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  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 1A)

    00014 HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 1A)

    00014

    Finland

19992020
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Vice-director of the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives (Academy of Finland 1.1.2018-31.12.2025)

Principle Investigator in the HERA-funded project Protestant Legacies in Nordic Law: Uses of the Past in the Construction of the Secularity of Law (1.9.2016-30.11.2019): www.teol.ku.dk/pronola/

Associate professor (tenure track) in minority studies, Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology, Åbo Akademi University

Docent of research in religion and law at the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki

Docent of theological ethics with philosophy of religion at the Faculty of Theology, Åbo Akademi University

 

Some recent positions:

Academy research fellow (Academy of Finland 1.9.2013-31.8.2018). Topic of research: Management of the Sacred: A Critical Inquiry.

Visiting scholar at the Religion, Law and International Relations Programme, Regent's Park College, Oxford University, United Kingdom (June 10th-July 6th 2018)

Visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, United States (September-December 2016)

Visiting research fellow at Department of Society and Globalisation (ISG), University of Roskilde (March-April 2014)

Senior researcher in the research project Natural Rights and Needs in Medieval and Early Modern Politics (Academy of Finland 2012-2015), at the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki

Senior research fellow in the research project Human Rights: Law, Religion and Subjectivity (Academy of Finland 2009-2013), at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

Post-doctoral researcher in the Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research (2006-2011).

Post-doctoral research project (Academy of Finland 2009-2011). Topic of research: On human rights and religious personhood: Some conceptual remarks.

 

Special fields of interest: Human rights, freedom of religion and belief, global ethic, religion, ethical theory, moral philosophy, legal philosophy, political theology, law & religion

 

Teaching:

Religious Diversity, Minorities and the Law (Åbo Akademi University)
Doctoral seminar in minority studies (Åbo Akademi University)

External positions

Associate professor (tenure track), Åbo Akademi Univeristy

1 Sep 2016 → …

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • Theological Ethics
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • 513 Law
  • Human Rights Law

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

Publications 1999 2020

Introduction: Rights and Justice toward the Margins

Mäkinen, V. H., Robinson, J. & Slotte, P. P., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Rights at the Margins: Historical, Philosophical and Legal Perspectives . Brill, 42 p. (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History).

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

Religion and human rights: ambiguities and ambivalences of freedom

Slotte, P. P., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Freedom of Religion: An Ambiguous Right in the Contemporary European Legal Order. Bernitz, H. & Enkvist, V. (eds.). Hart publishing, 22 p. (Swedish Studies in European Law).

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

"Rights, not Charity!": On Vocabularies for Conceptualizing the Case of Persons with Disabilities

Slotte, P. P., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Rights at the Margins: Historical, Philosophical and Legal Perspectives. Mäkinen, V., Robinson, J., Slotte, P. & Haara, H. (eds.). Brill, 24 p. (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History).

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

Rights at the Margins: Historical, Philosophical and Legal Perspectives

Mäkinen, V. H. (ed.), Robinson, J., Slotte, P. P. (ed.) & Haara, H. E. (ed.), 2020, (Accepted/In press) Brill. (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Human Rights, Religious Freedom and Faces of Faith

Gunner, G. (ed.), Slotte, P. (ed.) & Kitanović, E. (ed.), 2019, Geneva: Globethics.net. 273 p. (CEC Series)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueProfessional

Open Access

Projects 2001 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.

01/09/201630/11/2019

Project: Research project

Protestant Roots of Finnish National Identities

Sinnemäki, K., Portman, A., Nelson, R., Karlsson, F., Pirttilä-Backman, A., Sumiala, J., Knuutila, J., Laine, E., Laine, T., Saarinen, R., Pessi, A. B., Lauha, A., Stenius, H., Meinander, H., Pihlström, S., Helkama, K., Hakkarainen, M., Slotte, P., Ahlholm, M., Kivistö, S., Räsänen, A., Saarikivi, J., Tolonen, M., Kantola, A., Martikainen, P., Hurri, S., Finell, E., Mangeloja, E., Tilli, J., Markkola, P., Ketola, K., Rentto, J., Partti, H., Huhta, I., Niemi, H., Kuningas, J., Huttunen, N., Ahonen, P. & Ihalainen, P.

19/08/2014 → …

Project: Research project

Att handha det heliga - En kritisk undersökning

Slotte, P.

01/09/201331/08/2018

Project: Research project

Natural Rights and Needs in Medieval and Early Modern Politics (RIGHT)

Mäkinen, V., Varkemaa, J., Posti, M., Paakkinen, I., Tolonen, M., Haara, H., Slotte, P., Decock, W. & Robinson, J.

SUOMEN AKATEMIA

01/09/201231/08/2015

Project: Research project

Prizes

Harry Elvings legat

Pamela Slotte (Recipient), 6 Sep 2006

Prize: Prizes and awards

Statsrådet Mauritz Hallbergs pris

Pamela Slotte (Recipient), 16 May 2008

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 1996 2019

UDHR and the Ecumenical Movement

Pamela Slotte (Speaker)
20 Jan 201922 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Religious Insult as a Societal Concern in the 21st Century Finland

Pamela Slotte (Pre-examiner)
2 Jul 2019

Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

19th Nordic Conference on Systematic Theology: Hope in dark times?

Pamela Slotte (Member of organizing committee)
10 Jan 201913 Jan 2019

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

19th Nordic Conference on Systematic Theology: Hope in dark times?

Pamela Slotte (Speaker: Chair)
10 Jan 201913 Jan 2019

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

Annual Minority Seminar: Writing In, Writing Out – Historicizing Agency, Mobility and Positionality

Pamela Slotte (Member of organizing committee)
25 Apr 2019

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

Press / Media

Hon synar den nordiska rätten i sömmarna

Pamela Slotte

15/04/2017

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Participant in radio programme

Pamela Slotte

17/02/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media