Sonja Kosunen

assistant professor, Title of Docent (sociology of education and urban studies)

  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5A)



  • Finland


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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I work as assistant professor of education and director of Social Studies in Urban Education (SURE) research unit. My main fields of study are sociology of education and urban studies.

SURE-unit has several ongoing and newly starting research projects from pre-primary education through higher education, which can be found here:

Generally I teach in the Swedish-speaking programme of teacher education at all levels. During academic year 2021-2022 I hold a Master's Thesis seminar and doctoral seminar (SURE). SURE also teaches the course Critical Questions in Urban Education in the autumn 2021, and continues with the methodological Ethnography-course (doctoral level).

Currently I am not accepting new PhD candidates. There are some available positions for Master's Thesis work in the projects. The studies may be conducted in Swedish, Finnish or English.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology of Education and Urban Studies, Title of Docent

Award Date: 14 Aug 2017

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Sociology and politics of education
  • 5141 Sociology
  • Urban Sociology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.