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Curriculum vitae

BIO: Ari Helo (Ph.D) is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki. Before his current position he has held university lecturer positions in Intellectual History (University of Oulu), in Cultural Studies (University of Vaasa), and in American Studies (University of Helsinki). He has also worked as an ASLA-Fulbright Fellow and as an Academy of Finland Fellow at the University of Virginia for several years. Helo's scholarly articles have been published in Britain, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Russia, and the United States. His several books include Thomas Jefferson's Ethics and the Politics of Human Progress (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and History, Politics, and the American Past: Essays on Methodology (Routledge, 2020).

Contact: ari.helo@helsinki.fi

Homepage: https://helsinki.academia.edu/AriHelo

 CURRICULUM VITAE & PUBLICATIONS

(Sept. 2020)

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ph.D., General History, University of Tampere, Dept. of History, 1999. Doctoral dissertation: Thomas Jefferson’s Republicanism and the Problem of Slavery, 279 pp. (Dissertation Custos: Marjatta Hietala, Opponent: Peter S. Onuf.)  The grade "excellent," eximia cum laude approbatur.

M.A., General History, University of Helsinki, Dept. of History, 1994. M.A. thesis: Meksikon keisarikunta Yhdysvaltain tasavaltalaisen imperiumin uhkana, 1864-1867 (The Mexican Empire as a Threat to the Republican Empire of the United States, 1864-1867), 240 pp. The grade "excellent," eximia cum laude approbatur.

Title of Docent (Adjunct Professor) in North American Studies, University of Tampere, 2014.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Finnish (Native); English (Excellent); Swedish (Fair); French (Some).

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

VISITING RESEARCH FELLOW at the University of Helsinki, Department of Cultures, Sept. 1, 2020—Dec. 31, 2021.

EARLIER EMPLOYMENT

● SENIOR UNIVERSITY LECTURER IN NORTH AMERICAN STUDIES, Department of Cultures, University of Helsinki, Sept. 1, 2017—Aug. 31, 2020. ● SENIOR UNIVERSITY LECTURER IN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY, Sept. 1, 2012—Aug. 31, 2017, History of Science and Ideas, University of Oulu. ● UNIVERSITY LECTURER IN CULTURAL STUDIES, Aug. 1, 2009–July 31, 2011, International Master's Degree Program in Intercultural Studies, University of Vaasa. ● RESEARCH FELLOW, 2006–2008 (Fellowship from Finnish Cultural Foundation in 2008, Alfred Kordelin Foundation Fellowship in 2007, and U.S. Federal Assistance Award in 2006; in addition, a project coordinator and part-time lecturer for the North American Studies Program, the Univ. of Helsinki). ● ACTING UNIVERSITY LECTURER IN NORTH AMERICAN STUDIES, March 1–July 31, 2006, North American Studies, University of Helsinki. ● THE ACADEMY OF FINLAND RESEARCH FELLOW, 2003–2005, North American Studies, University of Helsinki. ● ACTING UNIVERSITY LECTURER IN NORTH AMERICAN STUDIES, Feb. 20–April 20, 2005, University of Helsinki. ● UNIVERSITY LECTURER IN NORTH AMERICAN STUDIES, Aug. 1, 2002–July 31, 2003, University of Helsinki. ● RESEARCH FELLOW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, Sept. 1, 2000—Aug. 31, 2002 (Research Fellow at the International Center for Jefferson Studies in Charlottesville, Virginia, March–May 2002; Post-Doctoral Research fellow of the Academy of Finland, 2001–2002; Post-Doctoral ASLA-Fulbright Fellow, 2000–2001). ● DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, 1996–97 (the Academy of Finland fellowship) and at the University of Tampere with several other fellowships during 1997-1999.

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AWARDS, HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS

AWARDS: ● Staff Achievement Award for developing Cultural Studies by the Dept. of Cultures/Dean of the Faculty of Arts (Kulttuurien osaston kannustuspalkkio), University of Helsinki, Dec. 2018.  ● Ari Helo's Thomas Jefferson's Ethics and the Politics of Human Progress (Cambridge Univ. Press) was awarded Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 in the category of "Political Theory," Jan. 2016.  ●  Staff Achievement Award for developing history studies by the History Department/Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Oulu (Historian laitoksen kannustuspalkkio), March 2015.

HONORS: Invited Research Member of the Finnish Historical Society (Suomen historiallisen seuran tutkijajäsen), Nov. 17, 2016 onward.

