Ambitious. Determined. Always willing to learn.
I do not aim to change the world. I aim to understand it.
Welcome to my personal and professional website!
Who am I?
I’m a 24 year old PhD student living in Helsinki. I’m fascinated by physical education and gendered sport exercises 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 but at the same moment I’m quite careful with 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 and experiences of moving bodies in 19th 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. 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 and class.
I also recently launched a new project that I have spent quite a time with. I will host my own podcast that aims for popularizing historical research, and I’m highly excited for that! 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 choose the way which I can make the most of. No matter what happens, I can learn from it. I would like to share with you my favorite quote regarding learning and deciding what to do with one’s 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