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- John Morton Center for North American Studies / University of Turku
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- History of Death and Mourning, History of Everyday Life, History of Migration & Ethnicity, Canadian History, Finnish Migrations, Life Writing, Early North American Socialisms; Historical Methodologies
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- About Me
I am an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Turku’s John Morton Center for North American Studies. My current project explores Finnish immigrants’ personal narrations and everyday experiences with death and mourning in Canada and the United States in the years 1860–1939. More broadly, I’m interested in life writing, ethnicity, emotion, violence, place-making, and social movements. I completed a PhD in History at York University (Canada) in 2014.
- Recent Publications
“‘I have such sad news’: Loss in Finnish North American Letters.” European Journal of Life Writing, 7 (2018): 53-71. http://ejlw.eu/article/view/235
“Terveisiä: A Century of Finnish Immigrant Letters.” In Hard Work Conquers All: The Finnish Experience in Canada, edited by Michel Beaulieu, Ronald Harpelle, and David Ratz, 165–184. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2018.
“Lakes, Rock, Forest: Placing Finnish Immigrant History,” Journal of Finnish Studies, 20, 2 (December 2017): 55–76.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Canada, United States, Finland, Russia
- Expertise by Geography
- North America, Scandinavia
- Expertise by Chronology
- 20th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Family, Local & Regional, Migration & Immigration, Rebellion & Revolution