SANNA AALTONEN

Yliopistonlehtori

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

My background is in sociology and I hold an Honorary Title of Docent (Adjunct Professor) at the University of Helsinki. Prior to joining UEF in 2018 I worked as a Senior Researcher at the Youth Research Society and as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Helsinki. My previous research projects are listed below and my current research interests include regional responses to structural changes in the lives of young adults in particular. During 2020-2021 I'm affiliated with a research consortium BIBU - Tackling biases and bubbles in participation (led by Professor Anu Kantola, University of Helsinki, https://bibu.fi/en/ ) I can offer supervision for doctoral students in the areas of my expertise.

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Organization

Department of Social Sciences, Sociology

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Teaching Activities

During 2020-21 I'll teach either alone or together with my colleagues on the following courses
5511602 Citizenship and Wellbeing
5511605 Introduction to Project Management
5524107 Introduction to Research on Wellbeing
5524214 Key Theorists of Social Sciences
5524003 Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences
5525350 Research Seminar (sociology)
5524210 Sociological theories
5511608 Sociological Youth Studies

Societal Activities

Member of the Executive Committee of the European Sociological Association, https://www.europeansociology.org/
Associate editor: Journal of Youth Studies, https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cjys20
Member of the editorial board: Journal of Applied Youth Studies, https://www.springer.com/journal/43151

Research groups and research projects

Earlier research projects:

2016-2019 - PROMEQ - Inclusive Promotion of Health and Wellbeing, funded by the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland, consortium leader Prof. Marja Vaarama, work package research group: Dr Sanna Aaltonen (PI), Dr Antti Kivijärvi, MSocSc Martta Myllylä, MSocSc Vesa Välimäki

2015-2017 - AJOLÄHTÖ – You Can Never Go Home Again: young adults in transforming labour market, funded by Kone Foundation, research group: Dr Anu-Hanna Anttila (PI), Dr Sanna Aaltonen, Dr Päivi Berg, MSocSc Terhi Hautamäki, MSocSc Vuokko Härmä, MA Sami Perttilä, Dr Hanna Ylöstalo

2014-2015 - Young people in Service System, funded by the Ministry of Culture and Education, research group: Dr Sanna Aaltonen (PI), Dr Päivi Berg

2011-2013 - Cross-generational Relationships and Youth Transitions to Adulthood, funded by Youth Research Society, personal grant

2008-2010 - Feasible Futures? Transitions of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Young People, funded by Academy of Finland, personal research grant for Postdoctoral Researcher’s project

2003-2007 - Agency and power in the lives of young people: borders and possibilities, funded by University of Helsinki, research group: Dr Tuula Gordon (PI), MSocSc Sanna Aaltonen, Dr Tarja Tolonen

1999-2006 - Girls, boys and sex-based harassment, several funders, doctoral project

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