Tarja Tolonen, Doctor of Social Sciences, Adjunct professor, University lecturer
I started as a University Lecturer at the Department of Social Research in September 2013. This lectureship is specialized on research on marginalization of children and young people. I am responsible of study module of childhood and youth, as well as teaching courses and master seminar on themes considering children and young people. In addition I supervise master and doctoral thesis. I also teach within two networks: SOSNET and YUNET.
SOSNET is Finnish National University Network for Social Work,
YUNET is University Network of Youth Research in Finland.
I worked as a Senior Inspector at the Ministry of Education and Culture, Youth Department in 2011-13, and as a Research Coordinator in Youth Research Network 2010-11.
Before this I have worked as a Researcher Fellow for 15 years at the Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki. I have made research on young people for various points of views, young people at school and at leisure time, as well as marginalization and success of young people. In addition, I have researched social, spatial and educational transitions of young people.
My recent interests are dealing with marginalization, ethnicity, gender, social class and culture in Finnish society.