Teija Löytönen holds a Master’s degree in education (University of Helsinki) and earned her doctorate in dance by studying discourses in dance institutions (Theatre Academy Helsinki, Finland). Currently she is an Academy Research Fellow at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Her particular research interests include higher arts education, disciplinary differences in university pedagogy as well as collaborative inquiry in relation to professional development and knowledge creation. Her current research project draws from Deleuzian and Foucaultian philosophy, among others. She has published in several national and international refereed journals, and presented her research in various networks such as Congress on Research in Dance, European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction and International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.