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  • 2015 (Aug) – (permanent), Senior Lecturer, Department of Study of Religions, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • 2013 (November) Visiting Fellow, Religion and Diversity Project, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • 2013 (March) Visiting Fellow, Religion and Society Research Centre, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2012 (Sep-Dec) Visiting Fellow, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2011 (Sep)-2014 (Aug) Three-year funding from the Academy of Finland (University of Turku, Finland); Project: Discourse on Religion and the Secular in the Finnish Media
  • 2011 Research grant, Kone Foundation (University of Turku, Finland); Project: The New Visibility of Atheism
  • 2010 Docent (‘Adjunct Professor’) in Comparative Religion (University of Turku) (Degree granted in 17 February 2010)
  • 2008-2010 Senior Research Fellow, Theology and Religious Studies (University of Leeds, England); Project: Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred (with Kim Knott & Elizabeth Poole)
  • 2007-2008 Visiting Fellow, Theology and Religious Studies (University of Leeds, England), funded by the Academy of Finland
  • 2007 Post-doc grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation (University of Turku, Finland); Project: Religion, Media and Modernization
  • 2006 PhD in November (University of Turku, Finland)
  • 2005-2006 Research Grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation
  • 2004 Doctoral School of Cultural Interpretations
  • 2001-2003 Lecturer in Comparative Religion (University of Turku, Finland)
  • 2001 Licentiate thesis in Comparative Religion (University of Turku, Finland)
  • 1999-2001 Research Grant, Kone Foundation (University of Turku, Finland)
  • 1998 Second MA thesis in Cultural History (University of Turku, Finland)
  • 1997 MA thesis in Comparative Religion (University of Turku, Finland)
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