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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 and Head of Department at trhe Department of Social Research, University of Turku. I am also the vice-Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences in my university. I am the editor of the journal Housing, Theory and Society.
I teach introductory social science, history and classics of Sociology as well as social theory. I run research seminars at the Master's and Doctoral level and supervise students at both levels.
At present I am doing theoretical and empirical research on issues concerning housing and housing policy. My current research topics are neighbour relations, housing policy change and the process of housing acquisition.