Maarit Leskelä-Kärki
PhD, Adjunct professor (Title of Docent), Senior Lecturer

University Lecturer, Cultural History (School of History, Culture and Arts Studies)
Adjunct Professor, Cultural History (School of History, Culture and Arts Studies)

maales@utu.fi
+358 29 450 3416
+358 50 328 8582

Kaivokatu 12
Turku





Areas of expertise
cultural history (1800-1900); gender history; history of writing; literature; biographical research; autobiographical sources; history of religions; esotericism;

Biography

I have worked at the Department of Cultural History
since 1998, and I have held various positions: lecturer, co-ordinator, PhD
scholar, university teacher, senior lecturer). I did my PhD in a project on the
cultural history of women’s writing (2001–2005) which was funded by the Academy
of Finland, and I defended my thesis Kirjoittaen
maailmassa. Krohnin sisaret ja kirjallinen elämä
(The Krohn sisters: Lives
in Writing) in 2006. During my doctoral studies, I also worked as a visiting
researcher at Liverpool John Moores University. In 2009–2012, I worked as a
postdoctoral scholar at the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies. Since 2013, I
have worked as Senior Lecturer at the Department. I have also been the vice director
of SELMA: Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory since
2015. I am also a board member of the Finnish Historical Society (2016–2019)
and the chief editor of the National Biography of Finland (2017–2019). Outside
academia, I am one of the founding members of the literary society of Aino
Kallas, and I am currently working as a chair of the society.





Research



My research is focused on the cultural history of the
19th and 20th centuries, gender history, history of writing and literature,
biographical research, and life writing studies. Another important research
field is the history of religiousness and esotericism. I am currently leading a
research project funded by the Kone foundation called Seekers of the New: Esotericism and the transformation of religiosity
in Finland during the era of modernisation, 1880–1940(2018–2020).



Teaching



I teach courses from BA level to PhD level, and I am currently
responsible for MA studies, MA seminar, and supervising MA students together
with Professor Marja Jalava. I am also part of the supervisor team for doctoral
studies together with the professors. In addition to supervising, I co-ordinate
the research seminar of the Department, and I have been leading the research
group Gender, Textuality and Writing
together with Kirsi Tuohela since 2009. In connection to SELMA and the research
project Seekers of the New, I arrange
special courses and organise seminars and events.



Publications
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Kirja muistamisesta ja toisten elämistä (2018)
Hiiskuttua: Turun yliopiston historian, kulttuurin ja taiteiden tutkimuksen verkkolehti
Leskelä-Kärki M
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The history of modern Western esotericism Individuals, ideas, practices (2018)
Approaching Religion
Mahlamäki Tiina, Leskelä-Kärki Maarit
(
B1 Journal article)

Unohdettu esoteerisuus (2018)
Hiiskuttua: Turun yliopiston historian, kulttuurin ja taiteiden tutkimuksen verkkolehti
Leskelä-Kärki M
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Historiallinen Aikakauskirja, teemanumero Moderni länsimainen esoteria (2017)Antti Harmainen, Maarit Leskelä-Kärki
(
C2 Edited book)

Moderni länsimainen esoteria historiallisena ilmiönä ja tutkimuksen kohteena (2017)
Historiallinen Aikakauskirja
Antti Harmainen, Maarit Leskelä-Kärki
(
B1 Journal article)

Toisten elämät. Kirjoituksia elämäkerroista (2017)Maarit Leskelä-Kärki
(
D5 Text book, professional manual or guide or a dictionary)

Women in the Margins, or Not?: The Year in Finland (2017)
Biography
Maarit Leskelä-Kärki
(
B1 Journal article)

Doing biography (2016)Erla Hulda Halldorsdottir, Tiina Kinnunen, Maarit Leskelä-Kärki
(
A3 Book chapter)

Ilmestyskirja. Vietnamin sodan kulttuurihistoriaa. (2016)Koivisto Hanne, Kärki Kimi, Leskelä-Kärki Maarit
(
C2 Edited book)

Johdanto: Sodan sirpaleita. (2016)Koivisto Hanne, Kärki Kimi, Leskelä-Kärki Maarit
(
B2 Book chapter)

Moderni rakkaus ja kuolema (2016)Maarit Leskelä-Kärki, Anu Salmela
(
B2 Book chapter)

Old traditions and new experiments : the year in Finland (2016)
Biography
Leskela-Karki M
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Aili Somersalo (1887 - 1957) (2015)
Kansallisbiografia
Maarit Leskelä-Kärki
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Raunioiden raivaajat ja jälleenrakentajat: uuden vuosituhannen historiallinen romaani. (2015)Maarit Leskelä-Kärki, Kukku Melkas
(
A3 Book chapter)

Jatkumoita ja uusia käänteitä – Sukupuolihistoria 2010-luvulla (2014)
Sukupuolentutkimus - Genusforskning
Aalto Ilana, Leskelä-Kärki Maarit, Kaartinen Marjo, Lahtinen Anu, Salmela Anu, Tuohela Kirsi
(
B1 Journal article)

Sukupuolentutkimus–Genusforskning-lehti – Sukupuolihistorian teemanumero (2014)Ilana Aalto, Maarit Leskelä-Kärki
(
C2 Edited book)


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