Academic Education

Doctor of Philosophy, 2002, University of Joensuu
Licentiate of Philosophy, 1998, University of Joensuu
Master of Arts, 1995, University of Joensuu
M.A. Studies in Cultural Anthropology, 1998, University of Joensuu

Teacher's Qualification. Pedagogical Studies, university level, 2012, University of Eastern Finland.

Adjunct Professorships
2007, University of Joensuu, Folklore Research

Academic Working Experience
Senior Researcher (Cultural research), Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland, since 2008
Research Fellow (Academy of Finland), Department of Finnish Language and Cultural Research, University of Joensuu, 2003–2007
Scholarship researcher, 1997–2002

Most Important Research Visits
Affiliate Academic, University College London, London, Sep 2007–Nov 2007

Received Research Funding
Jan 2010- Dec 2013 General reserach grant, project Writing Cultures and Traditions at Borders, Academy of Finland
Aug 2005–Dec 2007 appropriation for postdoctoral researcher, Academy of Finland
Aug 2003–Dec 2005 appropriation for postdoctoral researcher, Academy of Finland

Scientific Prizes
2004 Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Kalevala-award (to the doctoral dissertation Heikki Meriläinen ja keskusteluja kansanperinteestä. SKST 880. Helsinki: SKS.)

2002 The Kalevala Society, Young scholar award