Dr Kaius Tuori is the director of subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past. He is an Associate Professor for European Intellectual History at the University of Helsinki. He is a scholar of legal history involved in research projects on the understanding of tradition, culture, identity, memory and the uses of the past. He is also the director of the research project Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition (SpaceLaw).

Kaius Tuori will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in Finnish, English and limitedly in Swedish.

Keywords: general history, politics of history, identity, justice and its history, antique and its after-effect.

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Dr Pamela Slotte is the director of subproject 2, Discovering the Limits of Reason - Europe and the Crisis of Universalism. She is an Associate Professor (tenure track) in Minority Studies at Åbo Akademi University, an Academy research fellow (Academy of Finland, 2013-2018), as well as PI in the HERA funded research project Protestant Legacies in Nordic Law (2016–2019). She is a scholar of theology and law and has worked on topics of theological ethics and philosophy of religion, history of ideas, political theology, human rights, as well as the field of law & religion more broadly.

Pamela Slotte will gladly give interviews in Swedish, English, Finnish and German.

Keywords: freedom of religion and conscience, history and theory of human rights.

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Dr Reetta Toivanen is the director of subproject 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an "Area of freedom, security and justice". She is Professor of Sustainability Science (indigenous sustainabilities) at the Helsinki University Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS), and the leader of ALL-YOUTH consortium  funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland. Toivanen is docent in social and cultural anthropology at the Universities of Helsinki and Eastern Finland and a non-resident research fellow at the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI). She is a scholar of anthropology and law involved in research projects addressing power and inequality, culture and identity and Arctic studies.

Reetta Toivanen will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in Finnish, English, Swedish and in German.

Keywords: sustainable development, youth perspective, refugees, minorities, human rights from non-lawyer perspective, immigration, mandatory Swedish in Finnish schools, regional minorities, sámi people.

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Dr Jacob Giltaij (MA, Ph.D.) is the team leader of subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past. He is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for European Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Helsinki. He has a background in Roman law, legal history and international law, but is interested in the wider implications of the relation between law, legal science and developments in history and society.

Jacob Giltaij will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in English.

Keywords: human rights from a historical perspective, refugee research, refugee researchers, roots of identity politics.

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Dr Timo Miettinen is the team leader of subproject 2, Discovering the Limits of Reason - Europe and the Crisis of Universalism. He is docent and a University Researcher at the University of Helsinki and the director of the research project Between Law and Politics: Rethinking the Intellectual Foundations of the European Economic Constitution (funded by the UHEL). He is a scholar of philosophy and European studies and has worked on the topics of history, politics, universalism and liberalism.

Timo Miettinen will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in Finnish and English.

Keywords: European Union, Europe, European politics, national politics of EU countries, European ideas and narratives, history of Europe, economic politics of the EU, European ideologies.

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Dr Magdalena Kmak is the team leader of subproject 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an "Area of freedom, security and justice". She is an associate professor (tenure-track) in Minority Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business, and Economics at the Åbo Akademi University. Magdalena received her PhD from the Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences and previously she worked as a researcher and university lecturer in international law at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki.

Magdalena’s current research focuses on undocumented migrants as the new European minority and on the epistemological role of exile for law. Her research interests encompass new minorities, exile studies and history of migration, public international law, human rights and international and European refugee and migration law.

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Dr Paolo Amorosa is a post-doctoral researcher in subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past. He has a background in international law, law and religion, and legal theory. His research deals primarily with the history of international law and human rights in the twentieth century.

Paolo Amorosa will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in English.

Keywords: international law and politics, human rights, international institutions from both contemporary and historical perspective, especially in the context of USA and Italy.

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Dr Saila Heinikoski is a post-doctoral researcher in subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past. She has a background in political science, international relations and linguistics. Her research deals with European integration, in particular, the history and politics of free movement and European integration theory.

Saila will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in Finnish, English and Swedish.

Keywords: EU, Europe, European politics, national politics of EU countries, border control in EU, migration politics in EU, security and defence politics of EU, expansionism of EU.

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Dr Ville Erkkilä is a post-doctoral researcher in subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past. He has a background in legal history and intellectual history. His research focuses on history of historiography, conceptual history, affective history, and more specifically, on the legal historiography of East Germany.

Ville will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in Finnish and English.

Keywords: the use of history in ideologies/ideologically, anti-EU.

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Dr Pedro Magalhães is a post-doctoral researcher in subproject 2, Discovering the Limits of Reason - Europe and the Crisis of Universalism. He has a background in political science and political theory. His research focuses on early twentieth-century political thought, with a special emphasis on the crises of the interwar period.

Pedro Magalhães will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in English.

