Current Chair

Dr. Jarmo Peltola is Lakehead University's 12th Chair in Finnish Studies.Dr. Jarmo Peltola

Dr. Peltola is an associate professor and senior researcher in economic and social history at the University of Helsinki. Prior to joining the University of Helsinki, Dr. Peltola spent 13 years as a senior researcher at the University of Tampere. He has also been a visiting researcher at Umeå University and Uppsala University in Sweden and at the International Institute of Social History. Dr. Peltola’s publications include 18 monographs and 36 articles/book chapters exploring a wide range of Finnish economic, labour, and social history.

He will hold the position from September 2024 until the end of April 2025. In addition to providing lectures at the undergraduate level and conducting research, he will participate in the intellectual life of the university and the Finnish community and explore the development of partnerships.