Kirsti Salmi-Niklander

Person

    Research areas

  • 616 Other humanities - Folklore studies, Scribal culture, Working-class culture, Oral history
Further information on the affiliationAkatemiatutkija (HY); Academy Research Fellow (HY); Folkloristiikan dosentti (HY); Adjunct professor, Folklore Studies

Curriculum Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

  1. 1.     Full name and date

Full name: Kirsti Anneli Salmi-Niklander, née Salmi

Gender: Female

Date of CV: 2018

 

  1. 2.     Date and place of birth, nationality, current residence

 

Date and place of birth: 20.5.1957, Joensuu, Finland

Nationality: Finnish

Current residence: Fagerkullankatu 9, 03600 KARKKILA, FINLAND

Contact information:

Office address: Folklore Studies, P.O. Box 59, 00014 University of Helsinki

Tel. 02941-23696, 040-724 9760

E-mail: Kirsti.salmi-niklander@helsinki.fi

 

  1. 3.     Education and degrees awarded

 

Academic education:

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Filosofian tohtori), University of Helsinki 6.4. 2004, Folklore Studies

 

Licentiate of Philosophy (Filosofian lisensiaatti), University of Helsinki 5.2.1991, Folklore Studies

 

Filosofian kandidaatti (Master of Arts), University of Helsinki 13.12.1988, Folklore Studies

Humanististen tieteiden kandidaatti (Bachelor of Arts), University of Helsinki 1982, Folklore Studies

 

Title of docent:

 

University of Helsinki, Folklore Studies 7.2.2008

 

  1. 4.     Linguistic skills

 

English: Excellent

Swedish: Good (evaluated by a member of State Board of Language Examinations 27.11.2002)

French: Fair

German, Russian, Estonian: Basic

 

  1. 5.     Current position

 

Academy Research Fellow (Akatemiatutkija), Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki, 1.9.2011–  31.12.2016

 

University Lecturer (Yliopistonlehtori) in Folklore Studies, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki, 1.1.2017 -

 

 

 

Researcher career phase: Independent researcher

 

  1. 6.     Previous work experience

 

Research grant, Kone Foundation 1.1.2010–31.8.2011

 

Post-doctoral Fellow, (Tutkijatohtori), Department of Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki, 1.1.2007–31.12.2009. (Funded by Academy of Finland)

 

Research grant, Emil Aaltonen Foundation, 1.8.–31.12.2006

 

Post-doctoral Fellow (Tutkijatohtori), Department of Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki (Research group “The Culture of Writing in 19th-century Finland” led by Dr. Anna Makkonen, funded by Academy of Finland), 1.8.2005 – 31.7.2006

 

Research Grant, Emil Aaltonen Foundation, 1.5.-31.7.2005

 

Research Grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation, 1.4.2004 – 31.3.2005

 

Assistant Lecturer (Assistentti), Department of Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki: 1.9.1989–11.7.1990, 25.2.–24.3.1991 and 1.8.1991– 31.12.2003.

(Maternity and child care leave 12.7.1990–5.2.1991, 21.1.1992–30.6.1993; study leaves 1.9.–31.12.1995, 1.1.–30.6.1997, 1.9.1998–30.6.1999, 1.9.2000–31.3.2001.)      

 

Research assistant (Tutkimusapulainen), Karkkila Workers’ Museum, 1.1. – 31.7.1989, 1.4. – 31.5.1991

 

Maternity and child care leave 14.12.1987–31.12.1988

 

Archives assistant (Arkistoavustaja), Peoples’ Archives 13.4.–13.12.1987          

 

Researcher (Tp. tutkija), Finnish Organization for Labour Heritage, 1.10.–31.12.1985, 1.9.1986–31.3.1987

 

Research assistant (tutkimusapulainen), Finnish Literature Society 10.10.–31.12.1983,

1.11.–31.12.1984, 1.8.–30.9.1985

 

Research periods abroad:

 

Visiting Fellow, Liverpool John Moores University, 18 March- 17 April 2015 (one month)

 

Visiting Fellow, Hugo Valentin Center, University of Uppsala, Sweden (February-May 2014)

 

Visiting Fellow, John Moores University, Liverpool, February 2012 (one week)

 

Visiting Fellow, Bakhtin Centre, University of Sheffield, October-November 2009 (3 weeks)

 

 

Visiting Fellow, Department of Folklore Studies, University of Tartu, April 1999 (3 weeks)

(Exchange program of University of Helsinki)

 

Visiting Fellow, Department of Ethnology, University of Uppsala, January–June 1997

(Research grant of Alfred Kordelin foundation)

 

University Teachers’ Exchange Program Nordplus: Department of Ethnology, University of Uppsala, April–May 1995

 

Archive and field work in Canada (Ottawa, Toronto, Timmins),

March–May 1993 (Research grant of Finnish Literature Society)

 

 

  1. 7.     Research funding as well as leadership and supervision

 

 

 

Project funding

 

Fragmented visions. Performance, authority and interaction in early 20th-century Finnish oral-literary traditions. Research project funded by Academy of Finland 2014-2017 (468 604 €)

 

Funding for preparation of EU-Horizon-project “Protest as European cultural heritage”, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki 2014 (13 000 €)

 

Living together with difficult memories and diverse identities. ERA-NET RUS Plus-project, funded by Academy of Finland 2015-2017 (272 527 €)

 

Administrative positions:

 

Immediate superior, Cultural heritage team (since January 2018)

 

Member of the steering group, Bachelor programme for Cultural Studies (since 2017)

 

Post-doctoral research grants:

 

Finnish Cultural Foundation 2004, 17 000 €

Emil Aaltonen Foundation 2005, 17 700 €

Kone Foundation, 2010–2011, 50 400 €

 

Supervision of doctoral students:

 

Kari Huuskonen (Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki, since 2007; doctoral defence 18.1.2013)

Ulla Savolainen (Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki, since 2009; doctoral defence 17.1.2015)

Anna Rajavuori (Political History, University of Helsinki, doctoral defence 2.6.2017)

Andreas McKeough (Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki, doctoral defence 17.1.2017)

Riikka Taavetti (Political History, University of Helsinki, doctoral defence 5.10.2018)

Anna Kajander (Ethnology, University of Helsinki, since 2014)

Silja Juopperi (Information Studies, University of Helsinki, since 2016)

Milka Varmola (Ethnology, University of Helsinki, since 2017)

Heli Paakkonen (Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki, since 2018)

 

  1. 8.     Pedagogical competence

 

Pedagogical training:

 

Basics of University Pedagogics (10 sp) 2005–2006; Supervision of dissertations, spring term 2012 (5 sp); Development of own teaching, spring term 2013 (5 sp); Evaluation and assessment, spring term 2015 (5 sp)

 

Supervision of Master theses:

 

Tiina Kaarela, MA Thesis, Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki (2007)

Pauliina Pajala, MA Thesis, Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki (2007)

Marja-Leena Jalava, MA Thesis, Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki (2008)

 

Examiner of Master and Licentiate theses:

 

Eerika Koskinen, MA Thesis, Folklore Studies, University of Jyväskylä (2005)

Nina af Enehjelm, lic. thesis, Folkore Studies, University of Helsinki (2005)

Anne Niemi, lic. thesis, Ethnology, Abo Akademi University (2006)

Tiina Kaarela, MA Thesis, Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki (2007)

Pauliina Pajala, MA Thesis, Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki (2007)

Ulla Savolainen, MA Thesis, Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki (2007)

Marja-Leena Jalava, MA Thesis, Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki (2008)

Marjatta Fyrstén, lic. thesis, Finnish Literature, University of Oulu (2009)

Sami Suodenjoki, lic. thesis, History, University of Tampere (2009)

Tiia Haapakoski, MA Thesis, Ethnology, University of Helsinki (2013)

Anna Kajander, MA Thesis, Ethnology, University of Helsinki (2014)

Noora Hirvelä, MA Thesis, Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki (2018)

Toni Saarinen, MA Thesis, Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki (2018)

 

  1. 9.     Award

 

The Finnish Organization for Labour Heritage:

Award for the best monograph in Labour History 2006

 

  1. 10.  Other academic merits

 

Pre-examiner of doctoral dissertations:

 

Anni Peura, Education, University of Helsinki (2008)

Elina Makkonen, Folklore Studies, University of Joensuu (2009)

Piret Paal, Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki (2010)

Elina Katainen, Political History, University of Helsinki (2013)

