Previous Scholarship Holders2019-03-28T12:38:07+00:00

Previous scholarship holders

The Donner Institute has awarded research scholarships, mainly for doctoral students, but also for postdoctoral researchers within the fields of religion and culture at irregular intervals since the early 1960s. The scholarships are one of our most important forms of supporting research in our field and a significant way for the institute to realise its purpose.

Among the scholarship holders in recent years, the following recipients and research topics are found:

2018

Mercédesz Czimbalmos, MA, Åbo Akademi University: ix months for a doctoral thesis entitled Intermarriages and Jewish Identity in Finnish Jewish Communities

Robin Isomaa, MA, Åbo Akademi University: six months for a doctoral thesis entitled YouTube Atheists: A Discourse-Analytic Study of Atheist Identity, Community, and Personae Online

Suvi Karila, MA, University of Turku: six months for a doctoral thesis entitled “Your God is no longer mine” – Lived Unbelief of Four Women in the Nineteenth- Century United States

Inka Rantakallio, MA, University of Turku: six months for a doctoral thesis entitled Authenticity, Spirituality, and Atheism in Contemporary Finnish Underground Rap

Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen, MA, Uppsala University: six months for a doctoral thesis entitled Technologies of Dividuation in Brazilian Candomblé

Tora Wall, MA, Åbo Akademi University: six months for a doctoral thesis entitled Trolska skogen: en studie av narrativ och nutida föreställningsvärld inom turismens ramar

2017

Malin Fredriksson, MA, Åbo Akademi University: six months for a doctoral thesis entitled Negotiations of Racist Hate Crime in the Criminal Justice System in Finland.

Vanja Mosbach, MA, Uppsala University: six months for a doctoral thesis entitled Making Space Public: Purpose-Built Mosques and the Renegotiation of Borders and Identities in Sweden.

2015

Magnus Hedelind, MA, Uppsala University: five months for a doctoral thesis entitled Religion and Other Superstitions. Connected Humanist Ideological History and Social Relevance, 1979–2014.

Jakob Löfgren, MA, Åbo Akademi University: five months for a doctoral thesis entitled It was the night before Hogswatch.

Matti Rautaniemi, MA, Åbo Akademi University: nine months for a doctoral thesis entitled The History of Yoga in Finland.

Karen Swartz Larsson, MA, Åbo Akademi University: six months for a doctoral thesis entitled Refashioning Anthroposophy: A Study Regarding Renewal, Tradition, and Authority.

2014

Linda Annunen, MA, Åbo Akademi University: six months for a doctoral dissertation entitled Förtrollade ljud – Ritualteoretiska perspektiv på trumcirklar i Finland.

Nana Blomqvist, MA, Åbo Akademi University: six months for a doctoral thesis entitled Free to Love, Touch and Pray: A Critical Analysis of Freedom and Happiness within the Consumerist Conceptual Scheme.

Jakob Löfgren, MA, Åbo Akademi University: six months for a doctoral thesis entitled It was the night before Hogswatch. Folklore, Fantasy and Fandom in the Wincanton Hogswatch Celebration.

Karen Swartz, MA, Åbo Akademi University: six months for a doctoral thesis entitled Reinventing Anthroposophy: A Study Regarding Change, Tradition, and Authority.

Annie Woube, MA, Uppsala University: six months for a doctoral dissertation entitled Finding One’s Place – To Create Belonging in a Transnational Context among Swedish Lifestyle Migrants on Costa del Sol, Spain.

2013

Patricia Aelbrect, FL, Åbo Akademi University: six months for a doctoral thesis entitled Den stora resan

Nina Björkman, MA, Åbo Akademi University: six months for a doctoral dissertation on the theme of Da’wa in three Muslim movements

Sara Duppils, MA, Åbo Akademi University: six months for a doctoral thesis on apprehensions of spirits in contemporary Sweden

Madeleine Guillo, MA, Uppsala University: six months for a doctoral dissertation entitled Fanns Gud i Auschwitz?

Karen Swartz, MA, Åbo Akademi University: six months for a doctoral thesis entitled Reinventing Anthroposophy: A Study Regarding Change, Tradition, and Authority