CV

 

Curriculum Vitae

12.1.2017

 

Education and degrees awarded

2008 Adjunct Professorship, Helsinki (Habil.)

2006 Doctor of Laws (LL.D.). University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law

2004-2006 Studies in Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki

2002 Corso di perfezionamento in diritto romano. Università degli studi di Roma “La Sapienza”

2001 Licentiate of Law. University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law

2000 Master of Law. University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law

1999 Studies in Evidence Theory, University of Lund

1998 Master of Philosophy, major in Finnish history, minors Ancient History and Classical Archaeology. University of Helsinki, Faculty of Humanities

Previous professional appointments

2017- Associate Professor (tenure track) on European Intellectual History, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

2013 Sept -2017 University Lecturer in European Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

2011 Sept – 2016 Sept Academy Researcher, Academy of Finland

2013-2018 Director and Principal Investigator, ERC Starting Grant Project “Reinventing the Foundations of European Legal Culture 1934–1964 (FoundLaw)”

2010-2014 Director, “Public and Private in the Roman House” Project, Funded by the Emil Aaltonen Foundation

2011-2012 Senior Researcher, University of Helsinki, Center of Excellence in Global Governance Research

2008- Adjunct Professor (Privatdozent), University of Helsinki

2008-2010 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Helsinki

2004-2005, 2006-2007 Acting University Lecturer, Legal history and Roman law, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law

2004, 2005-2006 Doctoral candidate, Graduate School of Law OMY

2001-2006 part-time lecturer, courses in Legal history and Roman law, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law

2000- Research fellow, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law

 

 

Visiting Fellowships

2012-2013 Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Classics, New York University

2011, 2013 Visiting Professor, Università degli studi di Roma Tre, Course in Law and Humanities

2007-2008 Hauser Research Scholar and Samuel I. Golieb Fellow, New York University School of Law

2006, 2009 Visiting Fellow, Stellenbosch University School of Law

2005 Visiting research fellow, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt am Main

2003-2006 Visiting researcher, Sezione di Diritto Romano e dei Diritti dell’Oriente Mediterraneo, Università degli studi di Roma “La Sapienza” (yearly visits ranging from 2 weeks to 2 months)

 

Research awards, research honours and major stipendiary support for research

Grants

2012 ERC Starting Grant (Reinventing the Foundations of European Legal Culture 1934-1964; FoundLaw, €1.47 million/5 years)

2011 Emil Aaltonen Foundation Project Grant (Public and Private in the Roman House Project, €200.000/3 years)

2010 The Foundations’ Post-doctoral Pool Grant for Study Abroad, €70.000

2007 ASLA-Fulbright Grant for Junior Scholar

2006 Osk. Huttunen Foundation Grant for Postdoctoral Studies Abroad

2006 Kone Foundation Grant for Postdoctoral Studies

2004 Niilo Helander Foundation Grant for Postgraduate Studies

2001 Institutum Romanum Finlandiae Grant for Postgraduate Studies

2000-2002 Grant for Postgraduate Studies, Finnish Cultural Foundation

 

Prizes and Awards

2007 Best Thesis of the Year Award for 2006 by the Finnish Lawyers’ Society

2007 Finnish Academy of Sciences Thesis Award

2006 Prize for best article by a young scholar, Lakimies

2002- Invited Guest Lectures in the Universities of Tromsö, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, the University of South Africa (UNISA), New York University, Vanderbilt University and the University of Trento

2000 University of Helsinki Law Faculty Prize of Excellence for Master’s Thesis

 

Editorial board memberships/editor

2015- Member of the board of editors, Fundamina

2015- Member of the International Scientific Board, European Legal Roots

2015- Member of the International Scientific Board, Ius Romanum

2014- Member of the board of editors, Arctos

2008- Member of the Board of Delegates, Oikeus (Journal of the Finnish Society for Law and Social Sciences)

1999-2006 Assistant editor, Oikeus

 

