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Juha Siltala

Juha Heikki Siltala
Born November 25, 1957

Master of Arts 1982 (general history) and PhD 1985 (Finnish history), University of Helsinki
Docent in History 1990–, University of Helsinki
Docent in cultural history 1995–, University of Turku

Professor of Finnish history 1997–, University of Helsinki
Research fellow 1985–97, Academy of Finland

Publications, research projects and other academic activity

Membership of scholarly societies:
The Finnish Historical Society
Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Association for Psychoanalytic Study of Culture & Society
International Society for Political Psychology
European Human Behavior and Evolution Association, Capitalism, State and Society research network

Awards and special achievements:
State Award for Public Information 1993
MTV 3 Award for Culture 1993
Researcher of the Year 1998
Väinö Tanner Foundation award 2000
Award of the Finnish Evangelical-Lutheran Church 2004
Award of the Finnish Social Forum 2005
Women Journalists in Finland award 2005
Membership of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters 2014

Photo: Eetu Sillanpää, WSOY
Written by Juha Siltala (Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta, ed.)
Translated by Matthew Billington

A scholar guides and participates

Over the years, Professor Juha Siltala has made over 60 international academic appearances. In addition, since 1987 he has given lectures on different themes at the university and elsewhere.

In addition to teaching and research, the work of a professor includes supervision work. He has supervised over 20 PhD students all the way to the completion of their doctoral dissertations. One of them will defend her thesis at the end of 2015.

“At the moment I am supervising 12 PhD students. In addition, I am the second supervisor for the doctoral dissertations of six PhD students. In research seminars I participate in the role of commentator for studies in the field of history that are also under others’ supervision.”

Professor Siltala has led two Academy of Finland research projects: Jobs as Personal Possession and Professional Autonomy, and Wounds of War. Histories of Trauma and Coping among the Finnish War Veterans, 1939–2010.

Picture: University of Helsinki


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