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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Jokiranta is Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Cognate Studies at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology (2018‒). Before this position, she was Academy Research Fellow  (2014‒2018) for her project Ritual and Change in the Qumran Movement and Judaean Society. She leads Team 4 Society and Religion in Late Second Temple Judaism in the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions (CSTT, 2014‒2019, Prof. Martti Nissinen).

Jokiranta is docent in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies at the University of Helsinki (since 2013). She defended her doctoral thesis Identity on a Continuum: Constructing and Expressing Sectarian Social Identity in Qumran Serakhim and Pesharim in 2005, and earned her Doctoral Degree in Theology at the University of Helsinki in 2006.

Previous positions at the University of Helsinki include University Lecturership in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (2009‒2018), and Research Fellowship (2007‒2010) at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, which is an international reserach institution. Jokiranta has also worked at the Department of Biblical Studies as Lecturer (2005‒2006),  Assistant (2003‒2004), and as Researcher in the Finnish Academy Research Unit for the Formation of Early Jewish and Christian Ideology (various periods between 1998 and 2005).

 

Education/Academic qualification

Hebrew Bible Studies, PhD, Docent

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Qumran movement
  • identity
  • sectarianism
  • rituals
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • material reconstruction
  • 5144 Social psychology
  • social identity
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Palestine archaeology
  • 6162 Cognitive science
  • cognitive science of religion

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

Publications

Book Review of Travis B. Williams, History and Memory in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Remembering the Teacher of Righteousness

Jokiranta, J., 2020, (Submitted) In : Dead Sea Discoveries.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewScientific

Competition rather than Conflict: Identity Discourse in the Rule Scrolls

Jokiranta, J., 2020, (Submitted) Negotiating Identities Conflict, Conversion, and Consolidation in Early Judaism and Christianity (200 BCE–400 CE). Zetterholm, K. H., Runesson, A., Zetterholm, M. & Wassén, C. (eds.). Brill , (JSJSup).

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

Competitors to Middle Maccabees: Evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls

Jokiranta, J., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Middle Maccabees: From the Death of Judas through the Reign of John Hyrcanus (ca. 160-104 BCE). New Archaeological and Historical Perspectives. Berlin, A. M. & Kosmin, P. J. (eds.). Society of Biblical Literature, (Archaeology and Biblical Studies Series).

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

Professional Ethics, Provenance, and Policies: A Survey of Dead Sea Scrolls Scholars

Bonnie, R., Goff, M., Jokiranta, J., Thomas, S. & Tzoref, S., 19 Jun 2020, In : Dead Sea Discoveries. 27, 2, p. 257-293 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects

Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions (CSTT)

Aejmelaeus, A., Jokiranta, J., Nissinen, M., Pakkala, J., Sollamo, R., Latvus, K., Weissenberg von, H., Voitila, A., Saukkonen, J. M., Alanne, M., Borchardt, F., Kauhanen, T., Kilkkinen, H. P., Liljeström, M., Pajunen, M., Perttilä, E., Saarelainen, K., Seppänen, C., Tenhunen, K., Tervanotko, H., Tynjä, T., Uusimäki, E., Valkama, K. & Vanonen, H.

24/02/2011 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011

Society and Religion in Late Second Temple Judaism

Jokiranta, J., Hakola, R., Bonnie, R., Tervanotko, H., Uusimäki, E., Antin, K., Vanonen, H., Penner, J. & Yli-Karjanmaa, S.

01/01/201431/12/2019

Project: Research project

Prizes

Gunning Lecturer – honorarium

Jokiranta, Jutta (Recipient), Oct 2007

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

Examiner of Master's Thesis

Jutta Jokiranta (Supervisor)

24 Apr 2020

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Examiner of Master's Thesis

Jutta Jokiranta (Supervisor)

28 Apr 2020

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Examination of Master's Thesis

Jutta Jokiranta (Pre-examiner)

24 Mar 2020

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Examiner of Master's Thesis

Jutta Jokiranta (Supervisor)

7 Jun 2020

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Villa Lante

Jutta Jokiranta (Visiting researcher)

11 Aug 202025 Aug 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution