Aku Visala
  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3), 118

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

20072022

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Curriculum vitae

Current Position:

Academy Research Fellow, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki

 

Previous academic positions

University Researcher, Centre of Excellence in Reason and Religious Recognition Research, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, 

Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA 2013-2014

Post Doctoral Researcher, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, USA 2012-2013.

Visiting Post Doctoral Fellow, Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, Oxford University, UK 2009-2012

Visiting Ph.D Student, Centre for Anthropology and Mind, University of Oxford, 2008-2009.

Member, Finnish Graduate School of Theology, University of Helsinki, 2005-2008.

Part-time lecturer and seminar assistant, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, 2005-2008.

 

Academic Degrees:

Doctor of Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, 2010

  • Major: philosophy of religion
  • Minors: philosophy, ecumenical theology
  • Thesis: Religion Explained? A Philosophical Analysis of the Cognitive Science of Religion (Eximia Cum Laude Approbatur)

Master of Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, 2004

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • evolution of religion
  • evolution of morality
  • theological anthropology
  • religion and science
  • cognitive science of religion
  • 611 Philosophy
  • philosophy of religion
  • philosophy of science
  • philosophical anthropology
  • philosophy of psychology
  • 515 Psychology
  • psychology of religion
  • moral psychology
  • evolutionary psychology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.