Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

In my doctoral dissertation I study changes in political language during the late 20th and early 21st centuries through a conceptual historical lens and with Finland as an empirical example. I focus on how political actors, especially from the 1970s onwards and using a new vocabulary, have started arguing about the influence of immaterial factors (besides material ones) on well(being/fare) and competitiveness. The thesis connects to a wider effort of identifying and analysing key concepts of the 20th century. I am especially interested in how formerly “non-political” concepts spread to parliamentary debate through entanglements between politics and academia or business.

Education/Academic qualification

History, MA, University of Helsinki

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.