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS: ● The Committee for Public Information (TJNK) / Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, 2020 (8 MONTHS).  ● The Association of Finnish Non-fiction Writers (Suomen tietokirjailijat), 2020 (6 MONTHS). ● Oskar Öflund's Foundation, 2020 (2 MONTHS). ● TAIKE, Taiteiden edistämiskeskus (Arts Promotion Centre Finland), 2020 (3 MONTHS).  ● The Finnish Cultural Foundation fellowship, 2007 (3 MONTHS). ● Alfred Kordelin Foundation fellowship, 2006 (3 MONTHS). ● U.S. Federal Assistance Award, 2006 (3 MONTHS). ● Research fellow of the Academy of Finland, Aug.1, 2003–Oct. 31, 2005 (24 MONTHS). ● Research fellowship at the University of Virginia, The Academy of Finland, 2002 (12 MONTHS). ● Research Fellowship by the International Center for Jefferson Studies, 2002 (3 MONTHS). ● Travel grant by the University of Glasgow and The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2001. ● ASLA-Fulbright Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Virginia, 2000 (12 MONTHS). ● Post-Doc. Research fellowship, Oskar Öflund’s Foundation, 1999 (6 MONTHS). ● Research fellowship, Finnish Cultural Foundation, 1998 (6 MONTHS). ● Grant for the editorial costs of the doctoral dissertation, City of Tampere, 1998. ● Research fellowship for doctoral studies at the University of Virginia for the academic year of 1996-7 by the Academy of Finland, 1996 (12 MONTHS). ● Fellowship for studies in philosophy, the Leo and Regina Wainstein Foundation, 1995 (6 MONTHS). ● Travel grant to the Univ. of Maryland. The League of Finnish-American Societies, 1995. ( ● Grant for M.A. studies at the University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Erasmus PCI program by the University of Helsinki, 1993, for 5 MONTHS.)

POSITIONS OF TRUST

● Editor of American Studies in Scandinavia, 2014—2017. ●  President of the Finnish American Studies Association (FASA), 2010–2014. ● Board Member of the Nordic Association for American Studies (NAAS), 2010—2017. ● Board Member of the Finnish American Studies Association (FASA), 2003—2018.  ● Secretary of the Finnish American Studies Association (FASA), 2003–2010.  ● Invited Member of the Scientific Council of the Human Rights Conflict Prevention Center, University in Bihac (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 2001–2005. ● Honorary Member of the Finnish Historical Society (Suomen historiallinen seura), 2016—. ● Member of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS), 2003—. ● Member of Historians without Borders in Finland (HWB), 2015—. ● Member of Organization of the American Historians (OAH), 2003–4.

PEER REVIEW READER OF ARTICLE PROPOSALS FOR ACADEMIC JOURNALS

History of Political Thought Presidential Studies Quarterly The William and Mary Quarterly History Research American Political Thought (twice)  ● Finsk tidskrift  Faravid  ● American Studies in Scandinavia (three times) ● Historiallinen Aikakauskirja (Journal of the Finnish Historical Society)  ● Redescriptions: Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory Finnish Yearbook of Political ThoughtClio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History.

READER FOR ACADEMIC PRESSES

● Evaluated a book manuscript for Gaudeamus (Helsinki), May 2018. ● Evaluated a book manuscript for Rowman & Littlefield Publication Company, Jan. 2016.  ● Evaluated a book manuscript for McGill-Queen’s University Press, Nov. 2014. ● Reviewed the Finnish translation of Alexis de Tocqueville's De la Démocratie en Amérique, for Gaudeamus, Oct. 2006.

INVITED SPEAKER AND SPEAKER AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

● An invited lecturer at the John F. Kennedy Center, Berlin, April 8, 2019.  ● The Finnish Plenary speaker at the NAAS International conference on American Studies in Copenhagen, May 29, 2009.  ● An invited lecturer at the University of Haifa, June 7-8, 2006.  ● An invited visiting lecturer at numerous educational and research institutions in Finland and in the United States, 2005­—. ● 16 conference papers on American history and/or North American Studies delivered at international conferences held in Czech Republic (1), Denmark (1), Estonia (1), Finland (8), Norway (1), Scotland (1), Sweden (1), and the United States (2).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

(Held over 50 full lecture courses, reading seminars, and B.A. and M.A. seminars; over 1,500 hours of teaching in all.)

Sept. 2020—: Offering lecture courses and seminars on Political History, North American Studies and Intellectual History at the University of Helsinki and supervising M.A. and Doctoral theses.

