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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Docent of European history since 2009, Academy of Finland Research Fellow 2013–2018 and Principal Investigator of the project "Agents of Enlightenment" (Academy of Finland) 2017–2021.

Research fields: intellectual and cultural history of early modern Europe, nineteenth- and twentieth-century Finnish history, history of elites, history of cosmopolitanism, eighteenth-century and Enlightenment studies, opera.

Themes taught: cultural history, history of diplomacy, early modern history, Enlightenment.

Curriculum vitae

Education and academic degrees

Title of docent, European history, University of Helsinki, 2009

PhD in history, University of Helsinki, 2005

Master's degree in history, Université Rennes 2 (France), 1999


Principal Investigator, 2013–

Academy of Finland Research Fellow, 2013–2018

Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher, 2008–2011 (personal research project) and 2005–2007 (researcher in Prof. Pasi Ihalainen's project Enlightened Loyalties)

University Lecturer, Nordic Studies, University of Helsinki, 2004–2005


2014 Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, 2 months, and Université Lille 3, 2 months

2013 École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 3 months

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Intellectual history
  • Cultural history