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.

Just now💥

I am currently a candidate in the council elections of Social Science Professionals, a labour market organisation for employees, graduates and students in public or private sector or NGOs. If you happen to be a member, voting instructions can be found here. If you want to hear more, please contact me on social media or send me an email.

As a journalist

Some stories of mine in English can be found at the Ecosprinter and GEJ. At some point I might return to write for the Finnish journalism crowd-funding platform Rapport.fi. 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 am a member of 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 on my second term as a member of the party council and also part in the working group for the party's next political platform.

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.

Currently I work as a research assistant at Kela. I worked from summer 2016 to fall 2017 as a research assistant in a project at the Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki.

I have a Master's in Social and Public Policy from 2016. An article related to my thesis can be found in IJERPH. 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.

Just now💥

I am currently a candidate in the council elections of Social Science Professionals, a labour market organisation for employees, graduates and students in public or private sector or NGOs. If you happen to be a member, voting instructions can be found here. If you want to hear more, please contact me on social media or send me an email.

As a journalist

Some stories of mine in English can be found at the Ecosprinter and GEJ. At some point I might return to write for the Finnish journalism crowd-funding platform Rapport.fi. 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 am a member of 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 on my second term as a member of the party council and also part in the working group for the party's next political platform.

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.

Currently I work as a research assistant at Kela. I worked from summer 2016 to fall 2017 as a research assistant in a project at the Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki.

I have a Master's in Social and Public Policy from 2016. An article related to my thesis can be found in IJERPH. 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