Janne Varjo

Associate professor (tenure track), Education, society and culture

  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 1B)

    00014

    Finland

1994 …2021

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Currently I am working as an associate professor (tenure track; Education, society and culture) at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland, and more particularly within the Research Unit focusing on the Sociology and Politics of Education (KUPOLI).

After my doctoral thesis Drafting Education Legislation for the Competitive State – The Parliament of Finland and the 1990s Change in Education Policy (2007) I have worked / am working in six research projects altogether, in three of them as a principal investigator. All of these projects are closely connected to issues of educational equality and governance of education – the range of objects of inquiry varying from nation states to social classes, and from municipalities to ethnic groups.

In terms of teaching, my repertoire as a lecturer consist of a wide variety of courses since 2008. They are built upon general themes on sociology, history, administration and economics of education.

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

Publications

Aina joka kolmas vuosi, joulukuun alussa, itsenäisyyspäivän tienoilla

Varjo, J., 24 Mar 2020, In : Kasvatus. 51, 1, p. 3-5 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

The reasoning behind the envisioned educational trajectories of young people from Finnish and immigrant origins

Varjo, J., Kalalahti, M. & Jahnukainen, M., 21 Feb 2020, In : Education Inquiry. p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Ajatuksia tiedejulkaisemisen kielipoliittisesta ulottuvuudesta

Varjo, J., 15 May 2019, In : Kasvatus. 50, 2, p. 103-106 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

Discrimination, harassment and racism in Finnish lower secondary schools

Zacheus, T., Kalalahti, M. M. M., Varjo, J. T., Saarinen, M. K., Jahnukainen, M. T., Mäkelä, M-L. & Kivirauma, J., 4 Apr 2019, In : Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 9, 1, p. 81-98 18 p.

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Projects

Prizes

Michael Faraday -palkinto

Janne Varjo (Recipient), 12 Apr 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

NERA 2020Rethinking the futures of educationin the Nordic countries

Mira Kalalahti (Speaker: Presenter), Janne Varjo (Speaker: Presenter)
4 Mar 20206 Mar 2020

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

Tiina Valkendorffin pro gradu -tutkielman ohjaus

Janne Varjo (Supervisor)
21 May 2020

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Tero Väisäsen pro gradu -tutkielman ohjaus

Janne Varjo (Supervisor)
21 May 2020

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Hannele Pitkäsen väitöskirjan ohjaaja

Janne Varjo (Supervisor)
29 May 2019

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Eriytyvä vai erilaistuva Suomi?

Janne Varjo (Speaker)
17 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk