For details, see my full CV.

Some highlights:

Education and degrees awarded
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Turku School of Economics, economic sociology (2004)
  • Docent: economic and structural sociology, University of Easter Finland; economic sociology, Turku School of Economics
Current positions
  • Professor of Sociology (tenured), University of Turku, August 2012 –
  • Director INVEST Research Flagship Center, University of Turku, 2019 –
  • Director of DPInvest Doctoral Programme, June 2019 –
Previous work experience
  • Vice-director of Academy of Finland SRC project TITA, University of Turku, May 2015 – April 2020
  • Head of sociology unit, sociology, University of Turku, August 2012 – May 2019
  • Editor of Acta Sociologica Journal, Nordic Sociological Association, January 2015 – December 2018
  • President of the Westermarck Society, Finnish Sociological Association, January 2017 – 2018
  • Director of Turku Center for Welfare Research, 1.8.2013 – 31.7.2015
  • Visiting Fellow. Department of Sociology / CIQLE, Yale University, USA. 1.2.-31.3.2011
  • Academy Research Fellow of Academy of Finland, Univ. Turku, 1.8.2009-31.7.2014.
  • Research fellow, Turku Institute for Advanced Studies, Univ, Turku, 1.3.2009-30.7.2009
  • Senior researcher, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, 1.6.2008-30.2.2009
  • Visiting Fellow, European University Institute, Italia, 1.11.2006-30.4.2007
  • Post doc researcher of Academy of Finland, Turku Sch. Econ., 1.8.2005-30.6.2008
  • Researcher, Åbo Akademi, ISES, 1.7.-31.12.2004
  • Researcher, Economic sociology, Turku Sch. Econ. 1.1.2003-30.6.2004,
  • Assistent, Economic sociology, Turku Sch. Econ. 1.1.2001-30.7.2005
  • Assistant, sociology, Univ. Turku, 1.8.2000-31.12.2000
  • Researcher, sociology, Univ. Turku, 1.5.1998-31.5.2000
  • Researcher with a grant, sociology, Univ. Turku, 30.11.1997-31.1.1998.
  • Civil servant trainee, National Research Institute of Legal Policy, Helsinki, 31.5-31.8.1997
Research projects
  • Coordinating PI of the research project “Mapping inequalities through the life course (MapIneq)” (Horizon EU), 2022-2025
  • Directing PI of “Inequalities, Interventions, and the New Welfare State (INVEST)” (Academy of Finland Flagship Funding), 2019-2026
  • PI of “Perinatal Health and transition to adulthood (PETALTO)”, (Academy of Finland project), 2019-2023
  • Co-PI of research project: ”Inequality, early adult life courses and economic outcomes at mid-life in comparative context (EQUALLIVES)” (Norface DIAL, PI Susan Harkness, University of Bath), 2018-2021
  • Co-PI of research project: “Life Course Dynamics of Educational Tracking (LIFETRACK)” (Norface DIAL, PI Steffen Schindler, University of Bamberg), 2018-2021
  • PI of research project: Intergenerational Cumulative Disadvantage and Resource Compensation (INDIRECT). European Research Council Consolidator Grant 4/2014-3/2019. European Union
  • PI of research project: Intergenerational accumulative disadvantages in Turku and other city environments. City of Turku Research Programme 2015-2016. City of Turku/University of Turku/Åbo Akademi
  • PI of research project: Life-course, disadvantageous experiences and socioeconomic inheritance – research group. Academy of Finland, Alli Paasikivi Foundation, 1/2011-12/2014
  • Academy researcher’s grant: “Life-course, disadvantageous experiences and socioeconomic inheritance”. Academy of Finland, 8/2009-7/2014
  • TIAS collegium researcher’s project: “Intergenerational socio-economic transmission of inequality: family background, life-course, skill and traits”, 3/2009-2/2012
  • Academy post doc grant: “Pathways to inequality – a drain or own trail? Macro- and micro-level explanations of inter- and intragenerational social mobility and inequality of opportunity”. Academy of Finland, 8/2005-12/2008
Positions of trust in scientific and scholarly societies
  • Board member of Turku Center for Welfare Research
  • Luxemburg Income Study, Advisory Board member
  • Editorial advisory board member of Social Forces-journal, 2014-2021
  • Editor of Acta Sociologica, 2015-2018
  • Editor and founder of Research on Finnish Society -journal, 2007-2013
  • Reviewer for Acta Sociologica, Advances in Life Course Research, American Journal of Public Health, American Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, Current Sociology, Demographic Research, European Sociological Review, Janus, Journal of Economic Research, Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Open Sociology, Sociology (BSA), Sociological Quarterly, Young
Societal impact
  • “Luokkakone” (Social Class Test Machine), a web test with Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, 2014
  • Blogger for Academy of Finland, 2011-