Roman Kushnir, MA, is a doctoral student at the Department of Language and Communication Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The major is English studies. His research focuses on the construction of transcultural identity in modern Finnish American fiction. He pays special attention to the roles of both material and non-material cultural practices in this construction such as food, language, music and sport. His fields of interest include history of Nordic American immigration, Nordic American immigrant cultures and literatures, food studies, identity studies and ethnic studies.

Event Review: The Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference 2022

University of Helsinki

The biennial Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference is an event of legendary status both in Helsinki and far outside Finland. For almost four decades, it has kept the tradition of the longest running conference at the University of Helsinki uninterrupted and has provided a dynamic venue of exploring and explaining… Continue reading

Review: Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference – “North America: Inclusive, Exclusive, and Exceptional” (Online)

University of Helsinki

The biennial Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference is the longest running conference at the University of Helsinki, and one of the most prominent academic events in the field of North American studies organized in Finland. Since 1986, it has been being a vibrant venue for exploring North America from a… Continue reading