I am a socio-legal researcher (PhD. Sociology, 2015, University of Helsinki) working on legal mobilization under authoritarianism, strategic litigation at international courts, and the protection of human rights defenders.

I am a University Researcher (funded by the Kone Foundation) at the Erik Castrén Institute for International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki, Finland. Previously, I had positions at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, Canada, and the Aleksanteri Institute for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. In 2017, I completed a visiting fellowship at the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts “iCourts”.

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