Janne Lahti

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Description of research and teaching

associate professor (title of docent) in general history at University of Helsinki

researcher, Linnaeus University, https://survivingtheunthinkable.squarespace.com/

chief editor, Settler Colonial Studies https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/rset20

A Finnish native, Dr. Janne Lahti works at the University of Helsinki and Linnaeus University. He has also taught at the University of Arizona and at Free University Berlin’s Global History Program. He has been awarded the Fulbright Fellowship, Huntington Library’s Mayers Fellowship, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Distinguished Visiting Fellowship in Perth, Australia. His research focuses on global and transnational histories of settler colonialism, borderlands, the American West, and Nordic colonialism. He has authored eight books, including Finnish Settler Colonialism in North America (with Rani-Henrik Andersson, Helsinki University Press 2022), Kolonialismi Suomen rajaseuduilla (with Rinna Kullaa and Sami Lakomäki; Gaudeamus, 2022), German and United States Colonialism in a Connected World: Entangled Empires (Palgrave, 2020), Cinematic Settlers: The Settler Colonial World in Film, with Rebecca Weaver-Hightower (Routledge, 2020), The American West and the World: Transnational and Comparative Perspectives (Routledge, 2019) and Wars for Empire: Apaches, the United States, and the Southwest Borderlands (University of Oklahoma Press, 2017). He can be reached at janne.lahti@helsinki.fi.

Education/Academic qualification

Yliopistopedagogikka I, II ja III

Award Date: 1 Dec 2018

Yleisen historian dosentti

Award Date: 2 Feb 2015

Filosofian tohtori

Award Date: 19 May 2009

Aineenopettajan erilliset pedagogiset opinnot (historia)

Award Date: 31 May 2007

Filosofian maisteri

Award Date: 5 Jun 2001

External positions

chief editor Settler Colonial Studies, Taylor & Francis

1 Oct 2022 → …

editor, American Studies in Scandinavia

1 Jan 20171 Jul 2020

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • colonialism, settler colonialism, global history, American West, Native Americans, borderlands, the Kaiserreich
  • North American Studies

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.