I am a Finnish legal scholar and philosopher,
currently a Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.
I completed my PhD in 2017 at the Law Faculty of the University of Cambridge. My doctoral dissertation, entitled A Theory of Legal Personality, was awarded the Yorke Prize and the Salje Medal. It will be published by Oxford University Press in August 2019.
In addition to legal personhood, my interests include animal law, rights theory and social ontology.
I’ve published in English, Finnish and Swedish. I also read German, French and Russian, and you can email me on academic matters using these languages (though I might reply to you in English).
I am Vice President of both the Finnish Legal Philosophy Society (Finnish IVR) and Finnish Society for Animal Rights Law. Until recently, I was the Editor-in-Chief of the Global Journal of Animal Law.
Apart from my academic occupations, I sing (as a member of Lain Huuto and as a student at the Helsinki Conservatory of Music); enjoy the Third Golden Age of Television; and play computer games (mostly grand strategies and RPGs).