Elina Lahelma

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Description of research and teaching

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.

The current project is 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.  

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Highlighted publications

  1. Troubling discourses on gender and education

    Lahelma, E. 3 Apr 2014 In : Educational Research. 56, 2, p. 171-183 13 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Discussions that 'tickle our brains': Constructing interpretations through multiple ethnographic data-sets

    Lahelma, E., Lappalainen, S., Mietola, R. & Palmu, T. 2014 In : Ethnography and Education. 9, 1, p. 51-65 15 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Vocational teachers' gendered reflections on education, teaching and care

    Lahelma, E., Lappalainen, S., Palmu, T. & Pehkonen, L. 2014 In : Gender and Education. 26, 3, p. 293-305 13 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  4. Educating Worker-Citizens: Visions and Divisions in Curriculum Texts

    Isopahkala-Bouret, U., Lappalainen, S. & Lahelma, E. 2014 In : Journal of education and work.. 27, 1, p. 92-109 18 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  5. Gendered Divisions on Classed Routes to Vocational Education

    Lappalainen, S., Mietola, R. & Lahelma, E. 2013 In : Gender and Education. 25, 2, p. 189-205 17 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Education Inquiry (Journal)

    Lahelma, E. (Reviewer)
    2016

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

  2. Ethnography and Education (Journal)

    Lahelma, E. (Reviewer)
    2016 → …

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

  3. Gender and Education (Journal)

    Lahelma, E. (Member of editorial board)
    2016 → …

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

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Latest prizes

  1. Minna Canth Award given by the University of Jyväskylä

    Elina Lahelma (Recipient), 19 Mar 2015

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Education

Docent (sociology of education)

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