 

Opponent of a doctoral dissertation:

 

Piret Paal, Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki (15.1.2011)

 

Evaluation for title of docent:

 

Kati Mikkola, Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki (2015)

Kaisa Vehkalahti, Cultural and social history, University of Oulu (2015)

 

Memberships and positions of trust in scientific and scholarly societies:

 

  • Treasurer, Finnish Anthropological Society, 1986–1988 and 1991
  • Board member, Finnish Society for Labour History 1993–1999
  • Secretary, Finnish Oral History Network 2005–2009; member of the steering group 2005–2012
  • Member the steering group, Network for History of Education 2009–2013
  • Secretary, Finnish Society for Book History 2011–2014
  • Chair, Finnish Society for Book History 2014–
  • Member of Council, Finnish Literature Society since 2011
  • Regional Liaison Officer, SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) since 2012; member in SHARP Futures committee 2013; Member of jury, DeLong Book Prize 2014 -2016; SHARP Ambassador 2017

 

Positions in scientific and scholarly journals and publication series

 

  • Elore, member of the editorial board 1997–2002
  • Kasvatus & Aika [Education & Time], editor 2007–2012; guest editor for the theme issues on History of Writing (3/2008), History of Childhood (3/2009), Religion and Education (4/2011), Cultures and experiences of reading (2/2018), Oral history and education (4/2018)
  • Suomen Antropologi, guest editor for the Oral History special issue 4/2007
    • Budkavlen, member of editorial board 2011–

 

Peer reviews:

 

Nord Nytt (2004), Elore (2006, 2018), Suomen Antropologi (2008), Historia mirabilis (2008), Ethnologia Fennica (2009, 2013), Finnish Literature Society (2010–2012, 2014, 2017), Kasvatus (2011), Finnish Folklore Society (Suomen Kansantietouden Tutkijain Seura)(2012), Kasvatus & Aika (2012), Folklore (2013), Finnish Society for Church History (2013); Finnish Society for Disability Studies (2013); Scandinavian Journal of History (2014), Kalevala Society (2015); Rationality and Society (2015), Reading and Writing from below (Conference publication) (2015); Quaerendo 2016; Scholarly Editing (2016); Historiallinen Aikakauskirja (2018); Siirtolaisuusinstituutti – Institute of Migration (2018); Koulu ja menneisyys (2018)

 

Positions in the organization of academic conferences:

 

Co-ordinator for the international research symposium Crisis, Chaos or Challenge? Industrial Communities in Postindustrial Society. Karkkila, August 1995. (Organized by Finnish Society for Labour History)

 

Co-ordinator for the international research symposium Memory and Narration – Oral History Research in the Northern European Context. Helsinki, 15-17 November 2006 (Organized by Finnish Literature Society and the Department of Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki)

 

Co-ordinator for the international research symposium Oral History and Ethics (Organized by Finnish Literature Society and Finnish Oral History Network). Helsinki, 3-4 December 2008.

 

Member of the program committee, SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing), 17th conference, Toronto 2009

 

Chair of the program committee, the 18th SHARP conference, Helsinki 17–21 August 2010

 

Member of organizing committee, Conference Reading and Writing from below – Exploring the Margins of Modernity, Helsinki 20–22 August 2014

 

 

  1. 11.  Societal merits

 

Chair of the jury of the Book Award of the Finnish Organization for Labour Heritage, 2007 and 2008

Highlighted publications

  1. Small stories, trivial events – and strong emotions: Local event narratives in hand-written newspapers as negotiation of individual and collective experiences

    Salmi-Niklander, K., 20 Oct 2017, Body, Personhood and Privacy: Perspectives on Cultural Other and Human Experience. Approaches to Culture Theory 7. Kannike, A., Tasa, M. & Västrik, E-H. (eds.). Tartu: University of Tartu Press, p. 163-178 16 p. (Approaches to Culture Theory; no. 7).

