Sofia Laine

Person

Curriculum Vitae

Adjunct professor, University of Tampere, Youth Research. 13.1.2017

Doc. Soc. Sci., University of Helsinki, Department of Politics and Economics. 10.4.2012
Major: Development Studies, Minor: World Politics
M. Soc. Sci., University of Helsinki, Department of Sociology, 19.5.2004
Major: Sociology, Minor: Social Psychology


Current positions

University researcher, University of Helsinki, Folklore Studies, 1.1.-30.9.2017 (100 %), 1.10.-31.12.2017 (40 %) LivingMemories Project (1.10.2015-30.9.2017), Living together with difficult memories and diverse identities (no. 294292, ERA.NET Plus with Russia, Pl: K. Salmi-Niklander) is a multi-disciplinary project focusing on difficult memories and diverse identities related with conflicts in Russia, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Germany and Turkey. It addresses the questions: How can people live together after violent conflicts and with traumatic memories? How is it possible to allow difficult memories instead of silencing them? Working language is English. http://www.livingmemories-era.net/

Senior Researcher & Principal Investigator (PI), 1.10.2017-30.4.2018 (40 %), 1.5.2018-31.5.2018 (80 %) Break the Fight! tour and modelling project 1.1.2017-31.12.2018 (Finnish Cultural Foundation, Intomieliset ry.) brings “Break the Fight- I was here!” dance performances and workshops to schools in Finland, to discuss nonviolence. The tour project involves break dance professionals and a research team from the Finnish Youth Research Network lead by Laine, responsible of monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the project. http://www.nuorisotutkimusseura.fi/break-the-fight

 

Previous work experience

Post-doctoral researcher, FYRN team leader, and scientific work-package coordinator (WP3 Youth political engagement), Finnish Youth Research Network (FYRN), Helsinki, 1.1.2014–31.8.2016 (20 %), 1.9.2016-31.12.2016 (100 %) The SAHWA Project (2014-2016), Researching Arab Mediterranean Youth: Towards a New Social Contract (no. 613174, FP7, European Union), brings together 15 partners from Europe and Arab Mediterranean countries to research youth prospects and perspectives in a context of multiple social, economic and political transitions in five countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon). The thematic axes around which the project revolves are social inclusion, political mobilization and participation, culture and values, international migration and mobility, gender, public policies and international cooperation. Working language is English.  http://www.sahwa.eu/

 

Post-doctoral researcher, Finnish Youth Research Network (FYRN), Helsinki, 1.10.2012–31.8.2016 (80 %) Consortium project Youth and Political Engagement in Contemporary Africa (YoPo). This research consortium examines political processes and opportunities for engagement from the perspective of young people in Africa. Consortium partners include the Finnish Youth Research Network (FYRN) and the University of Helsinki, First Development Studies, and (since 1 January 2015) the Swedish School of Social Science (SSKH, Sociology). (no. 258235, Academy of Finland, Pl: E. Oinas). http://blogs.helsinki.fi/yopo-africa/

 

Merits in teaching and pedagogical competence

YP1, University pedagogy 1: Teaching and learning at university, 5 study credits, spring 2017, University of Helsinki.

YP2, University pedagogy 2: Constructive Alignment in planning, implementation and evaluating teaching process. 5 study credits, spring 2017, University of Helsinki.

Other academic merits

  • Member: Pool of European Youth Researchers (PEYR), Council of Europe and European Union Youth Partnership,1.1.2015-31.12.2018 http://pjp-eu.coe.int/fi/web/youth-partnership/peyr
  • Member: Expert group on refugees, Council of Europe and European Union Youth Partnership,  September 2016-

 

 

 

 

Latest publications

  1. Volunteer work among asylum seekers and refugees in Finland from 2015 to 2017

    Salmi-Niklander, K. & Laine, S., 12 Dec 2017, In : Gränsløs. Tidskrift för studier av Öresundsregionens historia, kultur och samhällsliv . 2017, 8, p. 90-100 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  2. Vaikeat muistot - menneisyyden ja nykyhetken vuoropuhelua

    Salmi-Niklander, K. A., Savolainen, U. E., Laine, S. & Taavetti, R. M., May 2017, In : Elore. 24, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  3. Breaking the triple marginalisation of youth? Mapping the future prospects of youth inclusion in Arab Mediterranean countries

    Maiche, K., Onodera, H., Lefort, B., Laine, S. & Myllylä, M., 2017, Barcelona: Barcelona Centre for International Affairs. 46 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

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Latest activities

  1. ESSHC 2018

    Kirsti Salmi-Niklander (Speaker: Presenter), Sofia Laine (Speaker: Presenter)
    4 Apr 20187 Apr 2018

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

  2. På Gränsen. PÅ GRÄNSEN OM FLYKTINGMOTTAGANDETS KULTURELLA NORMER OCH PRAKTIKER

    Kirsti Salmi-Niklander (Attendee), Sofia Laine (Speaker: Presenter)
    17 May 2017

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

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