Auli Vähäkangas


    Research areas

  • 614 Theology - pastoral theology, pastoral psychology
Further information on the affiliationPastoraaliteologian professori / Professor in Pastoral Theology

Curriculum Vitae

Auli Vähäkangas is professor in pastoral theology as well as vice dean of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She is the author of Christian Couples Coping with Childlessness: Narratives from Machame, Kilimajaro. Vähäkangas’ research has focused on those in the margins: HIV-positives and childless people in their communities. She has additionally done research on palliative care and on African feminist theology.

Latest publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    Conformity and resistance in personalized same-sex prayer rituals in Finland

    Vähäkangas, A. M., 4 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Theology and Sexuality.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Relationality as the basis of Hope: embodied experiences during life-threatening illness

    Vähäkangas, A. M. & Saarelainen, S-M. K., 1 Mar 2019, IAPT Conference proceedings.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  3. Muistelun rituaalit rekonstruoivat kiintymyssuhdetta kuolleeseen: Douglas Daviesin näkemys surusta

    Vähäkangas, A. M., 2019, In : Teologinen Aikakauskirja. 124, 1, p. 33-44 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Older men and grief

    Auli Vähäkangas (Speaker)
    27 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Relationality in the Finnish Practical Theology

    Auli Vähäkangas (Speaker)
    12 Dec 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  3. Durham University

    Auli Vähäkangas (Visiting researcher)
    12 Apr 201820 Jun 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

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