Lindroos Kia

University of Jyväskylä

Web page: https://www.jyu.fi/ytk/en/faculty/staff/opetus-ja-tutkimushenkilokunta/lindroos-kia

Kia Lindroos is Acting Professor of Cultural Policy and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.  She has a long-time teaching and researching experience, and she has also worked as researcher for the Finnish Academy, for instance at the Goldsmiths College and at the Middlesex University  in London and at the Universität zu Köln.

Lindroos’ research is a continuation of her long-standing interests in political theory; politics, time and aesthetics, and she is especially interested in cinema and visual arts. She emphasizes issues of temporality through the connections between contingency and change, more specific interests are those of terror and violence.  The current work is also based on her studies and publications around political theory, she is especially interested in Walter Benjamin and modern French philosophy, such as Michel Foucault or Jacques Ranciere. During 2009 – 2014 Lindroos was a member of the International Political Science Association Executive committee and she participated in organising two World Conferences. Since 2002, she is the convenor of the international Politics and the Arts group, that is Standing Group of ECPR 2002. The Group is committed to examining the comparative and multidisciplinary study of art as a form of political discourse; including of art as descriptive and interpretative of the political, or interpreting arts in terms of political significance.