Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION AND DEGREES AWARDED

2014: Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

In the field of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Doctoral Thesis: “To Not Die Alone”: Kinship, Love and Life Cycle in Contemporary Havana, Cuba.

2005: Master of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

Major in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Master’s Thesis: Quince Primaveras: Tyttöjen 15-vuotisjuhlat ja matrifokaalisuus Kuubassa [Fifteen Springs: Girls’ Fifteenth Year Birthday Celebration and Matrifocality in Cuba].

LINGUISTIC SKILLS

Native language: Finnish

Speak, read and write fluently: English, Spanish, French

Speak, read and write with high proficiency: Swedish, Italian

Basic competence: Portuguese

CURRENT POSITION

Academy of Finland Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki

September 2019-August 2020: Post-Doctoral Researcher at the project “Contrasting and Reimagining the Margins of Kinship’, discipline of Gender Studies.

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Academy of Finland Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki

September 2016-August 2019: Principal Investigator for the project “Body, Personhood and Care: Well-Being and Social Change in Post-Soviet Cuba”, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Department of Social Research.

Visiting Researcher, University of Cambridge

April-May 2019: Visiting Researcher at the Anthropology Department.

Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Amsterdam

September-December 2014: Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Anthropology.

Visiting Research Scholar, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

September-December 2011: Visiting doctoral student at the Department of Anthropology.

Doctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki

2007-2014: Doctoral researcher at Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Project “Reciprocity and Care in Contemporary Cuba: Gender, Kinship, Lifecycle and the State” funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund, the Oskar Öflund Foundation, the Emil Aaltonen Foundation and the Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation.

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