Paula Rossi

Paula Rossi


Dean, professor of Nordic Philology


I am Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oulu since August 2013 and professor of Nordic Philology at University of Oulu. My main research interests concern translation studies and (historical) sociolinguistics with the focus on (historical) multilingualism and multiculturalism. I am responsible for the Nordic Philology curriculum at the University of Oulu and teaches courses such as Language History.

Research interests

  • (historical) sociolinguistics with the focus on (historical) multilingualism and multiculturalism
  • language contacts, language use and maintenance both from the point of view of individual language users, communities and the surrounding society


Kulturell och språklig identitet hos gårdagens och dagens svenskspråkiga Uleåborgare

Svenska på förskole- och lågstadiet vid Uleåborgs universitet

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Professional and community activities

  • Chair of Oulun Yliopistoseura (University of Oulu Association)
  • Vice-Chair of Pohjois-Pohjanmaan kesäyliopisto (Summer University of Northern Ostrobothnia)
  • Member of the operational steering group of Svenska nu (network that introduces Swedish into Finnish classrooms to promote positive attitudes towards the Swedish language and Swedish learning)
  • Delegation member of Svenska Kulturfonden (The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland)
  • Chair of Svenska klubben i Uleåborg (the Swedish Club in Oulu)
  • Chair of Mannerheimin Lastensuojeluliiton Oulun paikallisyhdistys
  • The Finnish Union of University Professors: member of Union Council

Research groups

  • member, Northern Sociolinguistic Encounters (NSE)