Valokuva Elina Lahelma

Elina Lahelma, Professor emerita (education)

Docent (sociology of education)

1971 …2023

Tutkimustuotoksia vuodessa

Henkilökohtainen profiili

Tutkimuksen ja opetuksen kuvaus

My focus of research is in sociology of education, gender studies in education and ethnographic methodologies. I have conducted research on educational policies, curriculum and school textbooks, ethnographic studies in secondary schools and longitudinal life history research on young people's transitions into adulthood.

In the 2000s I have been responsible leader in the project Gender Awareness in Teacher Education (Ministry of Education 2008-2010) and in several projects of the Academy of Finland.

I am a member of the Nordic Centre of Excellence Justice through Education in the Nordic Countries ( (2012-2018)

The latest project was Citizenship, Agency and Difference in Upper Secondary Education – with Special Focus on Vocational Institutions (Academy of Finland 2010-2013).

I am responsible for the Unit of Cultural and Feminist Studies in Education, Institute of Behavioural Sciences.

I am member of the Nordic Centre of Excellence JustEd Justice through Educacation in the Nordic countries


Responsible leader at the NordForsk network NordCrit ( and senor member at the Nordic Centre of Excellence JustEd (


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