Pia Olsson

Person

Description of research and teaching

In my research, I have been interested in how people experience, remember and articulate their lives. I have delt with historical themes such as women's satus in the Finnish society and urban life but also with contemporary themes such as everyday multiculturalism among youth. One of my interests is ethnographic process and the knowledge we can produce through it. At the moment, I am doing research in a project called ‘Shared city’ in which we analyse the ways urban public and semi-public spaces affect interethnic encounters.

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

 

Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki:

  • Docent (European ethnology) 2005
  • Ph.D. (European ethnology) 1999
  • Ph.Lic. (European ethnology) 1997
  • M.Pol.Sc. (philosophy, Faculty of Political Sciences) 1995
  • M.A. (European ethnology) 1992

Faculty of Humanities, University of Turku

  • Docent (European ethnology)

 

Positions held                 

  • Professor at the University of Helsinki (European ethnology) 1.8.2015-31.12.2017
  • Research director at the Åbo Akademi University (European ethnology) 1.2.2015–31.3.2015
  • Senior lecturer at the University of Helsinki (European ethnology) 1.3.3012-
  • University researcher in European ethnology, University of Helsinki, 1.8.2009–28.2.2012
  • Doctoral assistant in European ethnology, University of Helsinki, 1.8.2004–31.7.2009
  • Research fellow in the urban studies program “Tradition and Modernity” financed by the Academy of Finland, 1.3.2004–30.6.2004
  • Research fellow: The history of Helsinki (ethnological part) financed by the city of Helsinki, 1.3.2003–28.2.2004
  • Research fellow attached to a Lotta Svärd history project financed by the Ministry of Education and various foundations, 1.7.2000–28.2.2003
  •  Research fellow in an urban studies program financed by the Academy of Finland, 1.1.1999–30.6.2000

 

 

Highlighted publications

  1. Women in Distress: Self-understanding among 20th-century Finnish rural women

    Olsson, P. J. Nov 2011 Lit Verlag. 288 p. (European Studies in Culture and Policy; vol. 11)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewBook

  2. Erilaista etnografiaa?: Kehitysvammaiset nuoret etnografisen kenttätyön osallistujina

    Olsson, P. J. Dec 2012 In : Elore. 2012, 2, p. 73-92 22 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  3. From Cultural Knowledge to Cultural Heritage: Finnish Archives and Their Reflections of the People

    Olsson, P. & Stark, E. 2014 Huntsville, TX: Sam Houston State University. 202 p. (Journal of Finnish Studies; vol. 18, no. 1)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewAnthology

  4. Kirjoittamalla kerrotut: Kansatieteelliset kyselyt tiedon lähteinä

    Olsson, P. (ed.), Korkiakangas, P. (ed.), Ruotsala, H. (ed.) & Åström, A-M. (ed.) Aug 2016 Helsinki: Ethnos ry. 456 p. (Ethnos-toimite; vol. 19)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewAnthology

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Latest activities

  1. Peter Davis

    Thomas, S. (Host), Olsson, P. (Host)
    7 Nov 2017

    Activity: Hosting a visitorAcademic visit at UH

  2. Mikä on ihminen?

    Olsson, P. (Speaker: Presenter)
    10 Oct 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

  3. Hack for Society

    Olsson, P. (New classification)
    9 Sep 201730 Sep 2017

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

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Education

Fil. toht., filosofia (humanistinen ala)

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