Dr Kaius Tuori is the director of subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past. He is an Professor of European Intellectual History at the University of Helsinki. He is a scholar of legal history involved in research projects on the understanding of tradition, culture, identity, memory and the uses of the past. He is also the director of the ERC-granted research project Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition (SpaceLaw).

Kaius Tuori will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in Finnish, English and limitedly in Swedish.

Keywords: general history, politics of history, identity, justice and its history, antique and its after-effect.

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Dr Pamela Slotte is the director of subproject 2, Discovering the Limits of Reason - Europe and the Crisis of Universalism. She is Professor of Theology in Åbo Akademi University as well as PI in the HERA funded research project Protestant Legacies in Nordic Law (2016–2019). She is a scholar of theology and law and has worked on topics of theological ethics and philosophy of religion, history of ideas, political theology, human rights, as well as the field of law & religion more broadly.

Pamela Slotte will gladly give interviews in Swedish, English, Finnish and German.

Keywords: freedom of religion and conscience, history and theory of human rights.

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Dr Reetta Toivanen is the director of subproject 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an "Area of freedom, security and justice". She is Professor of Sustainability Science (indigenous sustainabilities) at the Helsinki University Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS), and the leader of ALL-YOUTH consortium funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland. Toivanen is docent in social and cultural anthropology at the Universities of Helsinki and Eastern Finland and a non-resident research fellow at the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI). She is a scholar of anthropology and law involved in research projects addressing power and inequality, culture and identity and Arctic studies.

Reetta Toivanen will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in Finnish, English, Swedish and in German.

Keywords: sustainable development, youth perspective, refugees, minorities, human rights from non-lawyer perspective, immigration, mandatory Swedish in Finnish schools, regional minorities, sámi people.

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Dr Ville Erkkilä is a is the team leader of subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past.  He is a university researcher at the Centre for European Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Helsinki. He has a background in legal history and intellectual history. His research focuses on history of historiography, conceptual history, affective history, and more specifically, on the legal historiography of East Germany.

Ville will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in Finnish and English.

Keywords: the use of history in ideologies/ideologically, anti-EU.

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Dr Marco Piasentier is the team leader of subproject 2, Discovering the Limits of Reason - Europe and the Crisis of Universalism and a University Researcher at the Centre for European Studies (University of Helsinki).

His disciplinary background is philosophy, and his work chiefly focuses on themes in Post-Kantian European philosophy, social & political thought, and the history of 20th Century philosophy, analytic and continental.

Marco will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in English and Italian.

Keywords: 19th and 20th Century European philosophy, genealogy, biopolitics, science and critique, ‘end of metaphysics.’

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Dr Magdalena Kmak is the team leader of subproject 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an "Area of freedom, security and justice". She is a professor in Minority Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business, and Economics at the Åbo Akademi University. Magdalena received her PhD from the Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences and previously she worked as a researcher and university lecturer in international law at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki.

Magdalena’s current research focuses on undocumented migrants as the new European minority and on the epistemological role of exile for law. Her research interests encompass new minorities, exile studies and history of migration, public international law, human rights and international and European refugee and migration law.

Magdalena Kmak will gladly comment on current topics via e-mail or phone in English.

Keywords: new minorities, exile studies and history of migration, public international law, human rights and international and European refugee and migration law.

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Dr Paolo Amorosa is a university lecturer at the Faculty of Law and an affiliated researcher working on subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past. He has a background in international law, law and religion, and legal theory. His research deals primarily with the history of international law and human rights in the twentieth century.

Paolo Amorosa will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in English.

Keywords: international law and politics, human rights, international institutions from both contemporary and historical perspective, especially in the context of USA and Italy.

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Dr Jacob Giltaij (MA, Ph.D.) He is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for European Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Helsinki. He has a background in Roman law, legal history and international law, but is interested in the wider implications of the relation between law, legal science and developments in history and society.

Jacob Giltaij will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in English.

Keywords: human rights from a historical perspective, refugee research, refugee researchers, roots of identity politics.

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Dr Timo Miettinen is a university researcher in subproject 2, Discovering the Limits of Reason - Europe and the Crisis of Universalism. He is docent at the University of Helsinki and the director of the research project Between Law and Politics: Rethinking the Intellectual Foundations of the European Economic Constitution (funded by the UHEL). He is a scholar of philosophy and European studies and has worked on the topics of history, politics, universalism and liberalism.

Timo Miettinen will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in Finnish and English.

Keywords: European Union, Europe, European politics, national politics of EU countries, European ideas and narratives, history of Europe, economic politics of the EU, European ideologies.

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Dr Saila Heinikoski is an affiliated researcher working on subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past. She has a background in political science, international relations and linguistics. Her research deals with European integration, in particular, the history and politics of free movement and European integration theory.

Saila will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in Finnish, English and Swedish.

Keywords: EU, Europe, European politics, national politics of EU countries, border control in EU, migration politics in EU, security and defence politics of EU, expansionism of EU.

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Dr Zoë Jay is a post-doctoral researcher in subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past. She has a background in international relations and political science. Her research focuses on European politics, human rights, and the politics of international law, especially compliance with the European Court of Human Rights.

