Petra Kuivala

Petra Kuivala


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Research interests

20th century and contemporary Christianity, Cuban revolution, Latin American and Caribbean Catholicism, Vatican II, Holy See, modern papacy.

Archival research, oral history studies, histories of lived religion, Cuban studies.

Description of research and teaching

Scholar of religion and history conducting research on previously unstudied Catholic archival sources in the Cuban revolution. Current research focus on the intersection of institutional histories of the Catholic Church and histories of lived experience of Cuban Catholics in the revolution of Fidel Castro (1959-).

Scholar of religion with multidisciplinary perspectives in the fields of Cuban, Latin American and Caribbean studies.

Education/Academic qualification

Theology and Religious Studies, Doctor of Theology, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 10 Dec 2019

Theology, Master of Theology, University of Helsinki

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • Church History
  • 999 Others
  • Cuban Studies
  • 615 History and Archaeology