Riikka Tuori

Person

Description of research and teaching

Research interests

  • Early Modern Judaism
  • Hebrew literature
  • Karaite Judaism
  • Jewish mysticism

Teaching

University of Helsinki (2008-):

  • Modern Hebrew 1, Modern Hebrew 2, Modern Hebrew 3, Hebrew texts
  • Mishnaic Hebrew
  • Introduction to Judaism
  • Introduction to Jewish Mysticism
  • Introduction to Medieval Jewish History
  • Religious Conflicts: Israel and Judaism
  • Religious radicalism
  • Comparative religion: World religions (Judaism)
  • Proseminar, Orientation courses for students

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (2014)

  • Jews in Poland-Lithuania
  • Karaites and Jewish Mysticism
  • Karaites and Jewish Identity
  • Hebrew Debate Poetry

Education and degrees

  • PhD in Middle Eastern Studies, 2013, University of Helsinki
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2006‒2007
  • MA degree in Semitic languages and cultures, 2005, University of Helsinki

Professional activities

  • Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Seminar für Judaistik, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (2014, three-year contract)
  • Project researcher in the Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient Near East, project funded by the Finnish Academy, 1.1.‒31.12.2013, University of Helsinki
  • University lecturer and teacher in Semitic languages and cultures, 2009‒2010, University of Helsinki

Grants and awards

  • Alfred Kordelin Foundation post doc grant (3 years)
  • Emil Aaltonen Foundation: Grant for young scholars (2008, 2011-2012)
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, supported by the State of Israel (2006-2007)
  • Jussi Aro Scholarship for the scholars of Semitic studies (2007)
  • Research Foundation of the University of Helsinki: Grant for young scholars (2006)
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Curriculum Vitae

PhD Riikka Tuori is a University Lecturer of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Helsinki. She finished her thesis on Karaite Hebrew paraliturgical poetry at the University of Helsinki in 2013. In 2006–2007, she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2014, she worked as a Research Associate at the Seminar für Judaistik, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. Her main research interests include early modern Judaism and Jewish literature.

Latest publications

  1. Pesah - juutalaisen kodin ja vapautuksen juhla

    Tuori, R., Mar 2018, In : Katsomukset.fi : uskonnot ja katsomukset Suomalaisessa yhteiskunnassa .

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

  2. Talmudin tarinoita - kääntämisestä ja sen mahdottomuudesta

    Tuori, R., Mar 2018, In : HaKehila : seurakunnan tiedotuslehti. 1/2018, 3/5778, p. 48-51 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

  3. Book Review: Hillel Halkin: After One-Hundred and Twenty. Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition

    Tuori, R., 2018, In : Teologinen Aikakauskirja. 1, p. 78-80 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review (scientific)Scientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. The Eleventh Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies

    Tuori, R. (Member of organizing committee), Juusola, H. (Chair of organizing committee)
    Aug 2019

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

  2. Jews, Roma and the Nor­dic Countries

    Tuori, R. (Speaker: Presenter)
    6 Sep 20187 Sep 2018

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

  3. European Association of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting / Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting

    Tuori, R. (Speaker: Chair), Ruth Illmann (Speaker: Presenter), Muir, S. (Speaker: Presenter), Mercédesz Czimbalmos (Speaker: Presenter)
    31 Jul 2018

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

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Education

PhD, Middle Eastern Studies

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