2017–2020: Senior University Lecturer in North American Studies at the University of Helsinki: Teaching duties included courses such as “Yhdysvaltain ulkopolitiikka” (U.S. Foreign Policy);  "Yhdysvaltain poliittinen historia 1865—" (American Political History, 1865 onward); "Yhdysvaltain perustamiskausi" (The Founding Era); "Pohjois-Amerikan tutkimuksen perinteet ja menetelmät" (North American Studies Traditions and Methodology); "Methods in Cultural Studies Seminar" (Kulttuurintutkimuksen metodit -seminaari); Supervising B.A., M.A., and Doctoral theses; etc.

2012–2017: Senior University Lecturer in History of Science and Ideas Program at the University of Oulu: Teaching included courses on American political and intellectual history and eighteenth-century moral thought as well as reading seminars in intellectual history. (Instruction given partly in English.) Courses included: "American Political History 1776-1865"; "American Political History 1865 onward"; "Aatehistorian klassikot seminaari" (Intellectual History Classics Seminar); "Skottilainen valistus" (The Scottish Enlightenment) with Professor Pietikäinen. Also held M.A. Thesis Seminar in Intellectual History for four academic years, 2012-15 and 2016-17.

2009–2011: University Lecturer in international M.A. Program in Intercultural Communication and Cultural Studies at the University of Vaasa (all instruction given in English): Teaching included lecture courses, such as "Introduction to Intercultural Communication and Cultural Studies," "Semiotics and Interpretation in Cultural Studies," "Classics of Cultural Studies," and "Culture, History and Identity." Also held M.A. Thesis Seminar in Intercultural Communication, 2009-2011.

1996–2008: University Lecturer in North American Studies for 2002-2003 and shorter contracts during 1996-2008: Given numerous lecture courses and guest lectures on American political history and culture at the University of Helsinki, the University of Tampere, and Åbo Akademi. The full lecture series included "Yhdysvaltain historian perusteet" (U.S. History Survey); "Yhdysvaltain perustamiskauden historiaa" (The American Founding Era); "Pohjois-Amerikan tutkimuksen klassikot" (North American Studies Classics); and "Kanadan maantuntemus ja historia 1860-2000" (Canadian History from the 1860s to the Present). Also held B.A. Thesis Seminar in North American Studies, Fall 2002; Spring 2003; Spring 2006.

SUPERVISOR AND REVIEWER OF M.A. THESES AND DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS

● Reviewed and graded 4 doctoral dissertations for the University of Helsinki, Åbo Akademi, and the University of Vaasa.  ● Acted as the official Opponent for a Doctoral Dissertation at the University of Helsinki.  ●  Reviewed and graded 21 Master's theses at the Univ. of Helsinki, the Univ. of Vaasa, and the Univ. of Oulu.  ● Supervised numerous M.A. theses and currently supervising several doctoral research projects.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: BOARDS, COMMITTEES, CONFERENCE ORGANIZER

● A Faculty member of the Cultural Studies B.A. Program Steering Board (KUKA), University of Helsinki, 2017—2020.  ● A Faculty member of the History of Science and Ideas Program Steering Committee, University of Oulu, 2012—2017.  ● A Reviewer for the Academy of Finland "Viksu" Science Competition for Senior Secondary School Students, 2012.  ● A faculty member of the Intercultural Studies Master's Program Steering Committee, University of Vaasa, Jan. 2010—July 2011. ● An associate faculty member of the Finnish American and Latin American Studies Graduate School for Doctoral Studies, 2009—2010. ● A faculty member of the North-American Studies Steering Committee, University of Helsinki, the academic year 2001—2.  ● A board member of the oral examinations for doctoral studies committee in the North American Studies, Univ. of Helsinki; Spring 2006; Fall 2002.  ● Conference Director for 5 international conferences (60-120 participants) on North American Studies in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2015. The latest of these was the 17th international Maple Leaf & Eagle Conference in North American Studies for approx. 100 speakers, held at the University of Helsinki, May 16-18, 2018.

APPEARANCES IN MEDIA

• Finnish National TV, Yle 1, "Ylen aamu" Commentator on the U.S. Presidential elections, Aug. 28, 2020. • Finnish National TV, "MTV Aamu," a current affairs program, Commentator the U.S. Presidential Elections, June 8, 2020. • Finnish National TV, Yle 1, "Ylen aamu" Commentator on the Kennedy assassination papers release, Oct. 27, 2017. • Finnish National Radio, Yle Puhe Channel, "Puheen päivä," an interviewee on the U.S. Presidential Elections, Oct. 21, 2016. • Finnish National Radio, Yle 1, "Maailmanpolitiikan arkipäivää," Commentator on the U.S. Presidential Elections, July 30, 2016. • Finnish National TV, Yle Teema: Televised (live) discussion of Helo's book Yhdysvaltain demokratian synty with Erkki Tuomioja at the 2015 Helsinki Book Exhibition, Oct. 23, 2015. • Finnish National TV, MTV3: "Huomenta Suomi" Commentator on the U.S. Presidential Elections, Aug. 11, 2015. • Finnish National Radio, Yle Puhe, "Aamuradio", an interviewee on the South Carolina flag controversy, June 25, 2015. • Finnish National Radio, YLE 1, "Ykkösen aamu," Commentator on the American political culture and 2014 Congressional Elections, Nov. 4, 2014. • An interviewee on the film 12 Years a Slave, Kaleva newspaper, Jan. 31, 2014. • Finnish National Radio, YLE 1, "Ykkösen aamu," Commentator on the U.S. Presidential elections, Aug. 26, 2008. • Finnish National Radio, YLE 1, "Eeva Luotosen viisasten kerho: Patriot –elokuva ja yhdysvaltalainen nationalismi". One-hour Radio discussion on the film Patriot with Eeva Luotonen and Outi Hakola, July 24, 2008. • Finnish National Radio, YLE Q, "Tuomas Enbuske Radio Show", Commentator on President Clinton's Visit to Finland, May 5, 2006. • Finnish National TV, Channel 1, "Ylen aamu-tv," Commentator on American Foreign Policy, Feb, 21, 2005. • Finnish National Radio, YLE 1, "Viikon tiedepersoona," Feb. 20, 2005. • Finnish National Radio, YLE 1, "Tiedekahvila," Commentator on American Foreign Policy, Feb. 16, 2005. • Local Radio, Radio Helsinki, "Unelmieni Yhdysvallat" –broadcast, Commentator on American politics, Nov. 5, 2004. • Finnish National TV, Channel 4, Nelosen Uutiset, (News Broadcast), Commentator on the U.S. Presidential elections, Nov. 3, 2004. • Finnish National TV, Channel 4, "4D-dokumentti," Commentator on the U.S. Presidential elections, Nov. 2, 2004. • Finnish National TV, Channel 1, "Ylen aamu-tv," Commentator on the U.S. Presidential elections, Nov. 1, 2004. • Finnish National Radio, Ylen ykkönen, "Lecture of the Week, 'Orjia, työvoimaa vai koneita? Yhdysvaltain orjatalous 1800-luvulla'" (Slaves, Labor Force, or Machines? Slave Economy in the Nineteenth-century United States), Nov. 10, 1993.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

• An official Supervisor in the Doctoral Programme in Political, Soci­etal and Regional Change (PSRC/PYAM), University of Helsinki, 2018—. • A faculty member of the Cultural Studies B.A. Program Steering Committee (KUKA, Kulttuurientutkimuksen kandiohjelman johtoryhmä), participating in the planning of the curriculum and teaching program, University of Helsinki, 2017—2020. • A faculty member of the Bicentennial Fulbright Professor Nomination Committee in the North American Studies Program, Univ. of Helsinki, Fall 2001, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019. • As President of the Finnish American Studies Association (FASA) organized the FASA American Studies Seminar for Doctoral Students on three occasions as Seminar Director, 2012, 2013, 2014. • A Reviewer for the Academy of Finland "Viksu" Science Competition for Senior Secondary School Students, Dec. 13, 2012. • A faculty member of Intercultural Studies Master's Program Steering Committee, University of Vaasa, Jan. 2010-July 2011. • An associate faculty member of the Finnish American and Latin American Studies Graduate School for Doctoral Studies, 2009-2010. • A faculty member of North-American Studies Steering Committee, Univ. of Helsinki, the academic year 2001-2. • A faculty member of the Bicentennial Fulbright Professor Nomination Committee in the North American Studies Program, Univ. of Helsinki, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall, 2001. • A board member of the oral examination for doctoral studies in North American Studies, Univ. of Helsinki; Spring 2006 & Fall 2002. • Acted as the Personal Study Plan Adviser (omaopettaja, including HOPS-tutoring) for the 2013 intake of 12 students in the History of Science and Ideas Program during 2013-2016 at the University of Oulu.

• Held regular book exams on approximately 30 textbooks in North American Studies, Cultural Studies, and History over the past fifteen years. • Planned, held, and graded the entrance examination for History of Science and Ideas M.A. Program at the University of Oulu twice, in 2013 and in 2017. • A member of the Examination committee for the 2018 entrance examination for the Bachelor's Cultural Studies Program at the University of Helsinki, Spring 2018. • Coordinating all teaching in North American Studies with the professor for 2002-3; 2017-18; 2018-19; 2019-20. • Created and maintained the following teaching and research related websites: the North American Studies Blog (University of Helsinki) and the official website of FASA (Finnish American Studies Association). • Conference Director for 5 international conferences (60-100 participants) on North American Studies, on American Studies, and on American-Finnish Diplomatic Relations in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2015, and 2018. The director's duties included creating a detailed budget varying from 15,000 to 35,000 Euro; acquiring funding for the event; setting up the conference organization; selecting the speakers with the conference committee; preparing conference sessions; marketing; managing media contacts; training the conference staff; etc. • Orientation (perehdyttäminen) of several American visiting Fulbright Bicentennial Professors for the North American Studies program in Helsinki, as well as providing them with access to computer systems, keys, teaching facilities, etc. in cooperation with the Fulbright organization and HR and computer facilities personnel at the university.

HELO PUBLICATIONS LIST

BOOKS

History, Politics, and the American Past: Essays on Methodology (156pp.). Routledge, 2020. ISBN 9780367857660.

Thomas Jefferson's Ethics and the Politics of Human Progress: The Morality of a Slaveholder (285 pp.). New York & Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN 9781107040786 (Paperback, 2015, ISBN 9781107687721).

Yhdysvaltain demokratian synty: Unionin idea ja amerikkalainen historiakäsitys (159 pp., appendix 137 pp.) [The Birth of American Democracy: The Idea of a Union and the American Image of History]. Appendix: A Collection of Founding-Era Documents in Finnish, translated and edited by Ari Helo. Helsinki: Gaudeamus Press, 2014. ISBN 9524953226.

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION: Thomas Jefferson's Republicanism and the Problem of Slavery (279 pp.). Tampere: Tampereen yliopistopaino, 1999. ISBN 9529112408.

EDITED VOLUMES

FORTHCOMING An Unfamiliar America: Essays in American Studies. Ed. by Ari Helo & Mikko Saikku (225pp.). Routledge, 2020. ISBN 9780367551414.

American Studies in Scandinavia Vol. 49:1 (2017: 1, 139pp.). Ed. by Ari Helo. ISSN 0044-8060.

American Studies in Scandinavia Vol. 48:1-2 (2016: 1-2, 268pp.). Ed. by Ari Helo. ISSN 0044-8060.

American Studies in Scandinavia Vol. 47:1-2 (2015: 1-2, 261pp.). Ed. by Ari Helo. ISSN 0044-8060.

American Studies in Scandinavia Vol. 46:2 (2014: 2, 102pp.).  Ed. by Ari Helo. ISSN 0044-8060.

Communities and Connections: Writings in North American Studies (202 pp.). Ed. by Ari Helo. Helsinki: Renvall Institute, University of Helsinki, 2007. ISBN 9729521044335.

ACADEMIC ARTICLES

FORTHCOMING "Introduction" with Mikko Saikku to An Unfamiliar America: Essays in American Studies, ed. by Ari Helo & Mikko Saikku, Routledge, 2020.

"Bidding Farewell to Confederate Statues." American Studies in Scandinavia, Vol. 52:1 (1, 2020), pp. 121-142.

Entry on "Thomas Jefferson" [3,000 words] for the online Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, ed. by Mortimer Sellers & Stephan Kirste (Springer Publishers), 2020, available at: https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-94-007-6730-0_681-1

"Jefferson and Religious Toleration" in Starting Points (1,400 words, online journal of the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri), 2017, available at: http://startingpointsjournal.com/jefferson-and-religious-toleration/

"Thomas Jefferson's Progressive View of History: Revisiting the Ludlow Letter." The Journal of Thomas Jefferson's Life and Times, Vol. 1 (1, 2017), pp. 83-94.

"Yhdysvaltalaisen liberalismin edistyshistoriallinen luonne" [The Historically Progressive Character of American Liberalism]. Ajatusten lähteillä: Aatteiden ja oppien historiaa. Ed. by Mikko Ylikangas and Petteri Pietikäinen, pp. 63-88. Helsinki: Gaudeamus Press, 2017.

