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2008 Doctor of Social Sciences (Social Anthropology), University of Helsinki

Supervisors: Professor Jukka Siikala (Social Anthropology), Professor Martti Koskenniemi (International Law), Examiner: Professor Sally Engle Merry (Professor of Anthropology, New York University)

2003 Master of Laws (Public International Law), University of Helsinki. Thesis grade Eximia Cum Laude Approbatur.

2001 Master’s Degree in Social Sciences (Social Anthropology), University of Helsinki

With minors in Public International Law and French (both with excellent knowledge). Thesis grade Eximia Cum Laude Approbatur. Master’s thesis chosen as the best thesis in Social Anthropology in 2001

Core Fellow, Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies, Sept/2018-Aug/2020

Docent in Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Oct/2018

University lecturer, University of Helsinki, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Jan/2018-July/2018

Associated Senior Fellow, the School of Global Studies, Sussex University, 2017-

Associated Research Fellow, Academic Platform on UN Treaty Body Review 2020, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. 2017-

Executive Director, Academy of Finland project ‘Vulnerable Lives’ (2012-2017, director Professor Marja-Liisa Honkasalo), Aug/2017-Jan/2018

Visiting Senior Fellow, Program for the Study of International Governance, Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, 2016-2017

Lecturer, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki, Aug/2016

Nomination as Docent in International Law, University of Turku, Finland, Aug/2016

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Witwaterstrand, South Africa, Apr/2016

Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Turku, Finland Oct/2015-Dec/2015, (2.5 months)

Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Turku, Aug/2015-

Affiliated Senior Fellow, Program for the Study of International Governance, Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Aug/2015-

Researcher, Bodies of Evidence: Interplay of Biotechnologies, Documents and Narratives (2014-2016), funded by Koneen Säätiö; University of Eastern Finland , Aug/2014-Aug/2016

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Law & Anthropology, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Jan/2013-Dec/2013

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Academy of Finland Project ‘Human Rights: Law, Religion and Subjectivity’ (2009-2013), and the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research, University of Helsinki (2006-2011), Jan/2008-Dec/2012

Research Fellow, Finnish Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research (2006-2011), and the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Aug/2016-Dec/2012

Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, 2003-2011

Doctorate Candidate, Finnish Research School on Human Rights, Jan/2002-July/2006

Research Fellow, Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki, 2002- 

 2018 University lecturer, University of Oulu, Cultural Anthropology, offered a permanent position (declined)

 2017 Associate / Assistant Professorship of Social and Cultural Anthropology, tenure track, University of Helsinki. Among four shortlisted candidates. One evaluator ‘highly supported’ appointment, another one ‘strongly supported’ and placed first. Overall assessed to be at Associate Professor level.

2018 ERC STARTER GRANT APPLICATION ‘WATERSHED OF REGIMES? A legal-anthropological study on limits of human rights’ (host institution The Global Governance Centre, The Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies). Overall project assessment B, overall personal assessment ‘Excellent’.

Excerpt of evaluation: This is an extremely interesting proposal to look at the tension between state-centric and private actor-centric approaches and what the implications are for human rights, and specifically for human rights to water. The researcher’s academic track record, particularly what concerns publications output is outstanding. The PI is able to develop excellent research and definitely is able to go beyond the state of the art as evidenced by her academic track record.

2018 Legal Anthropology: Ethnography of human rights, documents and the UN. 5 op (26 hours) Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

2018 Bachelor thesis seminar. 5 op (26 hours). Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

2017 Central Themes in Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5 op (30 hours). Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

2016 Anthropological Research Problems IV: Kinship/Persons. 10 op (26 hours). Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

2015-2016 The meaning of International law in a globalized world (Kansainvälisen oikeuden merkitys globalisaation aikakaudella, OTMU 2222), Master’s level / syventävä kurssi (30h), Faculty of Law, University of Turku (supervising 10 master’s thesis)

