Monday October 21, Metsätalo

09:00-10:00 Registration open (1st floor lobby)

09:00-10:00 Tea/Coffee (Lecture hall 4 lobby)

10:00-11:15 Opening Words: Prof. Sarah Green, Director of the Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences (Lecture hall 4)

Keynote: Prof. John T. Jost, New York University: Overcoming Resistance to Change: A System Justification Perspective (Lecture hall 4)

11:15-12:30 Lunch (3rd floor lobby – in front of lecture halls 9 & 10)

12:30-14:00 Parallel Workshop Sessions

Session 1. Life Expectations and Inequality (Lecture hall 9).

Chair: Henrik Forsberg

Discussant: Minna Lyytikäinen

Susana Ortega Alcantara: The Yaqui: Defense of a River, Territory and Identity. Discourse Analysis of the Struggle for the Yaqui River (2010-2016), Ethnic Political Identity and Coexisting Knowledges

Emma Villman: ‘I Only Wish for a Normal Life’: Aspirations and Dreams Among Finnish Prisoners Prior to Release from Prison

Jonna Alava: Militarized Youth in Russia

Valeriia Peshko: Challenging Inequality in Business History: Critical Summary of Approaches

Session 2. Disparity of Politics (Lecture hall 10).

Chair: Merja Kiiskinen

Discussant: Olga Kantokoski

Katri Hirvonen-Nurmi: To Start and Modify – Wixarika Museums in Knowledge Production

Iida-Maria Tammi: Responding to Inequality in Armed Conflict: Politisation of Humanitarian Aid as a Challenge to Equitable Access to Services

Ran Goren: Doctoral Research Plan – “Born Equal, Unequal as We Grow? The Relation Between Population Size and Public Opinion on Equality”

Keshia D’silva: Defining Dangers to Women: A Social Representations Approach to Women’s Rights Campaigns of Advocacy Organizations in India

14:00-15:00 Registration open (3rd floor lobby)

14:00-14:30 Tea/Coffee (3rd floor lobby – in front of lecture halls 9 & 10)

14:30-15:30 Keynote: Prof. Risto Kunelius, University of Helsinki (Lecture hall 10)

16:00-18:00 Panel Discussion: How Much Is Too Much? Perspectives on Inequality and Why It Matters (Lecture hall 4)

Chair: Prof. Risto Kunelius (Media and Communication Studies, Director of INEQ, University of Helsinki)

Panelists: Assoc. Prof. Johanna Rainio-Niemi (Political History, University of Helsinki), Assoc. Prof. Sakari Saaritsa (Economic and Social History, University of Helsinki), Prof. Hanna Wass (Political Science, University of Helsinki)

18:00-20:00 Conference Reception, Metsätalo (3rd floor lobby – in front of lecture halls 9 & 10)


Tuesday October 22, Metsätalo

9:00-10:00 Registration open (1st floor lobby)

9:30-10.00 Tea/Coffee (Lecture hall 4 lobby)

10:00-11:00 Opening Words: Prof. Anja Nygren, Director of the Doctoral Programme in Political, Societal and Regional Change (Lecture hall 4)

Keynote: Prof. Judith Pallot, University of Oxford/University of Helsinki: Inequalities in Punishment: Continuity and Change in Post-Communist Penal Systems (Lecture hall 4)

11:15-12:30 Lunch (3rd floor lobby – in front of lecture halls 9 & 10)

12:30-14:00 Parallel Workshop Sessions

Session 3. Employment and Class (Lecture hall 9).

Chair: Anna Salmivaara

Discussant: Mika Simonen

Saska Heino: Class Structure and Changing Income Inequality in Finland, 1960-2005

Joel Kilpi: Digging Through “The Richest Hill on Earth”: Class Composition of Butte Finns, 1905-1914

Olivia Maury: Appropriating the Residence Permit System: Student-Migrant-Workers’ Attempts to Circumvent Administrative Borders

Session 4. Representations of Unity, Representations of Inequality (Lecture hall 10).

Chair: Viivi Eskelinen

Discussant: Henrik Forsberg

Ilana Hartikainen: Polarization and Populism in Action: A Discourse Analysis of the 2019 Czech EP Election on Social Media

Daniel Jenei: Narrative Construction of Collective Victimhood: How Should We Talk About Historical Conflicts?

Niklas Söderman: Nation, People, and Unity: Myths and Narratives of Nationalism in the Face of Social Change

Zea Szebeni: Fake News! According to Whom? – Differences in News Perception in Highly Polarized Societies

14:00-14:30 Tea/Coffee (3rd floor lobby – in front of lecture halls 9 & 10)

14:30-16:00 Parallel Workshop Sessions

Session 5. Environment and Consumption (Lecture hall 9).

Chair: Emma Villman

Discussants: Anja Nygren and Florencia Quesada

Marjo Särkkä: Consumer Awareness of EU Food Quality Labels and Labels of Origin in Finland

Jana Moritz: Challenges of Cultured Meat (Research Plan)

Anna Heikkinen: The Many Faces of Vulnerability: Water Governance, Local Conflicts and Environmental Change in the Peruvian Andes

Usman Ashraf: The Politics of Environmental Governance and Development in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

Session 6. How Public Policy Constructs Inequality? (Lecture hall 10).

Chair: Nanne Isokuortti

Discussant: Marina Khmelnitskaya

Varvara Kobyshcha: “Ghetto” in Moscow: Stigmatization of New Large-Housing Estates in Public and Everyday Discourse

Jutta Juvenius: How Housing Administrators Frame and Justify Social Housing in the Era of Retrenchment and Critique?

Merja Kiiskinen: Epistemological Culture and Schooling: The Effect of Cultural Beliefs in a Process of Unifying Epistemology of Western Style Education System

Christopher Chagnon: Playing Favorites: Investigating Chinese Investment Policy in Africa

16:00-18:00 Panel Discussion II: “Life After PhD” (Lecture hall 4)

Chair: Doctoral Education Planning Officer Iro Särkkä (Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Helsinki).

Panelists: Postdoctoral Researcher Dr. Alexander Kondakov (Sociology, University of Helsinki), Postdoctoral Researcher Dr. Satu Venäläinen (Social Psychology, University of Helsinki), University Lecturer Dr. Eemeli Hakoköngäs (Social Psychology, University of Eastern Finland), Postdoctoral Researcher Dr. Timo Stewart (Centre for Consumer Society Research, University of Helsinki), Assistant Professor Dr. Veikko Eranti (Urban Sociology, University of Helsinki).