Kaarina Aitamurto

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Description of research and teaching

My doctoral dissertation analysed contemporary Slavic Paganism, Rodnoverie, in the framework of sociological discussions about late modern religiosity. After the doctoral defence, I worked in some EU projects, which addressed violence against migrant women, populism and hate speech in Finland. At the moment, I am studying Islam in Russia and in particular in such big cities as Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhnii Novgorod. I am interested in examining how the attitudes towards and rhetoric concerning Islam has changed in Russia during the recent decades and how different forms of Islam are percieved. At the same time, I analyse the diversification of Muslim communities in these ethnically Russian areas and the strategies they adopt in the given social context. My research interests also include ethnography, nationalism and multiculturalism.

 

Education information

Ph.D.
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Highlighted publications

  1. Migrant Workers in Russia: Global Challenges of the Shadow Economy in Societal Transformation

    Heusala, A-L. (ed.) & Aitamurto, K. (ed.), 2017, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group. 162 p. (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

  2. Paganism, Traditionalism, Nationalism: Narratives of Russian Rodnoverie

    Aitamurto, K., 2016, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group. 222 p. (Studies in Contemporary Russia)

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

  3. Protected and Controlled: Islam and ‘Desecularisation from Above’ in Russia

    Aitamurto, K., 2016, In : Europe - Asia Studies. 68, 1, p. 182-202 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  4. The Study of Paganism and Wicca: A Review Essay

    Aitamurto, K. & Simpson, S., 2016, The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. Lewis, J. R. & Tollefsen, I. B. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press USA, Vol. II, p. 482-494 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

  5. Russian Rodnoverie: Revisiting Eastern and Western Paganisms

    Aitamurto, K., 2015, The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Practices and Politics. Brunn, S. D. (ed.). Springer, Vol. 3, p. 1655-1671

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

  6. More Russian Than Orthodox Christianity: Russian Paganism as Nationalist Politics

    Aitamurto, K., 2015, Nations under God: The Geopolitics of Faith in the Twenty-First Century. Herrington, L. M., McKay, A. & Haynes, J. (eds.). Bristol: E-International Relations Publishing, p. 126-132 7 p. (E-IR Edited Collections)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

  7. The Approved and the Disapproved Islam in Russia

    Aitamurto, K., 2015, Religion, Politics and Nation-Building in Post-Communist Countries. Simons, G. & Westerlund, D. (eds.). Farnham: Ashgate, p. 99-116 17 p. (Post-Soviet Politics)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

  8. Modern Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Central and Eastern Europe

    Aitamurto, K. (ed.) & Simpson, S. (ed.), 2013, Acumen. 352 p. (Studies in Contemporary and Historical Paganism)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

  9. Gender in Russian Rodnoverie

    Aitamurto, K., 2014, In : Pomegranate. 15, 1-2 (2013), p. 12-30 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  10. Modern Pagan Warriors: Violence and Justice in Rodnoverie

    Aitamurto, K., 2011, Violence and New Religious Movements. Lewis, J. R. (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. 231-248 18 p.

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

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Latest activities

  1. Crazy World: Venäjän Mysteeri

    Aitamurto, K. (Attendee)
    20 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

  2. Change and Continuity in Russian Memory Politics: Agents of the Nation

    Aitamurto, K. (Attendee)
    18 Sep 201819 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

  3. XIX April International Academic Conference On Economic and Social Development

    Aitamurto, K. (Attendee)
    11 Apr 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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