Author profile: Elina Penttinen

Elina Penttinen (PhD) is the author of Joy and International Relations: a new methodology (Routledge 2013). She has been teaching research methodology and scientific writing using mindfulness, cultivation of positive emotions and postmodern qualitative approach since 2009. Currently she works as university lecturer in Gender Studies, Department of philosophy, history, culture and art studies, University of Helsinki. Her current research project focuses with physical experience of emotional abuse in the field of feminist study of violence. She has expertise in methodology for political and social sciences. For inquiries of mindfulness based research methodology courses contact elina.penttinen@helsinki.fi.

Embracing Kindness: Transforming Difficult Emotions in IR Classroom

Embracing Kindness: Transforming Difficult Emotions in IR Classroom

By practicing compassion and kindness to ourselves, we can meet the suffering of others. This can enable us to connect to the meaning of studying and researching IR.

Towards Heartfelt Positivity as a New Approach for (Feminist) IR

Towards Heartfelt Positivity as a New Approach for (Feminist) IR

Feminist IR is preoccupied with the study of suffering, exploitation and vulnerabilities. A new approach should draw upon posthumanism to include joy, amusement and heartfelt positivity.

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