Elina Lahelma

Elina Lahelma, Professor emerita (education)

Docent (sociology of education)

1971 …2023

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

My focus of research is in sociology of education, gender studies in education and ethnographic methodologies. I have conducted research on educational policies, curriculum and school textbooks, ethnographic studies in secondary schools and longitudinal life history research on young people's transitions into adulthood. In the 2000s I have been responsible leader in the project Gender Awareness in Teacher Education (Ministry of Education 2008-2010) and in several projects of the Academy of Finland, the latest of which Citizenship, Agency and Difference in Upper Secondary Education – with Special Focus on Vocational Institutions (2010-2013). I was member of Nordic Centre of Excellence Justice throuhg Education in the Nordic Countries (JustEd 2014-2018).


Curriculum vitae

Responsible leader at the NordForsk network NordCrit (http://www.nordcrit.org/9 and senor member at the Nordic Centre of Excellence JustEd (http://blogs.helsinki.fi/just-ed/)

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • 5141 Sociology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.