Tommi Uschanov
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Tommi Uschanov

Tommi Uschanov is a non-fiction writer, columnist, cultural commentator and a popularizer of academic research. The wide selection of books available at the University of Helsinki has made him an enthusiastic advocate for library services, and he continues to emphasize the role that libraries play in universities. In his career, Uschanov has taken an unplanned route by sometimes accepting and sometimes rejecting the job offers that have come his way.

Tommi Uschanov

Tommi Petteri Uschanov
Born March 27, 1975, Kontiolahti

Studies in Theoretical Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Helsinki, 1995–

Non-fiction author, 2008–
Freelance translator and publishing editor, 2002–
Research assistant at the Academy of Finland, 2001–3
Content creator of electronic study material at WSOY, 1999–2001
Assistant at Muutostehdas Oy, 1997–9

Hätä on tarpeen: kulttuuripessimismin nousu 1965–2015 (‘Neediness is needed: The rise of cultural pessimism 1965–2015’ – coming Fall 2015)
Miksi Suomi on Suomi (‘Why Finland is Finland’), Teos 2012
Suuri kaalihuijaus (‘The great cabbage hoax’), Teos 2010
Mikä vasemmistoa vaivaa? (‘What’s the matter with the Left’), Teos 2008
Wittgenstein in Finland: A Bibliography, niin & näin 2003

Photo: Heini Lehväslaiho
Written by Tommi Uschanov and Tero Juutilainen (ed.)
Translated by
Joe McVeigh

At the beginning of September 1995 I got my first Helka library card, which let me use the various libraries of the University: above all the Helsinki University Library (today the National Library of Finland) and the student library located at Leppäsuo (today the Helsinki University Main Library).

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