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