"Letting Go of Narrative History: The Linearity of Time and the Art of Recounting the Past." The European Journal of American Studies, Vol. 11 (2, 2016) [9,127 words] at: https://ejas.revues.org/11648

"The Long Goodbye to the Past in American Historiography." Use and Abuse of History. Ed. by Antti Blåfield, pp. 174-192. Helsinki: Siltala Publications, 2016. (Published also in Finnish.)

"Breaking Away from Progressive History: The Past and Politics in American Studies." The European Journal of American Studies, Vol. 9 (1, 2014) [7,668 words] at: http://ejas.revues.org/10263. (Also translated into Russian by the editors of Gefter Journal in 2014 at: http://gefter.ru/archive/13734 and translated into Hungarian in Aetas, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2017 "Elszakadás a progresszív történetírástól. Múlt és politika az amerikai tanulmányok területén", pp. 175-189.)

"Jeffersonian Pastoralism Revisited." North American Studies Crossroads: An Anthology of Finnish Perspectives. Ed. by Rani-Henrik Andersson and Saara Kekki, pp. 225-239. Helsinki: Renvall Institute Publications, 2014.

"Jefferson's Conception of Republican Government." The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Jefferson.  Ed. by Frank Shuffelton, pp. 35-46. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

"Jefferson, Morality, and the Problem of Slavery." Co-authored with Peter Onuf. The William and Mary Quarterly Vol. 60 (3, 2003), pp. 583-614. (Reprinted in Peter Onuf, The Mind of Thomas Jefferson, University of Virginia Press, 2007.)

"How the Revolution Lost Its Political Meaning: Reflections on the Historiography of American Egalitarianism in the Aftermath of 9/11." America in the Course of Human Events, ed. by Josef Jarab, Marcel Arbeit, and Jenel Virden, pp. 39-52. European Association of American Studies, Amsterdam: VU University, the Netherlands, 2006.

"Tocqueville Davy Crockett'in Amerikassa" [Tocqueville in Davy Crockett's America]. Tiede ja edistys, 3, 2006, pp. 189-194.

"How to Wage a Just War under the Jeffersonian Law of Nature and Nations?" North America: A Transcultural View. (Selected Papers from the 6th International Tartu Conference on North-American Studies). Ed. by Krista Vogel and Raili Põldsaar, pp. 50-56. Tartu, Estonia: University of Tartu, 2005.

"Seuraako perustuslaki tähtilippua? Yhdysvaltalainen nationalismi" [Does the Constitution Follow the Flag? American Nationalism]. Nationalismit. Ed. by Jussi Pakkasvirta and Pasi Saukkonen, pp. 357-374. Helsinki: WSOY, 2005.

"Yhdysvaltain terrorisminvastaisen sodan aatehistoriallinen tausta" [The Intellectual Background of the American 'War on Terrorism']. Co-authored with Jussi Pakkasvirta. Historiallinen Aikakauskirja, 102 (4, 2004), pp. 511-517.

"The historicity of morality: necessity and necessary agents in the ethics of Lord Kames." History of European Ideas, 27 (2001), pp. 239-255.

"Is There a Moral Point to Republicanism?" Finnish Yearbook of Political Thought, Vol. 5 (2001), Jyväskylä, pp. 53-85.

"Aate ja kontekstit — ranskalaisen ja yhdysvaltalaisen valistuksen näkökulma" [Idea and Its Contexts—the Perspectives of the French and American Enlightenments]. Co-authored with Merja Kylmäkoski in Historioitsijan arki ja tutkimuksen prosessi, ed. by Sari Autio et al., pp. 99-112.Tampere: Vastapaino, 2001.

"Thomas Jefferson republikanizmusa és a történelem progresszív felfogása" [Thomas Jefferson’s Republicanism and the Progressive Notion of History]. Translated to Hungary by Professor Zoltan Vajda. Aetas 1, 2001, pp. 27-39.

"Lyhyt kurssi republikanismista" [A Short Introduction to Republicanism]. Historiallinen aikakauskirja, 98 (1, 2000), pp. 56-60.

"Monroen opin maaginen ympyrä. Tasavaltalaisen imperiumin ihanne yhdysvaltalaisten valloitussotien historiassa" [The Magic Circle of the Monroe Doctrine: The Ideal of the Republican Empire in the History of American Expansionism]. Historiallinen Arkisto 105, pp. 77-130. Helsinki: Finnish Historical Society, 1995.

