Short CV/Education and training

  • 1981 – 1983
    Secretary of legislation, Ministry of Justice

  • 1982
    Master of law

  • 1984
    Court training

  • 1985 – 2002
    Researcher and teaching positions, University of Helsinki

  • 1996
    Docent

  • 1997 – 1998
    Fulbright scholar, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison Law School

  • 1997 – 2000
    Research fellow Academy of Finland

  • 2002
    Research fellow Academy of Finland

  • 2002 – 2004
    Research fellow, Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki

  • 2004 – 2007
    Professor of Law, Umeå University

  • 2007 – 2009
    Senior Researcher, National Research Institute of Legal Policy

  • 2009 – 2012
    Visiting professor, Lund University

  • 2010
    Dr Honoris causa, Uppsala Universtiy

  • 2010 – 2013
    Professor of Law, University of Helsinki

  • 2010 – 2013
    University of Helsinki, Vice Dean (education), Faculty of Law

Selected publications

  • Civil Procedure in Finland, 2. ed. Kluwer 2016.

  • Consumer Credit, Debt and Bankruptcy: Comparative and International Perspectives. Eds J. Niemi, W. Withford & I. Ramsay 2009.

  • Tackling Trafficking by Targeting Sex Buyers: Can It Work? with J. Aaltonen. In Violence Against Women, 2016.

  • Legal Texts as Discourses. with P.Honkatukia & M.Ruuskanen. In Nordic Equality at a Crossroads. 2007.

  • Coping with Difference. The Nordic Feminist Legal Studies at the Crossroads. Eds EM. Svensson, A. Pylkkänen & J. Niemi-Kiesiläinen, Ashgate 2004.


Selected projects

  • Gendered Choices in Structures of Law, Academy of Finland, 2013 – 2016

  • GeNeSo Generational Negotiations, Social Control and Gendered Sexualities, Academy of Finland, 2012 – 2016

  • Violence in the Shadow of Equality: Gendered Structures of Legal Discourse, Academy of Finland, 2001 – 2004

  • Sexual and Gendered Violence and the Criminal Trial, University of Helsinki Jubileum Rresearch Foundation, 1997 – 2000

  • Evaluation of prohibition to buy sex, Ministry of Justice, 2013

  • Partner in POEMS Protection orders in European Union member states, Contracting partner Suzan van der Aa, Tilburg University, 2013 – 2015

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Academy of Finland, Research Council for Culture and Society

  • EU Fundamental Rights Agency, Scientific Board, 2013 – 2018

  • International Reference Group GEXcel International Collegium for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies Universities at Linköping, Karlstad and Örebro, since 2013

  • World Bank working group on personal insolvency, 2011 – 2012

  • Chair of Evaluation panel of research at Örebro University, 2010

  • European Court of Human Rights, panel of ad hoc judges, 2009 – 2015

  • Advisory Board, INSOL, international organization of insolvency lawyers, since 2008

  • Evaluation panel of research at Uppsala University, Department of Law, 2007

  • International Advisory Board; Center for Gender Excellency, Umeå university, 2007 – 2012

  • Kluwer Law International: International Encyclopaedia of Laws; International Advisory Board, since 2007

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