Monographs

  • Ristolainen, Mari (2008): Preferred Realities: Soviet and Post-Soviet Amateur Art in Novorzhev. Helsinki: Kikimora Publications.

See the book review written by Susan Costanzo (Western Washington University) in The Russian Review Volume 68/ Number 3, July 2009.

See the book review written by Margaret Paxson (Kennan Institute and George Washington University) in The Slavic and East European Journal, Volume 54/ Number 3, Fall 2010.

See the book review written by Ol'ga Tkach in Laboratorium No1/2011.

Articles in refereed scientific edited volumes and conference proceedings

  • Ristolainen, Mari (2014): Zooming out - Zooming in: Politics of Photographic Aesthetics across Finnish-Soviet borders in the 1930s. Nordlit, no. 31, pp. 109-131.
  • Ristolainen, Mari (2014): Russian Border Guards' Self-Writing Online: Breaking Down the Soviet Cult of Heroism? Scando Slavica, vol 60, issue 1, pp.7-27.
  • Ristolainen, Mari (2010): My Karelia into thr Home of Our Poems: Karelianness as a Feeling of Locality in Amateur Writings (the Case of Sortavala). Karelia Written and Sung: Representations of Locality in Soviet and Russian Contexts. Edited by Pekka Suutari and Yury Shikalov. Aleksanteri Series 3/2010. Helsinki: Kikimora Publications, 109-140.
  • Ristolainen, Mari (2009): Summerfolk as Maecenas: New Dachniks Reshaping Russian Villages (and Villagers). The Dacha Kingdom: Summer Dwellers and Dwellings in the Baltic Area. Edited by Natalia Baschmakoff and Mari Ristolainen. Aleksanteri Papers 3/2009,  Helsinki: Kikimora Publications, 463-482.
  • Ristolainen, Mari (2007): Narrative Communities and Community Narratives. Texts and Communities: Soviet and Post-Soviet Life in Discourse and Practice. Edited by Natalia Baschmakoff, Paul Fryer and Mari Ristolainen. Aleksanteri Papers 4/2007. Helsinki: Kikimora Publications, 25-37.
  • Ristolainen, Mari (2007): Constructing Community Narratives in Amateur Art. Texts and Communities: Soviet and Post-Soviet Life in Discourse and Practice. Edited by Natalia Baschmakoff, Paul Fryer and Mari Ristolainen. Aleksanteri Papers 4/2007. Helsinki: Kikimora Publications, 93-107.
  • Ristolainen, Mari (2007): Fact or Fiction? Why Not Construction? Local Narratives of Post-Soviet Periphery in Focus. Real Stories, Imagined Realities. Fictionality and Non-fictionality in Literary Constructs and Historical Contexts. Edited by Markku Lehtimäki; Simo Leisti and Marja Rytkönen. Tampere: Tampere University Press, 205-228.
  • Ristolainen, Mari (2005): Constructing New Realities and Identities in Post-Soviet Periphery: A Case Study of Local Narratives in the Pskov Province. Studies in the Sociology of Education and Culture. Working Papers from the Department of Sociology 6. Edited by Jopi Nyman. Joensuu: University of Joensuu, 131-151.
  • Ristolainen, Mari (2005): The Social Constructive Power of Local Narratives – Provincial Russia in search of new realities and identities. "Vo glubine Rossii..." Stat'i i materyaly o russkoi provintsii. Pod red. N.Z. Kokovinoi, M.V. Stroganova, A.F. Belousova. Kursk: Kurskii gosudarstvennyi universitet, 146-164.
  • Ristolainen, Mari (2005): From Homo Sovieticus to Homo Novorzhevus? New Identities – New Approaches to Identities. Re-reading Soviet and Post-Soviet Texts. Learning by Doing 4, Working Papers from the Russian Department. Edited by Natalia Baschmakoff & Marjatta Vanhala-Aniszewski. Joensuu: University of Joensuu, 59-79.

Articles in refereed scientific journals

  • Ristolainen, Mari (2009): Harrastajakulttuuritoiminnan ohjailu Neuvostoliitossa ja nyky-Venäjällä (Lectio praecursoria). [Controlling the amateur cultural activities in the Soviet Union and in the contemporary Russia]. Idäntutkimus 1/2009.
  • Baschmakoff, Natatalia & Ristolainen Mari (2005): Jälkineuvostoliittolaisen periferian muistin paikkoja. [Places of memory in the post-Soviet periphery]. Idäntutkimus, 4/2005, 3-15.

Co-edited conference proceedings

  • The Dacha Kingdom: Summer Dwellers and Dwellings in the Baltic Area (2009), Edited by Natalia Baschmakoff and Mari Ristolainen. Aleksanteri Series 3/2009. Helsinki: Kikimora Publications.

See the book review written by Christine Ruane (University of Tulsa) in The Russian Review Volume 69/ Number 3, July 2010.

See the book review written by Emily D. Johnson (University of Oklahoma) in Slavic Review, Vol. 69, no. 3 (Fall 2010).

  • Texts and Communities: Soviet and Post-Soviet Life in Discourse and Practice (2007), Edited by Natalia Baschmakoff, Paul Fryer and Mari Ristolainen. Aleksanteri Papers 4/2007. Helsinki: Kikimora Publications.

Forthcoming publications

  • Ristolainen, Mari (2014 forthcoming): Displaced Borders: Written borderline between Pskov Province and Chechnya. Culture Unbound, Linköping University Electronic Press.
  • Ristolainen, Mari (2014-2015 forthcoming): Symbolic Boundary Pilars from Pskov to Grozny: A Case of Russian Border Displacement. Laboratorium,