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  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38)

    00014

    Finland

19972020
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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Education

 

Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki:

  • Docent (European ethnology) 2005
  • Ph.D. (European ethnology) 1999
  • Ph.Lic. (European ethnology) 1997
  • M.Pol.Sc. (philosophy, Faculty of Political Sciences) 1995
  • M.A. (European ethnology) 1992

Faculty of Humanities, University of Turku

  • Docent (European ethnology)

 

Positions held                 

  • Professor at the University of Helsinki (European ethnology) 1.8.2015-31.12.2017
  • Research director at the Åbo Akademi University (European ethnology) 1.2.2015–31.3.2015
  • Senior lecturer at the University of Helsinki (European ethnology) 1.3.3012-
  • University researcher in European ethnology, University of Helsinki, 1.8.2009–28.2.2012
  • Doctoral assistant in European ethnology, University of Helsinki, 1.8.2004–31.7.2009
  • Research fellow in the urban studies program “Tradition and Modernity” financed by the Academy of Finland, 1.3.2004–30.6.2004
  • Research fellow: The history of Helsinki (ethnological part) financed by the city of Helsinki, 1.3.2003–28.2.2004
  • Research fellow attached to a Lotta Svärd history project financed by the Ministry of Education and various foundations, 1.7.2000–28.2.2003
  •  Research fellow in an urban studies program financed by the Academy of Finland, 1.1.1999–30.6.2000

 

 

Curriculum vitae

Kanssatieteilijä-blogi: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/polsson/

Description of research and teaching

In my research, I have been interested in how people experience, remember and articulate their lives. I have delt with historical themes such as women's satus in the Finnish society and urban life but also with contemporary themes such as everyday multiculturalism among youth. One of my interests is ethnographic process and the knowledge we can produce through it. At the moment, I am doing research in a project called ‘Shared city’ in which we analyse the ways urban public and semi-public spaces affect interethnic encounters.

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • European ethnology
  • kansatiede
  • kaupunkitutkimus
  • muistitietotutkimus
  • etnografia

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

Publications 1997 2019

Women in Distress: Self-understanding among 20th-century Finnish rural women

Olsson, P. J., Nov 2011, Lit Verlag. 288 p. (European Studies in Culture and Policy; vol. 11)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Erilaista etnografiaa? Kehitysvammaiset nuoret etnografisen kenttätyön osallistujina

Olsson, P. J., Dec 2012, In : Elore. 2012, 2, p. 73-92 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

From Cultural Knowledge to Cultural Heritage: Finnish Archives and Their Reflections of the People

Olsson, P. & Stark, E., 2014, Huntsville, TX: Sam Houston State University. 202 p. (Journal of Finnish Studies; vol. 18, no. 1)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Kirjoittamalla kerrotut: Kansatieteelliset kyselyt tiedon lähteinä

Olsson, P. (ed.), Korkiakangas, P. (ed.), Ruotsala, H. (ed.) & Åström, A-M. (ed.), Aug 2016, Helsinki: Ethnos ry. 456 p. (Ethnos-toimite; vol. 19)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Ethnography on inter-ethnic encounters

Olsson, P. & Lappi, T-R., Apr 2019, Creating the city: Identity, memory and participation. Conference proceedings. Brunnström, P. & Claesson, R. (eds.). Malmö: Malmö University, Vol. 23. p. 498-515 18 p. (Malmö University Publications in Urban Studies; vol. 23).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific

Open Access

Projects 2011 2020

Activities 2009 2019

Metropolis in Europe

Salla Jokela (Member of organizing committee), Pia Olsson (Member of organizing committee), Anja Kervanto Nevanlinna (Member of organizing committee), Aura Kivilaakso (Member of organizing committee), Leena Enbom (Member of organizing committee)
8 May 2019

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

Etnologisen tiedon tuottaminen ja soveltaminen yrittäjänä

Terhi Ainiala (Speaker), Pia Johanna Olsson (Speaker)
8 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Uskaltaa osata. Työelämätaitojen rakentuminen monialaisella projektikurssilla

Terhi Ainiala (Speaker), Pia Johanna Olsson (Speaker), Marjo Riitta Vesalainen (Speaker)
1 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Voiko työelämää oppia yliopistossa? Monitieteinen projektikurssi työelämätaitojen vahvistajana

Terhi Ainiala (Speaker), Pia Olsson (Speaker), Marjo Vesalainen (Speaker)
6 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

SIEF 2019

Pia Olsson (Speaker: Chair), Tiina-Riitta Lappi (Speaker: Chair)
17 Apr 2019

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

Press / Media

Etkö sinäkään pidä siitä, että joku tulee kylään ilmoittamatta?

Pia Olsson

11/05/2019

1 media contribution

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Kotilaisesta tuli rasite

Pia Olsson

01/04/2019

1 item of media coverage

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Siveystalkoissa repeiltiin

Pia Olsson

01/04/2019

1 media contribution

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