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Mika Hietanen

Associate Professor, ThD, MA, Senior lecturer, Supervisor, Research co-ordinator

  • Senior lecturer, Teaching staff, Rhetoric

Personal profile


Associate Professor Mika Hietanen is a rhetorician, argumentation scholar, exegete, and pedagogue with a focus on both authentic and literary argumentation in different contexts; political and religious as well as educational. His interests include a variety of both classical and modern rhetorical methods and historical and contemporary persuasive and argumentative techniques. Hietanen has published both research and textbook chapters, popularisations, and research journal articles in, among others, Argumentation, Rhetorica Scandinavica, Teologisk tidskrift, Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, Finsk tidskrift, and Journal of Communication Inquiry.

Prof. Hietanen is currently engaged in research on argument literacy, rhetorical argumentation, hate speech, and argument and democracy. He has been a researcher at the Centre of Excellence ”Formation of Early Jewish and Christian Ideology”, Academy of Finland, and The International Learned Institute of Argumentation Studies (ILIAS), The Netherlands.

Prof. Hietanen has five academic degrees and has studied or worked at Åbo Akademi University (Finland, 1918), Misjonshøgskolen (Norway, 1843), University of Helsinki (Finland, 1640, #115 QS), University of Münster (Germany, 1780), University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands, 1632, #53 QS), Uppsala University (Sweden, 1477, #105 QS), and Lund University (Sweden, 1666, #85 QS).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Didactics
  • Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
  • Humanities
  • Religious Studies
  • Media and Communications

Free keywords

  • Rhetoric
  • Argumentation
  • Pedagogy
  • Exegesis
  • Persuasion


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