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
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
Alar Streimann
Alar Streimann
Visiting Professor of International Relations and Diplomacy
+372 737 5937
Lossi 36-325
Andrey Makarychev
Andrey Makarychev
Professor of Regional Political Studies
DrSci
+372 737 6581
Lossi 36-321

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Supervision competences:

  • Biopolitics,
  • Russian foreign and security policies,
  • Regionalism and federalism,
  • EU-Russia relations,
  • the common neighborhood,
  • Arts and politics,
  • Sport mega-events.
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
     
Kristjan Vassil
Associate Professor of Technology Research
PhD (Political and Social Sciences)
+372 737 6141
+372 5684 4856
Lossi 36-325
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
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
Raul Toomla
Raul Toomla
Lecturer in International Relations Theory
PhD (Political Science)
+372 737 6583
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
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
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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)
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Supervision competences:
  • Behavioural insights in policymaking
  • Interventions for behaviour change
  • National strategies for financial education
  • Financial well-being
Elena Pavlova
Elena Pavlova
Research Fellow in Political Science
cand
+372 737 6588
Lossi 36-326
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
Edgars Eihmanis
Edgars Eihmanis
Research Fellow in Comparative Politics
PhD
+372 737 6587
Lossi 36–416
Sandra Hagelin
Sandra Charlotta Hagelin
Junior Research Fellow in Political Science 0.4 p
MA (European Studies)
Lossi 36-422

Supervision competences:

  • Border studies
  • Critical geopolitics
  • EU border-making
  • Interpretive research (especially discourse analysis)
Bogdan Romanov
Bogdan Romanov
Junior Research Fellow in E-Governance
MA (Democracy and Governance)
Lossi 36-304
Biao He
Biao He
Junior Research Fellow in E-Governance
Lossi 36-405
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)
Natalia Kovyliaeva
Natalia Kovyliaeva
Junior Research Fellow in Political Science 0.4 p
MA (Political Science)
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 0.4 p
MA (Democracy and Governance)
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
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
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
Butrint Berisha
Butrint Berisha
Junior Research Fellow in Political Science 0.1 p
MSc (Political Science)
Lossi 36-422
Andres Võrk
Andres Võrk
Analyst
MA (Economics and Business Administration)
+372 737 6141
Lossi 36-304
Annegrete Molloka
Annegrete Molloka
Analyst 0.5 p
MSc (Financial and Insurance Mathematics)
+372 737 6141
Lossi 36-304
Taavi Unt
Taavi Unt
Data Analyst
MSc (Financial and Insurance Mathematics)
Lossi 36-304
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
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
Evelyn Pihla
Evelyn Pihla
Marketing and Communication Specialist
MA (Information and Knowledge Management)
+372 737 6379
+372 5615 8017
Lossi 36-319
Sander Maripuu
Sander Maripuu
Project Manager
MA (Public Administration)
+372 737 6141
Lossi 36-304
Uta Kührt
Uta Kührt
Erasmus Coordinator and Project Manager
MA (Translation)
+372 737 5154
Lossi 36-301
Thomas Luke Pritchard
Thomas Luke Pritchard
Project Manager 0.75 p
MA (International Relations and Regional Studies)
Kerli Klock
Kerli Klock
Project Assistant 0.5 p
MA (International Relations)
+372 737 5937
Lossi 36-325
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
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
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Anneli Saaroja
Analyst
MA (Entrepreneurship and Technology Management)
+372 737 6373
Lossi 36-329
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)
Keit
Keit Simmulmann
Assistant-Analyst
MA (Organisation of Educational Technology)
+372 737 6378
Lossi 36-303
Ali Haririan
Graphic Designer Assistant
MSc (Human-Computer Interaction)
Lossi 36-419
Maria Kristiina Prass
Project Communication Specialist 0.35 p
MA (Communication Management)
Lossi 36-419