Sofia Laine

Sofia Laine

Post-doctoral researcher

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Introduction

Post-doctoral researcher at the Finnish Youth Research Network (the FYRN) in Helsinki, Finland. She holds a PhD in Development Studies. She’s currently a member of Pool of European Youth Researchers (PEYR) in the youth partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe. Her multidisciplinary research has focused on young people, political engagements and democracy in multiple European, Mediterranean and global settings. Her ongoing research focuses on the links between young people’s global and local political engagements (within institutions and organisations, in different social movements, and as an individual life politics).

Firstly, Laine is currently part of research consortium that examines political processes and opportunities for engagement from the perspective of young people in Africa (2012-2016). It is a joint project of the Finnish Youth Research Network and University of Helsinki - first Development Studies, and from 1.1.2015 the Swedish School of Social Science (Sociology) - funded by the Academy of Finland (YoPo [258235] Pl: E. Oinas). The consortium contributes with new knowledge on contemporary societal changes in contexts where the rapidly growing majority of population is young and questions of political participation, citizenship, livelihoods and frustrations require urgent attention. The study is carried out in five different African countries (Tunisia, Egypt, Somalia, Kenya, Zambia and South Africa) and in France (focusing on migration), using ethnographic methodologies. The cases reveal different aspects of what ‘politics’ may mean in unstable contexts: they differ in terms of state formation and democratic structures, post-conflict developments, NGO involvement, donor funding and global connections. The ethnographic case studies focus on forms, contents and experiences of political engagement in the everyday lives of young people – including potential de-politicization, professionalization, consumerism and struggles for mundane livelihood. http://blogs.helsinki.fi/yopo-africa/

Secondly, Laine works as a scientific work package coordinator on youth mobilization and political participation in the SAHWA Project (2014-2016): Researching Arab Mediterranean Youth: Towards a New Social Contract (no 613174, funded by FP7, European Union). Project brings together 15 partners from Europe and Arab Mediterranean countries to research youth prospects and perspectives in a context of multiple social, economic and political transitions in five countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon). The thematic axes around which the project will revolve are social inclusion, political mobilization and participation, culture and values, international migration and mobility, gender, comparative experiences in other transition contexts, and public policies and international cooperation. Working language is English, and the project is coordinated by Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, CIDOB. http://www.sahwa.eu

Thirdly, Laine is involved as a post-doctoral researcher in an ‘ERA.NET Plus with Russia’ -funded multi-disciplinary project Livingmemories: Living together with difficult memories and diverse identities funded by the Academy of Finland (1.10.2015-30.9.2017, IP: Kirsti Salmi-Niklander) that focuses on different memories and diverse identities related with conflicts in Russia, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Germany and Turkey. It addresses the questions: How can people live together after violent conflicts and with traumatic memories? How it is possible to allow difficult memories instead of silencing them? The project interrelates public acts of memory work to more private ways of remembering by applying multidisciplinary methodological frame. Working language is English, and the project is coordinated by University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts, Folklore Studies.

Education and degrees awarded

Doc. Soc. Sci., University of Helsinki, Department of Politics and Economics,
Major: Development Studies, Minor: World Politics (10.4.2012, University of Helsinki)

M. Soc. Sci., University of Helsinki, Department of Sociology
Major: Sociology, Minor: Social Psychology (19.5.2004, University of Helsinki)

B.A. Soc. Sci., University of Helsinki, Department of Development Studies
Major: Development Studies, Minor: Social Psychology (19.12.2001, University of Helsinki)

Matriculation Examination, Sibelius Upper Secondary School, 31.5.1997, Helsinki

Other education and training, qualifications and skills

Dance-movement therapist, Eino Roiha Institute, 19.12.2014, Jyväskylä

Science journalist, Suomen Tiedetoimittajien liitto ry., The Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists (FASEJ), 2010-

Current positions

Post-doctoral researcher, Finnish Youth Research Network (FYRN), Helsinki, 1.10.2012–31.8.2016 (80 %)
Consortium project Youth and Political Engagement in Contemporary Africa. This research consortium examines political processes and opportunities for engagement from the perspective of young people in Africa. Consortium partners include the Finnish Youth Research Network (FYRN) and the University of Helsinki, First Development Studies, and (since 1 January 2015) the Swedish School of Social Science (SSKH, Sociology). Project is funded by the Academy of Finland (YoPo [258235] Pl: E. Oinas). http://blogs.helsinki.fi/yopo-africa/

