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Cultural History and European and World History
I work as a postdoctoral grant-funded researcher in a project When Man Ceased to Be an Animal – Animal, Animality and Human-Animal Boundary in Sociology and Anthropology Before and After World War II.

Areas of expertise

human–animal studies
sociological animal studies
human–animal dualism
history of social sciences
significance of human–animal boundary
critical animal studies


I defended my doctoral dissertation on history of animals in sociology at the University of Tampere in May 2018. My book Animals in the Sociologies of Westermarck and Durkheim, which is based on my doctoral dissertation, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in September 2019. My research interests include human–animal dualism, history of social sciences, and significance of human–animal boundary.


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Lokkien kertomisesta (2022)

Trace: Finnish Journal for Human-Animal Studies
Aaltonen Matilda, Tuomivaara Salla
(Kirjoitus tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (B1))