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P.O 59 (Unioninkatu 38)
00014 University of Helsinki

My current research focuses on the aesthetics and politics of the voice in the long nineteenth century. Combining methodologies from history, sound studies and musicology, I trace the evolution of the ‘sound’ of propriety, authority and health as it was constructed by various experts on the voice and performed by public speakers in the nineteenth century. I am the PI of a project studying the history of political speech, and the role of sound and speaking for citizenship and political representation in the British and French Empire (CALLIOPE:, and also continue to do research on the history of masculinity and gender, on the connections between ethnicity and citizenship, and on the history of childhood and education.

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