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Saara-Maria Jurva, Junior Reseacher






Contact information:

• email saara-maria.jurva (at)



Personal information

  • Born: 1983
  • Married, two children (2011 and 2015)
  • Hobbies: Gardening, reading, social media

Research interests and projects

  • Epistle/Letter to the Hebrews

  • Rewritten Bible

  • Rhetorics
  • Narrative Studies

  • Cognitive Poetics

  • Emotion Studies


See SoleCris

Education and degrees

  • Doctoral Student, University of Eastern Finland 2012->.
  • Master of Theology, University of Helsinki, 2009.

Academic Career and other professional appointments

Professional appointments

  • Junior Reseacher, School of Theology, Philosophical Faculty, University of Eastern Finland 1.3.2014->.

Research Grants

  • University of Eastern Finland, Philosophical Faculty, 6 months, 2013.

  • Olvi Foundation, 6 month, 2013.

  • Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, 12 months, 2013.

Academic Positions of Trust

  • Member of Faculty Council. University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology, 2007–2009.
  • Member of University Collegium. University of Helsinki, 2007–2009.

Other Engagements

  • Ordained Priest, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (Diocese of Tampere 2010)



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