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Sanna  Aaltonen

Sanna Aaltonen

University Lecturer

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies | +358 50 471 1944

050 4711944
050 471 1944
+358 50 471 1944
+35850 471 1944
050 4711 944
+358 50 4711 944
+35850 4711 944
+358 50 4711944
+35850 4711944

My background is in sociology and I hold a PhD degree in sociology (University of Helsinki) as well as a Title of Docent (Adjunct Professor) in sociology (University of Helsinki) and in sociological youth research (Tampere University). Prior to joining UEF in 2018 I worked as a Senior Researcher at the Youth Research Society and before that as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Helsinki. Most of my research focuses on young people and young adults, with a particular interest in wellbeing, welfare services, youth transitions and young adults in the margins of education or employment.

Currently I am interested in lay perceptions of social class and inequality with a special interest in language.

I can offer supervision for doctoral students in the areas of my expertise.


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