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Sanna Pauliina Toiviainen, Ph.D., M.Ed.

  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 3A)

    00014

    Finland

20092024
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Curriculum vitae

Dr. Sanna Toiviainen holds a PhD in Education and she is currently working as research coordinator and a postdoctoral researcher in AGORA for the Study of Social Justice and Equality in Education -Research Centre, Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki.

She has published research with a focus on young people's life transitions, social exclusion and questions of agency in career guidance and counselling practices. Her research interests include youth in the margins, youth agency, practices and cultures of education and guidance, issues of social justice in guidance, youth transitions and new conceptualisations of 'career' in times of uncertainty and precarity.

Sanna's theoretical and methodological ground is a mixture of sociological theories, feminist theory, narrative theory and ethnography.

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • career guidance
  • youth Studies
  • transitions
  • ethnography
  • narrative research
  • life history
  • social exclusion
  • agency

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

Publications 2009 2020

Millaista toimijuutta Ohjaamot mahdollistavat nuorille?

Translated title of the contribution: What kind of agency One-Stop Guidance Centres enable for young people?Toiviainen, S. P., 2020, (Submitted) Tutkittu ja tulkittu Ohjaamo. Määttä, M. & Souto, A-M. (eds.). Nuorisotutkimusseura Nuorisotutkimusverkosto

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

Suhteisia elämänpolkuja – yksilöiden elämänhallintaa: Koulutuksen ja työn marginaalissa olevien nuorten toimijuus ja ohjaus

Translated title of the contribution: Relational life paths – life management of individuals? : Agency and guidance of young people on the margins of education and workToiviainen, S., 2019, Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura Nuorisotutkimusverkosto. 212 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Sopeutumista, sitkeyttä ja selviytymistä: Nuorten relationaalinen toimijuus siirtymissä marginaalista kohti valtavirtoja

Translated title of the contribution: Adapting, resilience and coping. The relational agency of young people in transitions from the margins towards the mainstreamToiviainen, S., 2018, In : Nuorisotutkimus. 36, 4, p. 35–49 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Guidance centers as sites for construction of agency among young people on the educational margins

Mäkinen, S. & Vanhalakka-Ruoho, M., 2017, New perspectives on career counseling and guidance in Europe: Building careers in changing and diverse societies. Cohen-Scali, V., Rossier, J. & Nota, L. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 167–185 19 p.

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

Januskasvoinen portinvartija: ohjaus tukena ja kontrollina julkisissa palveluissa

Translated title of the contribution: Janus-faced gatekeeper: Guidance as support and control in public services.Mäkinen, S. & Halonen, T., 2017, Nuoret aikuiset hyvinvointipalvelujen käyttäjinä ja kohteina. Aaltonen, S. & Kivijärvi, A. (eds.). Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura Nuorisotutkimusverkosto, p. 151–172 22 p. (Julkaisuja / Nuorisotutkimusverkosto & Nuorisotutkimusseura. Tiede; no. 198)(Verkkojulkaisuja / Nuorisotutkimusverkosto & Nuorisotutkimusseura. Tiede; no. 136).

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

Open Access

Projects 2019 2024

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

Nuorisotutkimuspäivät 2019 / XVIII Nuorisotutkimuspäivät

Sanna Pauliina Toiviainen (Attendee)
7 Nov 2019

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

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Career and Life Plans of South African and Finnish Young People in the Margins of Education and Work

Sanna Pauliina Toiviainen (Speaker), Anouk Jasmine Albien (Speaker)
23 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Ohjaamot ja nuorten ohjaus

Sanna Pauliina Toiviainen (Speaker)
30 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk