Johanna Wassholm

PhD, Title of Docent (Russian and Nordic History)


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Researcher in the project Waves of Banishments? Regulations and Practices of Expulsion in Northern Europe, 1450–1900 (Academy of Finland/Svenska Kulturfonden) 2022–23. Chief editor of Historisk Tidskrift för Finland 2022–26.


Most recent publications in English: 

Wassholm, Johanna & Anna Sundelin, Gendered Encounters in Mobile Trade: Human Hair as a Commodity in the Nordics, 1870–1914. History of Retailing and Consumption 6:2, 2020. 118–136.

Wassholm, Johanna, Tatar Pedlars in the Grand Duchy of Finland in the Late Nineteenth Century. Studia Orientalia Electronica 8:2, 2020. 8–24.

Wassholm, Johanna & Anna Sundelin, Emotions, Trading Practices and Communication in Transnational Itinerant Trade: Encounters between ’Rucksack Russians’ and their Customers in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Finland. Scandinavian Economic History Review 66:2, 2018. 132–152. DOI:

Research interests

Finnish-Russian-relations, national and linguistic identities, history culture and the uses of history, ethnicity and mobile trade, banishments, falsifications

Research interests:  Finnish-Russian relations, national identity, language and nation, history culture, ethnicity and trade, consumption


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Åbo Akademi University

Award Date: 8 May 2008


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