I hold a PhD in philosophy from Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) and defended my thesis in October 2017. My philosophical research is focused on questions concerning the human sciences, history, testimony and cultural theory. In the history of ideas, I am primarily doing research about conceptions of nation, class, language and identity in political and ideological movements during the 20th century in Finland. My research in the history of ideas is part of an interdisciplinary research project about class, language and national identity funded by the Kone Foundation. Besides my academic research, I am also active as director of Folkets Bildningsförbund, an association organizing public discussion about philosophical, social and cultural issues.