Meet the Team
Sinai Rusinek, Editor
Sinai Rusinek has been editor of Contributions since 2010 (first as co-editor with Margrit Pernau, then as editor in chief until 2015), and is member of the board of the Concepta International Research School for the History of Concepts.
Jani Marjanen, Editor
Jani Marjanen received his PhD from the University of Helsinki in 2013 with a dissertation on the language of economic patriotism in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Sweden and Finland. He currently works on the reception of political concepts in nineteenth-century Finland, in particular regarding debates of nationhood, constitution and political isms. His theoretical interests focus on the reception and appropriation of concepts as well as the use of large scale digital text sets to quantify trends in the use of concepts. In 2014–2015 he was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, and has since then had an interest in the history of emotions.
University of Helsinki.
Ilana Brown, Managing Editor
With a Master’s Degree in History with a concentration in Archival Administration and Records Management as well as a diverse career path that included many years in fundraising and donor relations, Ilana has returned to the academic realm as a professional copy editor. Her long-time hobby of massage became part of her career path after intense study in Thailand. In short, she massages words and people.
For Contributions, Ilana makes sure that the publishing process moves forward as smoothly as possible and also has the pleasure of language editing the articles.
Rieke Trimçev, Book Reviews Editor
Rieke Trimҫev is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Augsburg and teaches Political Theory and the History of Political Ideas at the University of Greifswald. Her doctoral thesis traces the history of the metaphors of play, game and theatre in 20th century political thought, with a particular focus on their impacts on theorizing political order and representation.
In an interdisciplinary research group she is furthermore working on the concept of Europe in contemporary memory discourse from a cross-national comparative perspective.