About me

Photo: Jetro Stavén.

I am Associate Professor of European Law and Legislative Studies at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Academy of Finland Research Fellow (2016–2021), and Visiting Fellow at the Maastricht Centre for European Law. My research interests cover governance, in particular soft law, in the European Union and national contexts, as well as lobbying and its regulation. My work is socio-legally oriented with an emphasis on qualitative expert interviews.

In addition to my monograph Adjudicating New Governance (Routledge, 2015), my work has appeared in leading EU law journals such as Common Market Law Review, European Law Journal and European Law Review. I am co-editor of EU Soft Law in the Member States (Hart Publishing, 2021), of Law, Legal Expertise and EU Policy-Making (Cambridge University Press, 2022), and of Research Handbook on Soft Law (contracted with Edward Elgar).

I have held visiting fellowships at Yale Law School, EUI, Columbia Law School, and University College London. In 2020, I received the Academy of Finland Award for Social Impact.