2006-2011 (Nordic) Human Rights in Legal and Anthropological Perspective, 20-hour lecture course, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

2010 Analysing and argumentation skills, 14 hours of lectures with Katri Havu in course Principles of legal thinking, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

2003-2009 How to Write Academic Text, 20-hour lecture course, LL.M-Program, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. Course includes supervising participants in the writing of their LLM-thesis (12-20 annual participants)

2018- PhD supervisor for Roman Urbanowitz, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki (with Sarah Green)

2017- PhD supervisor for Emilia Laaksonen, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki (with Martti Koskenniemi)

2012- 2014 Member of 3-person Follow-up Group for the doctorate thesis of Freek van der Vet, Alexander-Institute, University of Helsinki

2018 Legal Anthropology: Ethnography of human rights, documents and the UN. 5 op (26 hours) Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

2018 Bachelor thesis seminar. 5 op (26 hours). Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

2017 Central Themes in Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5 op (30 hours). Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

2016 Anthropological Research Problems IV: Kinship/Persons. 10 op (26 hours). Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

2015-2016 The meaning of International law in a globalized world (Kansainvälisen oikeuden merkitys globalisaation aikakaudella, OTMU 2222), Master’s level / syventävä kurssi (30h), Faculty of Law, University of Turku (supervising 10 master’s thesis)

2006-2011 (Nordic) Human Rights in Legal and Anthropological Perspective, 20-hour lecture course, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

2010 Analysing and argumentation skills, 14 hours of lectures with Katri Havu in course Principles of legal thinking, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

2003-2009 How to Write Academic Text, 20-hour lecture course, LL.M-Program, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. Course includes supervising participants in the writing of their LLM-thesis (12-20 annual participants)

2018- PhD supervisor for Roman Urbanowitz, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki (with Sarah Green)

2017- PhD supervisor for Emilia Laaksonen, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki (with Martti Koskenniemi)

2012- 2014 Member of 3-person Follow-up Group for the doctorate thesis of Freek van der Vet, Alexander-Institute, University of Helsinki

3.6.2019 ‘History of Human Rights: the Versailles perspective’, in ‘Versailles and Rights: a Centenary Appraisal’, Helsinki Col­legium for Ad­vanced Stud­ies and the Karelian Institute of the University of Eastern Finland. 
 
5.3.2019 ‘Human Rights: Local, Global – and everything in between: the case study of Finland’. Course: Human Rights (By Julie Billaud), Sussex University
 
8.3.2019 ”Movement in the Right Direction’: An Ethnography of a Human Rights Report’, Global Governance Centre, Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

5.12.2018 ‘Movement in the right direction: multiple temporalities of world improvement’, Public seminar, Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

1.2.2018 ‘Oikeudet, vapaudet & velvoitteet’, visiting lecture in course ‘Poliittisen ajattelun perusteet’ by Emilia Palonen, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

23.3.2016 ‘Commemorating the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights’, Public Seminar, Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Program for the Study of International Governance. With Andrew Clapham and Nigel Rodley.

2.3.2016 ‘Anthropology & Human Rights, Version 2016’, with Mark Goodale. Public Lecture, Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Program for the Study of International Governance.

6.1.2016 Past, Present and Future of Human Rights as the ICCPR & ICESCR turn 50’, Discussion with Simon Walker (UN OHCHR). Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Program for the Study of International Governance, Winter Seminar on United Nations and Global Challenges (Jan 4-15, 2016); video of session available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mMRxSqh26o

21.10.2015 Visiting lecture in the course ‘Anthropological approaches to International Law’, Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Department of Anthropology and Development (by Isabelle Schulte-Tenckhoff) : From black-letter law to legitimacy: ethnographic entry into human rights

14.10.2015 Allegra Lab tutkijoiden virtuaaliyhteisönä, Sosiologian laitos, Jyväskylän yliopisto

5.11.2014 Visiting Lecture in the Seminar course ‘Kultur vor Gericht. Ethnologische Pespektiven auf Rechtspraxis’ at Department of History and Sociology, University of Konstanz (by Judith Beyer): UN Human Rights Committee: ‘A Middle Aged Court-like Watchdog howling  – is anyone listening?’

