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Personal profile

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

Publications

Never a Church of Silence: The Catholic Church in Revolutionary Cuba, 1959-1986

Kuivala, P., Nov 2019, Helsinki: University of Helsinki.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisMonograph

Open Access

Is there Church History in Revolutionary Cuba? Accessing and Analysing Cuban Catholic Sources

Kuivala, P-E., Jan 2017, In : The International Journal of Cuban Studies. 8, 2, p. 309-328 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Pakollinen oppimäärä Vatikaanin II kirkolliskokousta

Kuivala, P-E., Jan 2017, Suomen kirkkohistoriallisen seuran vuosikirja 2016. Latvala, P. & Lampinen-Enqvist, O. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomen kirkkohistoriallinen seura, (Suomen kirkkohistoriallisen seuran vuosikirja; no. 106).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Policy of Empowerment: Pope Francis in Cuba

Kuivala, P-E., Jul 2017, In : The International Journal of Cuban Studies. 9, 1, p. 19-36 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

"To Evangelize the People and the Culture" - Catholic Mission in Contemporary Cuba

Kuivala, P-E., Mar 2017, In : Rethinking Mission. 1/2017

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Prizes

ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Ambassadorial Award

Kuivala, Petra (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards

Teologisen tiedekunnan Väitöskirjapalkinto 2019

Tekoniemi, Timo (Recipient) & Kuivala, Petra (Recipient), 13 Dec 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

Histories of Lived Religion in the Cuban Revolution

Petra Kuivala (Speaker)

7 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

A Silent History of the Cuban Revolution

Petra Kuivala (Speaker)

10 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Pockets of Debate. Catholic Citizenry in Revolutionary Cuba

Petra Kuivala (Speaker)

4 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Katolinen kirkko Kuuban vallankumouksessa

Petra Kuivala (Speaker)

24 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

European Academy of Religion Annual Conference 2019

Petra Kuivala (Attendee)

4 Mar 20196 Mar 2019

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

Press / Media

Vatikaanin yksinäinen

Petra Kuivala

09/04/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Onnistuuko paavi Franciscus katolisen kirkon uudistamisessa?

Petra Kuivala

04/02/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Miksi paavi kiinnostaa?

Petra Kuivala

30/09/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Paavi Franciscus sai suomalaisteologit matkaamaan Tallinnaan

Petra Kuivala

25/09/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media