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  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38)

    00014

    Finland

  • Finland

20052019
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Research interests

  • Early Modern Judaism
  • Hebrew literature
  • Karaite Judaism
  • Jewish mysticism

Teaching

University of Helsinki (2008-):

  • Modern Hebrew 1, Modern Hebrew 2, Modern Hebrew 3, Hebrew texts
  • Mishnaic Hebrew
  • Introduction to Judaism
  • Introduction to Jewish Mysticism
  • Introduction to Medieval Jewish History
  • Religious Conflicts: Israel and Judaism
  • Religious radicalism
  • Comparative religion: World religions (Judaism)
  • Proseminar, Orientation courses for students

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (2014)

  • Jews in Poland-Lithuania
  • Karaites and Jewish Mysticism
  • Karaites and Jewish Identity
  • Hebrew Debate Poetry

Education and degrees

  • PhD in Middle Eastern Studies, 2013, University of Helsinki
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2006‒2007
  • MA degree in Semitic languages and cultures, 2005, University of Helsinki

Professional activities

  • Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Seminar für Judaistik, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (2014, three-year contract)
  • Project researcher in the Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient Near East, project funded by the Finnish Academy, 1.1.‒31.12.2013, University of Helsinki
  • University lecturer and teacher in Semitic languages and cultures, 2009‒2010, University of Helsinki

Grants and awards

  • Alfred Kordelin Foundation post doc grant (3 years)
  • Emil Aaltonen Foundation: Grant for young scholars (2008, 2011-2012)
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, supported by the State of Israel (2006-2007)
  • Jussi Aro Scholarship for the scholars of Semitic studies (2007)
  • Research Foundation of the University of Helsinki: Grant for young scholars (2006)

Curriculum vitae

PhD Riikka Tuori is a University Lecturer of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Helsinki. She finished her thesis on Karaite Hebrew paraliturgical poetry at the University of Helsinki in 2013. In 2006–2007, she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2014, she worked as a Research Associate at the Seminar für Judaistik, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. Her main research interests include early modern Judaism and Jewish literature.

Keywords

  • 6122 Literature studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Hebrew
  • 6121 Languages
  • Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Jewish history

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

Publications 2005 2019

Renewal and Tradition in Devout Hebrew Poetry: The Case of the Early Modern Karaites in Poland-Lithuania

Tuori, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Zutot. p. 1-12 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Sukupuoli rabbiinisessa kirjallisuudessa

Tuori, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Sukupuoli Raamatun ajan maailmassa. Asikainen, S. & Uusimäki, E. (eds.). Suomen eksegeettinen seura

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

‘The Golden Chain of Pious Rabbis’: The Development of Finnish Jewish Orthodoxy

Tuori, R. K. E. & Muir, S., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Scandinavian Jewish Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Book Review: Hillel Halkin: After One-Hundred and Twenty. Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition

Tuori, R., 2018, In : Teologinen Aikakauskirja. 123, 1, p. 78-80 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review (scientific)Scientificpeer-review

Kabbala eilen ja tänään - kiehtovaa mutta vaarallista?

Tuori, R., 2018, In : HaKehila : seurakunnan tiedotuslehti. 3/2018 1/5779, p. 14-18 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Projects 2010 2018

Boundaries of Jewish Identities in Contemporary Finland

Tuori, R. K. E., Muir, S., Pataricza, D., Illman, R. & Czimbalmos, M.

30/07/2018 → …

Project: Research project

Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient Near East

Berg, T. P., Hämeen-Anttila, J., Tuori, R. K. E., Svärd, S. S., Nokso-Koivisto, I., Lindstedt, I. J., Mattila, R. A., Ito, S. & Rollinger, R.

01/09/201030/09/2015

Project: Research project

The Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient Near East

van Dongen, E., Nokso-Koivisto, I., Lindstedt, I. J., Hämeen-Anttila, J., Rollinger, R., Tuori, R. K. E., Mattila, R. A. & Svärd, S. S.

01/01/201031/12/2015

Project: Research project

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Activities 2004 2019

The Eleventh Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies

Riikka Tuori (Member of organizing committee), Hannu Matti Sakari Juusola (Chair of organizing committee), Sylvia Akar (Member of organizing committee)
Aug 2019

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

Mystinen kokemus, kätketty olemisen taso – yhteys jumaluuteen?

Riikka Tuori (Speaker), Mikko Juhani Viitamäki (Speaker)
22 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Jews, Roma and the Nor­dic Countries

Riikka Tuori (Speaker: Presenter)
6 Sep 20187 Sep 2018

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

Limud Helsinki

Riikka Tuori (Speaker: Presenter)
3 Feb 20184 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

European Association for Jewish Studies

Riikka Tuori (Speaker: Presenter)
15 Jul 201819 Jul 2018

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

Press / Media

Juutalaiset pelkäävät taas turvallisuutensa puolesta

Riikka Kaisa Elina Tuori

04/01/2019

1 media contribution

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Talmudin tekstejä voi vihdoin lukea suomeksi

Riikka Kaisa Elina Tuori

12/12/2018

1 media contribution

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Pyhiä juutalaisia kirjoituksia

Riikka Kaisa Elina Tuori

21/10/2018

1 media contribution

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Ykkösaamu

Riikka Kaisa Elina Tuori

19/10/2018

1 media contribution

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