Keywords: political philosophy, especially Germanmodern political thought, contemporary political situation of Southern Europe and Germany.

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Dr Elisa Pascucci is a post-doctoral researcher in subproject 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an "Area of freedom, security and justice". She is a human geographer whose research focuses on refugee and migrant political agency, spaces and infrastructures of refuge and humanitarian aid, and qualitative research methods.

Elisa Pascucci will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in English.

Keywords: immigration, migration, asylum, humanitarian aid.

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Daria Krivonos is a post-doctoral researcher in subproject 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an "Area of freedom, security and justice". She is a sociologist specialising in migration, labour, racialisation and critical race and whiteness. Her PhD thesis has examined young Russian-speakers’ quest for Europeanness through migration to Helsinki with particular focus on their aspirations to become modern through their migratory projects to the ‘West’ and their struggles to claim membership in whiteness. In EuroStorie, she will continue her work on the Eastern margins of Europe, labour, racialisation of whiteness, and postcolonial East/West dynamics of race.

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Jukka Könönen is a post-doctoral researcher in subproject 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an "Area of freedom, security and justice". His topics of interest include immigration law, irregular migration, labour markets, and the European border regime. He has recently conducted research on the immigration detention and deportation system in Finland. His research will focus on the criminalizing practices in the expulsion on foreign nationals as a part of his own research project “Foreigners’ Crime and Punishment” (funded by the Academy of Finland).

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Ville Suuronen (M. Soc. Sci.) is a PhD student in subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past. His research interests include history of ideas, political theory and philosophy. In his doctoral dissertation he focuses especially on the thought of Hannah Arendt and Carl Schmitt.

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Tuukka Brunila (M.A.) is a PhD student in subproject 2, Discovering the Limits of Reason – Europe and the Crisis of Universalism. He specialises in continental philosophy and history of philosophy. His main topic of interest is the relationship between politics and reason.

Tuukka Brunila will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in Finnish and English.

Keywords: populism, liberalism, political theory.

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Laura Sumari is a PhD student in subproject 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an "Area of freedom, security and justice". Her mains themes of interests include mobilities, security and postcolonial theory, and in her doctoral dissertation she examines refugee narratives of Europe from a human security perspective.

Laura Sumari will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in Finnish and English.

Keywords: immigration, refugees, human/humane security and insecurity and the experience of security and insecurity.

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Mervi Leppäkorpi (M.A.) is a PhD student in subproject 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an "Area of freedom, security and justiceand at the University of Eastern Finland. She has background in sociology and anthropology and has worked on migrant irregularity since 2009. In her PhD research she focuses on the encounters between migrants in irregular situation and civil society in Helsinki, Stockholm and Hamburg.

Mervi Leppäkorpi will gladly comment on topics considering migrant irregularity (except protective custody) for all forms of media in Finnish, English, Spanish, German and limitedly in Swedish.

Mehrnoosh Farzamfar (LL.M., M.Soc.Sci) is a researcher in subproject 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an “Area of freedom, security and justice”. She is a doctoral candidate in Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. In her PhD research on “Migration Law and Security”, Mehrnoosh investigates the perceived tension between protecting human rights of immigrants, as opposed to safeguarding the national security of States.

Mehrnoosh Farzamfar will gladly comment on current topics for all forms of media in English.

Keywords: migration/immigration and theirrelation to the receiving country’s security, security.

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Dr Heta Björklund works as a project coordinator at the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives.

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Iida Karjalainen (B.A. in History) is a research assistant at the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives. She works mainly for the Subproject 1, Law and Uses of the Past. She is currently working on her Master’s Thesis on education and identity building in the Mission laïque française schools in Greece, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria during the 1920’s.

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Tuomas Heikkilä works as a research assistant at the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives. He is mainly working for the subproject 2, Discovering the Limits of Reason - Europe and the Crisis of Universalism. Tuomas is working on his master's thesis for media and communication studies, exploring political and moral emotions on Twitter during a terrorist event.

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Noora Hakkarainen works as a research assistant at the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives. She is mainly working for the subproject 3, Migration and the narratives of Europe as an "Area of freedom, security and justice". She has a background in Social and Cultural Anthropology.

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Bea Bergholm (M. Soc. Sci.) works as a project planner at the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives. She is mainly working for the subproject 3, Migration and the Narratives of Europe as an "Area of Freedom, Security and Justice". She has a background in social and cultural anthropology with a strong interest for human rights issues, environmental justice and sustainable development.

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Mai Tuori is the Puppy of Excellence at the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives. Her output for EuroStorie is to examine how to make people happy. She will focus equally on all the subprojects. Mai has a background in human resources, bones, eating shoes, and napping.