Saija Benjamin

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research interests

I'm studying young people's identities, mindsets, resilience, and experiences of belonging and othering, as well as the prevention of radicalization and extremism in and through education (PVE-E). I'm especially interested in the way the (dis)satisfaction of basic psychological needs is related to negative developmental processes, such as radicalization. My colleagues and I have developed the internationally recognized REDI model and guidelines for PVE-E in Finnish education. 

Education/Academic qualification

Education on diversities, Title of Docent, University of Oulu

Award Date: 1 May 2023

Education, PhD, People who don't live what we live, don't understand. Youths' experiences of hypermobility

Award Date: 6 Oct 2017

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Education, Identity, Diversity, Resilience, Youth
  • Youth Research
  • School wellbeing
  • Radicalisation
  • School context
  • Inequality
  • Resilience
  • identity

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.