BiographyI was born in Oulu (Northern Finland) and attained my MA and PhD degrees at the University of Helsinki. During my graduate studies (1994-1999) and post-doc years (1999-2004), I worked in Finland (University in Helsinki), the United States (University of Chicago and MIT), Ireland (University College Dublin) and Sweden as a Project leader (funded by the Ax:son Johnson Foundation). In 2011, I was appointed professor of the history of science and ideas at the University of Oulu (the only chair in this subject in Finland). I live in Oulu with my family.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
History of psychology, psychiatry and medicine; history of evolutionary research and Darwinism; history of Utopian thought; and relations between science and politics.
Reading, music (at the moment, I listen to the Portuguese fado music a lot), walking in the woods, having discussions with friends, travelling with family.