Brief CV

1. Current position

Postdoctoral Fellow, Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz

2. Previous appointments

  • ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures & Data Analytics and Society CDT, The University of Manchester (10/2018–10/2019)
  • Akademischer Mitarbeiter (Teaching and Research Associate), Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz (4/2017–9/2018)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Linguistics and English Language, The University of Manchester (2014–2016)

3. Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Linguistics), The University of Manchester (2014–2018)
  • Master of Arts (Cognitive Science with a minor in Mathematics), University of Helsinki (2008–2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts (English Philology with a minor in Latin), University of Helsinki (2009–2013)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Cognitive Science with minors in Theoretical Philosophy and Mathematics), University of Helsinki (2005–2008)

4. Other relevant educational experience

5. Publications


6. Conference presentations


7. Courses taught

  • Quantitative Methods in Historical Linguistics (Konstanz, Summer 2018)
  • Historical Linguistics (Konstanz, Winter 2017–2018)
  • Typology (Konstanz, Winter 2017–2018)
  • Semantics I (Konstanz, Summer 2017)
  • Varieties of English (Konstanz, Summer 2017)

8. Languages

  • Native (can write a poem): Finnish
  • Advanced (can write research papers): English
  • Intermediate (can do business at the Bürgerbüro): German, Spanish
  • Beginner (can order a cup of coffee): French, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish
  • Research (can read an obscure text in a dead language): Latin, Old and Middle English

9. Computing skills

  • Programming languages (active): C++, R
  • Programming languages (passive): Fortran, Java, Perl, Python
  • Markup: XML, XPath, XSLT
  • Statistics: R (advanced), SPSS (basics)
  • Mathematics: Maxima
  • Phonetics: Praat (basics)
  • Publishing: LaTeX, knitr, HTML, CSS, Hugo
  • High-performance computing: GridEngine, HTCondor
  • Operating systems and scripting: UNIX/Linux, Bash
  • Workflow management: git, make


In my spare time I mostly dabble at (early) music and photography.

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