About

Brief bio

Bairro Alto, Lisbon, late 2010s

Random-walking in Bairro Alto, Lisbon

I was born in Finland and spent my academically formative years at the University of Helsinki (and in the many cafés surrounding it), studying cognitive science, philosophy, mathematics, English philology and Latin at different points (yes, it’s been a bit of a random walk…). After graduating with two BA degrees and one MA, I relocated to Manchester, England in 2014, to pursue a PhD in linguistics. This I finished in 2018, having already moved to the southern German town of Konstanz in 2017 to work as a teaching and research associate. After another stint at Manchester as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow in 2018–2019, I am back in Konstanz, now as a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg.

I am passionate about open source software, coffee making, photography, and music, where my taste is best defined as the 5-dimensional simplex whose vertices are Buxtehude, Palestrina, Steely Dan, Silvio Rodríguez, and the Pat Metheny Group.

What’s with the domain name?

Uh… I wanted to be clever and have a domain hack, like other people, and this lame and undoubtedly obscure pun (unless you’re among the 0.07% of the world’s population that speaks Finnish) was the best I could come up with. In Finnish, “Henrin” is the genitive case of my name.

The website, by the way, is generated using the excellent Hugo engine. The theme is a fork of hugo-natrium. Chroma takes care of syntax highlighting and katex is used to render maths.