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Hanna Snellman

Vice-Rector

  • PL 3 (Fabianinkatu 33)

    00014

    Finland

1985 …2020

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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Description of research and teaching

Hanna Snellman is Vice Rector and Professor of European Ethnology at the University of Helsinki. Snellman's research since the 1990s has focused on the ethnography of mobility, especially Finnish lumberjacks in Lapland and Finnish immigrants to Sweden and North-America, and the history and methodologies of European Ethnology. She is co-editor of the Journal of Finnish Studies, published in Texas, USA.

Her recent publications include an edited volume Transnational Death (Finnish Literature Society, 2019) co-edited with young scholars Samira Saramo and Eerika Koskinen-Koivisto. With so much of the global population living on the move, away from their homelands, and in diasporic communities, death and mourning practices are inevitably impacted. Transnational Death brings together eleven cutting-edge articles from the emerging field of transnational death studies. By highlighting European, Asian, North American and Middle Eastern perspectives, the collection provides timely and fresh analysis and reflection on people's changing experiences with death in the context of migration over time. Snellman's own article analyses burial wishes of Finnish immigrants in Sweden. 

Currently Snellman is working on a project on Finnish American cookbooks. She started the project while serving as Finnish Chair at Lakehead University, Canada, in 2007. In 2019, she was invited to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to find new research data, and in 2020 to the University of Washington, Seattle, with the same purpose. She has published an article  Cookbooks for Upstairs: Etnicity, Class, and Gender in Perspective (University of British Columbia Press 2018) on the topic so far.

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • European Ethnology
  • Migrants/Minorities
  • Death Studies
  • Food History

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Spracherfahrungen im Zeitalter der Superdiversität: Eine ethnographische Studie zu finnischen Frauen

Snellman, H., 1 Apr 2020, Migration, Diversität und kulturelle Identitäten: Sozial- und kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven. Giessen, H. W. & Rink, C. (eds.). Berliini: J.B. Metzler Verlag , Vol. 2020. p. 121 21 p. 7

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Yhtä Eurooppaa rakennetaan liikkuvuudella

Snellman, H., 31 Jan 2020, In : Yliopisto : Helsingin yliopiston tiedelehti. 68, 1, p. 6 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialGeneral public

Kun Somalia jälleenrakentaa yliopistoaan, on Suomen vuoro auttaa

Snellman, H., 31 Oct 2019, In : Yliopisto : Helsingin yliopiston tiedelehti. 67, p. 6 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialGeneral public

Negotiating belonging through death among Finnish immigrants in Sweden

Snellman, H., 4 Dec 2019, Transnational Death. Saramo, S., Koskinen-Koivisto, E. & Snellman, H. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, Vol. 17. p. 25-48 24 p. 1. (Studia Fennica Ethnologica; vol. 17).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Tiedon ja taidon kierto: maastamuuttajien Suomi ja Ruotsi

Snellman, H., 2019, Nälkämaasta hyvinvointivaltioksi. Saaritsa, S. & Koponen, J. (eds.). Helsinki: Gaudeamus, Vol. 2019. p. 185-198 14 p. 10

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

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Projects

Ylirajainen kuolema

Snellman, H.

29/04/2016 → …

Project: Research project

Ylirajainen kuolema

Snellman, H.

29/04/2016 → …

Project: Research project

Recipes for a Better Life

Snellman, H.

13/05/2015 → …

Project: Other project

Prizes

hopeinen ansiomerkki: ansiomerkki toiminnasta

Snellman, Hanna (Recipient), 16 Mar 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards

Kkultainen ansiomerkki

Snellman, Hanna (Recipient), 15 Mar 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

Tiedeyhteisön kultainen ansiomerkki

Snellman, Hanna (Recipient), 2020

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

Suomen Akatemia (External organisation)

Hanna Snellman (Board member)

1 Jul 201930 Jun 2022

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Taidesäätiö Pro Arte Foundation Finland (External organisation)

Hanna Snellman (Board member)

Jun 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

1st UNICA-IAU Master Class on Internationalization of Higher Education

Hanna Snellman (Attendee)

9 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

University of Wisconsin

Hanna Snellman (Visiting researcher)

29 Jul 201913 Aug 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

1st UNICA-IAU Master Class on Internationalization of Higher Education

Hanna Snellman (Attendee)

7 Apr 201910 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Akateemista jälleenrakennusta

Hanna Snellman

25/10/2019

1 Media contribution

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Tusina tavaraa Suomesta 8/12 Ruotsinlaiva

Hanna Snellman

29/09/2017

1 item of Media coverage

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Ruotsiin muutti huippuvuosina yli 40 000 suomalaista

Hanna Snellman

24/08/2017

1 Media contribution

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haastattelu painetussa mediassa: Antaa pölkyn juosta!

Hanna Snellman

05/12/2015

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media