It started during my PhD studies when I wanted to become acquainted with the medieval writers I was reading. Visit the places and be in the spaces they had lived in as well as gather other materials that could not be found in books. So I decided to go on an Academic Pilgrimage. I could not really take the time off to walk all through Central Europe nor did I find an option where horseback was offered for a reasonable price. My option was thus the inter-rail passes offered. After my first journey from Finland to Portugal and back, I was hooked. The slowness of the long train rides offered time and space for reflections, reading and writing. Dressed in my medieval clothes and traveling in this way opened up for insights and scientific inquiries I argue could not have come in any other way. Today I have continued the habit to go by bus, boat or train whenever possible and I am grateful my university supports this, even though it is more time-consuming and sometimes even more expensive then air-travel.
Researcher in Systematic Theology investigating how dancing in churches reveal patterns of exclusion along the lines of gender, race and class, in the thought patterns of theology.