I am working on a PhD on the classification of mental disorders (title: Explaining Mental Disorders with Kinds). The work is multidisciplinary and I try to combine research from philosophy of science, philosophy of language as well as anthropology, psychology and cognitive sciences. In general, I am interested in theories of reference, natural kinds, causal explanation and philosophy of psychiatry.
I have an MA (theoretical philosophy, 2012) and BSocSci (social and cultural anthropology, 2009) from the University of Helsinki. I was granted a PhD position in the Doctoral Programme for Philosophy, Arts and Society (University of Helsinki) for 2014-2017. I am working on my dissertation in association with the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (http://www.helsinki.fi/tint/).