Post-doctoral researcher and scientific work-package coordinator (WP3 Youth political engagement) 1.1.2014–31.8.2016 (20 %)
The SAHWA Project (2014-2016), Researching Arab Mediterranean Youth: Towards a New Social Contract (no 613174, FP7, European Union), brings together 15 partners from Europe and Arab Mediterranean countries to research youth prospects and perspectives in a context of multiple social, economic and political transitions in five countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon). The thematic axes around which the project revolves are social inclusion, political mobilization and participation, culture and values, international migration and mobility, gender, comparative experiences in other transition contexts, and public policies and international cooperation. Working language is English.  http://www.sahwa.eu/

Research career phase: 2) Recognized Researcher / Post-Doctoral Researcher

Previous work experience

Post-doctoral researcher, 1.3.2012–31.9.2012, Children, Young People, Adults and Elderly People Evaluating Sport Places (IP: Anu Gretschel). Funded by Ministry of Education and Culture, Sport Unit. Accomplished in the Finnish Youth Research Network.

Researcher, 1.9.2010–31.3.2012, situated at the office of the Finnish Youth Research Network, conducting PhD research. Scholarship funding from the University of Helsinki, Emil Aaltonen Foundation and Kone Foundation.

Researcher, 1.8.2006–31.8.2010, Youth Work and Identities of Civic Action (IP: Tommi Hoikkala and Leena Suurpää). Finnish Youth Research Network.

EU-meeting coordinator, 1.10.2005–31.7.2006, ”Young Active Citizenships – EU Meeting” in Hyvinkää 1.–4.7.2006

Finnish Youth Research Network & Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Coordinator, 1.8.2004–30.9.2005, Finnish Youth Research Society / Finnish Youth Research Network.

Researcher, 15.11.2004–15.1.2005, Ethnographic fieldwork and research in Nicaragua for a non-fiction monograph Kahvin hinta – Kertomuksia nicaragualaisista kahvinviljelijöistä (Price of Coffee – Stories of Nicaraguan Coffee Farmers). Grant from the Committee for Public Information.

Seminar coordinator, 1.1.–30.6.2004, “International Summer School: Youth Cultures & Helath Literacy - Implications for prevention and policy”, Finnish Youth Research Network and Finland’s National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health (Stakes)

Earlier secondary occupations and additional work experience

Trainer, 1.2.-31.5.2015 Käpylän kubi, Helsinki. Three groups organised by local sport club (Käpylän Klubi) where I worked as a trainer/supervisor applying my knowledge of dance-movement therapy: 1) ”Heroes dance group” for 7-8-years old children; 2) “Creative movements group for girls and adults” and 3) “Authentic Movement Group”.

Youth leader / dance-movement therapist, 1.9.2012-31.12.2014, Girls House, Helsinki. 7 person’s half-year long identity work groups where dance-movement therapy techniques were used (body-mind connection, improvising, and other creative methods).

Post-doctoral researcher, 1.2.2013–31.12.2015, Indignant Generation. The youth movements of 2011 in the Mediterranean area: a transnational perspective (GENIND [CSO2012-34415] IP: Carles Feixa). Research project shed light on the nature, causes and recent drift of such movements, taking the Spanish case as a reference point and comparing it with the mobilizations in four Mediterranean countries (Portugal, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Tunisia), and other territories where there was also mobilizations (England, USA, Chile, Brazil) focusing on the young generations. The main objective is to compare the convergent and divergent elements of such movements, its innovative aspects and its continuities with previous movements and their local and global impact on youth and society. Working languages are English and Spanish. http://lageneracionindignada.blogspot.com.es/

Researcher, 1.9.2011–31.8.2014, Nordic Network of African Childhood and Youth Research (NoNACYR [no. 40661, IP: Tatek Abebe]. NordForsk funded network project with 6 Danish, 7 Finnish, 6 Islandic, 11 Norwegian and 6 Swedish youth and childhood researchers.

Main editor, 1.1.–31.7.2010, Comment (Kommentti) – Youth research web portal, Finnish Youth Research Network. www.kommentti.fi

Awards, prizes and honours

Best of its kind: co-written article Laine, Sofia & Gretschel, Anu (2009, orig. published in Young) ‘Whose arena is the EU youth policy? Young participants’ involvement and influence in the EU youth policy from their own points of view: Case of the EU Presidency Youth Event in Hyvinkää, Finland’ was selected to the co-European youth studies master’s programme text book: Lynne Chisholm, Siyka Kovacheva, Maurizio Merico (toim.): European Youth Studies – Integrating research, policy and practice. Triangles Series, M.A. EYS Consortium, Innsbruck. http://www.youthstudies.eu/files/maeys_reader_2012.pdf

Other academic merits

Member: Pool of European Youth Researchers (PEYR) 1.1.2015-31.12.2016 http://pjp-eu.coe.int/fi/web/youth-partnership/peyr

Member: Editorial Board: Nuorisotutkimus (Youth Studies) 1.1.2013–31.12.2016

I have acted as referee for the following scientific journals: Young – Nordic Journal of Youth Research, European Journal of Cultural Studies, European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, Nuorisotutkimus (Youth Research) and Sosiologia (Sociology), the journal of Westermarck Society. And in publication: Social Pedagogical Year Book 2015 (edited by Juha Hämäläinen, Sanna Ryynänen, Elina Nivala, Rauno Huttunen, Antti Maunu, Arto O. Salonen, Elina Ikonen and Riina Rahikka-Räsänen)

Invited guest commentator of the two key-note speakers in the opening plenary session of “Media education now” seminar: “Social media as a tool for new global social movements”. Helsinki, House of Sciences 10.11.2011.

Invited guest lecturer: ‘Active Young Citizenships in the Nordic Countries’. The Youth Office of Barcelona Diputació, Annual Conference 7.5.2009, Sitges, Spain.

Scientific and societal impact of research
Total number of publications: 75
I have written 24 columns to Kommentti – Youth Research web portal (www.kommentti.fi) aiming to distribute and applicate research results as well as promote science communication of my research topics. In more general level I have done this while I worked as a main editor of the portal. I have also written five articles to national Nuorisotyö (Youth Work) magazine, where I have also been part of the editorial board. In addition, I have held several public lectures in public seminars and other events organised by cities, governmental and non-governmental organisations or ministries, also abroad. These include the following:

  • “Social Media and Youth Research” 4.7.2013 Workshop on Youth Participation and Social Media, 2- 4 July 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia (CoE & EU Youth Partnership, Euro-Med Co-operation)
  • “How social movements move? Social choreographies and kinesthetic intelligence in youth activism and research” 26.3.2013 World Social Forum, Tunis; Session on “Youth Activism in Post-2011 Movements”
  • ”Why active citizenship is important in current Finland?” 20-years celebration seminar of the Centre for International Mobility (CIMO), 8.6.2011. Kalastajatorppa, Helsinki.
  • ”Five theses of children, youth and families as civic actors” 22.3.2011 Childrens and young people’s county in 2010’s. Final seminar of the policy programme for the well-being of children, youth and families. Savoy-theatre, Helsinki.

I have also been interviewed as an expert by Finnish public broadcaster Yle to main morning radio news (10.2.2012), and to newspapers Huvudstadsbladet, Ylioppilaslehti, Keskisuomalainen and Finnish news agency Oy Suomen Tietotoimisto – Finska Notisbyrån Ab (STT-FNB) from where the news were published in several local newspapers.

Positions of trust in society and other societal merits

Member of the advisory board: Foundation of Art Centre for Children and Young People, 2015-
Member of the expert council: The Finnish Children and Youth Foundation, 2013-
Research member of the international committee: The Finnish Children and Youth Foundation, 2011–2012
Member of the advisory board: Centre for International Mobility,Youth in Action -programme 2006–2013
Member of the national advisory board of structured dialogue of the EU youth policy, 2010–2013
Member of the editorial board: Nuorisotyö (Youth Work) magazine, 2010–2011
Facilitator 17.-19.3.2010 European Expert Meeting for youth workers: "Empowering youth work: Placing youth work in Europe as evidence based practice". The Netherlands Youth Institute and Foundation JONG Rotterdam.

PUBLICATIONS (* = ten most important)
Date: 17.12.2015

Peer-reviewed scientific articles

* Laine, Sofia (forthcoming 2015) Creating Agora Chronotopes on Young People's Political Participation in Transnational Meetings. In Carles Feixa & Carmen Leccardi & Pam Nilan (eds.) Spaces and Times of Youth Cultures in the Global City. Den Haag: Brill.

* Laine, Sofia (2015) Embodied and moral methodological cosmopolitanism opposing rising neo-nationalism. Microanalytical perspective. In Pirkkoliisa Ahponen & Päivi Harinen & Ville-Samuli Haverinen (eds.) Dislocations of Civic Cultural Borderlines. Methodological Nationalism, Transnational Reality and Cosmopolitan Dreams. Springer, 71-85.

* Jabberi, Fatma & Laine, Sofia (2015) Spaces of dialogue? The case of the World Social Forum Tunis 2013 from the perspective of young, local volunteers. Global Studies of Childhood 5(2): 178-190.

* Laine, Sofia (2015) Mikropolitiikka, globaali toiminta ja kinesteettinen kenttä. Kanssatodistajana kahdessa vaihtoehtoisen globalisaation sosiaalisessa koreografiassa (Micropolitics, global action and kinaesthetic field. Co-performing in two social choreographies on alter globalization). In Anette Arlander & Helena Erkkilä & Taina Riikonen & Helena Saarikoski (eds.) Esitystutkimus (Performance studies). Helsinki: Partuuna, 83-112.

* Laine, Sofia & Oinas, Elina & Suurpää, Leena & Levamo, Tiina-Maria & Onodera, Henri & Lavila, Piia & Rantama, Minna (2015) Polyphonic Ethos in Team Research: Lessons from the World Social Forum, Tunis 2013. In Airi-Alina Allaste & Katrin Tidenberg (eds.) "In search of..." New Methodological Approaches to Youth Research. Cambridge: Cambridge Publishing, 116–135.

* Laine, Sofia (2013) Possibilities for Cosmopolitan Emancipation among Local Poor and Minority Youth in Transnational Political Events. Global Society 27(1): 73-90.

* Laine, Sofia (2011) Grounded globalizations of transnational social movement. Ethnographical Analysis on Free Hugs Campaign at the World Social Forum Belém 2009. Ephemera: theory & politics in organization, 11(3): 243–257. http://www.ephemeraweb.org/journal/11-3/11-3laine.pdf

Eskelinen, Teppo & Gellin, Maija & Gretschel, Anu & Junttila-Vitikka, Pirjo & Kiilakoski, Tomi & Kivijärvi, Antti & Koskinen, Sanna & Laine, Sofia & Lundbom, Pia & Nivala, Elina & Sutinen, Riikka (2012) Lapset ja nuoret kansalaistoimijoina (Children and youth as civic actors). In Anu Gretschel & Tomi Kiilakoski (eds.) Demokratiaoppitunti. Lasten ja nuorten kunta 2010-luvun alussa (Democracy lesson. Children’s and young people’s municipality in the beginning of 2010). Helsinki: Finnish Youth Research Network/Finnish Youth Research Society, publications 118, 213–248.

Laine, Sofia & Merikivi, Jani (2011) Metodit (Methods). In Mirja Määttä & Tarja Tolonen (eds.) Annettu, otettu, itse tehty. Nuorten vapaa-aika tänään (Given, taken, self-done. Young people’s leisure time today). Helsinki: Finnish Youth Research Network/Finnish Youth Research Society, publications 112, 12–27.

Kiilakoski, Tomi & Kivijärvi, Antti & Gretschel, Anu & Laine, Sofia & Merikivi, Jani (2011) Nuorten tilat (Youth spaces). In Mirja Määttä & Tarja Tolonen (eds.) Annettu, otettu, itse tehty. Nuorten vapaa-aika tänään (Given, taken, self-done. Young people’s leisure time today). Helsinki: Finnish Youth Research Network/Finnish Youth Research Society, publications 112, 57–91.

Laine, Sofia & Gretschel, Anu & Siivonen, Katriina & Hirsjärvi, Irma & Myllyniemi, Sami (2011) Toiminnan motiivit (Motives of action). In Mirja Määttä & Tarja Tolonen (eds.) Annettu, otettu, itse tehty. Nuorten vapaa-aika tänään (Given, taken, self-done. Young people’s leisure time today). Helsinki: Finnish Youth Research Network/Finnish Youth Research Society, publications 112, 92–108.

Gretschel, Anu & Laine, Sofia & Siivonen, Katriina & Peltola, Marja & Myllyniemi, Sami (2011) Toiminnan esteet (Obstacles to action). In Mirja Määttä & Tarja Tolonen (eds.) Annettu, otettu, itse tehty. Nuorten vapaa-aika tänään (Given, taken, self-done. Young people’s leisure time today). Helsinki: Finnish Youth Research Network/Finnish Youth Research Society, publications 112, 109–127.

* Laine, Sofia (2009) Contestatory performative acts in the transnational political meetings. Societies Without Borders, 4(4): 398–429.

* Laine, Sofia & Gretschel, Anu (2009) Whose arena is the EU youth policy? Young participants’ involvement and influence in the EU youth policy from their own points of view: case of the EU Presidency Youth Event in Hyvinkää, Finland. Young 17(2), 191–215.

Laine, Sofia & Dorff, Jenni (2008) Nuorten käsityksiä poliittisesta vaikuttamisesta ja osallistumisesta – näkökulmina EU:n nuorisopolitiikka ja ydinaseiden vastainen toiminta (Young people’s concepts of political influence and participation – EU youth politics and anti-nuclear protests as perspectives). In Minna Autio & Kirsi Eräranta & Sami Myllyniemi (eds.) Polarisoituva nuoruus? (Polarized Youth?) Helsinki: Finnish Youth Research Network/Finnish Youth Research Society, publications 84 & Nuora & Stakes, 118–126.

Laine, Sofia & Kangas, Ilka (2002) Aivokemiallisista häiriöistä elämänhallinnan vaikeuteen – Hyväosaisten nuorten aikuisten näkemyksiä omasta ja ikäryhmänsä pahoinvoinnista (From the brain chemical disturbances to the life-management difficulties - Fortunate young adults' opinions about their and their age group’s mental disorders). Nuorisotutkimus (Finnish Journal of Youth Research) 20(3), 18–31.

Non-refereed scientific articles

Kiilakoski, Tomi & Laine, Sofia & Pulkkinen, Emma (2015) Eurooppalainen nuorisopolitiikka eilen ja tänään - Howard Williamsonin haastattelu (The European youth policy yesterday and today – Interview with Howard Williamson). Nuorisotutkimus (Finnish Journal of Youth Studies) 33(1), 55–65.

Laine, Sofia (2014) Paikalliset liikkeet kasvattavat globaaliin toimijuuteen - Carmen Leccardin haastattelu (Local social movements will educate on the global agency – Interview with Carmen Leccardi). Nuorisotutkimus (Finnish Journal of Youth Studies) 32(1), 54–63.

Laine, Sofia (2013) Haavoittuvuus on nuorison omaehtoisten ympäristöliikkeiden ytimessä - Geoffrey Pleyersin haastattelu (The vulnerability is at the heart of young people’s self-declared environmental movements – Interview with Geoffrey Pleyers). Nuorisotutkimus (Finnish Journal of Youth Studies) 31(3), 58–65.

Laine, Sofia (2013) Suivaantuneiden keskiluokkaisten nuorten globaali aalto (Indignant middle-class young people’s global wave). Nuorisotutkimus (Finnish Journal of Youth Studies) 31(1), 86–92.

Gretschel, Anu & Laine, Sofia (2013) Liikuntapaikkoja on mahdollista muokata kaikille sopiviksi. In Päivi Harinen & Anni Rannikko (eds.) Tässä seison, enkä muuta voi? Nuorisotutkijoiden ajatuksia nuorten liikunnasta ja sen kipupisteistä. Helsinki: The Finnish Youth Research Network / The Finnish Youth Research Society, electronic publications 65, 68–70. http://www.nuorisotutkimusseura.fi/julkaisuja/liikuntapamfletti2013.pdf

Laine, Sofia (2011) Vauraan pohjoisen nuorisopolitiikka on globaalisti köyhä (Youth policy of wealthy North is globally poor). In Kari Paakkunainen & Leena Suurpää (eds.) Nuorten poliittinen ohjaus – strategista johtamista, kentän kasvavaa yhteistyötä vai latistuvaa osallistumista? (Young people’s political steering as strategic management, expanding co-operation or flattening engagement?) Helsinki: Finnish Youth Research Network/Finnish Youth Research Society, internet publications 43. http://www.nuorisotutkimusseura.fi/julkaisuja/ohjaus.pdf

Laine, Sofia (2011) Matkoja tutkijaäitien riittämättömyyden tunteeseen (Trips to researcher mothers’ feelings of inadequacy). Kirjat (Books). Sosiologia (Finnish Journal of Sociology) 48(3), 271–272.

Levamo, Tiina-Maria & Laine, Sofia & Kotilainen, Sirkku & Mattila, Päivi & Onodera, Henri & Suoninen, Annikka (2010) Globaalia ulottuvuutta suomalaiseen nuorisotutkimukseen (Global dimension to Finnish youth studies). Nuorisotutkimus (Finnish Journal of Youth Studies) 28(2), 84–95.

Laine, Sofia (2010) Lasten ja nuorten osallistuminen arkea koskeviin asioihin ja päätöksentekoon (The participation of children and young people on the affairs and decision-making concerning their everyday life). Arviot (Book Reviews). Nuorisotutkimus (Finnish Journal of Youth Studies) 28(3), 101–104.

Levamo, Tiina-Maria & Laine, Sofia & Kotilainen, Sirkku & Mattila, Päivi & Onodera, Henri & Suoninen, Annikka (2010) Globaalia ulottuvuutta suomalaiseen nuorisotutkimukseen (More global perspective to the Finnish youth research). Katsaukset (Reviews). Nuorisotutkimus (Finnish Journal of Youth Studies) 28(2), 84–95.

Laine, Sofia (2010) Kansainvälisillä poliittisilla kokouksilla on tutkijoille annettavaa (International political meetings have something to give for researchers). Keskustelua (Discussion). Tieteessä tapahtuu (Science Now Journal) 3, 44–45.

Laine, Sofia (2008) Marianne Milmeister & Howard Williamson (eds), Dialogues and Networks. Organising exchanges between youth field actors. Luxemburg: Centre d’Etudes sur la Situation des Jeunes en Europe (CESIJE), 2006. Youth research monographs, Vol. 2, ScientiPHIc series. 210 pp. Books. Young 16:3, 345–348.

Laine, Sofia (2006) Nuorten aikuisten salattu masennus. Yhteisöttömyyttä vai leimautumisen pelkoa? (Concealed depression among young adults. Disconnection from societiesor a fear of stigma?) In Anne Puuronen (ed.): Terveystaju. Nuoret, politiikka ja käytäntö (Helath Literacy. Young people, politics and practice). The Finnish Youth Research Network / The Finnish Youth Research Society, 33–47.

Laine, Sofia (2005) Differences in the help-seeking behaviour of depressed Finnish young adults with suicidal tendencies. In Tommi Hoikkala & Pekka Hakkarainen & Sofia Laine (eds.) Beyond Health Literacy – Youth Cultures, Prevention and Policy. Helsinki: The Finnish Youth Research Network / The Finnish Youth Research Society, publications 52 & Stakes, 121–136.

Laine, Sofia (2005) Henkilökohtainen on globaalia – Reilu kauppa nuorisoaktivistien kriittisenä kannanottona talouden globalisaatioon (The personal is global - Fair Trade as a critical position of young activists in response to economic globalization). In Tommi Hoikkala & Sofia Laine & Jyrki Laine (eds.): Mitä on tehtävä? Nuorison kapinan teoriaa ja käytäntöä (What Needs to Be Done? Theory and Practice of Youth Revolts). The Finnish Youth Research Network / The Finnish Youth Research Society, publications 51 & Loki-Kirjat, 289–312.

Laine, Sofia (2005) Neljän naisministerin tarina aktivismista ja siitä mitä pitäisi tehdä. In Tommi Hoikkala & Sofia Laine & Jyrki Laine (eds.): Mitä on tehtävä? Nuorison kapinan teoriaa ja käytäntöä (What Needs to Be Done? Theory and Practice of Youth Revolts). The Finnish Youth Research Network / The Finnish Youth Research Society, publications 51 & Loki-Kirjat, 151–176.

