I am Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Helsinki. Until the end of 2022 I will be leading a 5-year research project funded by the European Research Council titled Competence and Success in Epistemology and Beyond. I am also a Co-PI of the Academy of Finland funded project Responsible Beliefs: Why Ethics and Epistemology Need Each Other. I am also affiliated with the Department of Philosophy at the University of Southern California.
Before moving back to Finland in 2018, I was an Associate Professor (with tenure) at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. Before moving to Michigan in 2010 I was at Oxford, where I got a BPhil and DPhil (2010), and was a Fitzjames Research Fellow at Merton College.
Though I mainly work in epistemology, my philosophical interests are broad. At the moment I am writing a book that aims to formulate my big picture in epistemology, and to generalize it to other normative domains.
When I’m not doing philosophy, I spend time with my 2 children, enjoy music, and try to get outdoors as much as I can. As an antidote to work and other commitments, I climb with various degrees of obsession.
I am running a research project on Success and Competence in Epistemology and Beyond funded by the ERC. The project seeks to defend a new approach in epistemology, and to apply it to a range of problems in epistemology, the study of rationality, and meta-ethics.