Dr. Samira Saramo is the Department of History's first guest speaker for this year's History for Lunch presentations. Her talk examines early 20th century life in Finnish Immigrant Communities.
Dr. Saramo is a former Lakehead University student and lecturer. She holds a PhD in History from York University (Toronto, Canada). Saramo's multidisciplinary research focuses on ethnicity, gender, emotion, violence, place-making, and social movements in both historical and current contexts. She is currently an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher in the John Morton Center for North American Studies at Turku University in Finland.