Memberships in scientific societies

American Society for Legal History

Finnish Political Science Association

Society for Classical Studies

The Finnish Society for the History of Science and Learning

Finnish Society for Law and Social Sciences

Matthias Calonius Society for Legal History

Association of Ancient Historians

 

Supervision of research work and postgraduate studies

2013-2018 PI at ERC Starting Grant funded project on intellectual history titled Reinventing the Foundations of European Legal Culture 1934-1964; FoundLaw (3 post-docs, 2 doctoral students)

2012-2014 PI at Emil Aaltonen Foundation funded Project titled Public and Private in the Roman House Project (4 doctoral students)

 

Doctoral Thesis supervisor to Ms Sonal Makhija, Mr Ville Erkkilä, Mr Tomas Ledvinka (at University of Helsinki), Mr Juhana Heikonen (Aalto University, history of architecture).

Other academic and professional activities

International Scientific Collaboration

2004-2008 Member of the board, Nordic Network for Comparative Legal History (REUNA)

2007-2008 Panel Organizer, Association of Ancient Historians Annual Meeting 2008

2002-2004 Executive Director, Nordic Network for Comparative Legal History (REUNA)

2000 Member of the organizing team, Critical Legal Conference 2000, Helsinki

 

Honorary positions

2009-2010 Chairman, Matthias Calonius Society for Legal History

2006 Chairman, Finnish Society for Law and Social Sciences

2004-2005, 2007-2008 Member of the board, Finnish Society for Law and Social Sciences

2004- Member of the board, Matthias Calonius Society for Legal History

2001-2003 Member, standing committee for studies, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law

2001- 2003 Member, standing committee for publishing, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law

1998-2000 Member of the Faculty board, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law

 

Acted as peer-reviewer for numerous book projects and journals, including Comparative Legal History, Law and History Review, Oikeus and Retfaerd.

 

Preliminary examiner for the doctoral dissertation of Juhana Salojärvi (Helsinki), member of the evaluation committee for Tuula Pere and Allan Tzvika Nissel.

 

