Panelists Theme 2 – Lived Welfare State

Pauli Kettunen
Pauli Kettunen is Professor Emeritus of Political History at University of Helsinki. He is an internationally renowned social science historian who has published widely on the Nordic welfare states and industrial relations, nationalism and globalization, and the conceptual history of politics. Kettunen is an invited member of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea). Read more about Pauli Kettunen here.

Jen Rinaldi
Jen Rinaldi is an Associate Professor in Legal Studies at Ontario Tech University. She earned a Doctoral degree in Critical Disability Studies at York University, and a Master’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Guelph. Her research takes up how non-normative bodies are read, marked, and produced in and through socio-legal discourse. In 2019 she and Kate Rossiter co-authored Institutional Violence and Disability: Punishing Conditions. Currently she is focused on research and activism related to deinstitutionalization, prison and police abolition, and migrant justice. Read more about Jen Rinaldi here.

Kate Rossiter
Kate Rossiter is an Associate Professor who primarily teaches in the Health Studies program at the Brantford campus. She received her PhD from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto in 2009 and her MA in Performance Studies from New York University in 2002. Her work fuses critical theoretical scholarship in health with arts-based practices, including theatre and fiction. In particular she is interested in critical theories of the body, disability studies, public health, the social determinants of health and theatre and performance studies. Read more about Kate Rossiter here.

elen Johnston
Helen Johnston is an expert in the history of crime and punishment from 1750. She is the first female Professor of Criminology at the University of Hull. She has undertaken extensive research on local prisons, convict prisons and licensing/early release mechanisms.

She has researched the experiences of both prisoners and staff and the evolution of prison architecture. She is also interested in crime and criminal justice heritage and the preservation, presentation and dissemination of crime heritage in museums, archives and heritage sites.

She has been Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on a range of funded research projects supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust.

Read more about Helen Johnston here.

Pirjo Markkola
Pirjo Markkola (Tampere University) is professor of history specialized in gender history, history of children and childhood, and the history of Lutheranism and the welfare state. She is in charge of the HEX team on Lived Welfare State. The Finnish Inquiry into neglect and abuse in children’s out-of-home care (2016) was led by Markkola. Her current work focuses on the lived welfare of children. She is also a Working Group Chair and MC member of COST Action CA18119 Who Cares in Europe? Read more about Pirjo Markkola here.