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  • PL 42 (Unioninkatu 33)

    00014

    Finland

20052019
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am a historian with a strong focus on economic modernisation in the Soviet Union and Russia, especially the economic history of the Cold War and the transfer of technology between East and West during the Cold War. Currently I’m focusing on economic modernisation, the innovative economy and digitalisation in Russia. As a director of the international MA programme in Russian Studies, I am in charge of the planning and realisation of the programme. I also teach on the Russian Studies programme and other study programmes at the University of Helsinki. Since 2018, I also hold a Visiting International Professor (VIP) grant at the Ruhr-University in the Bochum Research School PLUS Ph.D. training.  In 2012-2017 I worked as a research coordinator of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies “Choices of Russian Modernisation”. I am a research member of the Finnish Historical Society (by invitation), a member of the advisory board of the Slavonic Library, a member of the scholarly editorial council of the journal Baltic Worlds and member of the advisory board of the journal Scandia. I am also member of the Finnish-Russian commission for scientific-technical cooperation, social sciences group (by invitation) and hold the title of Docent in General History at the University of Tampere. Since April 2018 I've taken on the responsibilities ot vice-director at the Aleksanteri Institute.

External positions

Visiting International Professor, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

20182019

Keywords

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Russian/Soviet History
  • The history of the Soviet Union
  • Cold War Studies
  • History of Technology and Science
  • Technology Transfer
  • Environmental History
  • 5202 Economic and Social History
  • Economic modernisation

Publications 2005 2019

Stagnation or Not? The Brezhnev leadership and the East-West interaction

Autio-Sarasmo, S., 2016, Reconsidering Stagnation in the Brezhnev era: Ideology and Exchange. Fainberg, D. & Kalinovsky, A. M. (eds.). Lexington Books

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

Technological Modernisation in the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Russia: Practices and Continuities

Autio-Sarasmo, S. K., 2016, In : Europe - Asia Studies. 68, 1, p. 79-96 18 p.

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Reassessing Cold War Europe

Autio-Sarasmo, S. (ed.) & Miklóssy, K. (ed.), 14 Feb 2013, 2. ed. London - New York: Routledge. 231 p. (Routledge Studies in the history of Russia and Eastern Europe; no. 14)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Introduction: The Cold War from new perspective

Miklóssy, K. & Autio-Sarasmo, S. K., 2013, Reassessing Cold War Europe. Autio-Sarasmo, S. & Miklóssy, K. (eds.). 2. ed. London-New York: Routledge, p. 1-15 15 p. (Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe; no. 14).

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

Knowledge Through the Iron Curtain: Soviet scientific-technical cooperation with Finland and West Germany

Autio-Sarasmo, S. K., 2013, Reassessing Cold War Europe. Autio-Sarasmo, S. & Miklóssy, K. (eds.). 2. ed. Routledge, p. 66-82 17 p. (Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe; no. 14).

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

Projects 2007 2017

Aleksanteri Institute Cold War Research Group

Autio-Sarasmo, S., Miklóssy, K., Kansikas, S., Smith, H. & Turoma, S.

01/01/201001/12/2013

Project: Research project

Knowledge Through the Iron Curtain - Transferring Knowledge and Technology in Cold War Europe

Autio-Sarasmo, S., Kansikas, S., Palonkorpi , R., Jensen-Eriksen, N., Koivunen, P., Androsova, T., Rindzeviciute, E. & Smith, J.

01/01/200731/12/2009

Project: Research project

Activities 1999 2018

Second Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies

Sari Autio-Sarasmo (Speaker: Presenter)
4 Jun 20176 Jun 2017

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

BASEES Annual Conference 2017

Sari Autio-Sarasmo (Speaker: Presenter)
31 Mar 20172 Apr 2017

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

Cartoon Fables: Animal Symbolism in Kukryniksy's Pravda Political Cartoons, 1965-1982

Sari Autio-Sarasmo (Opponent)
27 Jan 2017

Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

Tieteen päivät 2017

Sari Autio-Sarasmo (Speaker: Presenter)
14 Jan 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

16th Aleksanteri conference

Sari Autio-Sarasmo (Speaker: Chair)
28 Oct 2016

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

Press / Media

Documentary film Kauppasotaa pinnan alla

Sari Autio-Sarasmo

07/12/2008

1 media contribution

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Expert Interview Vietnam National Television

Sari Autio-Sarasmo

26/07/2017

1 media contribution

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Interview: Helsinki and the Cold War - fact and fiction

Sari Autio-Sarasmo

01/03/2012

1 media contribution

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Interview: Kylmän sodan kaupunki

Sari Autio-Sarasmo

01/05/2012

1 media contribution

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