Academy Research Fellow (Akatemiatutkija)
I have special knowledge in identity and childhood theories and methodologically I have specialized in textile research. These have directed both my PhD studies (Textile-making and social identities in central Tyrrhenian Italy from prehistory to the Republican period) and post-doctoral career (Funerary attire both in ancient Italy and Post-medieval Finland). In addition to archaeology, I have studied sociology and educational sciences, and my research interests include developing theories of past social interaction. My current research projects, both funded by the Academy of Finland, focus on emotions related to child death and children in Post-medieval Finland.