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

  2. Journal of Finnish Studies Vol 18 No 2: International Influences in Finnish Working-class Literature and Its Research

    Salmi-Niklander, K. (ed.), Launis, K. (ed.), Pollari, M., Hyttinen, E., Pynttäri, V-M., Koivisto, H., Torninoja-Latola, J., Peltonen, M. & Ojajärvi, J., 7 Nov 2015, Huntsville, Texas: Sam Houston State University. 219 p. (Journal of Finnish Studies; vol. 2014/18, no. 2)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

  3. Adventurers, flâneurs, and agitators: Travel stories as means for marking and transgressing boundaries in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Finland

    Salmi-Niklander, K., 16 Dec 2014, In : Culture unbound: journal of current cultural research. 6, 2, p. 1145-1164 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  4. Kansankirjailija ja talonpoikaisylioppilas: Vertaileva elämäkerta myyttejä purkamassa

    Salmi-Niklander, K., 2014, Historiallinen elämä: biografia ja historiantutkimus. Hakosalo, H., Jalagin, S., Junila, M. & Kurvinen, H. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, p. 223-239 16 p. (Historiallinen Arkisto; vol. 2014, no. 141).

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

  5. Monologic, dialogic, collective. Modes of writing in Finnish hand-written newspapers

    Salmi-Niklander, K., 20 May 2013, White Field, Black Seeds: Nordic Literacy Practices in the Long Nineteenth-Century   . Kuismin, A. & Driscoll, M. (eds.). Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, p. 76-88 14 p. (Studia Fennica Litteraria; vol. 2013, no. 7).

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

  6. Writers and listeners of Walotar: Exploring the oral-literary traditions of the Finnish community in Rockport, Massachusetts

    Salmi-Niklander, K., 2017, In : FF Network. 50, p. 9-11, 14-20 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  7. Matti Kurikka - a prophet in his own country and abroad

    Heimo, A. M., Pollari, M., Rajavuori, A. L. M., Salmi-Niklander, K. A., Seppälä, M-O. & Suodenjoki, S. T. J., 20 Dec 2016, In : Siirtolaisuus - Migration. 43, 3, p. 6-10 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  8. Ideals, Practices and Debates Related to Oral Tradition in 19th-Century Finnish Student Culture

    Salmi-Niklander, K., 15 Oct 2018, Oral Tradition and Book Culture. Salmi-Niklander, K., af Forselles, C. & Anttonen, P. (eds.). Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, p. 111-126 16 p. (Studia Fennica Folkloristica).

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

  9. Oral Tradition and Book Culture

    Anttonen, P. (ed.), af Forselles, C. (ed.) & Salmi-Niklander, K. (ed.), 15 Oct 2018, Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. 173 p. (Studia Fennica Folkloristica; no. 24)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

  10. Book Culture from Below in Finland

    Laine, T. V. H. & Salmi-Niklander, K. A., 2018, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. Rabinowitz, P. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 25 p.

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

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Highlighted activities

  1. The 18th Annual conference of SHARP "book culture from below"

    Kirsti Salmi-Niklander (Chair)
    1 Jan 200920 Aug 2010

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

  2. Ways of Dwelling crisis craft creativity 13th SIEF Congress Göttingen, Germany March 26th - 30th 2017

    Kirsti Salmi-Niklander (Attendee)
    26 Mar 201730 Mar 2017

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

  3. International Book Science Conference “The minority book: historical experiences and modern expressions in the global world”

    Kirsti Salmi-Niklander (Speaker: Keynote)
    24 Sep 201525 Sep 2015

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

  4. Workshop: Handwritten newspapers as an alternative medium during the early modern and modern times

    Kirsti Salmi-Niklander (Chair)
    17 Sep 201518 Sep 2015

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

  5. ESSHC 2018

    Kirsti Salmi-Niklander (Speaker: Presenter), Sofia Laine (Speaker: Presenter)
    4 Apr 20187 Apr 2018

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

  6. Finland in Comparison VI, Tampere. Teemana Alternative Histories: Methodologies, Facts and Visions. Huippuyksikön kuudes ja viimeinen kansainvälinen konferenssi.

    Kirsti Salmi-Niklander (Attendee), Päivi Mari-Anne Salmesvuori (Attendee), Saijaleena Rantanen (Speaker: Presenter)
    13 Nov 2017

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

  7. Languages of the Book. 24th annual conference of SHARP

    Kirsti Salmi-Niklander (Speaker: Presenter)
    18 Jul 201622 Jul 2016

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

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Latest prizes

  1. Award for the best monograph in Labour History

    Kirsti Salmi-Niklander (Recipient), 10 Mar 2005

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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