Johan Bastubacka

Associate Professor (Docent), university lecturer

  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3)

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

20012020
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I work in the Univeristy of Helsinki at the Faculty of Theology as Associate Professor (Docent) and senior university lecturer in the Department of Practical Theology. In my teaching activities, In my research and teaching I cover several practical-theological subjects and issues, including the study of religious communication, religion and culture, and law and religion.

As for my research activities, I was originally focused on questions concerning religious art and specifically the study of Orthodox icons. During the past ten years, I have made research on the larger field of religious communication; media and religion, rituals, social media, and also written on hymnology. Currently, I write also on questions of law and religion from Orthodox minority prespective, and make research on lay liturgical activity. 

External positions

Researher in ProNoLa HERA project 1.4.2017-31.3.2018, Åbo akademi

1 Apr 201731 Mar 2018

Keywords

  • 614 Theology
  • Practical Theology
  • Law and religion
  • Liturgical studies
  • Hymnology
  • Rituals
  • Lay liturgical activity
  • Byzantine studies
  • 518 Media and communications
  • Religion and Communication
  • Social media and religion
  • 6132 Visual arts and design
  • Art and religion
  • Orthodox iconography

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

Publications 2001 2018

Drawn to the Gods: Religion and Humor in the Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy. By David Feltmate. N.Y.: New York University Press. 282 p.

Bastubacka, J. J. M., 2018, In : American Journal of Sociology. 123, 6, p. 1850-1852 3 p.

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

Minority, Media, and Law: – Reality TV, Orthodox Canon Law, Secular Finnish and European Legislation

Bastubacka, J. J. M., 28 Aug 2018, (In preparation) ProNoLa HERA publication nr 3 .

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

Det Ortodoxa Ikonbegreppet: – Leonid Ouspenskys 1952 ikonartikel som en omtolkning och aktualisering

Bastubacka, J. J. M., 29 Jun 2017, (Submitted) Sill open. Hymnologian ja liturgiikan seura, 29 p.

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

Projects 2016 2020

ProNoLa: Protestant Legacies in Nordic Law: Uses of the Past in the Construction of the Secularity of Law

Christoffersen, L., Slotte, P., Rasmussen, T., Lind, A., Heinig, H., Knuutila, J., Bastubacka, J., Gregersen, N. H., Dreyer, R. H. C., Tönnesen, A., Årsheim, H., Sunde, J. Ø., Wejryd, C., Enkvist, V., Modéer, K. Å., Kauffman, T. & Munsonius, H.

01/09/201630/06/2019

Project: Research project

Activities 1917 2018

Leitourgia annual conference 2018

Johan Bastubacka (Speaker: Presenter)
6 Nov 20189 Nov 2018

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

Nordisk ekumenisk kyrkorättskonferens

Johan Bastubacka (Attendee)
29 Aug 201831 Aug 2018

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

Rajapintoja ja ylirajaisuutta: ortodoksisuuden tutkimus Suomessa -seminaari

Johan Bastubacka (Speaker)
4 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Sovinto ja sovitus, Think Corner Helsinki University

Johan Bastubacka (Member of organizing committee)
1 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Seminar day in Tallinn, Department of Practical Theology and the Faculty of Theology, Göttingen (Religious Education)

Johan Bastubacka (Speaker: Opponent/discussant)
1 Jun 2018

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

Press / Media

Editor in chief of web-journal Teologia.fi

Johan Bastubacka

01/03/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

YLE TV1 K-rappu

Johan Bastubacka

16/10/2007

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media