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Description of research and teaching

Research fields

  • Sociology
  • Medical Sociology
  • Sociology of professions

Current Research projects

  • Gender and the medical profession
  • Gender and health

Employment

  • Academy Professor, Academy of Finland, 1997-2002
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Health and Community Studies, De Montfort University, U.K., 1998-2002
  • von Willebrand-Fahlbeck Professor in Sociology and statistics, Åbo Academy University, 1985-2004
  • Researcher, Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Research Institute for Social Security , 1981-1985
  • Assistant and Associate Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University, USA, 1974-1981

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Keywords

  • 514 Sociology
  • Health sociology
  • Sociology of professions
  • 5141 Sociology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2004 2019

A Finnish Narrative of the Manufacturing Industry in the Midwest in the Mid-1930s

Riska, E. K., 2019, Transnational Finnish Mobilities: Proceedings of Finnforum XI. Leinonen, J. & Kostiainen, A. (eds.). Turku: Migration Institute of Finland, p. 105-118 14 p. (Research ; no. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Women physicians: How culture and structure influence women’s career opportunies

Riska, E. K., 2018, Sphinx: Yearbook 2017-2018 of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters. Janhunen, J. (ed.). Vasa: Grano Oy, p. 17-25 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Health professions and occupations

Riska, E. K., 1 Jun 2017, The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Ritzer, G. (ed.). 2nd ed. Malden: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. , p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Nuorten uratoiveet korva-, nenä- ja kurkkutautien erikoisalalla

Wickman, A., Kentala, E., Riska, E., Parmanne, P. & Aaltonen, L-M., 2017, In : Suomen lääkärilehti. 72, 43, p. 2446-2450 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Väinö Österberg: Go west, young man

Riska, E. K., 2017, Jakten på innovationer: Finlandssvenska tekniker: Det åttonde bandet. Juselius, B. (ed.). Helsingfors: TEKNISKA FÖRENINGEN I FINLAND, Vol. 8. p. 50-61 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Projects 2011 2011

The Nordic Society in Cross-disciplinary and Transnational Perspectives (NordSoc)

Ahokas, M., Alanko, A., Alapuro, R., Aunesluoma, J., Blomberg-Kroll, H., Borioni, P., Brisku, A., Fellman, S., Forsander, A., Glover, N., Götz, N., Haapakorpi, A., Haggrén, H., Hannikainen, M., Haldén, P., Heikkinen, S., Helander, M., Hilson, M., Hopkins, T., Huhta, I., Jalava, M., Kallio, J., Kananen, J., Kettunen, P., Kroll, C., Laine, J. M., Lauren, J. S. I., Lloyd, C., Marjanen, J., Marklund, C., Muir, S., Newby, A., Nordberg, C., Nygård, S., Outinen, S., Pellander, S., Prutsch, M., Rainio-Niemi, J., Riska, E., Roumpakis, A., Räisä, T., Saaritsa, S., Stadius, P., Stenius, H., Strang, J., Stråth, B., Suoranta, A. M., Syrjämäki, S., Wahlbeck, Ö., Vauhkonen, J., Wrede, S. & Österberg, M.

24/02/2011 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011

Activities 1918 2017

Finska Vetenskaps-Societetens möte

Elianne Riska (Speaker)
22 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Women physicians in the Nordic countries: A fifty year’s perspective on gender equality and the welfare state.

Elianne Riska (Speaker)
29 Aug 20171 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Journal)

Elianne Riska (Reviewer)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Oxford University Press (Publisher)

Elianne Riska (Reviewer)
2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

American Sociological Association

Elianne Riska (Attendee)
20 Aug 201623 Aug 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Radio Vega

Elianne Riska

10/01/2008

1 media contribution

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Radio Vega

Elianne Riska

01/10/2007

1 media contribution

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Helsingin Sanomat

Elianne Riska

02/10/2006

1 media contribution

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Washington Post

Elianne Riska

13/08/2006

1 media contribution

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