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Hannu
Ruonavaara
Professor, Sociology
Professor of Sociology

Contact

+358 29 450 3011
+358 50 440 8312
Assistentinkatu 7
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

Housing
housing policy
residential segregation
neighbour relations
social theory
historical sociology

Biography

I am a Master (1984), Licenciate (1989) and Doctor (1993) of Political Sciences (Sociology) at the University of Turku, Finland. I work as a Professor of Sociology at the Department of Social Research, University of Turku. I am also a guest professor with specialization  on housing and social theory at Uppsala University, Sweden.  I edit the international journal Housing, Theory and Society.

Teaching

I teach history and classics of Sociology as well as sociology of neighbour relations. I run research seminars at the Master's and Doctoral level and supervise students at both levels.

Research

At present I am doing theoretical and empirical research on issues concerning housing and housing policy. My current research topics are residential segregation, neighbour relations, housing policy change and the process of housing acquisition.

Publications

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Author’s Reply (2018)

Housing, Theory and Society
Ruonavaara H
(B1 Kirjoitus tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)