teaches philosophy at the University of Turku, Finland. He defended his
doctoral dissertation at the University of Turku in 1992 after studying in the
autumn term 1989 and in the spring term 1992 at the University of Miami,
Florida. Räikkä was a post-doctoral researcher in
Austin, Texas, during the spring term in 1994. He has visited the European
University Institute in Florence many times (1999 - 2010), and in August 2005
he did research at the Finnish Institute for Classical Studies in Rome.
Räikkä was a visiting scholar at the University of Pavia in May 2013,
February 2016 and February 2020. He
the Dean of the Faculty of Social
Sciences at the University of Turku
to December 2019, and is presently the Vice Dean.