Tuomas Tervasmäki is a doctoral researcher in the Faculty of Education and Culture at the Tampere University, Finland. His main areas of interest are the philosophy of education, curriculum studies and issues of inclusion and exclusion in education.
In his PhD research he analyses the politics of education and ideological foundations of Finnish education policy from the perspective of political discourse theory (aka Ideology and discourse analysis). In this work he also applies discourse theoretical and methodological perspectives in order to explore their relevance in researching educational phenomena and education policy studies.
Tervasmäki takes part in the research project “Towards better academia: Strategic leadership and experiences of academic community during the Tampere 3 university merger” 2019–2022 , lead by docent Hanna Kuusela (PI), funded by KONE Foundation, Finland. At the moment Tervasmäki is exploring anticipatory rhetoric of higher education policies.