Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Lassi Lavanti, is a PhD researcher at the Faculty of Education, University of Helsinki. His dissertation research explores how families with an immigrant background could be supported in early childhood education and care to improve their socially sustainable well-being. Lavanti's work in this area is inspired by his educational background in teaching both class and social justice. The doctoral study is part of the project Child in time – Existential Resilience in Early Childhood (CiTe) funded by Academy of Finland.

Also, Lavanti is employed as a university teacher at the University of Jyväskylä in the Kokkola University Consortium in the Faculty of Education. Lavanti teaches future classroom teachers on various topics, including media education and supervises internships focusing on diverse cultural, linguistic and worldview backgrounds.

Education/Academic qualification


Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.