Organisers

(in alphabetical order)

Head of the Organising Committee
Katalin Miklóssy
Katalin Miklóssy is Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Professor (Docent) at the Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki. She is focusing on the contemporary political history of East Central Europe with special interest on entrepreneurship, competition and East-West interaction during and after the Cold War. Miklóssy is leading the international research project Competition in Socialist Society that gave the inspiration to organise the Aleksanteri Conference now with a broader aspect on competition.

Conference Coordinator
Mila Oiva
Mila Oiva is Junior Researcher at the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies at the University of Turku and the Finnish Doctoral Programme for Russian and East European Studies. Her field of study is cultural history. Oiva studies in her PhD project changing practices and action spaces in Polish-Soviet foreign trade since the late 1950s. She is member of the research group Competition in Socialist Society at the Aleksanteri Institute.

Conference Secretary and Communications
Anna Salonsalmi
Anna Salonsalmi is Administrative Coordinator at the Aleksanteri Institute. She has got her MA in history at the Department of History, University of Helsinki.

Conference Assistant
Ville Anttila
Ville Anttila is Student in International Relations in Aleksanteri Institute's Master's Programme.

Aappo Kähönen
Aappo Kähönen is a lecturer in the Department of Political and Economical Studies at the University of Helsinki. Kähönen is focusing on the political history of the USSR, especially on the arguments for reforming the planned economy in the 1960s. He is a member of the research group Competition in Socialist Society at the Aleksanteri Institute.

Tuomas Laine-Frigren
Tuomas Laine-Frigren is Junior Researcher at the Department of History and Ethnology of the University of Jyväskylä and the Finnish Doctoral Programme for Russian and East European Studies. His field of study is general history. In his PhD work, Laine-Frigren explores the reinvention of social psychology in Post-Stalinist Hungary. Laine-Frigren is member of the research group Competition in Socialist Society at the Aleksanteri Institute.

Antti Sarasmo
Antti Sarasmo is Junior Researcher at the Department of History and Philosophy, University of Tampere, Finland. He explores in his PhD study the success story of fishing kolkhoze Kirov in Estonian Soviet republic. Sarasmo is member of the research group Competition in Socialist Society at Aleksanteri Institute.