Assistant Professor Dr. Marja-Leena Heikkilä-Horn

Assistant Professor Dr. Marja-Leena Heikkilä-Horn

Education

• Ph.D. Comparative Religion, Åbo Akademi, Finland 1996
• Licentiate of Philosophy. History of Religions, Åbo Akademi 1993
• degree in second major field (comparative religion) University of Helsinki 1988
• M.A. (Cand Phil). History Åbo Akademi 1982
• B.A. (Cand Phil). History University of Stockholm 1979

Selected Publications

• History of Southeast Asia (2020) in Finnish. Gaudeamus, Helsinki 512 pages.
• From “Giraffe Women” to “Long-Necked Karen.” Kayan Women’s Journey to Agency in the Thai-Myanmar Borderlands. (2019) Co-authored with Maynadi Kyaw Religiski-filozofiski raksti XXVI, 2019, pp. 224-243.
• Ethnic and religious diversity in Southeast Asia (2019) in Finnish, in Southeast Asia. Economy, Environment and Society. Ed. Erja Kettunen. Gaudeamus Helsinki pp. 35-53.
• “Plural Society” and Contested Religious Spaces in Myanmar (2017) Multicultural ASEAN: Diversity in Identity, Language, and Memory and Media, Research Institute of Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, pp. 39-64.
• Islam in Indonesia (2015) Contemporary multiple Islams (in Finnish) Eds. Maristo, Joonas & Andrei Sergejeff, Gaudeamus, Helsinki, pp. 286-305.
• Religious Discrimination and Women in the Asoke Buddhist Group in Thailand, (2015) Rodriguez, Eunice and Barbara Wejnert. (Eds) “Enabling Gender Equality: Future Generations of the Global World”. Research in Political Sociology, Vol. 23, Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, United Kingdom, pp. 191-203.
• Sayadaw Thamanya (2015) Religion in Southeast Asia. An Encyclopedia of Faiths and Culture. Ed. Athyal, Jesudas M. ABC-CLIO, Oxford, p. 270.
• Santi Asoke (2015) Religion in Southeast Asia. An Encyclopedia of Faiths and Culture. Ed. Athyal, Jesudas M. ABC-CLIO, Oxford, pp. 261-263.
• Dhammakaya (2015) Religion in Southeast Asia. An Encyclopedia of Faiths and Culture. Ed. Athyal, Jesudas M. ABC-CLIO, Oxford, pp. 61-63.
• Cambodia (2015) Religion in Southeast Asia. An Encyclopedia of Faiths and Culture. Ed. Athyal, Jesudas M. ABC-CLIO, Oxford, pp. 28-32.
• Religious Diversity and Freedom of Religion in Southeast Asia (2014) Human Righst in Asia (in Finnish) Ed. Niskanen, Eija, Into Kustannus, Helsinki, pp. 29-42.
• Santi Asoke Buddhism and the Occupation of Bangkok International Airport. ASEAS Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies 3(1) 2010 pp. 31-47.
• Imagining “Burma”: a historical overview. Asian Ethnicity Vol 10 No 2 June 2009, pp. 145-154.
• Goat Milk and Caddies. A Muslim Community in Cha Am. Malaysia and Thailand in the 21st Century. Some Common Concerns. 2007 Ed. Amriah Buang, UKM, Bangi, pp. 265-274.
• Inculcation of virtue and ethics in Finland. Education in Finland. Moral Center of the Prime Minister’s Office. Bangkok 2006. (In Thai)
• Woman monks: An Anomaly or a Misnomer? Akademika 63 (Julai) 2003: 31-43.
• The Status and Values of the Santi Asoke Sikkhamat. In Innovative Buddhist Women. Swimming Against the Stream. Ed. Karma Lekshe Tsomo. Curzon Press, Richmond, Surrey, UK, 2000, pp 72-83. Buddhism with Open Eyes. Belief and Practice of Santi Asoke. (In Thai) Revised edition of the doctoral dissertation. Fah Apai Printing House. Bangkok 1998.
• Buddhism with Open Eyes. Belief and Practice of Santi Asoke. Revised edition of the doctoral dissertation. Fah Apai Printing House. Bangkok 1997.
• Two Paths to Revivalism in Thai Buddhism. The Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke Movements. Temenos Vol 32 (1996), pp 93-111.
• Santi Asoke Buddhism and Thai State Response. Doctoral Dissertation. Åbo Akademi University Press. Turku 1996.
• By Making Merit All Is Gained. Buying Happiness, Power, and Wealth in Thai Buddhism. In Nils H. Winter (Ed.): How free are the Southeast Asian Markets? Turku 1994, pp.149-174.
• The Quest for Democracy in Burma. Ideas of Aung San and Aung San Suu Kyi. In Uta Gärtner and Jens Lorenz (Eds): Tradition and Modernity in Myanmar: Proceedings of an International Conference held in Berlin from May 7th to May 9th, 1993. Berliner Asien-Afrika -Studien Bd 3/1Berlin 1994, pp. 149-174.
• Hinduistic Elements in Theravada Buddhism – A Review. Temenos Vol 25 (1989) pp. 109-123.

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