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Curriculum vitae

I am a Doctoral Researcher in the Doctoral Programme of Gender, Culture and Society, discipline of social psychology. My PhD dissertation addresses meaning-making related to mononormativity in online news and social welfare practices, and amongst individuals in consensually non-monogamous relationships. Theoretically I am interested in critical social psychology and feminist approaches.

Alongside my PhD I provide education and counselling in the areas of sexuality, gender and relationship diversities. I have previously worked as a specialist on the sexual well-being of young people as well as in issues related to child sexual violence prevention.

Research interests

  • Consensual non-monogamies, i.e., polyamory, swinging, open relationships, relationship anarchy (RA)
  • Heteronormativity and mononormativity as societal and institutional phenomena
  • Social and health care system; professional encounters with gender, sexuality and relationship minorities
  • Critical theoretical and methodological approaches, e.g., queer theory, reflexive thematic analysis

Education/Academic qualification

Social Psychology, Master of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki

Award Date: 20 Nov 2018

Sexological Counselling, Väestöliitto

Award Date: 14 Sep 2018

Basic Sexology, Sexpo-säätiö

Award Date: 10 Mar 2017

Bachelor of Social Services, Diakonia-ammattikorkeakoulu

Award Date: 27 May 2016

Fields of Science

  • 5144 Social psychology
  • Sexuality
  • Consensual Non-Monogamies
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Sexual Diversity
  • Sexuality in Culture
  • Queer Theory
  • Gender Studies

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.