Professor, Department of Philosophy, History and Art History, University of Helsinki.
Throughout her career, she has specialized in theatre performance analysis and historiography, as well as historical analysis of the Finnish theatre tradition.
Retired as Helsinki University’s professor of theatre research in 2007. Since that time, she has actively focused on research work and expert consultation.
She has written and edited several articles and books for the domestic and international market.
Among her most recent work:
Monograph ‘Suomen Kansallisteatteri ristipaineissa’ (“The National Theatre of Finland meeting pressure conflicts”);
Monograph ‘Näyttelijänä Suomessa’ (“Being an actor in Finland”);
The Local Meets the Global in Performance’, editing with Melissa Sihra;
Articles in the journals Nordic Theatre Studies, Synteesi and Näyttämö ja tutkimus.
She has also translated Christopher B. Balme’s book ‘The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Studies’ into Finnish under the title ‘Johdatus teatteriin’, which was released in 2015.