Early Stage Researcher

As of January 2021 I work as a grant researcher at the University of Eastern Finland, with a grant from The Finnish Cultural Foundation’s North Carelia Regional Fund. As a grant researcher I am going focus on my doctoral dissertation.

I received my Master in Arts degree with a major in English Language Culture from the University of Eastern Finland in June 2018. As a minor, I completed the subject teacher's pedagogical studies. I started my doctoral studies in the Social and Cultural Encounters (SCE) program in January 2019. The initial title of my dissertation is "Impact Left Behind: Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins's Left Behind Franchise as an Ideological and Social Phenomenon". In my article-based dissertation I examine the relationship between religious popular culture and ideology, and the influence religious popular culture products have in a society. My dissertation is supervised by professor Jopi Nyman and professor Risto Turunen.

Additionally, I am completing another Master of Arts degree in Literature. In this master's thesis, I examine the role and significance of space in Margaret Atwood's novel "The Handmaid's Tale" and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story "The Yellow Wallpaper".

I am the second vice president of The Society for Cultural Studies in Finland (2021-2022) and a member of the board of The Finnish American Studies Association, FASA, (2021-2022).

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School of Humanities, Foreign Languages and Translation Studies





Teaching Activities

In the academic year 2021-2022 I am working as a teaching assistant in the course Bachelor's seminar: Anglophone literatures. My duties include planning and teaching, as well as giving guidance to students in their studies in general. Additionally, I run a peer-support group for students of English language with three other doctoral candidates. From September 2019 to December 2020, I worked as a university teacher of English language and culture. I taught basic, intermediate, and advanced studies courses on anglophone literatures and cultures. Additionally, in the Fall semester 2020 I acted as the student study guide (HOPE) teacher for the second year students of English language and culture. From Fall 2019 to January 2021, I was the doctoral student coordinator for the Research seminar in Language studies and Cultural studies (KULKIEKO).