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  • 21 references 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swiss German; learning Dutch, Italian, Kalaallisut, Greenlandic, Russian
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Associate professor of English literature
  • MA in English, film studies and geography; PhD in English...
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About Me

I teach English literature at the University of Tampere (Finland). I love travelling and learning new languages - the most challenging language so far has been Kalaallisut (Western Greenlandic). In the winter holidays, I work as a skiing instructor in the Swiss mountains, and I've played table tennis competitively since I was 13. I also like music, and I've played the piano since I was a child.


  • reading
  • traveling
  • piano
  • outdoor activities
  • sports
  • languages
  • cinema
  • meeting new people

Music, Movies, and Books

Some of my favourite books are N. Scott Momaday's 'House Made of Dawn', Salman Rushdie's 'Midnight's Children', Sarah Moss's 'Cold Earth', Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' and Mini Aodla Freeman's 'Life Among the Qallunaat';
some of my favourite films are Christopher Nolan's 'The Prestige', Daniel Schmid's 'Beresina', Haifaa Al Mansour's 'Wadjda', Ilkka Vanne's 'Vieraalla Maalla' and Britt Kramvig's 'Dreamland'

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Camping in the backyard of the former prime minister of Greenland and having dinner at his house without knowing who he was...

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ecuador, Finland, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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