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  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38)

    00014

    Finland

1989 …2020

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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

I work as senior researcher in Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki.

I work in WeAll-research project funded by Academy of Finland (2015-2020). The topic of the research project is equality at work (15 researchers from the universities of Helsinki, Jyväskylä and Hanken). My focus is on diverse group of non-heterosexual and trans youth and their experiences of education and work environment, as well as on texts, such as school books, curricula documents, media, research reports, and how intersectional differences and normativities are construted in them.

My other research project focus on LGBT youth work and young people's agency. It is a part of collaboration project "Enabling South African and Finnish Youth Towards New Traditions of Non-Violence, Equality and Social Wellbeing" (Hanken School of Economics, prof. Jeff Hearn, 2013-2016, funded by Academy of Finland).

I have researched gender and sexuality in education and work environment. My earlier research project was "Non-heterosexuality and transitions of young people in education and working life". I was a member of a research project "Citizenship, agengy and difference in upper secondary education - with special focus on vocational institutions" (Academy of Finland 2010-2013, lead by professor Elina Lahelma, www.helsinki.fi/amis/index_english.htm). I focused within my research project on the transitions of non-heterosexual youth (compulsory to upper secondary to higher education) and on heteronormativity in education and culture of the institutions. My other research project focused on teachers and sexual orientation as part of project "Gender awareness in Teacher Education" (2009-2011). I am a member of JustEd (http://blogs.helsinki.fi/just-ed/), Agora (http://blogs.helsinki.fi/agora-sje/), KUFE (Research unit of cultural and feminist studies of education, www.helsinki.fi/kufe/index_english.htm), and Koukero (http://koukerot.wordpress.com).

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Sociology of Education
  • Sexuality
  • Gender
  • Heteronormativity
  • Trans Studies
  • School cultures and practices
  • 514 Sociology
  • Youth Research
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People
  • Equality
  • Work environment research
  • 5141 Sociology

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

Publications

Ambivalent Positions and Challenging Contexts in Researching “Rainbow Youth” in Finland

Lehtonen, J. & Taavetti, R., 2018, Engaging Youth in Activism, Research and Pedagogical Praxis: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Race. Shefer, T., Hearn, J., Ratele, K. & Boonzaier, F. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 75-90 16 p. (Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education ).

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

Sukupuoli ja risteävät erot kasvatuksessa ja koulutuksessa -teemanumero

Jauhiainen, A. (ed.), Lehtonen, J. & Ylitapio-Mäntylä, O. (ed.), 2018, Jyväskylä: Kasvatustieteellinen seura. (Kasvatus; vol. 49, no. 3)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Windows of opportunities: Nordic perspectives on sexual diversity in education

Kjaran, J. I. & Lehtonen, J., 2018, In : International Journal of Inclusive Education. 22, 10, p. 1035-1047 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Conclusions: Queering “Politics of Pain” Through Activism and Educational Outreach Work

Kjaran, J. I., Lehtonen, J. & Francis, D. A., 2020, Queer Social Movements and Outreach Work in Schools: A Global Perspective. Kjaran, J. I. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 285-291 7 p.

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

Educational Outreach Work in Nordic Countries: Challenges, Tensions, and Contradictions for Queering Schools and Teaching About Sexual and Gender Diversity

Kjaran, J. I. & Lehtonen, J., 2020, Queer Social Movements and Outreach Work in Schools: A Global Perspective. Francis, D. A., Kjaran, J. I. & Lehtonen, J. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 15-37 13 p.

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

Projects

WeAll: Social and Economic Sustainability of Future Working life: Policies, Equalities and Intersectionalities in Finland

Jyrkinen, M., Lämsä, A., Niemistö, C., Lehtonen, J., Karjalainen, M., Steel, T., Hyvönen, H. T., Lähdesmäki, M., Suutari, T., Kurki, S., Helms Mills, J., Mills, A., McKie, L., Pucetaite, R. & Hearn, J.

01/10/201530/04/2021

Project: Research project

Prizes

Activities

Lapsiasiavaltuutetun toimisto (External organisation)

Jukka Lehtonen (Expert member)

2014 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Gender and Education (Journal)

Jukka Lehtonen (Member of editorial board)

20172020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of series

Nordic Educational Research Association Conference

Jukka Lehtonen (Speaker: Chair)

4 Mar 2020

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

Nordic Educational Research Association Conference

Jukka Lehtonen (Speaker: Presenter)

4 Mar 2020

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

Press / Media

YLE Radio

Jukka Lehtonen

05/09/2019

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Transnuorista ja heidän oikeuksistaan haastattelu

Jukka Lehtonen

12/07/2019

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Haastattelu viharikoksista

Jukka Lehtonen

20/12/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media