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First Name
Last Name
University of Turku
Website URL
cultural history, early modern Europe, history, racism, England, Finland, esotericism
Additional Contact Information
My research focuses on early modern cultural history (religion, bodiliness, gender). I have also written on the history of racism in Finland. I'm currently working on 1890s esotericism in Finland. I am ready to comments on topics relating to these.

Personal Info

About Me

My PhD focused on Henrician Reformation, and I published it as Religious Life and English Culture in the Reformation (Palgrave 2002). My second English monograph was Breast Cancer in the Eighteenth Century (Pickering & Chatto 2013). I’ve worked on women’s spaces, bodiliness and friendship. My Finnish books have dealt with Early Modern cultural history, history of racism in Finland, and historial methods.

I am currently working on a group of women friends in fin-de-siècle Finland, focusing on the history of friendship. From that project sprang my current book project on spiritualism in Helsinki in the 1890s.

Recent Publications

Open access:


Vera Hjelt and the calling of Theosophical universal work, 1894–1904.


Killing time: Ennui in eighteenth-century English culture


For more, please consult my homepage

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
England, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Religion, Sexuality, Women