Kotilainen Sofia, Docent

Finnish history

Sofia KotilainenDocent in Family History.

PhD, Finnish History; MSc (Econ.) Management and Leadership; Master of Social Sciences, Politics.

Key concepts of research interests: Finnish History, cultural history, naming practices, personal names, historical onomastics, intangible capital, reading and writing skills, history of popular libraries, education, gender, families and clans, long-term analysis, comparisons, local communities, mentalities, everyday life, networks, leadership, political history.

Research projects: Morals and institutional Change in 19th century Finland, funded by the Academy of Finland, leader PhD Olli Matikainen (2007–2008); postdoctoral researcher’s project ‘The Benefits of Literacy in Everyday Life: The impacts of improved literacy on the opportunities for social advancement in remote local communities (c. 1800–1930)’, funded by the Academy of Finland (2011–2014).

Research networks: Early Modern Morals, Gender research network "Kantti", Organizational Evolution and Dynamics


Publications in JYX digital archive (Finna)

Blog: The Benefits of Literacy in Everyday Life