Degrees

PhD (in theoretical philosophy) 15.9.2015, University of Helsinki. Changing Research Communities: Essays on Objectivity and Relativism in Contemporary Cultural Research. Grade: pass with distinction. Opponent: Alison Wylie.

MA (in theoretical philosophy) 2005, University of Helsinki.

 

Other education and expertise

2012–2014 Program of creative writing, Critical Academy, Helsinki.

Professional translator.

Language skills

Mother tongue: Finnish.

Other languages: Highly proficient in spoken and written English. Capable of translating books from French and Italian. Basic skills in German and Swedish.

Current employment

Academy of Finland Research Fellow. Practical Philosophy, University of Helsinki.

Previous work experience

2021–22      University lecturer. Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University.

2020            Senior research fellow. Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University.

                      University lecturer. Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University.

2019             Senior research fellow. Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University.

2016–19      Academy of Finland post-doctoral researcher. Theoretical philosophy, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki.

2016             Post-doctoral researher; personal grant from Emil Aaltonen Foundation.

                      Writer; grant from Kone Foundation together with Tomi Kokkonen.

2015             Designing an online course in philosophy of the humanities for postgraduate students. University of Helsinki.

                      Coordinator, BizTech project, University of Helsinki.

                      Post-doctoral researher; personal grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. 

2014             Writer; personal grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

2013             Doctoral student, personal grant from the University of Helsinki.

2012–2013  Freelance translator.

2008–2012  Doctoral student, personal grant from the Kone Foundation.

2005–2008  Freelance translator.

Research funding and grants

2022             Academy of Finland. Academy Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki. Project Objectivity in Contexts. 01.09.2022 – 31.08.2027. PI: Inkeri Koskinen.

2018             Academy of Finland. Member of the research team in the project Cognitive and Social Diversity in Science: An Epistemic Assessment. 01.09.2018 – 31.08.2022. PI: Kristina Rolin.

2016             Academy of Finland. Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. Project: A New Problem of Demarcation: Democratisation of Science as a Challenge to Objectivity. 01.09.2016 – 31.08.2019. PI: Inkeri Koskinen.

2016             Academy of Finland. Member of the research team in the project Interdisciplining the university – Prospects for sustainable knowledge production. 01.09.2016 – 31.08.2020. PI: Mikko Salmela.

2016             Emil Aaltonen Foundation. For postdoctoral research on the democratisation of science as a challenge to objectivity.

2015             The Finnish Cultural Foundation. For postdoctoral research.

2013             The Finnish Cultural Foundation. For the writing of a book on pseudohumanities and demarcation.

2007–2011  Kone Foundation. Yearly research grants.

Teaching and supervision

2020, 2022               Bachelor’s seminar in Philosophy, Tampere University.

2021                           Master’s seminar in Philosophy, Tampere University.

2020–2022              Philosophy of Science, Tampere University.

2020–2022              Philosophy of the social sciences. Tampere University.

2022                          Currently supervising four masters theses students, Tampere University.

2020                          Philosophy of Science. Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

2017–2018               Supervised two masters theses students as one of two supervisors. University of Helsinki.

2017                           Online course in the philosophy of the humanities for postgraduate students. University of Helsinki.

2017                           Online course in the philosophy of the humanities for postgraduate students. University of Helsinki.

2016                          Supervised one masters thesis student as one of two supervisors. University of Tampere.

2015                          Designed an online course in the philosophy of the humanities for postgraduate students. University of Helsinki.

2014                           Science, values and research ethics in the humanities and the social sciences. Course planned and taught together with Tomi Kokkonen. University of Helsinki.

2012–2014                Introduction to the philosophy of the humanities. Course planned and taught yearly together with Tomi Kokkonen. University of Helsinki.

2012–2014                Philosophy of the humanities. Course planned and taught yearly together with Tomi Kokkonen. University of Helsinki.

2011                             Philosophy of the humanities. Course planned and taught together with Tomi Kokkonen and Panu Raatikainen. University of Helsinki.

Pedagogical training: Humpeda 1: teaching and learning at university (2011), PED5121 YP 2.1 Constructive alignment in course design (2018).

Awards and honours

Doctor Ultima, Promotio ordinis philosophorum MMXVII, 25.–27.5.2017, Universitatis Helsingiensis.

Villi Suomen historia: Välimeren Väinämöisestä Äijäkupittaan pyramideihin [The Wild History of Finland – a popular book on pseudohumanities and demarcation] won the Finnish Science Book of the Year (Vuoden tiedekirja) 2015 prize (10 000 €). The prize is awarded by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and the Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing.

Villi Suomen historia: Välimeren Väinämöisestä Äijäkupittaan pyramideihin was nominated as a candidate for the Finnish Esoteric Book of the Year (Vuoden rajatietokirja) 2015 prize. The prize is awarded by the magazine Ultra.

Other academic merits

Secretary and bursar of the Finnish national committee of philosophy of science (member of IUHPST/DLMPST).

Member of the board of the Philosophical Society of Finland – Societas Philosophica Fennica.

Editor of Ajatus, the peer-reviewed annual of the Philosophical Society of Finland.

Member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal for Philosophy of Science.

Deputy member of the Science Council, Tampere University.

15.2.–15.3.2019 Visiting fellow in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge.

1.1.–31.5.2018. Visiting researcher in the Academy of Fine Arts. University of the Arts Helsinki.

2.9.–16.12.2017 Visiting Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Durham University.

Member of the editorial council of the philosophical magazine niin&näin.

Member of the Centre for Philosophy of Social Science (TINT), University of Helsinki.

Member of HELSUS, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science.

Member of the Philosophy of Science Association.

Member of the European Philosophy of Science Association.

Member of Kalevalaseura – The Kalevala Society.

Member of the Finnish Anthropological Society.

Member of the research team of the Academy of Finland project Interdisciplining the university – Prospects for sustainable knowledge production (2016–2021).

Member of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, University of Helsinki (2012–2017).

Associate member of the Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH), Simon Fraser University, Canada (–2016).

Refereeing

Philosophy of Science, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, The European Journal for Philosophy of Science, Synthese, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Episteme, Social Epistemology, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Perspectives on Science, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Public Administration, niin & näin, Tiede & Edistys, Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis.

Cambridge University Press, Finnish Literature Society, Vastapaino, Gaudeamus Helsinki University Press.

European Research Council.

Conference organisation

2020             Annual Colloquium of the Philosophical Society of Finland 2020 (FiPhi 2020). 9.–10.1.2020. Chair of the programme committee: Inkeri Koskinen.

2017             Symposium: Philosophical Challenges for the Institutional and Methodological Implementation of Interdisciplinarity. EPSA17, University of Exeter, UK. 6.9.2017. Chair: Inkeri Koskinen.

2017             AID – Agora for Interdisciplinary Debate: Democratising knowledge production – Extra-academic collaboration in academic research. TINT, the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. 8.5.2017. Moderator: Inkeri Koskinen.