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Outi
Sarpila
Adjunct Professor, Economic Sociology
University Teacher, Economic Sociology
Senior Research Fellow, Sociology

Contact

+358 29 450 3088
+358 50 570 8230
Assistentinkatu 7
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

sociology of consumption
physical appearance
social stratification
survey research

Biography

I’m currently working as a senior research fellow at the INVEST flagship, sociology unit. In addition, I work as PI of the project "The social mechanisms behind the economic consequences of physical appearance, SOMA" funded by the Academy of Finland. During 2016-2018 I led research project “Finland as an appearance society” funded by Emil Aaltonen foundation. I graduated with a master’s degree in economic sociology from the Turku School of Economics in 2007. I defended my PhD thesis on the appearance-related consumption at the University of Turku, Faculty of Social Sciences (2013).

Editor-in-chief of Research on Finnish Society (together with Elina Kilpi-Jakonen).

https://soma.utu.fi

http://www.finnresearch.fi

Teaching

  • UGSL0001 Basics of Research Data Management, survey research

Research

My research interests include themes related to sociology of consumption and physical appearance. My current research topics include physical appearance as a form of capital and social norms related to it.

Publications

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Aluksi (2019)

Outi Sarpila
(B2 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa)