I am a docent of philosophy at Helsinki University, a visiting researcher at the philosophy section of Copenhagen University since September 2017, and an affiliated scholar of the History and Philosophy of Science department, Cambridge University.
As of September 2018, I am on maternity leave so am limited in my research activity. With the little spare time I have I mainly focus on writing a book on human kinds.
In my research I am particularly interested in ontological issues related to biology, psychology and the social sciences (e.g. kinds, agency and unity of science). I have also examined the implications of these matters on ethics, politics and law. Along with the excellent Caterina Marchionni (Helsinki) and Julie Zahle (Bergen), I have received an exploratory workshop grant for the Nordic research councils to probe types of reactivity in the human sciences that will run 2019-2020. Please contact us if you are interested in presenting or attending these workshops. For more details, please see Research.
I completed my PhD thesis about natural kinds in the “special sciences” at the Philosophy department at King’s College London (April 2012, supervised by David Papineau). After my PhD I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Philosophy on a shorter AHRC Project on Neuroscience, Responsibility and the Law. During 2013-2015 I was also Research and Teaching Associate at the History and Philosophy of Science department, Cambridge University Between October, 2012 and June, 2018, I was a researcher at the Centre for the Philosophy of Social Sciences/TINT in Helsinki, Finland
I grew up on the Baltic island Gotland in Sweden. My interest in philosophy arose when I first took a philosophy class as part of studying Fine Arts (theatre) at York University (Toronto, Canada). I gained a BA (2006) and a MA (2007) both in theoretical philosophy from the Philosophy department at Stockholm University (Sweden). I also hold a Phil. Lic. (2009), equivalent to a MPhil, with a thesis on the ethics of nanotechnology from the Royal Institute of Technology(Stockholm, Sweden).