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Description of research and teaching

Heidi Henriikka Mäkelä (PhD, MMus, title of Docent) is a folklorist at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She also works as a lecturer of folk music at the University of the Arts Helsinki. She specialises in the production of Finnishness and spatiality in contemporary Finland in relation to Kalevala-metric oral poetry and intangible cultural heritage. Her research interests include ICH, folklore, nationalism, cultural appropriation, landscape, spirituality, medievalism, and folk music. Mäkelä has studied the implementation of the UNESCO 2003 Convention in Finland, and currently works on the edited volume Aineeton kulttuuriperintö: käsite, käytäntö, politiikka [Intangible Cultural Heritage: The Concept, Practice, Politics (in preparation)].

Education/Academic qualification

Folklore Studies, Title of Docent, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 1 Jun 2023

Folklore Studies, PhD, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 14 Feb 2017

Folk Music, Mmus, Taideyliopisto

Award Date: 31 Dec 2013

Folklore Studies, MA, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 10 Nov 2009

External positions

Lecturer, University of the Arts Helsinki

1 Sep 202331 May 2024

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Folklore Studies