Kaisa Harju

Kaisa Harju

MA

Doctoral Student

Biography

Kaisa Harju is a doctoral student in History of Science and Ideas at the University of Oulu. Her thesis Exporting Expertise: Somalia-Finland Tuberculosis Control Support and Training Project, 1980–1990 examines cross-cultural transfer of medical knowledge and practices as a part of the Finnish health care development aid. In addition, Harju is a member of the research project Experienced meanings and memories of global citizenship in Finnish development work 1950-2020, which is funded by the Kone foundation (2017-19).

Research interests

  • History of cultural interaction
  • Medical history
  • History of material culture

Teaching

700333P Research methods (group supervisor), 2017

700128A Qualitative methods (group supervisor), 2016

700322A African colonialism and decolonisation, 2015

 

Selected publications

  • Harju, Kaisa (2018) Suomesta maailmalle terveyden puolesta : Somalian tuberkuloosihankkeen synty. - Historiallinen aikakauskirja 116 (1), 43-55 [Self-archived]
  • Harju, Kaisa (2018) Mission, Relationships and Agendas Embodied in Objects: Formation of the Karl Emil Liljeblad Collection of Ovamboland (1900–1932). - Nordic Journal of African Studies 27 (1), 1-26 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Harju, Kaisa (2019) A Joint Effort: Owambo Agency in the Karl Emil Liljeblad Collection. Intertwined Histories: 150 Years of Finnish-Namibian Relations. Kaartinen, Marjo; Koivunen, Leila; Shiweda, Napandulwe. - Ei sarjaa/No series. Turku. 76-84. [Original]

Research visits

  • Centre for Global Health Histories, University of York
    28.9.2018 to 7.12.2018

Projects

Kehitysyhteistyön mieli ja mielettömyys: Koetut merkitykset ja maailmankansalaisuuden muisti suomalaisessa kehitysavussa 1950–2020

Kehitysyhteistyön mieli ja mielettömyys: Koetut merkitykset ja maailmankansalaisuuden muisti suomalaisessa kehitysavussa 1950–2020