I work as an Academy Research Fellow funded by the Academy of Finland in Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Helsinki. I am also a Junior Research Affiliate (Pesquisadora Doutora Junior) of the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Antropologia Social at the Museu Nacional at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

I earned my PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2013. I also hold MAs in Social Sciences and in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, and in Anthropology from the University of Helsinki.

Previously, I worked as a Core Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies at the University of Helsinki (2016-2019), and Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Anthropology in the University of Chicago’s Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (2013 to 2016).

I have served as Editor of Suomen Antropologi: The Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society (2017-2020), Board Member of the Finnish Anthropological Society (2018-2021), and coordinator of the ELAN (European Association for Social Anthropology Linguistic Anthropology Network) works-in-progress workshop series (2020-2021). Currently, I serve on the scientific board of Conexões e Ideias, a book series of Editora Hucitec.