Johanna Vuorelma

I am interested in how our common sense is constructed. The question is particularly important in world politics because interpretations that seem natural to us have a significant impact on our lives. Interpretation is never value-free or neutral, and this aesthetic insight should be recognised and embraced in the social sciences. My research interest in how morality and values are represented and rendered meaningful in international politics has led me to narrative and interpretative approaches. I employ a narrative approach to study, for example, trust and irony in international politics. I work as University Lecturer at the Centre for European Studies, University of Helsinki. In January 2019, I am starting as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Social Research, University of Tampere. I have a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick (2017). In my PhD I examined narrative traditions in Western foreign policy analysis concerning Turkey.