"Miksi puuvillan kuningaskunta ryhtyi sotaan? Yhdysvaltain orjatalous, 1840-1861" [Why Did the Kingdom of Cotton Begin the War? The American Slave Economy, 1840-1861]. Historiallinen Arkisto 102, pp. 203-240. Helsinki: Finnish Historical Society, 1993.

REVIEWS

Review on Arthur Scherr's John Adams, Slavery, and Race: Ideas, Politics, and Diplomacy in an Age of Crisis. The American Historical Review, Vol. 124 (4, 2019), pp. 1452-53.

Review on Eric M. Freedman's Making Habeas Work: A Legal History. The Journal of American History, Vol. 106 (4, 2019), p. 59.

Review on Maurizio Valsania's Jefferson's Body: A Corporeal Biography. The Journal of American History, Vol. 105 (1, 2018), pp. 157-158.

Review on Richard Alan Ryerson's John Adams's Republic: The One, the Few, and the Many. American Studies in Scandinavia, 49:2 (2, 2017), pp. 125-128.

Review on M. Andrew Holowchak's Thomas Jefferson: Uncovering his Unique Philosophy and Vision. Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies, Vol. 40 (1, 2017), pp. 127-128.

Review on Padraig Riley's Slavery and the Democratic Conscience. The Journal of American History, Vol. 103 (3, 2016), pp. 757-758.

Review on Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen's Postnarrativist Philosophy of Historiography. American Studies in Scandinavia, 48:1 (1, 2016), pp. 102-104.

Review on Maurizio Valsania's The Limits of Optimism: Thomas Jefferson's Dualistic Enlightenment. American Political Thought, 2, 2012, pp. 324-327.

Review article "Ruohonjuuressa unohtuu isompi politiikka" on Jani Saxell's Vaihtoehtoinen USA. Yliopisto journal 2, 2010, pp. 42-44.

Review article "Fundamentalistin maailmankuva politiikantutkimuksen lähtökohtana" on Markku Ruotsila's Yhdysvaltain kristillinen oikeisto. Tiede ja edistys, 3, 2008, pp. 242-248.

Review article "The Inconspicuous American Founding" on Max Edling's A Revolution in Favor of Government. Redescriptions: Yearbook of Political Thought and Conceptual History, Vol. 8 (2004) Jyväskylä, pp. 248-253.

Review article "Can You Run for Miles in Finland?" on Roots and Renewal: Writings of Bicentennial Fulbright Professors, ed. by Mark Shackleton and Maarika Toivonen. Fulbright News 2/2002.

Review article "Fyysikon etiikka ja historiallinen ajattelu" on Paul Lawrence Rose’s Heisenberg and the Nazi Atomic Bomb Project. Arkhimedes, 6, 1999, pp. 24-25.

"Review on Ric Burn’s TV-documentary The Way West." Review article by Ari Helo et al. Great Plains Quarterly, 4, 1996. pp. 287-290.

ARTICLES FOR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITIES AND GENERAL PUBLIC

"USAn vaalit — kiriikö Trump sittenkin toiselle kaudelle?" Blog Article on the website of Uusi Suomi Newspaper, Aug. 28, 2020.

"Rasismiko Yhdysvaltain vaalien tärkein teema?" An article (Yliökirjoitus), Maaseudun tulevaisuus Newspaper, July 20, 2020.

"Rasismista mielipidevainoksi – yhteiskuntakeskustelun tila Yhdysvalloissa" Blog Article on the website of Uusi Suomi Newspaper, July 20, 2020.

"Historia ja Patsaatko ratkovat USAn vaalit?" An article (Yliökirjoitus), Maaseudun tulevaisuus Newspaper, July 8, 2020.

"Patsaatko vai korona kaatavat Trumpin?" Blog Article on the website of Uusi Suomi Newspaper, July 6, 2020.

"Patsas ja menneen ymmärtäminen." Column in Yliopisto journal, 1, 2018, p. 57.

"Amerikkalaisen huoliin vain liittovaltiotason ratkaisuja." An article (Vieraskolumni) on the U.S. Presidential Elections, Kaleva newspaper, Aug. 18, 2016.

Several editorials as the Editor of American Studies in Scandinavia, 2014–2017.

