Birth date: 01/01/1968
Addresses: 99 State Route 144, Hannacroix, NY –
689 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
[Finnish Citizen, Permanent Resident in the United States]
Present employment relationship
Assistant Professor in International Communication, Fellow of the Institute for International Communication, St. John’s University, New York. (Since 2011).
Teaching Portfolio, with Dean and student evaluations and syllabi.
Docent Professorship of the University of Helsinki. (Since May 2017).
Instructor. University of Helsinki, Master’s Program in Media and Global Communication. (Since 2009).
Consultant in Digital Rights and Advocacy. Central European University, Center for Media, Data and Society, Hungary. (Since 2017).
Previous employment relationships
Consultant: program development, community management, multi-stakeholder collaboration, policy advocacy, innovation in creative industries, ICTs and pedagogy, gender and the media. (Ongoing.)
Clients: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, UniPID, the Council of Europe, Yle (the Finnish Broadcasting Company), EBU (the European Broadcasting Union), UNDP, The Kota Alliance, IAAI-GloCha, GESCI (GESCI – Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative).
Researcher for the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland. The main researcher of annual studies on Finnish television programming and diversity; other consultancy assignments. (2001-2007, consultant in 2008-2010).
Researcher and Implementation Expert, Yle (Finnish Broadcasting Company). Content and audience research; planning and implementing of training and research projects, e.g., the European Commission funded “Screening Gender” project of Northern European broadcasters; Advisory Board Member of the European Union DGV research project “Images of Women and Men in the Media”. (1995-2000).
Visiting Lecturer. Fordham University, Department of Communication and Media Studies, New York. (2010- 2011; 3 semesters).
Guest lectures at:
City University of New York, New York
Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore
University of Amsterdam
Westminster University, London
Scientific and academic administrative positions
Program Officer, Social Science Research Council, New York. Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere Program, New York. (2008- 2009; co-editor of the book based on the program 2009-2010.)
Senior Media Policy Research Fellow. New America Foundation. Washington, D.C. (2012 –2013).
Living Lab Researcher: GESCI – Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative. (Since 2014-2017).
Memberships in science academies
Young Scholar, European Science Foundation, “Changing Media – Changing Europe”, team: “Media Between Culture and Commerce”. (2002-2004).
Two research for the projects of the Academy of Finland: “Commodification of Facts” and “Circuits of Power”, Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki.
Finnish Cultural Foundation; Helsingin Sanomat Foundation; Foundation of the Finnish Broadcasting Company.
Other scientific expert positions and scientific achievements
Visiting Fellow, Aalto University, Helsinki. Research Group on Digital Learning Environments. (2014-2015).
Affiliate Research Fellow, Fordham University, McGannon Research Center, New York. (2006-2013).
Guest lecture on public service media at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania; “Annenberg-Oxford” Global Media Policy Summer School, Oxford, the U.K. (2009).
Co-editor of the special issue of Media Studies Journal on the Future of Public Service Media. (2015).
Advisory Committee Member for the RIPE conferences. (2012-).
Community Manager for the Global PSM Experts Network, a project supported by the Open Society Foundations and the European Broadcasting Union. (Ongoing).
President, International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges – IAAI, www.glocha.info.
Available upon request.
Kansainvälisen viestinnän apulaisprofessori. Sosiaalisen median ja markkinoinnin konsultti. Viestintäpolitiikan, media-aktivismin ja vertailevan tutkimuksen asiantuntija. Kansainvälisten projektien koordinoija. Kulttuurin, erityisesti musiikin ja dokumenttielokuvien, suurkuluttaja.