Hey you!

I'm a 1989-born freelance journalist, green politician and a PhD student in sociology. Get to know my different roles or have a look through my blog.

As a journalist

I mainly write for the Finnish journalism crowd-funding platform Rapport.fi. You can use it to support my writing. I enjoy working on topics such as political decision making and social sciences, but write stories on just about anything that tickles my fancy and that I see an interested audience for.

I work in the editorial board of Ecosprinter, the magazine of the Federation of Young European Greens. I used to work as the Editor-in-Chief of Rönsy, the Finnish Green Youth's magazine (from 2014 to 2017).

In the Greens

I have been a member of the Greens since 2006. During these years I have, for example, been the spokesperson of Eastern Helsinki Greens and acted as a board member in Vantaa Greens, Helsinki Greens, and the Green Youth and Student's Union. Currently, I am a member of the party council.

I identify as a social liberal. To me this means grasping for as much liberty as possible for all. When individual rights are being limited, there needs to be extremely well-placed arguments for it. Normally it is better to respect individual choice. Yet, as its foundation a just society and a humane world both need wealth redistribution, welfare services and knowledge of the environmental basis of our wellbeing. Solving the climate crisis and ending poverty are boundary conditions for a good future.

As a researcher

I begun my PhD studies in sociology in 2017. I study changes in the occupational and age patterns of mental health risks in the Finnish working age population between the years 1970 and 2014. My work is aiming to be a part of the Rise in mental vulnerability in work life -project at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.

I have also worked since summer 2016 as a research assistant in a project at the Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki. The project looks into an intervention that aimed to increase parental mentalization in first-time parents and thus help them bond with their child and manage problems.

I have a Master's in Social and Public Policy from 2016. I also left a Master's thesis in Folklore Studies unfinished in 2012, the only thing missing from that degree. During my studies I also showed interest in economics, urban studies, social and moral philosophy, and film studies - plus the Helsinki Uni's Academic Beer Society.

Hey you!

I am a 1989-born freelance journalist, green politician and a PhD student in sociology. Get to know my different roles or have a look through my blog.

As a journalist

I mainly write for the Finnish journalism crowd-funding platform Rapport.fi. You can use it to support my writing. I enjoy working on topics such as political decision making and social sciences, but write stories on just about anything that tickles my fancy and that I see an interested audience for.

I also work in the editorial board of Ecosprinter, the magazine of the Federation of Young European Greens. I used to work as the Editor-in-Chief of Rönsy, the Finnish Green Youth's magazine (from 2014 to 2017).

In the Greens

I have been a member of the Greens since 2006. During these years I have, for example, been the spokesperson of Eastern Helsinki Greens and acted as a board member in Vantaa Greens, Helsinki Greens, and the Green Youth and Student's Union. Currently, I am a member of the party council.

I identify as a social liberal green. To me this means grasping for as much liberty as possible for all. When individual rights are being limited, there need to be very robust arguments for it. Yet, as its foundation a just society and humane world need income redistribution, welfare services and knowledge of the environmental basis of our wellbeing. Solving the climate crisis and ending poverty are boundary conditions for a good future.

As a researcher

I begun my PhD studies in sociology in 2017. I study changes in the occupational and age patterns of mental health risks in the Finnish working age population between the years 1970 and 2014. My work is aiming to be a part of the Rise in mental vulnerability in work life -project at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.

I have also worked since summer 2016 as a research assistant in a project at the Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki. The project looks into an intervention that aimed to increase parental mentalization in first-time parents and thus help them bond with their child and manage problems.

I have a Master's in Social and Public Policy from 2016. I also left a Master's thesis in Folklore Studies unfinished in 2012, the only thing missing from that degree. During my studies I also showed interest in economics, urban studies, social and moral philosophy, and film studies - plus the Helsinki Uni's Academic Beer Society.

In social media

My quite public profile can be found on Facebook. There is also a lot less active Page you can follow. If you want to offer me a job, I can also be found on LinkedIn.

Fresh blogs

I will update this at some point.

Contact

I can be emailed at firstnamelastname@gmail.com Portrait: Mitro Härkönen / Rapport.fi