
  • Machine Learning for classification and forecast
  • Textual data collection and analysis
Butrint Berisha
Butrint Berisha
Junior Research Fellow in Political Science 0.1 p
MSc (Political Science)
Lossi 36-422
Sandra Hagelin
Sandra Charlotta Hagelin
Junior Research Fellow in Political Science 0.45 p
MA (European Studies)
Lossi 36-422

Supervision competences:

  • Border studies
  • Critical geopolitics
  • EU border-making
  • Interpretive research (especially discourse analysis)
Biao He
Biao He
Junior Research Fellow in E-Governance
Lossi 36-405
Akbar Mammadov
Akbar Mammadov
Junior Research Fellow in Political Science
MA (Quantitative Economics)
Lossi 36-422
Anselm Schmidt
Junior Research Fellow in Political Science 0.45 p
MA (East-West Studies)
Lossi 36-422
Karl Lembit Laane
Karl Lembit Laane
Junior Research Fellow in Political Science 0.66 p
MA (Philosophy)
Pirjo Turk
Pirjo Turk
Junior Research Fellow in Political Science
MA (Change Management in Society)
Lossi 36-422
CV in Research Information System
Co-Supervision competences:
  • Gender equality (gender pay gap, equal treatment in work environment)
  • Child and family policy
  • Labour and social policy
Thomas Linsenmaier
Thomas Michael Linsenmaier
Analyst
(Political Science)

Supervision competences:

  • EU Foreign Policy
  • External Relations of the European Union
  • European Integration
  • International Relations theory
  • Norms in World Politics
  • Security Politics
Taavi Unt
Taavi Unt
Data Analyst
MSc (Financial and Insurance Mathematics)
Lossi 36-304
Annegrete Molloka
Annegrete Molloka
Analyst 0.5 p
MSc (Financial and Insurance Mathematics)
+372 737 6141
Lossi 36-304
Andres Võrk
Andres Võrk
Analyst 0.5 p
MA (Economics and Business Administration)
+372 737 6141
Lossi 36-304
Kristel Vits
Kristel Vits
Analyst 0.8 p
MA (International Relations)
+372 737 5199
+372 5816 0307
Lossi 36-320
Peeter Leets
Peeter Leets
Developer
MA (Politics and Governance in the Digital Age)
Lossi 36-304
Varje Kuut
Varje Kuut
Senior Specialist for International Projects 0.75 p
+372 737 6376
Lossi 36-315
Sander Maripuu
Sander Maripuu
Project Manager
MA (Public Administration)
+372 737 6141
Lossi 36-304
Thomas Luke Pritchard
Thomas Luke Pritchard
Project Manager 0.75 p
MA (International Relations and Regional Studies)
Uta Kührt
Uta Kührt
Erasmus Coordinator and Project Manager
MA (Translation)
+372 737 5154
Lossi 36-301
Evelyn Pihla
Evelyn Pihla
Marketing and Communication Specialist 0.8 p
MA (Information and Knowledge Management)
+372 737 6379
+372 5615 8017
Lossi 36-319
Aigi Hommik
Aigi Hommik
Academic Affairs Specialist
+372 737 5583
Lossi 36-301
Anna Beitane
Anna Beitane
Manager of Online Learning and Continuing Education Projects
MA (European Union - Russia Studies)
+372 737 5198
Lossi 36-328
Kerli Klock
Kerli Klock
Project Assistant
MA (International Relations)
+372 737 5937
Lossi 36-325
Mart Alaru
Mart Alaru
Research Communication Specialist
+372 737 6379
+372 5743 4244
Lossi 36-319
Liisa Talving
Liisa Talving
Associate Professor of Comparative Politics (employment contract suspended)
PhD (Political Science)
Stefan Dedovic
Stefan Dedovic
Junior Research Fellow in E-Governance (employment contract suspended)
MA (Public Sector Innovation and e-Governance)
Oliivia Võrk
Academic Affairs Specialist (employment contract suspended)
MSc (Ecosystems Technology)
Hector Pagan
Hector Charles Pagan
Programme Manager-Analyst 0.5 p
MPA
+372 737 6582
Lossi 36-404

Supervision competences:

  • Public/ NGO Management
  • Third Sector (theories/practice)
  • Civil Society
Elis Vollmer
Elis Vollmer
Project Manager
MSc (Environmental Protection)
Lossi 36-419
RAKE
Gerly Tamm
Project Manager-Analyst 0.2 p
PhD (Psychology)
+372 737 6378
CV in Research Information System
Supervision competences:
  • Behavioural interventions: design and effectiveness (incl. effectiveness of social programs) 
  • Social perception and cognitive control (incl. social anxiety related topics)
  • (Political) beliefs and decision making processes (experimental basic research)
RAKE
Anneli Saaroja
Analyst
MA (Entrepreneurship and Technology Management)
+372 737 6373
Lossi 36-329
Keit
Keit Simmulmann
Assistant-Analyst
MA (Organisation of Educational Technology)
+372 737 6378
Lossi 36-303
Ali Haririan
Graphic Designer
MSc (Human-Computer Interaction)
Lossi 36-419
Maria Kristiina Prass
Project Communication Specialist 0.35 p
MA (Communication Management)
Lossi 36-419