Ambitious. Determined. Always willing to learn.
I do not aim at changing the world. I aim at understanding it.
Welcome to my personal and professional website!
Who am I?
I’m a 25 year old PhD student living in Helsinki. I’m fascinated by physical exercising and material discourses on sports and moving one’s body in nineteenth-century Britain. I’m working on a newly launched project of mine, a history-themed Finnish podcast called Menneisyyden Jäljillä (On the Track of the Past) which I’m extremely enthusiastic about.
I’m a woman who always believes the best in people. I’m a rural girl from a small city who will probably never get used to the absence of forest in an asphalt jungle. I’m a singstar and a dancing queen of my own life story when no one is watching. I’m a believer of an inevitable historical change in our world – sometimes for better, sometimes for worse.
Where am I going?
I’m always open for new possibilities, and at the same time I take good care of my daily routines. I need to know the why for things before I get motivated. But once I do, my will to work for my dreams grows unstoppably strong.
At the moment, I’m working on my doctoral dissertation on senses, materiality and experiences of exercising and moving bodies in nineteenth-century Britain. I am lucky and grateful for being funded for four full years by the Finnish Cultural Foundation to work on my PhD full-time (5/2020-4/2024). I want to understand how the new possibilities, offered by the change in the physical culture of the time, changed the way of experiencing one’s own body, depending on gender, class, age, and ableness.
In January 2020, I launched my own history-themed podcast, Menneisyyden Jäljillä ( or On the track of the past). It aims at popularizing historical research, and presenting novel, surprising, and altogether highly interesting views on the past. This website will be the hosting platform for the (Finnish) podcast which is why it will be present in my website.
I am always trying to make the most of every situation, whether good or difficult. No matter what happens, I can learn from it. I would like to share with you my favorite quote regarding learning and viewing on life because that is how I try to pursue my career.
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.Roald Dahl