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Katariina Parhi is a historian of science and ideas who specializes in medical history and historical criminology. Her dissertation (2018) deals with the history of the diagnosis of psychopathy in Finland. She has also written a book on the topic titled Sopeutumattomat: Psykopatian historia Suomessa (Siltala, 2019). Since then, Parhi has worked on the history of epidemiology and is one of the editors of Historical Explorations of Modern Epidemiology: Patterns, Populations and Pathologies (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming in 2022). She is also working on a monograph about drug-using young people and their treatment in the 1960s and 1970s. In HEX, Parhi works on a new project on Finnish correctional labor facilities (workhouses) from the 1920s until the 1980s, funded by the Academy of Finland.