Tuulikki Kurki

Visiting Scholar


Tuulikki Kurki works as a Senior Researcher in Cultural Studies in the Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland. Her recent research interests have been focusing on borders from cultural point of view, border and mobility related traumas and literature at the Finnish Russian borderlands. Her latest publication is a monograph on Finnish language literature in Russian Karelia, North-West Russia (published by Finnish Literature Society in the early 2018). As a principal investigator, she has managed two international research projects studying literature, cultural practices, and traumas at borders and borderlands in the contexts of Finland, Estonia, Russia and North America: Writing Cultures and Traditions at Borders (www.uef.fi/wctb) and Traumatized Borders: Reviving Subversive Narratives of B/Order, and Other (www.uef.fi/traumatized-borders).