Pauliina Latvala-Harvilahti is a adjunct professor/docent in Cultural Heritage Studies at the University of Turku and in Folklore Studies in Helsinki, Finland. Among other themes, her areas of interest include oral history, heritage politics and heritage conventions, heritage communities and local level everyday culture, fieldwork methodology and representations of the past(s). She has published monographs and articles in Finnish, English and Estonian language.
In the past two years, she has worked as a university lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies at the University of Turku. Currently she works as a researcher and is responsible for the Living Suomenlinna research team, funded by the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.