About me


Elements of Research Design (Policy Press, March 2024)

Peter L. Berger on Religion: The Social Reality of Religion (Routledge, April 2024)

I am Professor in the Study of Religion at the Department of Cultures, University of Helsinki. I joined UH in January 2019. Previously I was Reader in Sociology at University College London (2007–2018), and remain an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at UCL. I have also held postdoc positions at the University of Amsterdam and University of Helsinki, and visiting fellowships/professorships at University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Uppsala, Sweden, University of Aarhus, Denmark, and University of Perugia, Italy.

I am the Editor in Chief of Sociology of Religion (2023–) and President (2020–) of the Finnish Society for the Study of Religion.


Titus Hjelm
Professor in the Study of Religion
Department of Cultures
University of Helsinki
PO Box 59 (Unioninkatu 38)
00014 University of Helsinki
Tel +358 50 4010050
Email titus.hjelm [at] helsinki.fi


Please also see my research interests (including supervision), complete list of publications, and my current and past teaching. I also write an irregularly updated blog.