Photo of Dr Ulriika Vihervalli.Dr Ulriika Vihervalli

M.A. Hons (Glasgow), M.Sc. (Edinburgh), Ph.D. (Cardiff)

Research Assistant

Late Antiquity; Early Medieval History; Ancient Sex and Gender | Jessop West, Room 2.45



Ulriika Vihervalli is a Research Assistant on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project Women, Conflict and Peace: Gendered Networks in Early Medieval Narratives (c. 330-735). She previously completed a PhD in Ancient History at Cardiff University, where her thesis focused on sexual mores in Western patristic discourses in the fourth to sixth centuries. In 2018 she was the post-doctoral fellow at the Institutum Romanum Finlandiae. Since October 2018, she has been working in Sheffield on the Gendered Networks project.



Ulriika does research on the culture and society of the late ancient world, in particular on ancient gender and developing ideas of sexual norms and behaviours. More recently Ulriika’s focus has been on late ancient gendered violence in times of conflict and its implications for peacetime sexual and gender dynamics. She is currently gathering data on Latin and Greek histories for social network analysis and is preparing outputs on women and violence in late antiquity. She has an interest in the transformation of the late Roman world, early Christianity, patristics, and digital humanities.