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CV

Updated 21.11.2017

EDUCATION     
1976    Candidate in Humanities, University of Helsinki
1977    Candidate in Philosophy, University of Helsinki
1977    Master’s degree, University of Helsinki
1978    Qualifications for the posts of teacher of adult education and principal of adult education
1984    Licentiate in Philosophy, University of Helsinki
1987    Doctoral dissertation approved by University of Helsinki
1987    Doctor of Philosophy degree, University of Helsinki
1989    Adjunct Professor (Docent) of Study of Religions University of Helsinki
2002    Adjunct Professor (Docent) of Sociology University of Helsinki

LANGUAGES    Finnish (native), fluent in Swedish and English, working knowledge of German

POSITIONS HELD  
2008-    CURRENT POSITION Professor (1.7.2012 Professor Emerita) in Master Course of Youth Work and Youth research, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tampere, (Tel. 1.) + 358 33551 7175, (Tel 2.) + 35850 420 1517
2008-2012    Director of the WORK – Preca 2008-2011 Research Programme, Finnish Academy
PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS  
1978-1987    Lecturer of Social Policy and Sociology in the Folk High School, (total 8 years)
1987-1989    Acting Senior Lecturer, University of Helsinki
1.June – 31.July 1989    Senior Visiting Research Fellow, University of Sheffield, Educational Research Centre, England
1.Sep. – 31.Dec. 1989    Acting Professor in the Study of Religions, University of Helsinki
1990    Acting Professor of Folklore and the Study of Religions, University of Turku
1991    Research Fellow of the Institute of the History of Religion, Åbo Akademi University
1991 and 1992    Senior Visiting Research Fellow, City University of London
1993, 1994 and 1995    Social Statistics Research Unit, various times
1.Jan.1991-31.Dec. 1994    Research Fellow in the Finnish Academy of  Science
1.Jan.1995-31.Dec.1997    Director of ”Values, World Views and Gender” Finnish Academy of Sciences
1.Jan.1996-31.Dec.1998    Full-time Associate Professor), (Docent), senior researcher, University of Helsinki
1.Jan 1998-31.Dec.2003    Nordic Research Coordinator, Nordic Council of Ministers
1.Jan 2004 -30.Sept.2004    Coordinator of “University Network of Youth Research”, University of Helsinki
1.Oct. 2004- 23.Nov. 2008    Research Professor, University of Kuopio

OTHER PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS    
1994-2004    Co-ordinator in Socrates programme at the University of Helsinki
1994-1999    Director of ”Youth Research 2000” –programme and founder of the Finnish Youth Research Network – programme. Responsibilities include leadership of the team offering academic access to the research, leadership of research initiation, analysis activities and dissemination, supervision of researchers and direction of a number of research  projects of  Youth Research 2000 -programme.
1995-1997    Leader in the researchers’ group responsible for the National Youth Policy Review for the Council of Europe
1997-1999    Co-ordinator and Leader of the EU-project ”A comparative study of Living Conditions and Participation of Rural Young People in a Chancing Europe
1997-1999    Member of COST – EU project on the theme Youth and Employment
1999 – 2000    Member of EU-project “European Identities”
1998-2002    Editor  of  International Bulletin of Youth research IBYR, International Sociological
Association ISA RC 34, Research Committee of Youth
2000-2002     Researcher of EU-project ”Study on the State of Young People and Youth Policy in Europe
2000-2004    Director of Baltic-Nordic PhD-level multi-scientific Youth Research Graduate School Programme and Network
2001-2003    Co-ordinator and Leader of the Nordic research project” A Comparative Study of Living Conditions of Periphery Young People”
2004-2007    Director of the Social Capital SoCA BeSS Research Programme funded by Academy of Science, University of Helsinki
2006-2010   “Teaching body” and Visiting professor of the Ph.D. in “Sociologia, analisi sociale e politiche pubbliche”, Dept. of sociology and Political Sciences, Univ. of Salerno

