Feminist, Cultural, and Social Studies of Education
The research group focuses on educational processes and pedagogical practices in formal and informal educational contexts, covering the life-course from the early childhood to the late adulthood. Its researchers represent the fields of education, gender studies, sociology, critical disability studies and childhood studies. The shared interest of the group is to analyse how different social and cultural factors, such as gender, ethnicity, social class and disability, are intertwined and constructed in institutional and in informal educational contexts, such as (school, working life or leisure time) and how they relate to the construction of learner subjectivities. The aim is to identify and describe cultural processes in relation to educational equality and inequality by making visible complex power relations in the cultural phenomena that are usually taken for granted. Moreover, members of the group are enthusiastic in developing qualitative methodology.
Other group members
Sirpa LappalainenProfessorDepartment of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies
Katja HiltunenDoctoral ResearcherDepartment of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies
Touko VaahteraPostdoctoral ResearcherDepartment of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies