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About me

From January 2024 onwards, I'm the research director of the Finnish Literature Society in Helsinki. At Tampere University, I lead the Research Council of Finland's research project "Unequal War: Vulnerability, Stress and Survival in the Finnish Army during World War II" (2023–2027).

Project links

Research topics

Social and cultural history of the Second World War 

Experience, memory, emotion and trauma as the objects of history

History of nationhood and nationalism

Gender history, especially war and masculinities in the twentieth century 

History of psychiatry and psychology in Finland and Germany 

Experiences of violence and the postwar society

Research unit

HEX – Research Council of Finland's Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences