Research Output per year
Description of research and teaching
I am a scholar of religion and PhD since April 2015.
My broad research interests include lived religion; religion, gender, age, class, and ethnicity; religion and social power; and religion in modernizing, modern and late-modern Finland. Theoretically, I am inspired by practice theory, feminist theory, social memory research, and ethnographic methodologies. Heretofore, my research has mostly concerned the Orthodox Christian minority in Finland. In my doctoral dissertation I examined the lived religion of elderly Finnish Orthodox Christian Women in relation to the evolving sociohistorical context of 20th and 21st Century Finland and in light of Pierre Bourdieu’s social theory.
Currently, I am employed as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Cultures of the Faculty of Humanities. My postdoctoral project Conversion to Orthodox Christianity and Class Culture among Finnish Cultural Professionals is funded by the Academy of Finland (2019-2022). I am also a member of the Academy of Finland research project Learning from New Religion and Spirituality (2019-2023), University of Turku.
In 2018, I held a temporary position as a University Lecturer in the Faculty of Theology. Between 2014 and 2017 I participated in the Academy of Finland research project Embodied Religion: Changing Meanings of Body and Gender in Contemporary Forms of Religious Identity in Finland (2013-2017).
I the course of my university career, I have taught courses on gender and religion, sociology of religion, and fieldwork methodology.
Fields of Science
- 616 Other humanities
- religious studies
- gender studies
- 614 Theology
Research output: Contribution to journal › Other articles › General public
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Scientific
Research output: Book/Report › Anthology or special issue › Scientific › peer-review
Coping with Loss of Homeland through Orthodox Christian Processions: Contemporary Practices among Setos, Karelians, and Skolt Sámi in Estonia and FinlandKalkun, A., Kupari, H. & Vuola, E., 11 Jun 2018, In : Practical matters. 11
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-review
Projects per year
01/09/2019 → 31/08/2022
Project: Research project
Elomäki, A., Al-Sharmani, M., Dahlgren, S., Engelberg, M., Haritaworn, J., Holli, A., Honkasalo, J., Hoppania, H., Ihrche-Åberg, I., Jokila, H., Kalha, H., Kantola, J., Kinnarinen, K., Kornak, J., Korsisaari, E. M., Koskinen, T., Kuosmanen, P. K., Kupari, H., Leclin, J., Moisala, P., Moring, A., Muravyeva, M., Niemi, J., Norocel, O. C., Nousiainen, K., Oikkonen, V., Oroza, S., Paasonen, S., Pakkanen, J., Palin, T., Patosalmi, M., Paunu, H., Pulkkinen, T., Raevaara, E., Ratinen, S., Repo, J., Roman-Lagerspetz, S., Rossi, L., Rundgren, H., Ruuskanen, M., Saari, M., Saarikangas, K., Salmesvuori, P., Saresma, T. A. M., Sorainen, A., Soronen, A., Svanström, M. E., Tsokkinen-Männistö, A., Tuomaala, S., Tuomi, L. M., Uimonen, M., Urponen, M., Urrio, E., Utriainen, T., Weide, M., Werner, L., Vuola, E., Vänskä, A. & Xu-Susiluoto, Q.
01/03/2011 → …
Project: Research Evaluation 2011
Embodied Religion. Changing Meanings of Body and Gender in Contemporary Forms of Religious Identity in Finland.
01/01/2013 → 31/12/2017
Project: Research project
Activities per year
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars