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Hanna Salomäki

My education includes doctoral degrees in Theology and in Social Sciences.  I have served at the Church Research Institute since 2007, first as a researcher and, since 2012, as the Director.

Management and development of the activities of the Church Institute for Research and Advanced Training are my main duties. This means, for instance, the planning and coordination of research projects, evaluation of manuscripts, participation in various common projects within the Church and the maintaining of contacts with various parties carrying out research.

My own special field is the sociology of religion. I’m particularly interested in the formation of communities and their rules and principles. The topic of my more recent doctoral thesis concerned the attachment and adherence to revival movements (Herätysliikkeisiin sitoutuminen ja osallistuminen, Kirkon tutkimuskeskuksen julkaisuja 113, 2010). I have also studied, among other things, voting in parish elections, Finnish religiousness, the structural reform of parishes, as well as students aiming for positions within Church offices.

Currently, I am working on materials concerning baptism, with the aim of exploring those factors that influence people’s decision to have or not to have their child baptised.

Church Research Institute's Director Hanna Salomäki smiling to camera.

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