Tuomas Yla-Anttila is a visiting fellow at COSMOS, EUI, and research fellow at the Helsinki Research Group for Political Sociology at the University of Helsinki. He currently works on the research project Climate Change and Civil Society (CLIC) looking at the media debate on climate change, focusing on justice claims presented in this debate and the participation of civil society organizations in it. The project compares six countries: Finland, France, India, Russia, Indonesia and the United States. Another project uses open data generated by an online voting advice application to investigate the values of electoral candidates, with particular focus on the rise of the populist Finns Party in recent elections. His earlier research has examined, among other things, the Global Justice Movement and the media debate on globalization.
Research interests: social movements, the public sphere, moral and political sociology, global and transnational sociology