Anu Korhonen

Anu Korhonen

Senior Lecturer in European Area and Cultural Studies

  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38)



1995 …2022

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I teach in the Bachelor's Programme in Cultural Studies and the Master's Programme in Area and Cultural Studies, and my courses tend to deal with cultural theory and approaches to area and cultural studies as well as European contemporary cultures and cultural history. I lead research seminars on the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.

My research has focussed on early modern European cultural history and historical and cultural theory. I have been especially interested in the history and culture of humour, gender and the body. I lead a research project on Northern Nightmares, ca. 1400-2020 (Academy of Finland), within which we study the cultural and social history of bad dreams experienced by people in Finland in a long-term perspective.

Education/Academic qualification

Alue- ja kulttuurintutkimuksen dosentti, Helsingin yliopisto

Kulttuurihistorian dosentti, University of Turku

Cultural History, PhD, University of Turku

External positions

Docent (adjunct professor) in Cultural History, Turun yliopisto

2002 → …

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.