BiographyKalle is editor of Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice and currently works as a senior research fellow in Cultural Theory at Tallinn University, Estonia. He is active in a number of organizations for the promotion of research in the theory and philosophy of history, including the International Network for Theory of History (INTH), of which he is a co-founder.
He has received major research funding from, among others, the Academy of Finland, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation, and, most recently, the Estonian Research Council. Previously, he has worked and taught in Philosophy at Åbo Akademi University and in Cultural History at the University of Turku, where he was awarded his PhD in 1999. He holds adjunct professorships in Philosophy and Cultural Theory at Åbo Akademi University and in Political History and Cultural History at the University of Turku.
His research concentrates on the theory and philosophy of history as well as literary and historical culture, with particular emphasis on the ethics and politics of historical representation, embodiment and existential phenomenology. In addition to the books that appear here, he has published extensively in journals and anthologies. His present project concentrates on the turn to materiality in recent theory debates.
He lives in Turku, Finland.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Theory and philosophy of history; narrative theory; cultural theory; cultural history; existential phenomenology.