Zoë Jay will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in English.

​Keywords: international law, international politics, European politics, compliance, relationships between national and European legal cultures, UK-Europe politics and Brexit, human rights, politics of Eurovision.

Dr Emilia Mataix Ferrándiz is a post-doctoral researcher in subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past. She is a legal historian and a classical archaeologist whose research focuses on management of cultural heritage and its political and social impact, maritime archaeology, ancient law and legal anthropology.

Emilia Mataix Ferrándiz will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in English.

Keywords: maritime landscapes, cultural heritage, UNESCO, cultural heritage law.

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Tuuli Talvinko is a doctoral candidate in subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past. She has a background in law and her research focuses on the principle of rule of law in the European Union.

Keywords: European union, constitutional law, legal theory, contemporary legal history

Daria Krivonos is a post-doctoral researcher in subproject 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an "Area of freedom, security and justice". She is a sociologist specialising in migration, labour, racialisation and critical race and whiteness. Her PhD thesis has examined young Russian-speakers’ quest for Europeanness through migration to Helsinki with particular focus on their aspirations to become modern through their migratory projects to the ‘West’ and their struggles to claim membership in whiteness. In EuroStorie, she will continue her work on the Eastern margins of Europe, labour, racialisation of whiteness, and postcolonial East/West dynamics of race.

Daria Krivonos will gladly comment on current topics in English via e-mail.

Keywords: Russian-speaking migrants in Finland, post-Soviet migration, migrant labour, discrimination in the labour market, racism, gender in migration.

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Dr Elisa Pascucci is a post-doctoral researcher in subproject 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an "Area of freedom, security and justice". She is a human geographer whose research focuses on refugee and migrant political agency, spaces and infrastructures of refuge and humanitarian aid, and qualitative research methods.

Elisa Pascucci will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in English.

Keywords: immigration, migration, asylum, humanitarian aid.

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Ali Ali is a PhD student in subproject 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an "Area of freedom, security and justice". He has a background in political science and gender studies. Ali's current research looks into issues of belonging, community and solidarity across political and social categorizational lines in the lives of exiles who identify as sexually non-normative.

Ali Ali will gladly comment on current topics related to his research via e-mail.

Keywords: community-(building/formation), exile, identification, precarity, sexual non-normativity, sense of belonging, socio-political engagement and alternatives, solidarity, vulnerability.

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Laura Sumari is a PhD student in subproject 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an "Area of freedom, security and justice". Her mains themes of interests include mobilities, security and postcolonial theory, and in her doctoral dissertation she examines refugee narratives of Europe from a human security perspective.

Laura Sumari will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in Finnish and English.

Keywords: immigration, refugees, human/humane security and insecurity and the experience of security and insecurity.

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Dr. Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen is a post-doctoral researcher in subproject 2, Discovering the Limits of Reason – Europe and the Crisis of Universalism. He is a political scientist, whose work focuses on political thought, democratic theory, and international relations. His research has particularly addressed such topics as the role of factual truth in democratic debate, the politics of climate change/the Anthropocene, security and resilience, the agency of the EU, and the political thought of Hannah Arendt. For more information, see personal website [www.aehyvonen.com].

Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen will gladly comment on current topics via e-mail or phone in Finnish and in English.

Dr. Kolar Aparna is a postdoctoral researcher in sub project 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.

She is a woman of colour with a background in performing arts and geography. Her work is focused on producing situated knowledges on borders, displacement and mobilities that move relationally across spatio-temporalities of imperial, colonial and settler legacies shaping the present.

Her research with EuroStorie investigates shadow narratives of Europe in relation to and from displacements across colonial difference during the end of World War II and more recently.

Key words: displacement, situated knowledges, borders, colonial difference

For more information, see Aparna's research portal:  [https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/persons/kolar-aparna/publications/]

Ville Louekari (M.A.) is a Doctoral Researcher in subproject 2, Discovering the Limits of Reason – Europe and the Crisis of Universalism. He works across the fields of history of philosophy, continental philosophy and critical theory. His doctoral dissertation focuses on the concepts of universalism and utopia.

Dr. Karolina Stenlund is a post-doctoral researcher in subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past. She holds a Doctor of Laws from Uppsala University and has been a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School. Her interests lie within the field of legal history, human rights, EU constitutional law, CLS/Crit, and civil law. She is currently working on a project where she critically analyzes the uses of Holocaust memory in EU lawmaking.

Keywords: Legal History, Holocaust memory, Shoah, EU, European Convention on Human Rights, Human Rights, Tort Law

Viljami Salo works as a research assistant at the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives. Viljami has a background in philosophy of religion. He is currently pursuing master’s degrees in theology and philosophy.  

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Liina Aulanko works as a research assistant at the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives. She works mainly for subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past.  She is currently in the second year of her law studies at University of Helsinki.

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Kaisu Taskila works as a project coordinator at the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives.

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Mai Tuori is the Puppy of Excellence at the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives. Her output for EuroStorie is to examine how to make people happy. She will focus equally on all the subprojects. Mai has a background in human resources, bones, eating shoes, and napping.