Terhi Utriainen


Description of research and teaching

Terhi Utriainen is Acting Professor in the Study of Religions at the University of Helsinki as well as Adjunct Professor (Docent) both in the Study of Religions and Gender Studies. Her research and teaching interests include ethnography of lived religion, gender and embodiment, ritual studies, death, dying and suffering. She is co-editor of Post-secular Society (Transaction Publishers 2013), Finnish Women Making Religion: Between Ancestors and Angels (Palgrave MacMillan 2014) and The Relational Dynamics of Enchantment and Sacralization: Changing the Terms of the Religion versus Secularity Debate (Equinox 2016).

Further information on the affiliationDocent of Study of Religions and Gender Studies

Latest publications

  1. Enkeleitä työpöydällä: arjen ja lumon etnografiaa

    Utriainen, T., 2017, Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. 290 p. (Tietolipas; no. 257)

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

  2. Healing Enchantment: How Does Angel Healing Work?

    Utriainen, T., 2017, Spirit and Mind – Mental Health at the Intersection of Religion & Psychiatry. Basu, H., Littlewood, R. & Steinforth, A. (eds.). Berlin: Lit Verlag, p. 253-273 21 p.

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

  3. Introduction. Is secularism bad for women? = La laïcité nuit-elle aux femmes?

    Aune, K., Lövhein, M., Toldy, T., Giorgi, A. & Utriainen, T., 2017, In : Social Compass. 64, 4, p. 449-480 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Eric Venbux

    Terhi Utriainen (Host)
    31 Oct 2017

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

  2. When religion is "too much": Lutheran secularity vs. spiritual women in Finland

    Terhi Utriainen (Speaker)
    19 Sep 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  3. Vesi kuljettaa ääntä: Autoetnografinen tutkimus Lypyrtin kylän historiantuottamisesta

    Terhi Utriainen (Opponent)
    16 Sep 2017

    Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

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