Elianne Riska


Description of research and teaching

Research fields

  • Sociology
  • Medical Sociology
  • Sociology of professions

Current Research projects

  • Gender and the medical profession
  • Gender and health


  • Academy Professor, Academy of Finland, 1997-2002
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Health and Community Studies, De Montfort University, U.K., 1998-2002
  • von Willebrand-Fahlbeck Professor in Sociology and statistics, Åbo Academy University, 1985-2004
  • Researcher, Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Research Institute for Social Security , 1981-1985
  • Assistant and Associate Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University, USA, 1974-1981


Further information on the affiliationProfessor emerita, Swedish School of Social Science

Curriculum Vitae

Latest publications

  1. Hälsa och samhälle: Ett fyrtioårs perspektiv

    Riska, E. K. 2015 Helsingfors. 15 p. (SSKH Notat; no. 2/2015)

    Publication: Book/anthologyD4 Published development or research report

  2. Väinö Österbergs resa i den amerikanska maskinindustrin 1935-1936

    Riska, E. K. 2015 Vasa: Oy Fram Ab.

    Publication: Book/anthologyC2 Edited book, compilation, conference proceeding or special issue of journal

  3. Young specialists' career choices and work expectations

    Riska, E. K., Aaltonen, L-M. & Kentala, E. L. 2015 Gender, Careers and Inequalities in Medicine and Medical Education: International Perspectives. Tsouroufli, M. (ed.). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing, p. 127-150 23 p. (International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; vol. 2)

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

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Latest activities

  1. European Science Foundation (External organisation)

    Riska, E. (Expert)

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  2. Forskningsrådet för hälsa, arbetsliv och välfärd (FORTE) (External organisation)

    Riska, E. (Expert)

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  3. Gender & Society (Journal)

    Riska, E. (Reviewer)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

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