Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Professor in Studies on Contemporary Society

The aim of the Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Professorship in Studies on Contemporary Society is to focus on cultural and social research themes with a topical significance for contemporary society and social justice. The professorship was established in 2008 as the result of a 2.92 million Euros donation from the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. The donation, under the discretion of the University of Helsinki Funds, will maintain the professorship and a residence for the holder of the post.

Our current (2019-2020) Jane and Aatos Erkko Professor is Molly Andrews, Professor of Political Psychology, and Co-director of the Centre for Narrative Research at the University of East London, UK.

Previous Jane and Aatos Erkko Professors:

2009-2010: Stephen Gill (York University)

2010-2012: Alan Warde (The University of Manchester)

2013-2014: Joel Robbins (University of Cambridge)

2014-2015: Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir (University of Iceland)

2015-2016: Susanne Soederberg (Queen's University)

2016-2017 and 2017-2018: Ann Phoenix (University of London)

2018-2019: Jane Cowan (University of Sussex)