Meet the people in the programme

As a student in the Master’s Programme in Intercultural Encounters (ICE), you benefit from the expertise of numerous inspiring scholars with solid teaching experience and broad researcher credentials.

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Pro­gramme Dir­ect­or

SP
Saila
Poutiainen
University Lecturer
Department of Cultures
Field of science Speech communication, Media and communications, Languages

Pro­fess­ors and Lec­tur­ers

Tiina
Airaksinen
University Lecturer
Department of Cultures
Field of science History and Archaeology, Other humanities, Political science, Educational sciences

MA
Mulki
Al-Sharmani
Associate Professor
Department of Cultures
Field of science Theology, Other social sciences

Alexandra
Bergholm
University Lecturer
Department of Cultures
Field of science Other humanities, Theology

Julie Yu-Wen
Chen
Professor
Department of Cultures
Field of science Other humanities, Political Science, Global Politics

Henrietta
Grönlund
Professor
Practical Theology
Field of science Theology

Mitra
Härkönen
University Lecturer
Practical Theology
Field of science Others, Theology

AN
Aura Inkeri
Nortomaa
University Instructor
Practical Theology
Field of science Theology, Psychology

Jussi
Pakkasvirta
Professor
Department of Cultures
Field of science Other humanities, History and Archaeology, Political History, Political science, Development Studies

RP
Ritva
Palmen
University Lecturer
Systematic Theology
Field of science Theology

TP
Teemu
Pauha
University Lecturer
Faculty of Theology
Field of science Other humanities, Psychology, Social psychology, Theology

IP
Isto
Peltomäki
Systematic Theology
Field of science Theology

Saara
Rautanen
Marketing Planner
Communications and Community Relations
Field of science Other humanities

Eeva
Sippola
Associate Professor
Department of Languages
Field of science Languages, Other humanities, Educational sciences

LS
Laura
Siragusa
Field of science Other humanities, Social and cultural anthropology, Languages

TT
Teemu
Taira
University Lecturer
Study of Religions
Field of science Theology

KV
Katja
Valaskivi
Associate Professor
Study of Religions
Field of science Media and communications

Pirjo Kristiina
Virtanen
Associate Professor
Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies
Field of science Other humanities, Other humanities, Social and cultural anthropology, History and Archaeology

Elina
Vuola
Professor
Systematic Theology
Field of science Theology, Development Studies

Xenia
Zeiler
Associate Professor
Department of Cultures
Field of science Other humanities