Teija Löytönen

    • Otakaari 24, 02150 Espoo


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    Artistic and research interests

    Currently I act as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Art and Media, Aalto University, Finland. My reearch interests include higher arts education, arts and creativity in academia, university pedagogy as well as professional and academic development. My special interest is in collaborative research endeavors and in “new” modes of (post) qualitative inquiry presented in e.g. the edited book by Koro-Ljungberg, M., Löytönen, T. & Tesar, M. (eds.) (2017). Disrupting data in qualitative inquiry. Entanglements with the Post-Critical and Post-Anthropocentric. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. I have published my scholarly work in several refereed journals and edited volumes as well as presented my research work in various academic networks.

    Prior to this position I was a full-time scholar for around ten years funded by the Academy of Finland, first as a Post-Doctoral Researcher (2008-2010)  at University of the Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy and then as an Academy Research Fellow at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture (2011-2016). During 2016-2021 I had the priviledge to work as a Senior Specialist  for develping the strategic approach of Art and Creative Practices at Aalto University.     

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctoral degree, Arts and Design, Theatre Academy of Finland

    Award Date: 10 Jun 2005

    Bachelor's degree, Education, University of Helsinki

    Award Date: 2 Dec 1986


    • art and creativity in academia
    • art and design knowledge building
    • university pedagogy
    • (post)qualitative research
    • collaborative inquiry


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