Miia Kontro is a writer, poet and researcher in the field of near-death studies. She is the author of the book Portilla – Finnish Near-Death Experiences. She holds master’s degrees in theology and musicology from the University of Helsinki and is currently studying for a Ph.D. at the University of Eastern Finland.
Her main interests are related to thanatological research, especially the concept of death and near-death experiences, as well as spirituality and meaning-making of different life experiences. Her dissertation focuses on euthanasia.