Hanna Korsberg
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Hanna Korsberg

For Professor Hanna Korsberg, the University represents a dream working environment in the field of theatre research, as she loves both research and teaching. At work she has learned that the only permanent thing is change. Following the example of the university teachers she most admires, Professor Korsberg has attempted to be active and energetic in everything. She commutes to work on foot, as she is best able to think while on the move.

Hanna Korsberg

Born February 24, Äänekoski

Master of Arts 1996 and PhD 2005 (Theatre Studies), University of Helsinki

Professor of Theatre Research 2008–, University of Helsinki
Temporary posts as a professor in theatre research, 2008, university lecturer 2004–2007, research associate 1996–1997 and 2000–2001, University of Helsinki

Publications, research projects and other academic activity

Research themes: the history of theatre, historiography, Performance Studies

Special Achievements:
Member of the Teachers’ Academy 2015

Photo: Linda Tammisto
Written by Hanna Korsberg (Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta, ed.)

The principal subjects of my research are the history of theatre, historiography, and performance studies. In addition, several of my studies have dealt with the relationship between theatre and politics, as well as cultural history.

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Here at my home university I have held several elected positions at the Department and Faculty level as a representative of students, other staff, and professors alike, many of them involving the planning of teaching. Since 1995 I have held positions at three separate Departments, while nevertheless sticking to the same subject: first as a student representative and then staff representative on the Steering Committee of the Department of Comparative Literature, Theatre Studies, and Aesthetics, then as staff representative and then representative of professors on the Steering Committee of the Department of Art Studies, and now finally as a representative of professors on the Department Council of the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture, and Art Studies.

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