Bio

I work as a senior research fellow at the School of Humanities of Tallinn University, Estonia, and as an adjunct professor of philosophy and cultural theory at the Department of Philosophy at Åbo Akademi University and of political history and philosophy of history in the unit of Contemporary History at the Department of Philosophy, Contemporary History and Political Science, University of Turku, Finland.

I am also editor of Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice and am involved in the promotion of research in the theory and philosophy of history through a number of other organizations, including the International Network for Theory of History (INTH).

My research and teaching focus on the theory and philosophy of history as well as literary and historical culture, with particular emphasis on the ethics and politics of historical representation, embodiment and existential phenomenology. A recent book, The Work of History: Constructivism and a Politics of the Past (Routledge, 2017), explores current theory debates and their implications for writing history today.

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Co-Editor

Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice
2018–

Co-Convenor

Philosophy of History Seminar,
Institute of Historical Research,
University of London School of Advanced Study
2014–present

Co-Director

Centre for Philosophical Studies of History,
University of Oulu
2014–present

Editorial Board Member

Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice
2013–2017

External Affiliate

Centre for the Philosophy of History,
St Mary's University, London
2012–present

Co-Founder and Steering Committee Member

International Network for Theory of History
2012–present

 

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

Tallinn University

Senior Research Fellow

Cultural Theory, School of Humanities
2016–present
Åbo Akademi University

Adjunct Professor, Philosophy and Cultural Theory

Department of Philosophy
2015–present

Academy of Finland Research Fellow

Department of Philosophy
2009–2014

Research Fellow (externally funded)

Department of Philosophy
2005–2009
University of Turku

Adjunct Professor, Philosophy of History

Department of Political Science and Contemporary History
2006–present

Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Cultural History
2002–2004

Assistant

Department of Cultural History
2000–2002

Senior Assistant

Department of Cultural History
1998

Assistant

Department of Cultural History
1997


 

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC TITLES AWARDED

Title of Docent, Political History and Philosophy of History

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Turku
2006

PhD, History

University of Turku
1999

MA, Cultural History and Finnish Literature

University of Turku
1995