Supervised doctoral dissertations and other academic theses    
1994    Official opponent for the doctoral dissertation: Helena Saarikoski, Kouluajan kivoin paiva. A Folklore dissertation in Helsinki University
1995    External Examiner for doctoral dissertation: Sari Nare,
Dept. of Sociology, University of Helsinki
1999    External Examiner for doctoral dissertation: Helena Kasurinen, Dept. of Pedagogy, University of Joensuu
1999    External Examiner for doctoral dissertation: Anita Rubin, Dept. of Sociology, University of Turku
2000    Opponent of the doctoral thesis of Helena Kasurinen,
Dept. of Pedagogy, University of Joensuu
2000    Opponent of the doctoral thesis of Anita Rubin,
Dept. of Sociology, University of Turku
2000    External examiner for doctoral dissertation: Mari-Anna Frangen, Dept. of Religious Pedagogy
2000    Examiner for Adjuct Professor (Docent) position of Jüri Saarniit, Dept. of Sociology, Tarto University
2000    External examiner for doctoral dissertation: Marja Nevanlinna Dept. of Pedagogy
2001    Examiner for Docent position of Helena Saarikoski,
Dept. of Folklore, University of Helsinki
2003    External examiner for doctoral dissertation: Hanna Salomäki Dept. of Sociology of Religion, University of Helsinki
2003    External examiner for doctoral dissertation: Venla Salmi, Dept. of Education, University of Helsinki
2004    Opponent of the doctoral thesis of Hanna Salomäki, Dept. of Sociology of Religion, University of Helsinki
2005    External Examiner for doctoral dissertation: Lotta Svensson, Linköping University, Dept. of Sociology
2005    Examiner for professor position of study of Religions University of Gävle
2006    Examiner of  Adjunct Professor (Docent) position of Andreas Häger, Univ. of Åbo Academy
2007    External examiner for doctoral dissertation: Päivi Fadjukof,
Dept. of  Psychology, Univ. of Jyväskylä
2009    Examiner of the dept. of Humanities, Univ. of Helsinki for doctoral dissertation of
Sirkku Piispanen
2009    External examiner for doctoral dissertation: Katariina Soanjärvi, Dept. of  Education, Univ. of Jyväskylä
2010    External examiner for doctoral dissertation: Katariina Löfblom, Dept. of Sociology, Univ. of Turku
2010    External examiner for doctoral dissertation: Eija Raatikainen, Dept. of  Education, Univ. of Helsinki

2011 Supervised doctoral thesis ”Growing up in Affiliation with a Religious Community – A Case Study of Seventh-day Adventist Youth in Finland” (pedagogy) Arniika Kuusisto. University of Helsinki

2011 Tyttöjen kesken: monikulttuurisuus ja sukupuolten tasa-arvo nuorisotyössä” (sosiology). Veronika Honkasalo. University of Helsinki

2015 External examiner for doctoral dissertation: Jaana Avolahti, Univ. of Helsinki

2017 External examiner of the Habilitation of Natalia Wächter (educational science) Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria, 2017

 

RESEARCH AWARDS, HONOURS AND MAJOR STIPENDIARY SUPPORT    
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987    Finnish Ministry of Education, Finnish Cultural Foundation,  Emil Aaltonen Foundation
1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995    British Academy research awards total 18 months
1992-1999    Honorary Senior Research Fellow, City University of London,
Social Statistics Research Unit
1999-    Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of London, Institute of Education, Centre for Longitudinal Studies
1999-2003    Funding for research project direction and co-ordination of  the
Nordic Youth Research from the Nordic Council
2000-2004    Research funding from the Nordic Academy of Advanced Study (NorFA)
for the Baltic-Nordic PhD-level multi-scientific Youth research Graduate School
Network
2001-2003    Research funding from the Nordic Council for the research project “A Comparative Study of Living Conditions of Periphery Young People”
2004-2006    Research funding from Wihuri Säätiö for the research project “Behind the Scenes of Society (BeSS) – Young people, identity and social capital”
2004-2007    Research funding from the Academy of Finland for the research project “Behind the Scenes of Society (BeSS) – Young people, identity and social capital”
2008-2012    Research funding from the Academy of Finland for the research project for the research project “The Changing Life-Styles and Values of the Young Short-termed Unemployed in the Different Labour Markets of Finland”

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIPS IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES  
1983- 2001    Editor of the Finnish Journal Nuorisotutkimus Youth Research
1995-2000    Editorial board of NVMEN, International Review for the History of Religions
1997-2014    Member of the International Editorial Board of Journal of Youth Studies
1998-2002    Editor of International Bulletin of Youth Research, Research
Committee 34, ISA International Sociological Association
1998-2001    Editor of Nordic Youth Research Newsletter
1998-2003    Editor of NYRI www publications http://www.alli.fi/nyri/
2000-2007    Editorial board of IDENTITY: an International Journal of Theory and Research

ELECTED MEMBERSHIPS IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES    
1989-1996    Secretary of the Finnish Society for the Study of Comparative Religion
1996-1998    Vice President of the Finnish Society for the Study of Comparative Religion
1991-1992    Vice President of the Finnish Society for Youth Research
1.Sept.1994 – 31. Dec.1997    Member of the National Education Committee on youth and leisure time
1995-1998    Finnish Coordinator in Nordic youth research advisory group/Nordic Council of Ministers
1992-2005    President of the Finnish Society for Youth Research
1995-2000    Executive committee member of (IAHR) International Association for the History
of Religions
2000-2008    Vice President of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR)
2002-2006    President of the Research Committee 34 on Sociology for Youth,
International Sociological Association (ISA)
1998-2010    Member of the Ex. Board of the Research Committee 34 on Sociology for Youth, International Sociological Association (ISA)
2010-2014    Member of the Advisory. Board of the Research Committee 34 on Sociology for Youth,  International Sociological Association (ISA)

POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (Other elected memberships)    
1991-1994    Deputy Chair of Departmental Steering Committee in the Department of the Study of Religions, University of Helsinki
1994-1997    Member of Department Steering Committee in the Department of the Study of Religions
1993-1995    Member of the Parliamentary State Committee of Youth
1996- 1999    Vice member of the Parliamentary State Committee of Youth
1987-1993    Member of Project Steering Committee of the Research Institute
of the Lutheran Church of Finland
1994-1996    Deputy member of Steering Committee of the Research Institute of the Lutheran Church of Finland since
1993-    Member of Finnish UNESCO Board
1.Feb.1994-2008    Member of the Youth Committee of the Lutheran Church of Finland
2001-2002    Member of the citizen delegation of “Children in the school of life”,  a project for the support of children’s and young people’s life control
2002-2005    Member of the Steering Committee of Education and Youth of the Lutheran Church of Finland
2000-2006    Member of the HelsinkiMission executive board
2006-2012    Member of the Council of   HelsinkiMission
2002-2006    Member of the executive board the Finnish Youth Foundation
2006-2012    Member of the Council of   the Finnish Youth Foundation
2005-2010    Member   of  National Board of  Education in youth training standing comittee

2010- Member of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS)

2012- Member of  the Council of  the Avartti- Nuoret sen tekevät Finland – the Finnish Award programme

PREVIOUS SELECTED CONSULTANCIES  
1993        Consultant to Finnish Minister responsible for youth in the 4th Conference for Ministers responsible for Youth in Vienna in April 1993 on the subject ”Young people in Greater Europe”.
1994        Collaboration with Finnish Ministry of Education in writing a paper ”Youth policy and problems of youth aid in the context of the profound changes in Europe” and speaker at the East-West co-operation conference in the field of youth: From national, regional and local structures – to the active participation of youth, Kiev, Ukraine, November 12-16, 1994.
1995        Collaboration with Finnish Ministry of Education in the Council of Europe (CDEJ) European Steering Committee for Intergovernmental co-operation in the youth field (Finnish Initiative for the youth policy review)
1996        Scientific collaboration and member of the Council of Europe CDEJ
working group on the promotion of enterprise and participation among young people
1997        Collaboration with Nordic Youth Council and Nordic Youth Co-ordinator for Nordic Youth Research Programme
1998        Expert group for the Review of the National Youth Policy in Spain
1998-99    Scientific collaboration and member of the Council of Europe. CDEJ Expert group for the Review of the National Youth Policy in Spain.
2000-    Academic expert group member Socrates/Grundtvig/TCP Networks
2002         Member of the organizing committee of the UN Expert Meeting on Global Priorities for Youth
2002             Member of the selecting committee for the International Youth Studies Training seminar of Council of   Europe
2002-        Expert of the international advisory group of the longitudinal research on young people, University of London, Institute of Education, Centre for Longitudinal Studies
2002-2003           Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research. Inventory of Swedish Youth Studies 1995-2001 concerning surroundings, doctoral theses, publications and research projects
2005-2006          Scientific Programme Co-ordinator of the VXI World Congress of the International Sociological Association, Youth Sociology ISA RC 34
2007-2012             Chair of the executive board of YUNET Youth research University Network
2007-2011    Member of Executive Board of  M.A. of European Youth Studies
2009-2011            Expert assisting Research in the economic, social sciences and humanities, European Commission, DG Research, Unit.
2010-2011           Expert group member of Global Europe 2030/2050 in the European Comission, European Union research policy  Socio-economic  Sciences and  Humanities

2011-1012 European Commission, DG Research & Innovation. Independent Expert Reviewer and organizer of the conference: Policy Review of the Youth Research Cluster on Social Inclusion
2012-2013 Nyris12, Nordic Youth Research Symposium Conference; Scientific Committee member

2013-2017 ISCH COST Action IS1311 – Intergenerational Family Solidarity across Europe (INTERFASOL).

2017 European Science Foundation ESF. Evaluation of the application/ Peer Review Services.

2017-2018 The Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong. Evaluation of two research proposals for the Humanities, Social Sciences Panel of RGC .

2017-2020 The European Science Foundation (ESF). The College of Review Panel Members .