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anthropology educator

Matti Eljas Sarmela, Finnish anthropology educator. Grantee University Helsinki, 1964, 65, 69, 70, 81, Academy Finland, 1969, 71, 72-73, 76, 84-85, Ministry Education, 1971, 72, Scandinavian Institute Asian Studies, 1972, 82. Member Finnish Anthropological Society (chairman 1975-1985), Finnish Literature Society (board directors 1973-1983), Kalevala Society (board directors 1975—2000).

Background

Sarmela, Matti Eljas was born on April 6, 1937 in Hollola, Finland. Son of Vaino and Salli Sivia (Lehto).

Education

Master of Arts, University Helsinki, 1963. Ph.Lic., University Helsinki, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Helsinki, 1970.

Career

Editor Atlas of Finnish Folk Culture, Helsinki, 1962-1968. Teaching assistant University Helsinki, 1969-1971, member faculty, since 1973, professor social anthropology, since 1988. Research fellow Academy of Finland, Helsinki, 1971-1973.

Docent cultural anthropology University Turku, since 1973. Anthropological field work, Thailand, 1972-1973, 82-83, 84-85, 97-98, 99.

Works

Membership

Member Finnish Anthropological Society (chairman 1975-1985), Finnish Literature Society (board directors 1973-1983), Kalevala Society (board directors 1975—2000).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing.

Connections

Son of; married Leena Kankare, 1962. Children: Matti, Vaino.

father:
Vaino Son

mother:
Salli Sivia (Lehto) Son

spouse:
Leena Kankare

child:
Matti Sarmela

child:
Vaino Sarmela