Iivi Anna Masso is the editor of the monthly magazine Diplomaatia (Diplomacy - a publication of the ICDS) since the end of 2010. Before that she worked as a freelance writer and independent policy analyst, sharing time between Finland and Estonia.
From 2002-2008 Iivi worked as researcher and lecturer at the Depts. of Political Science and Practical Philosophy of the University of Helsinki, specializing in contemporary political philosophy, democratic theories and human rights. Before that, she spent 2000-2001 in New York as a visiting scholar at the New School for Social Research, and 1999-2000 in Budapest as a doctoral student at the Central European University, studying social theory, international relations and comparative politics.
Iivi got her Ph.D. in Political Sciences at Helsinki University 2006 (dissertation Democratic Legitimacy and the Politics of Rights published by Helsinki University Press), and has published a number of academic articles in Finnish and Estonian journals and books. She has M.Phil. in Political Science from the CEU (1999) and M.A. in philosophy from University of Helsinki 1997).
Iivi has contributed as freelance journalist to several Finnish and Estonian publications since 1993, has done radio programs for the Finnish public broadcaster Yle, and is currently still writing columns also for the Estonian daily Postimees and Finnish online paper Uusi Suomi, in collaboration with Yle radio.