Invited presentations to peer-reviewed, internationally established conferences

  • “A Heritage of Liberty: Transatlantic Influences and the Totalitarian State”, Atlantic transfers: responses to totalitarianism in legal thought and the dilemma of liberty in the post-war Atlantic, NYU 4.11.2016 New York
  • “Indigenous Property and Colonial Commerce: Inalienability Doctrine(s) and Equal Rights”, Conference Law between Global and Colonial: Techniques of Empire”, Helsinki 3-5.10.2016
  • “Imperial Concepts: Legal heritage and imposition in the European settler states”, Conceptual Change in History conference ,23.9.2016 Helsinki
  • “The Turmoil of Legal Regimes and Spatial Organization of Cities in South African Apartheid”, 13th International Conference on Urban History, 26.8.2016 Helsinki
  • “Roman law and political power: Schulz’s « Liberty » and « Authority»”, Société Internationale ‘Fernand de Visscher’ pour l’Histoire des droits de l’Antiquité (SIHDA), 14.9.2016 Paris
  • “Beyond Traditions and Ideals: The Post-War Battle Between Universal Rights and Legal Heritage in European Legal History”, Workshop “Imposing Liberty: Overseas Influences on the Legal Reconstruction of Europe after World War II”, NYU Florence, La Pietra 14-16.4.2016
  • “Law set in Stone”, Society for Classical Studies, San Francisco, 8.1.2016
  • “Tradition and Renewal: Refugee Scholars and the Revisiting of the Foundations of European Legal Culture as a Counter-reaction to Interwar Totalitarianism”, Conference “A New World Order? Internationalism and Legal Imagination in Inter-war Europe”, 17.12.2015 Helsinki
  • “The Emperor as Legal Educator”, The 69iéme session de la Société Internationale ‘Fernand de Visscher’ pour l’Histoire des droits de l’Antiquité (SIHDA), 7.9.2015 Istanbul
  • “Seneca and the Omnipotent Emperor”, Giornate tridentine di Diritto romano 25.9.2015, Trento
  • “The Savage Sea and the Civilizing Law: The Roman Law Tradition and the Rule of the Sea”, Thalassocratographie-conference 29.5.2015 Berlin
  • “Judge Julia Domna?”, The 68iéme session de la Société Internationale ‘Fernand de Visscher’ pour l’Histoire des droits de l’Antiquité (SIHDA), 18.9.2014 Napoli
  • “Reformulating the Roman Legal Tradition in Exile”, European Society for Comparative Legal History Conference, 9.7.2014 Macerata
  • “Public and Private in the Roman House”, Association of Ancient Historians Annual Meeting, 7.5.2014 McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • “The Problem with Eloquent Scoundrels: Flavius Archippus and the Imperial Petition Process”, 12.9.2013, The 67iéme session de la Société Internationale ‘Fernand de Visscher’ pour l’Histoire des droits de l’Antiquité (SIHDA), Salzburg
  • “Human Rights in Antiquity? Revisiting Anachronism and Roman Law”, Workshop: The History Of Human Rights: Continuities, Gaps and Contestations, 7.6.2013 Columbia University, USA
  • “Schmitt and the Sovereignty of Dictators”, Conference Legal Theory and Legal History: A Neglected Dialogue? 11.4.2013, Queen Mary College, London
  • “Judge Julia Domna”, American Historical Association, 3.1.2013, New Orleans, USA
  • “The Emperor of Small Things: Roman Imperial Adjudication during the Severan Period”, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History, 8.11.2012, Washington University, St Louis, USA
  • “The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication 46 BC-228 AD”, Legal History Colloquium, 12.09.2012, Faculty of Law, New York University, USA
  • “Lawyers and Savages: Legal Realism in the Prehistory of Legal Anthropology”, Golieb Research Colloquium, NYU School of Law, 22.02.2012
  • “Legal Pluralism and Modernization: American Law Professors in Ethiopia and the Downfall of the Restatements of African Customary Law”, Commission on Legal Pluralism Conference, 9.11.2011, Cape Town, South Africa
  • “Ovid and Imperial Jurisdiction”, The 65iéme session de la Société Internationale ‘Fernand de Visscher’ pour l’Histoire des droits de l’Antiquité (SIHDA), 20.9.2011, Liège, Belgium
  • “Greek Tyrants and the Severan Emperors”, Annual Meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians, 6.5.2011, Mercyhurst College, USA
  • “The Emperor of Small Things: P. Col. 123”, The 64iéme session de la Société Internationale ‘Fernand de Visscher’ pour l’Histoire des droits de l’Antiquité (SIHDA), 29.9.2010, Barcelona
  • “Colonialism, Spurious Traditions, and Modernization: American Law Professors and the Downfall of African Customary Law”, American Society for Legal History 2009 Annual Meeting, 13.11.2009, Dallas
  • “Dig. 34.2.33: Return of the Cross-Dressing Senator”, Annual Meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians, 15.5.2009, University of British Columbia
  • “Magic and Mancipatio”, The 62iéme session de la Société Internationale ‘Fernand de Visscher’ pour l’Histoire des droits de l’Antiquité (SIHDA), 24.9.2008, Fribourg University
  • “Legal Realists and Indigenous Law”, Legal History Colloquium, 10.9.2008, New York University School of Law
  • “The Magic of Contract: Supernatural Elements and the Contractual Obligation “, Annual Meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians, 11.4.2008, University of Southern Florida
  • “The Invader’s Remorse: Alberico Gentili and the Criticism of Expansion in the Roman Empire”, A Just Empire? Rome’s Legal Legacy and the Justification of War and Empire in International Law, 13.3.2008, New York University School of Law
  • “Revenge and retribution in the XII Tables: talio esto reconsidered”, La 60iéme session de la Société Internationale ‘Fernand De visscher’ pour i’Histoire des Droits de l’Antiquité, 27.9.2006, University of Komotini