Johan Bastubacka

Adjunct Professor (Docent), university lecturer

  • PL 3 (Fabianinkatu 33)




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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I work in the Univeristy of Helsinki at the Faculty of Theology as Adjunct Professor (Docent) and university lecturer in the Department of Practical Theology. I make reserach on and teach 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 activities. As the manager of the project Arctic Christianity I am also involved in the study of circumpolar relatiosnhips of Christianity and indigenous beliefs in the context of the Arctis.  

External positions

Researher in ProNoLa HERA project 1.4.2017-31.3.2018, Åbo akademi

1 Apr 201731 Mar 2018

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • Practical Theology
  • Law and religion
  • Liturgical studies
  • Hymnology
  • Rituals
  • Lay liturgical activity
  • Byzantine studies
  • Orthodoxy
  • Arctic 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.