Annukka Sailo

PhD

Postdoctoral researcher
History of Science and Ideas

Biography

PhD Annukka Sailo is a Postdoctoral researcher in the LIVES project (Lives over time: Birth cohort studies as a form of scientific knowledge-production, 2019–2021, Academy of Finland). The project, representing sociologically informed history of science and medicine, focuses on the history of birth cohort studies in the 20th century. Sailo gained her doctoral degree in history of science and ideas in 2020. Her dissertation “Hierarchies, population control, war: Debating territorial aggression in behavioral sciences (1965–75)” examined cross-disciplinary research and debates on human aggression. In addition to history of science, she is interested in themes related to history pedagogics and the political uses of history.

Selected publications

  • Sailo, Annukka (2018) Contesting the "territorial aggression thesis" in environmental psychology, ca. 1965–1980. - Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences 54 (3), 198-214 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Sailo, Annukka (2020) Hierarchies, population control, war : debating territorial aggression in behavioral sciences (1965–75). - Ei sarjaa/No series. Oulu. Monografiaväitöskirja. 226

Projects

Lives over time: Birth cohort studies as a form of scientific knowledge-production

The project focuses on the history of the birth cohort study, a variant of cohort studies.