Hannu Matti Sakari Juusola
Born 10 May, 1963, Rovaniemi
Master of Arts 1993, Doctor of Philosophy 1999 (Semitic Languages and Cultures), University of Helsinki
Docent of Semitic Languages and Cultures 2008-, University of Helsinki
Professor of Semitic Languages and Cultures 2011-, University of Helsinki
Doctoral student at the national research school of Asian and African Studies,1995–1997
Acting Professor of Semitic Languages and Cultures, 2001
University Lecturer in Semitic Languages and Cultures, 2001–2010
Academy of Finland Postdoctoral researcher at Yale University (Department of Religious Studies, Visiting Fellow), January 1 - July 31, 2002.
Director of the Finnish Institute in the Middle East, January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2010.
Visiting Fellow (Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of California at Berkeley), September 2013.
Publications, research projects and other academic activities
Research interests: Democracy, secularisation and citizenship discourses in the Middle East; the significance of drought in political conflicts in the Middle East; cabbala; orientalism in Finland.
Awards and special achievements
Honorary mention, Society of the Friends of History 2005 (History of Israel)
Honorary mention, The Lauri Jäntti Foundation 2006 (History of Israel)
Foto: Ari Aalto
Written by Hannu Juusola and Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta (ed.)
Translated by Kaisla Kajava. Revised by John Calton