Hanna is a Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Turku Finland. She is the Director of SELMA: Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory and has advanced interdisciplinary narrative studies through her leadership and writing. She is the author of two books and over eighty journal articles and book chapters. In 2018, she published The Ethics of Storytelling: Narrative Hermeneutics, History, and the Possible (New York: Oxford University Press) and four years prior, The Narrative Turn in Fiction and Theory: The Crisis and Return of Storytelling from Robbe-Grillet to Tournier (Palgrave Macmillan). She is the co-editor of 12 peer-reviewed edited volumes and journal special issues, including The Use and Abuse of Narrative (forthcoming, co-edited with Mark Freeman, Oxford University Press), Storytelling and Ethics: Literature, Visual Arts and the Power of Narrative (co-edited with Colin Davis, New York: Routledge, 2018) and Values of Literature (co-edited with Saija Isomaa et al., Brill, 2015). Her work takes place at the intersections of literature, psychology, philosophy, and history. Her recent publications and papers strive to develop narrative hermeneutics as a theoretical framework for analyzing narratives as cultural sense-making practices and examining the ethical potential and dangers of various narrative practices.