"Aatehistorian merkitys ja välineet" [Introduction to the Field of Intellectual History] with Petteri Pietikäinen in Ajatusten lähteillä: Aatteiden ja oppien historiaa [Tracking Ideas: Surveying the History of Ideas and Sciences], ed. by Mikko Ylikangas and Petteri Pietikäinen, pp. 21-16. Helsinki: Gaudeamus, University of Helsinki Press, 2017.

"Modernin länsimaisen ihmiskuvan lyhyt historia" [An info box on Western identity formation in the modern era], pp. 151-155 in Ajatusten lähteillä: Aatteiden ja oppien historiaa as above, 2017.

"Kuinka ymmärtää Yhdysvaltain poliittista kulttuuria ja sen historiaa?" [How to Get to Understand American Political Culture and its History?]. Tieteessä Tapahtuu, 4, 2015, pp. 14-21.

Translation and editing: Federalistikirjoitukset ja Yhdysvaltain liittovaltion perustamisdokumentit. A Collection of Selected Federalist Papers, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and other founding-era documents in Finnish. Translated and edited by Ari Helo. The collection comprises a 137-page long appendix to the monograph Yhdysvaltain demokratian synty ja perustuslaillisen unionin idea. See "Monographs" (2014).

"Hurskas valta." An article on the role of religious rhetoric in the American presidential elections. Vihreä Lanka -magazine, June 13, 2008.

Introduction to Communities and Connections: Writings in North American Studies. Ed. by Ari Helo. Helsinki: Renvall Institute, University of Helsinki, 2007, pp. 5-6.

Editor of the same: Communities and Connections: Writings in North American Studies (202 pp.). Ed. by Ari Helo. Helsinki: Renvall Institute, University of Helsinki, 2007, ISBN 972-952-10-4433-5. See "Books".

"Uusoikeiston moraali on vallalla." An article (Vieraskynä) on the American Religious Right. Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Dec. 24, 2004.

"Moraalista ja historiallisesta ajattelusta" [On Morality and Historical Thinking]. Tieteessä Tapahtuu, 1, 2000, pp. 45-49.

"Kenen tasa-arvo, kenen vapaus?" [Whose Equality, Whose Freedom?]. Yliopisto journal, 12, 1997, pp. 38-39.

Member of the editorial board for Matti Viikari: Historiallinen ajattelu, edistys ja yhteiskunta [Historical Thinking, Progress, and Society]. Posthumous collection of Professor Matti Viikari's Writings. Ed. by Tapani Hietaniemi, Tuomas M.S. Lehtonen and the Editorial Board. Helsinki: Tutkijaliitto, 1995.

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION AND M.A. THESIS

Doctoral Dissertation: Thomas Jefferson's Republicanism and the Problem of Slavery (279 pp.). Tampereen yliopistopaino, 1999, ISBN 952-91-1240-8.

The grade "excellent," eximia cum laude approbatur.

M.A. thesis: Meksikon keisarikunta Yhdysvaltain tasavaltalaisen imperiumin uhkana, 1864-1867 [The Mexican Empire as a Threat to the Republican Empire of the United States, 1864-1867] (240 pp.). University of Helsinki, 1994.

The grade "excellent," eximia cum laude approbatur.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Writing a book on American history in Finnish for the Gaudeamus publishing house under precontract (2020–21) and applying funding for a 3-year international research project on current American identity politics and memory studies under the title, "The Culture of Arrogant Authenticity and Democratic Party Strategy in the Trump Era" (2021–2023).

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Political History
  • American Studies
  • American History
  • American Politics
  • North American Studies
  • American Political Culture

Publications

Bidding Farewell to Confederate Statues: Landscape, Politics, and American History

Helo, A., 1 May 2020, In : American studies in Scandinavia. 52, 1, p. 121-142 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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History, Politics, and the American Past: Essays on Methodology

Helo, A., 17 Mar 2020, New York : Routledge. 156 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

John Adams, Slavery, and Race: Ideas, Politics, and Diplomacy in an Age of Crisis [Book review]

Helo, A., 1 Oct 2019, In : American Historical Review. 124, 4, p. 1452-1453 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review (scientific)Scientific

Making Habeas Work: A Legal History

Helo, A., Jun 2019, In : Journal of American History. 106, 1, p. 159 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewScientificpeer-review

REVIEW OF Jefferson's Body: A Corporeal Biography

Helo, A., Jun 2018, In : Journal of American History. 105, 1, p. 157-158 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review (scientific)Scientific

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Activities

  • 1 Peer review of manuscripts

Gaudeamus (Publisher)

Ari Helo (Reviewer)

May 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts