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Outi
Sarpila
Senior Research Fellow, INVEST flagship
Adjunct Professor, Economic Sociology
INVEST – Inequalities, Interventions, and New Welfare State research flagship

Contact

Assistentinkatu 7
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

physical appearance
social inequality
sociology of consumption
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 (2019-2023). 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
  • INWS0014 Social Inequality, seminars

Research

My research interests include themes related to physical appearance & inequalities and sociology of consumption.

Publications

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Finland from inside and out (editorial) (2021)

Finnish journal of social research
Kilpi-Jakonen Elina, Kukkonen Iida, Sarpila Outi
(Kirjoitus tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (B1))

Appearance as Capital (2021)

Outi Sarpila, Iida Kukkonen, Tero Pajunen, Erica Åberg
(Toimitustyö tieteelliselle lehdelle, kokoomateokselle tai konferenssijulkaisulle (C2))

Introduction (2021)

Outi Sarpila, Iida Kukkonen, Tero Pajunen, Erica Åberg
(Vertaisarvioitu artikkeli kokoomateoksessa (A3))

Conclusion (2021)

Outi Sarpila, Iida Kukkonen, Tero Pajunen, Erica Åberg
(Vertaisarvioitu artikkeli kokoomateoksessa (A3))