Emilia Palonen is Senior Researcher in Political Science at the University of Helsinki, and the leader of HEPPsinki research group. She directs several projects with international researchers working on populism and polarisation in Europe, culture, media and politics included. Besides populism and cultural theory, she has worked on polarisation in Hungary, politics of memory and on “Europe” in European cultural policy. She’s been educated in the UK and spent several years around Central Europe before returning to her native Finland.
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