Conference Presentations


  • “An Institutionalised Religion Making or Breaking National Identities” – The Estonian Society for the Study of Religions conference “Religion and Nation(alism): Entanglements, Tensions, Conflicts”, 11/2016, University of Tartu, Estonia.
  • “Materiality and immateriality in a Christian play” EASR 2016 Annual Conference “Relocating Religion”, University of Helsinki, Finland, 6/2016.


  • ”I have to set them on the right path.” The problem of individualization in a Christian institutionalized religious community. IAHR Congress, Dynamics of Religion: Past and Present, University of Erfurt, Germany, 8/2015.


  • ”Acting Jesus” – Authenticity and Aesthetics in Religious Plays: The Case of St. Michael’s Parish Church Theatre Group. Christianity and the Limits of Materiality Seminar, University of Turku, 25.–26.9.2014.
  • Transatlantic student and teacher collaboration on food and religion: Experiences and ideas. Teacher – Student Session with Professor Benjamin E. Zeller (Lake Forest College) and University of Turku students: Eero Karhu and Aleksi Kauppinen in Religion and Food A conference arranged by the Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History, Åbo/Turku, Finland, 25-27 June, 2014, Åbo Akademi University
  • Emerging Pentecostalism Inspired Religiosity in Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland. Pentecostalism around the Baltic Sea Conference. Åbo Akademi University. 26.–27.5.2014.
  • ”It was like a spear of light that penetrated my heart, and then I knew Him”: ’Spiritual Senses’ and Knowledge in Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church. ”Connected with God”: ’Spiritual Senses’, Knowledge and Christianity” -Session (Organizers: Dr. Minna Opas and MA Anna Haapalainen). EASR 2014 Annual Conference ”Religion and Pluralities of Knowledge”. University of Groningen, 11.–15.5.2014


  • Demarcation between a researcher and a research subject: doing research in the fringes of multiple world views. VI Autumn Conference of the Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory “EMBODIMENT, EXPRESSIONS, EXITS: TRANSFORMING EXPERIENCE AND CULTURAL IDENTITY”. University of Tartu, 30.10.–1.11.2013.
  • Mutatis Mutandis in a Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Parish: Negotiations and Redefinitions of the Lutheran Faith. The 12th EASR Annual Conference “RELIGION, MIGRATION, MUTATION” hosted by the British Association for the Study of Religions at Liverpool Hope University, Tuesday 3rd – Friday 6th September 2013.
  • Post-sekulaaria uskonnollisuutta? Muuttuvan uskonno(n)llisuuden määritelmät Turun Mikaelinseurakunnassa. Sosiologipäivät – Odottamattomat seuraukset. Westermarck Society, Turun yliopisto ja Åbo Akademi. 21.–22.3.2013


  • Translating the Message into a Source-code. Individuality, Communality and Virtuality in the Church. Kulo-seminaari 2012, Virtuaalistuvan kulttuurin yksilöt ja yhteisöt Internetissä, Kulttuurintutkimuksen opiskelijat Kulo ry:n II vuotuinen seminaari Turun yliopistolla 26.10.2012
  • In the Harbour of His Arms. Subjective Spirituality in the Realm of the Church. EASR Annual Conference, IAHR Special Conference, Södertörn University, Stockholm, August 23.–26, 2012.
  • ”Soli Deo Gloria Aeterna” Kysymyksiä henkisyydestä Turun Mikaelinseurakunnassa. Historian, kulttuurin ja taiteiden tutkimuksen laitoksen Tiedekaruselli, Turun yliopisto, 25.5.2012. 

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