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Markku
Ruotsila, Ph.D.

Research Fellow/ Professor

From: Finland

At LCC Since: 2018

Key Areas

  • History of evangelicalism and fundamentalism
  • Political history of modern conservatism
  • Cold War

Bio

Dr. Markku Ruotsila has been a Research Fellow at the Center for Faith and Human Flourishing at LCC International University since 2018.

Dr. Ruotsila received his MA from the University of Tampere, Finland, and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge. After completing his degrees, he has worked as a Finnish Academy research fellow, as a visiting fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford, and as visiting scholar at the Center for the United States and the Cold War, New York University, and at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

He has taught U.S. church and political history regularly at the University of Helsinki since 2006, where he is adjunct professor (docent) in North American church history, and at the University of Tampere, where he has been adjunct professor (docent) of American and British history since 2002.

His research interests are in the history of evangelicalism and fundamentalism in the U.S. and transnationally, as well as in the political history of modern conservatism. Currently he is working on a transnational history of Christian fundamentalism and the Christian Right during the Cold War.

Publications

Sydänmaiden kapina: Donald Trump, amerikkalainen konservatismi ja äärioikeiston nousu

LCC author(s): Markku Ruotsila, Ph.D.

Gaudeamus – Helsinki University Press, 2018.