PhD, Conference Coordinator, Finland, virve.repo(at)evipro.fi
I have been part of the ECMH family since 2011, when the conference was held in Turku, Finland. Since then I have changed my job, finished my MA in cultural history and PhD in human geography. My research interests are related to carceral, legal and historical geography and study of institutions. In my thesis I studied for example Finnish nursing homes and gero-psychiatric ward from the viewpoint of carceral geography and limited spaces. Currently I work at University of Turku as a post-doctoral researcher. Organizing the ECMH conference have been a joyous experience and an excellent opportunity to meet and become friends with people from all over the world. On my free time I study classical singing and play ukulele, practice pilates and yoga and knit socks.