9.12.2013 Visiting Lecture in the Ethnology Seminar at Martin-Luther Universität, Halle/Saale, Die Ethnologie Internationale Organizationer 2013-2014 (By Christoph Brumann): Ethnography of the UN Human Rights Committee – Gaining access & Defining knowledge

30.10.2013 Geneva Graduate Institute, Geneva, Public seminar Co-organised by the Programme for the Study of International Governance and the Department of Anthropology and Sociology of Development: Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Examining the UN Human Rights Committee in Dire Straits

09.10.2013 Rechtskulturen, Berlin, Welcome week for new fellows 2013-2014: Introducing ALLEGRA: A Virtual Laboratory of Legal Anthropology (and stuff)

16-17.8.2010 23rd Helsinki Summer Seminar ‘Human Rights – Past, Present, Future’,16-27.8.2010´; 3 lectures: Introduction to the Human Rights Phenomenon;  Exploring Expansion: The Case Study of Finland; Are Human Rights Universal: Revisiting the Adoption of the UDHR

4-5.2.2010 Finnish Research School in Human Rights 2010-2014, Kick-off Seminar in Kasnäs, Finland; Lecture: Conceptions of Knowledge, Expertise and Learning

October 2007 Visiting lecture in the lecture course ‘Law and Culture’ (4 ECTS, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki). Lecture 1: Introduction to Law and Culture

20.10.2005 European Master’s degree in Human Rights and Democratization (E.MA), two lectures on ‘Multidisciplinary Approach to Human Rights’, Venice, Italy

Teaching generally assessed as being ‘Very Good’, and graded at 4.5 out of 5 points

2017-2018 Kone Foundation: Grant for AntroBlogi; Principle Investigator, Allegra Lab Hki (53 000e)

2017 Suomen Tiedekustantajien Liitto: Grant for Tutkitusti-platform for popularizing scholarly content; Principle Investigator, Allegra Lab Hki (27 000e)

2017 Helander Foundation: Grant for Tutkitusti-platform for popularizing scholarly content; Principle Investigator, Allegra Lab Hki (10 000e)

2016 Suomen tiedekustantajien liitto ry: Grant for Tutkitusti-platform for popularizing scholarly content; Principle Investigator, Allegra Lab Hki (5000e)

2015 Strategic Development Grant for Project on the 50th Anniversary of the ICCPR & ICESCR with Professor Outi Korhonen, Faculty of Law, University of Turku (12 600e)

2014 Academy of Finland, Grant for Bi-Lateral Exchange, University of Witwaterstrand, South Aftica (4900e)

2014 Networking Grant, University of Turku, Finland (3800e)

2014 Research Fellowship, Department of Law & Anthropology, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale (2 months)

2009 Coordinating, planning and writing an application for grant to organize two authors’ meetings at University of Helsinki, Finland, and Columbia University, US, for book project Revisiting the History of Human Rights with Dr. Pamela Slotte (20 000e)

2008 Coordinating, planning and writing application for research project Human Rights: Law, Religion, Subjectivity with Dr. Pamela Slotte and Mr. Pekka Niemelä (Principal Investigator Professor Tuomas Ojanen). The amount awarded by the Academy of Finland for the years 2009-2013 364.580 euros

2004-2005 Primary coordinator, planner and writer of project proposal for the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research (2006-2011) (Leader Professor Jan Klabbers). The centre incorporated International Law, International Relations and Social Anthropology and its project proposal was estimated as being within the top 5% of its fields internationally. The amount awarded by the Academy of Finland 1,780.800 euros (additional funding awarded by the University of Helsinki)

2002-2012 Numerous travel grants from the University of Helsinki, Finnish Research School in Human Rights; Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Erik Castrén Institute for International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki (for example in 2005 Chancellor’s grant to participate in the  “Human Rights – the Discourse and the Phenomenon,” in roundtable at the American Anthropological Association’s Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 31 November 2005), University of Helsinki, 3 month grant to finalize PhD

2001 Helander Foundation; Grant to write Master’s thesis (1500 e)

2000 University of Helsinki; Travel grant for Fieldwork in Hyderabad, India as an NGO-trainee to work in slum development  projects, fund-raising and documenting (3 months) (1500 euros)

2007 Best article in Oikeus-lehti (Translation Justice-journal)

 *Project budgeting as PI in project proposals including the ERC starter grant application 2018 and Kone Foundation application in 2018. Budget follow-up and accounting in the capacity of Executive Director for Allegra Lab Hki Association in 2015-2017 (annual turn-over in range of 120 000 – 145 000e).

*Teaching administration including course credit registrations and course online platform maintenance. Also internship registrations in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Helsinki.

*Conference administration in capacity of conference chair and convener, including issuing travel arrangements and invoices, as well as confirming venue reservations and infrastructure.

*Research administration by maintaining personal research databases; also personnel administration in capacity of Executive Director of Allegra Lab Hki including the employment contracts of 5 interns in years 2015-2018 as well as numerous project proposals and contracts.

2017                 Analysis of background papers for the Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020, the Geneva Academy (with Domenico Zipoli and research assistant Alina Suvela)

2016                 Johannesburg, South Africa, interviews and participant observation on the state’s relationship with the UN human rights treaty body framework

2011-2016        Fieldwork at the UN Human Rights Committee, 107th-109th Sessions in 2013, Geneva, Switzerland, numerous shorter research visits and interviews

2010              Research stay in New York to study the Papers of the International League for the Rights of Man (New York Public Library), Papers of the ACLU and Roger Baldwin (Princeton University), Archives of the United Nations (UN Library), and the Papers of Frances F. Grant (University of Rutgers) (2 months)

2009-    Fieldwork (participant observation, meetings, email correspondence, examination of documents) on the Unit of Human Rights Courts and Conventions, Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to study the compilation of human rights state reports

2005, 2007  Fieldwork trips to UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies in Geneva, Switzerland

2002-2005  Fieldwork periods at the Nordic Human Rights Network and different Nordic Human Rights Institutes and

2000 Fieldwork in Hyderabad, India as an NGO-trainee to work in slum development projects, fund-raising and documenting (3 months)

28-30.8.2019 On Time: Bi-annual conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society, with Matti Eräsaari & Elina Hartikainen

24.5.2019 ‘Concepts, paradigms and slogans – From human rights to human dignity and sustainability.‘ EASA LAWNET-seminar with The Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives  (EuroStorie), Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (HCAS), Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)

30.11-1.12.2018 How does vulnerability matter? An international conference, (conference organizer with Marja-Liisa Honkasalo), Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu 6

19-21 September 2017, Anticipating Law: The Prognostics of Fear and Hope, Organisers: Professor Julia Eckert, Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, David Loher and Tobias Eule with LAW-NET of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, University of Bern

January 2016, Panel Toward (lasting) Anthropology of International Law/Global Governance via Decentralization, Humanization, Audit Cultures and Fantasies of Statehood (panel organizer); 22 January, 2016, the EASA Network of Anthropology of Law and Rights, Legal anthropology in Europe at a crossroads, University of Edinburgh

19.11.2015 Book Launch: Revisiting the Origins of Human Rights, Think Corner, University of Helsinki. Arranged with Pamela Slotte, discussants Martti Koskenniemi, Reetta Toivanen, Luis Eslava & Jacob Giltaj. Video of event available at https://webcast.helsinki.fi/engage/ui/watch.html?id=1c645338-29b6-4bd0-ae0f-6ed6bed65aba

February 2015, Academic Blogging – Who/What is it for? Seminar to celebrate the re-launch of allegralaboratory.net. 19 February 2015, the Finnish Institute of Berlin (seminar organizer with Julie Billaud).

December 2014, Panel Being Like a State, 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, sponsored by the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, 3-7 December, Washington DC (panel co-organizer with Joshua Clark)

*Panel featured in the Emergent Conversation, Part 3, series of PoLAR: the Political and Legal Anthropological Review, http://www.polaronline.org/exhibit/emergent-conversations-3/

August 4, 2014, International Seminar Stuck at the Gates: On Migration, Biotechnologies and the Limits of Regulation, Helsinki, Finland; sponsored by the Venture ‘Bodies of Evidence’, and co-organized by the Finnish Anthropological Society and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki (seminar organizer & chair)

July/August 2014, Panel Boredom, Intimacy and Governance in ‘Normalized’ Times of Crisis, EASA Bi-Annual Meeting, 31 July – 1 August, Tallinn, Estonia (panel co-organizer with Julie Billaud; discussant Ghassan Hage)

November 22, 2013, Panel Where are Values? Exploring the ‘Genuine’ within the Law, 112th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, 20-24 November 2013, Chicago, US (panel co-organizer with Julie Billaud, discussant Sally Engle Merry)

June 7-8, 2013, International workshop History of Human Rights: Continuities, Gaps and Conflicts, Centre for International History, Columbia University; sponsored by Academy of Finland Project ‘Human Rights: Law, Religion, Subjectivity’; Niilo Helander Fund; Consortium for Intellectual and Cultural History at Columbia University (workshop co-organizer with Pamela Slotte)

November 6, 2012, International workshop Bringing International Human Rights Monitoring Home, University of Helsinki; sponsored by Academy of Finland Project ‘Human Rights: Law, Religion, Subjectivity’, the Érik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, Aleksanteri Institute, and the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights, Maastricht University (workshop co-organizer)

October 28-29, 2011, International workshop Revisiting the Origins of Human Rights, The Erik Castrén Institute, University of Helsinki; sponsored by the Academy of Finland Project ‘Human Rights: Law, Religion, Subjectivity’; Niilo Helander Fund (Workshop co-organizer)

October 28, 2011, International seminar on Human Rights and Conflicts, University of Helsinki; sponsored by the The Finnish Institute of International Affairs and Ius Gentium: The Finnish Society of International Law (Seminar organizer & moderator)

August 16-27, 2010, 23rd International Seminar Human Rights – Past, Present, Future, University of Helsinki (Chair of organizing Committee, seminar moderator)

April 24, 2009 International seminar Human Rights: Law, Religion and Subjectivity – Project Kick Off, Erik Castrén Institute, University of Helsinki (co-organizer)

April 18, 2007 ”Tutkijanura’ kriisissä!” Seminar on the problems of reserach careers organized in collaboration with The Finnish Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research and Tieteentekijöiden liitto (The Finnish Union of Researchers) (chair of organizing committee)

August 5-26, 2005 International Seminar “Global Governance – The Rule of Law and Beyond”, Erik Castrén Institute Summer Seminar, University of Helsinki (chair of organising committee)

2018 “Peer review 2.0 at Allegralaboratory.net: Reflections on creativity, knowledge and novel publication formats”, Invited paper at American Anthropological Association 2018, San Jose, Panel by Somatosphere, 13-18 November, 2018 (presentation via skype)

2018 “Dependent emancipation: the mechanisms and paradoxes of travelling human rights policie: -the case of ‘LGTBI’ in 5 moments”, in the Bi-Annual Meeting of the European Anthropological Association, Stockholm 2018, panel ‘Policy mobility in a globalised world: how ideas and practices of governance and management travel, settle and colonise new domains’ (convened by Chris Shore & Sue Wright, Network on the anthropology of Policy) (14 to 19 of August 2018)

2017 “The Banalization of Good: Human rights bureaucracies and the exhausted utopia of world change”, in the workshop ‘The Bureaucratization of Utopia: A Workshop’, Geneva Graduate Institute, June 29-30, 2017.

2016 “Anthropologically blonde at the UN: methodological reflections of a conspicuous ethnographer”, in Bi-Annual Meeting of the European Anthropological Association, Milan 2016, panel ‘Tactics as ethnographic and conceptual objects’ (convened by Theodorius Kyriakides & Patrick Laviolette, Network of Ethnographic Theory), (July 20-23, 2016); paper will be featured as a part of a special forum in Social Anthropology / Anthropologie Sociale

2015 “Meeting the World at the Palais Wilson: The Embodied Universalism of Human Rights Monitoring” paper presented at authors’ meeting for book Palaces of Hope: The Anthropology of the United Nations, organized by Faculty of Law McGill University & Law and Anthropology Department, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Montreal, Canada (April 20-May 1, 2015)

2014 ‘‘The State is One’: Performing ‘Statehood’ for UN Human Rights Monitoring Bodies’, paper presented at Panel Being Like a State, 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, sponsored by the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, Washington DC (3-7 December, 2014)

2014 “Boredom as Inverted Field”, paper presented at panel Boredom, Intimacy and Governance in ‘Normalized’ Times of Crisis, EASA Bi-Annual Meeting, Tallinn, Estonia (August 2, 2014)

2014 “The End of Utopia? Exploring ‘Success’ and ‘Failure’ within UN Human Rights Monitoring,” paper presented at the international workshop After Human Rights? Development between Resistance, Resignation and Resilience, University of Helsinki (March 13-14, 2014)

2013 “Navigating between the ‘state’ and the ‘world’ through personal engagement: How one Finnish bureaucrat expresses her ‘values’”, paper presented at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, US (November 20-24, 2013)

2013 Discussant and Chair for Session: “Contesting Normative Spaces”, at the seminar Negotiating Normative Spaces: insights from and into African judicial encounters, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale (7 – 8 November, 2013)

2013 “Mobile yet Stagnant: Examining Human Rights Monitoring”, paper held at the EASA Anthropology and Mobility Network’s Workshop Fielding challenges, challenging the field: The methodologies of mobility, Oxford, UK (September 27–28, 2013)

2013 “Lobbying for Relevance: American internationalists, French civil libertarians and the Drafting of an International Bill of Rights”, in History of Human Rights: Continuities, Gaps and Conflicts, Centre for International History, Columbia University, US (June 7-8, 2013)

2012 “Why participate? Analysis of International Human Rights Dialogue”, in Bringing International Human Rights Monitoring Home, University of Helsinki (November 6, 2012)

2012 “Contested Representation: China and the International Human Rights Dialogue,” in Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics: Asian, European and Global Perspectives, 7th Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association, Helsinki (September 25, 2012)

2011 “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the American Civil Liberties Movement,” in Revisiting the Origins of Human Rights, The Erik Castrén Institute, University of Helsinki” (October 28, 2011)

2011 “Human Rights and Conflicts in the Past and Present,” in Human Rights and Conflicts, University of Helsinki (October 28, 2011)

2011 “’The State is One’: Examining what ‘Fact’ means in the compilation of Finland’s State Reports,” in Annual Meeting of the British Socio-Legal Studies Association, University of Sussex (April 13, 2011)

2010 “Absolute and Undefined: Exploring the Popularity of Human Rights,” in 5th Annul Jyväskylä Symposium on Political Thought and Conceptual Change, University of Jyväskylä (June 11, 2010)

2007 “Human Rights in SCANET: Toward the Black Letter of Law,“ Law and Society Association – RCSL Conference Law and Society in the 21st Century, Humboldt University, Berlin (July 26, 2007)

2005 “Human Rights – the Discourse and the Phenomenon,” in roundtable at the American Anthropological Association’s Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. (November 31, 2005)

2005 “Human Rights in Time and Space Space, Territoriality and Time,” in Anthropology and Law Workshop, Birkbeck College, London (April 26, 2005)

2003 “M. Cherif Bassiouni and the New Politics of International Law,” in The New International Law, Joint FNRIL / Birkbeck Workshop, London (June 12-15, 2003)

2002 “Miccosukees, Indian Gaming and Its Effects on Indians’, Social Position,” in Maple Leaf & Eagle Conference, Renvall Institute, University of Helsinki (2-6 September 2002)

2018-2020 Member of the Steering Group of the Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies

2018-2020 Vice board member of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies

2018 Chair of Allegra Lab Hki Association

2018 Member of the working group on work welfare and equality, Faculty of Social Sciences,    University of Helsinki

2018 Member of the steering group for the Winter School of the Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies

2016-2018 Board member of the Helinä Rautavaara Ethnographic Museum Foundation

-Member of the Foundation’s Investment and Fund-raising Committee 4/2017-

2015-2017 Vice-Board member of the Finnish Anthropological Association

2017 Executive Director of Allegra Lab Helsinki Association

2014-2016 Co-Founder and Chair of Allegra Lab Helsinki (with Taina Tuori & Reetta Toivanen)

2014-2016 Co-founder and Chair of Allegra Lab Association (with Julie Billaud)

2004-2005 Board member of Ius Gentium: Society for International Law

2013- Member of the European Association for Social Anthropologists; member of LAW-NET: Anthropology of Law, Rights and Governance

2004-2006, 2013-2014, 2018 Member of the American Anthropological Association

2005- Member of the Finnish Anthropological Society

2002-2010 Member of the Nordic School in Human Rights Research

Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Stanford University Press, Current Anthropology, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Working Papers, Routledge, UK,

Polar: Political and Anthropological Review, Public Anthropologist, Social Anthropology /Anthropologie sociale, Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law

2016

30.9.2016 Afterparty, European Researcher’s Night, Old Student House, arranged by the Finnish Learned Society & Allegra Lab Hki; event host; video of event at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP7q0jW1Q0Y&list=PLNARYOrTnO5tl1mp0fgMIOv4UeaxB5ry-

26.8.2016 ’Dinner with 4 Docents’, Helsinki Night of the Arts, Café Köket. Academic choreographer, conceptualizer, team leader & host of the 3-hour event. In collaboration with Allegra Lab Hki, The Finnish Federation of Learned Societies, the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers, The Helsinki University Docent Association, Häiriköt-päämaja & AntroBlogi; video of event at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkzzBn2RDCE&list=PLNARYOrTnO5uakAN69cLKMcwGQve63QAo&index=3

2015

Night of the Machines: Machine, Machinery – Human?’ 20 August. Academic choreographer, conceptualizer, team leader & host of the 3-hour event at Helsinki Night of the Arts, Fredrikintori.

Collaborators Helsinki Dance Company, Male Choir Euga, Composer Anton Valle, Sound artist & researcher Taina Riikonen, HIK: Helsinki Improvisation Choir, Remake Ecodesign. Discussions included Anton Valle, Taina Riikonen, Eetu Mäkelä, Ilpo Helén, Tapio Takala, Anna-Maria Tapaninen, Susanna Hast, Teemu Arina. Video of event available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y3pK2v04j4

2014

My Night as an Anthropologist’, Helsinki Night of the Arts 19 August, 19.8, Fredrikintori. Academic choreographer, conceptualizer, team leader & host of the 3-hour event. In collaboration with Allegra Lab Helsinki ja Last Friday Night Placebo Jam-kollektiv.

Finnish (mother tongue), English (excellent written and oral skills), Swedish (excellent oral and good written skills), French (good oral and satisfactory written skills), German (satisfactory oral and basic written skills), Spanish (basics)