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Valtonen Heli

Research Assistant
Department of History and Ethnology
University of Jyvaskyla


I have been studying wide range of social and economic phenomenon, and occasionally I have strayed among topics which are familiar to cultural historians. For instance, my doctoral dissertation (2004) concentrated on identities, values and mentalities in autobiographical texts of middle class women in Finland. Since then I have studied Finnish education and educational system and teacher education in Nordic, European and Western contexts, as well as Finnish and American business leaders. Additionally, I am interested in history of professions, work, family and gender. I am the leader of the research center of Gender Studies at the Department of History and Ethnology. Furthermore, I am also involved in activities of the research centers Early Modern Morals and Economic and business history, Study of strategies.

Research Interest

subjective Virtues, Collective Cultures

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