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Irene
Prix
University Lecturer, Sociology

Contact

+358 29 450 3130
+358 50 433 8088
Assistentinkatu 7
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

social stratification
social inequality
education
gender segregation

Biography

I graduated with a master's degree in sociology from the University of Graz, Austria, in 2004 and subsequently gained a second master's degree from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University, UK. Prior to defending my Ph.D. thesis (Limits of Meritocracy. How Fields of Study and Gender Segregation Affect Social Stratification in Finland) in 2014 at the University of Turku, I worked as a junior researcher at the Research Unit for the Sociology of Education (RUSE). From 2014-2016, I was a senior researcher on the  INDIRECT - project (Intergenerational Cumulative Disadvantage and Resource Compensation, PI: Jani Erola) at the Department for Social Research of the University of Turku. Subsequently, I joined the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) as a postdoctoral researcher (2017-2019), working on social class differences in gender-atypical educational pathways in Finland.

Teaching

Teaching in 2020-2021:
Bachelor's level:
  • Introduction to social theory, 5 ECTS (in Finnish): https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/opintojakso/SOST0011/2738?period=2020-2022
  • Social inequality, 5 ECTS (in English): https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/opintojakso/SOST0013/2725?period=2020-2022

Master's level:
  • Multivariate data analysis, 5 ECTS (in Finnish): https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/opintojakso/SOSI1087/20264?period=2020-2022
  • Interactions in statistical models, 5 ECTS (in Finnish): https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/opintojakso/SOSI6528/21970?period=2020-2022

Research

In my current research, I am particularly interested in the ways that social inequality moderates the significance of gender in educational and occupational contexts. Furthermore, I have worked on questions of gender segregation in education, the links between educational and income stratification, as well as inter- and multigenerational social (dis)advantage.

Publications

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Eriarvoisuus koulutuksessa (2020)

Sanna Kailaheimo-Lönnqvist, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Mikko Niemelä, Irene Prix
(D4 Julkaistu kehittämis- tai tutkimusraportti taikka -selvitys)