Academy of Finland Research Fellow, University of Helsinki


University of Helsinki

Forschung und Projekte

Derzeitige Position(en)

Adjunct Professor (title of docent) in General History
Editor-in-chief, American Studies in Scandinavia

Aktuelle(s) Projekt(e)

Global Settler Colonialism: American West and Imperial Germany in the World of Empires

Global Histories of Nordic Colonialism

Frühere Position(en)

09.2019-02.2020 Visiting Professor, Free University Berlin
09.2018-08.2023 Academy of Finland Research Fellow, University of Helsinki
02.2015- Adjunct Professor (title of docent) in general history, University of Helsinki
03.2015-03.2018 Finnish Cultural Foundation Fellow, University of Helsinki
10.2014-02.2015 Lecturer in history, University of Helsinki
06.2013-09.2014 Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki
08.2012-05.2013 Visiting Scholar, University of Arizona
09.2011-07.2012 Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki


Monographien (und Dissertation)

The American West and the World: Transnational and Comparative Perspectives (Routledge, 2018)
Wars for Empire: Apaches, the United States, and the Southwest Borderlands (University of Oklahoma Press, 2017)
Cultural Construction of Empire: The U.S. Army in Arizona and New Mexico (University of Nebraska Press, 2012)


“What is Settler Colonialism and What it has to do with the American West?” Journal of the West 56.4 (Fall 2017): 8-12.
“Settler Passages: Mobility and Settler Colonial Narratives in Westerns,” Journal of the West 56.4 (Fall 2017): 67-76.
“Borderlands in Movies: Manliness, Violence, and Anglo Crossings of the U.S.-Mexican Bor-der,” Journal of the Southwest 58.2 (Summer 2016): 335-358.
“German Colonialism and the Age of Global Empires,” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial His-tory 17.1 (Winter 2016), DOI: 10.1353/cch.2016.0015.
“Silver Screen Savages: Images of Apaches in Motion Pictures,” Journal of Arizona History 54.1 (Spring 2013): 51-84.
“Journey to the ‘Outside’: The U.S. Army on the Road to the Southwest,” New Mexico Historical Review 85.4 (Fall 2010): 349-374.
“Colonized Labor: Apaches and Pawnees as Army Workers,” Western Historical Quarterly 39.3 (Autumn 2008): 283-302.

Herausgeberschaften und Editionen

German and United States Colonialism in a Connected World: Entangled Empires (Palgrave Macmillan, under contract)
Cinematic Settlers: The Settler Colonial World in Film, with Rebecca Weaver-Hightower (Routledge, under contract)
Soldiers in the Southwest Borderlands, 1848-1886 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2017)

“Kolonialismi ja Suomi” (Colonialism and Finland), theme issue, together with Rinna Kullaa, for Historiallinen Aikakauskirja (2020)
“Settler Colonialism and the American West,” theme issue for Journal of the West 56.4 (Fall 2017)

Publikationsliste (Url)

Forschungsinteressen und Arbeitsgebiete

settler colonialism; transnational/global history; Nordic colonialism; borderlands; American West; Native Americans; the Kaiserreich; violence; travel writings; film history