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My doctoral dissertation analysed contemporary Slavic Paganism, Rodnoverie, in the framework of sociological discussions about late modern religiosity. After the doctoral defence, I worked in some EU projects, which addressed violence against migrant women, populism and hate speech in Finland. At the moment, I am studying Islam in Russia and in particular in such big cities as Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhnii Novgorod. I am interested in examining how the attitudes towards and rhetoric concerning Islam has changed in Russia during the recent decades and how different forms of Islam are percieved. At the same time, I analyse the diversification of Muslim communities in these ethnically Russian areas and the strategies they adopt in the given social context. My research interests also include ethnography, nationalism and multiculturalism.


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Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.


Migrant Workers in Russia: Global Challenges of the Shadow Economy in Societal Transformation

Heusala, A-L. (red.), Aitamurto, K. (red.), Abashin, S., Kangaspuro, M., Lassila, J., Urinboyev, R., Zabyelina, Y. & Cook, L., 2017, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group. 162 s. (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series)

Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportAntologi eller special utgåvaVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång

Paganism, Traditionalism, Nationalism: Narratives of Russian Rodnoverie

Aitamurto, K., 2016, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group. 222 s. (Studies in Contemporary Russia)

Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportBokVetenskapligPeer review

Protected and Controlled: Islam and ‘Desecularisation from Above’ in Russia

Aitamurto, K., 2016, I : Europe - Asia Studies. 68, 1, s. 182-202 21 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

The Study of Paganism and Wicca: A Review Essay

Aitamurto, K. & Simpson, S., 2016, The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. Lewis, J. R. & Tollefsen, I. B. (red.). New York: Oxford University Press USA, Vol. II. s. 482-494 13 s.

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskaplig


MISHA: Migration, Shadow Economy and Parallel Legal Orders in Russia

Heusala, A., Aitamurto, K., Urinboyev, R. & Eraliev, S.


Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

Hate Speech and Populist Othering: Through the race, age, gender looking glass (RAGE)

Enache, A., Saarinen, A., Puurunen, H., Aitamurto, K. & Markkanen, A.


Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

Hate Speech and Populist Othering

Saarinen, A., Aitamurto, K., Puurunen, H., Markkanen, A. & Enache, A.

Unknown funder


Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies – Choices of Russian Modernisation

Kivinen, M., Autio-Sarasmo, S., Aalto, P. K., Forsberg, T., Gel'man, V., Turoma, S., Mustajoki, A. S., Aitamurto, K., Ekonen, K., Fava, V., Granberg, L., Hast, S., Heusala, A., Huttunen, T., Kahla, E., Kangaspuro, M., Kansikas, S., Karhunen, P., Khmelnitskaya, M., Kulmala, M., Lassila, J., Lehtisaari, K., Lonkila, M., Lowry, A., Miklóssy, K., Mustajoki, A. S., Nikula, J., Oittinen, V., Palonkorpi, M., Pietiläinen, J., Saarinen, A., Smith, H., Turoma, S. & Tynkkynen, V.


Projekt: Forskningsprojekt


Kirkkohallitus, Itä-Euroopan työryhmä (Extern organisation)

Kaarina Aitamurto (Medlem)


Aktivitet: MedlemskapstyperMedlemskap eller annan role i inhemsk/internationell kommitté, råd, styrelse

Opponent in the doctoral defense

Kaarina Aitamurto (Handledare)

15 jun 2020

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperOpponent i doktorsavhandling

In Search of Vedic Wisdom: Forms of Alternative Spirituality in Contemporary Russia by Irina Sadovina

Kaarina Aitamurto (Handledare)

15 jun 2020

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperOpponent i doktorsavhandling

Södertörn University (Extern organisation)

Kaarina Aitamurto (Styrelsemedlem)

11 sep 2020

Aktivitet: MedlemskapstyperMedlemskap eller annan role i inhemsk/internationell kommitté, råd, styrelse

EASR Conference 2019

Kaarina Aitamurto (Talare: Presentation)

26 jun 201930 jun 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium