Curriculum Vitae

Personal details and the date of the CV

  • Parppei (Miraftabi, Piiparinen)
  • Kati Mari Johanna
  • ORCID 0000-0002-4322-9046
  • 10 September 2020

Degrees

  • 12 October 2010, Doctor of Philosophy, History, Department of Historical and Geographical Studies, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland. (University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Joensuu campus, P.O. Box 111, FI80101, Finland)
  • 2 February 2009, Licentiate of Philosophy, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland
  • 16 October 2002, Master of Philosophy, University of Joensuu, Finland
  • Title of Docent, 21 January 2013, Russian history, University of Eastern Finland

Other education and expertise

  • 3 April 2020, University pedagogy studies, 10 credits, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
  • 31 December 2016, Graphic communication studies, 15 credits, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Kuopio
  • 15 December 1999, four months as an ERASMUS exchange student (history of ideas), University of Northumbria (UK)
  • 31 May 1998, one month of Russian language practice, University of Moscow (Russia)
  • 15 December 1994, three months of Russian language studies, Pedagogical Institute of Petrozavodsk (Russia)

Language skills

  • Finnish (native)
  • English (fluent in speech, writing and reading)
  • Russian (proficient in reading, competent in speech and writing)
  • Swedish (competent in speech, writing and reading)
  • Karelian (competent in reading)
  • German (basic in speech, writing and reading)
  • Polish (basic in speech, writing and reading)
  • Latin (basic in reading)

Current employment

  • 1 September 2021- University Lecturer (history) Department of Historical and Geographical Studies, University of Eastern Finland.

Previous work experience

  • 1 September 2016-31 August 2021. Academy Research Fellow University of Eastern Finland. Project “Images and Attributes of Enemies in Pre-Revolutionary Russia”.
  • 9-12/2017 Visiting Scholar University of Birmingham, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.
  • 9/2012-8/2015 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Eastern Finland/Academy of Finland. Project ”Sabres and Swords. Representations of Medieval Battles in Russian National Historiography”.
  • 9/2012-5/2013 Visiting Fellow University of Cambridge. (Life Member) in Clare Hall. Visiting Scholar in the Department of Slavonic Studies.
  • 3/2010-4/2011 Research assistant (part time) Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. Assisting Professor Anneli Sarhimaa in the project ELDIA (European Language Diversity for All), case “Karelians in Finland”.
  • 5/2010-4/2011 Project researcher University of Eastern Finland, Department of Historical and Geographical Studies. Project “People divided by a border. The development of the national identity, religion and language of Karelians from the 19th century to the present”, funded by Academy of Finland.
  • 1/2006-12/2009 Researcher trainee University of Eastern Finland, Karelian Institute. Multidisciplinary “Russia in Europe Cross Border Post Graduate School”, funded by Ministry of Education of Finland.
  • 6/2000-9/2005, 5-8/2012, 9/2013 News editor and photographer Local newspapers (Kotiseutu-Uutiset, Lempäälän-Vesilahden Sanomat) on freelance base.

Research output

Total number of publications: 34, see http://www.parppei.fi/julkaisutpublications/

Teaching merits

  • 3 April 2020, University pedagogy studies, 10 credits, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
  • Bachelor’s Thesis seminar, 9/2018- University of Eastern Finland, Department of Historical and Geographical Studies.
  • Co-lecturer on the lecture and exercise course “History as a topical field”, 1/2014- University of Eastern Finland, Department of Historical and Geographical Studies.
  • Lecture and exercise course “Historical image studies in theory and practice”, 9-12/2019. University of Eastern Finland, department of Historical and Geographical Studies.
  • Co-lecturer (planning, inviting visiting lecturers, and teaching) on the course “Communication and working life” 9-12/2017, 1-4/2019. University of Eastern Finland, Department of Historical and Geographical Studies.
  • University of Eastern Finland, department of Historical and Geographical Studies and University of Helsinki (Aleksanteri Institute) 4/2008- miscellaneous lectures and other teaching duties on methodology and Russian history.
  • Theme expert (history) in Cross-Border Citizen Scientists-project, Lappeenranta University of Technology, South Karelian Institute, 2012.
  • University of Eastern Finland, Open University 9/2003-6/2011 Distance teacher, courses ”Europe in the 17th Century” and “Antiquity and Middle Ages”.

Awards and honours

  • Young researcher award 2012, University of Eastern Finland. Presented in recognition of an outstanding doctoral dissertation.

Other key academic merits

  • Acting as the opponent of Marjatta Aittola’s doctoral dissertation (The image of Karelia in the European literature between 1700 and 1812), University of Oulu, 15 June 2020.
  • Peer review of funding applications for Kone Foundation, annual grant call 2019.
  • Life member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge since 2013.
  • Member of Finnish Historical Society – Suomen Historiallinen Seura since 2013.
  • Member of the executive committee of the Department of Historical and Geographical Studies, University of Eastern Finland, since September 2020.
  • Member of VERA committee, VERA Centre for Russian and Border Studies, University of Eastern Finland, since February 2019.
  • Referee for journals Faravid, Historiallinen aikakauskirja, Temenos, and for the publication series of Historical Society of North Karelia.
  • Keynote lecture, International Historical Forum (St Petersburg State University, Russia), 1 November 2019
  • Keynote lecture, Medievalism between East and West (University of Turku, Finland), 27 September 2019
  • Keynote lecture, Russia Seminar (National Defence University of Finland), 25 April 2019
  • Member of the organizing committee for Finnish History Research Conference (Joensuu), 22-24 October 2015
  • Member of young doctors’ committee for Conferment Ceremony at Joensuu campus 2014

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