Originally from Finland, my search for new perspectives and meetings, a meaningful profession and intellectual challenge has taken me on a journey through Turkey to Florence in Italy. I am currently in the final stages of my PhD thesis, which critically and comparatively investigates the establishment, abolition and reparation of involuntary sterilisation and castration – focusing on Sweden, Norway and Finland.
I am interested in, and have published, within the fields of gender, sexuality and law, human rights, socio-legal studies, criminal law and constitutional law.
I strive to take part in both academic and wider social and political debates.
During the academic year 2018-2019, my journey continues. This year, I have been a visiting fellow and researcher at the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at the University of Melbourne (October-November 2018), and at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (January 2019).
Check out my most recent publication, the book Contesting Femicide: Feminism and the Power of Law Revisited (Routledge 2019) co-edited with Adrian Howe.