Scientific books (monographs)

* Laine, Sofia (2012) Young Actors in Transnational Agoras. Multi-Sited Ethnography of Cosmopolitan Micropolitical Orientations. Helsinki: The Finnish Youth Research Network / The Finnish Youth Research Society, publications 121.

Tommi Hoikkala & Pekka Hakkarainen & Sofia Laine (eds.) (2005) Beyond Health Literacy – Youth Cultures, Prevention and Policy. Finnish Youth Research Network/Finnish Youth Research Society, publications 52 & Stakes.

Tommi Hoikkala & Sofia Laine & Jyrki Laine (eds.) (2005) Mitä on tehtävä? Nuorison kapinan teoriaa ja käytäntöä (What Needs to Be Done? Theory and Practice of Youth Revolts). Finnish Youth Research Network/Finnish Youth Research Society, publications 51 & Loki-Kirjat.

Publications intended for professional communities

Laine, Sofia & Ait Mous, Fadma & Boucherf, Kamel & Roberts, Ken & Saleh, Elizabeth (2015) SAHWA Background Paper BP02: Youth Political Engagement in Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and Lebanon. 8.6.2015.
http://sahwa.eu/OUTPUTS/Publications/SAHWA-Background-Paper-BP02-Youth-Political-Engagement-in-Tunisia-Egypt-Algeria-Morocco-and-Lebanon  (20.9.2015)

Gretschel, Anu & Kiilakoski, Tomi & Laine, Sofia & Levamo, Tiina-Maria & Mäntylä, Niina & Pleyers, Geoffrey & Raisio, Harri (2014) Youth Participation Good Practices in Different Forms of Regional and Local Democracy. Background paper for the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and the EU-CoE Youth Partnership. Helsinki: Finnish Youth Research Network/Finnish Youth Research Society, electronic publications 69. http://www.nuorisotutkimusseura.fi/julkaisuja/youthparticipation_goodpractices.pdf (18.8.2015)

Gretchel, Anu & Laine, Sofia & Junttila-Vitikka, Pirjo (2013) Kuntalaisten kokemustieto liikuntapaikkojen laadun arvioinnissa (Residents' experience in quality evaluation of exercise facilities provided by local authorities). Helsinki: National Sports Council, publications 1 & Finnish Youth Research Network/Finnish Youth Research Society, electronic publications 60. http://www.liikuntaneuvosto.fi/files/245/Liikuntapaikkaraportti_www_2013.pdf   (11.2.2013)

6 articles in Nuorisotyö (Youth Work) Magazine, 2005-2013.
24 column articles in Kommentti – Comment Youth Research Web Portal (www.kommentti.fi), 2006-2012, two of them in English:

Publications intended for the general public, linked to the applicant’s research

Laine, Sofia (2013) Solidaarisuustaloudesta ja Facebook-aktivismista tuhansiin uusiin nuorisojärjestöihin (From the economic solidarity and Facebook activism to thousands of new youth organizations). Tähdistö. Eurooppanuorten julkaisu (Finnish EU-magazine ”Tähdistö” published by JEF Finland/Eurooppanuoret) (1), 12–13. http://issuu.com/eurooppanuoret/docs/eurooppanuoret_esite_1-2013_32s_web/1?e=2501413/5935657

Laine, Sofia (2012) Tunisialainen tyttö poliittisissa aika-tila-tihentymissä (Tunisian Girl in political time-space-chronotopes). Nuori voima: kulttuuriharrastajain lehti (Young power: culture enthusiasts journal) (5), 86.

Laine, Sofia (19.3.2012) Näkökulma: Globaali demokratia tarvitsee nuoria (Point of view: Global Democracy needs young people). Fifi/Voima http://fifi.voima.fi/artikkeli/2012/maaliskuu/nakokulma-globaali-demokratia-tarvitsee-nuoria

Keskisuomalainen (18.5.2012) Kolumni: Huomio murhaajasta globaalin demokratian nuoriin rakentajiin (Column: Attention from the murderer to the young builders of global democracy) http://www.ksml.fi/mielipide/kolumnit/huomio-murhaajasta-globaalin-demokratian-nuoriin-rakentajiin/1196783

Laine, Sofia ja Karjalainen, Raisa Kyllikki (2006) Kahvin hinta. Kertomuksia nicaragualaisista kahvityöläisistä (Price of Coffee – Stories of Nicaraguan Coffee Farmers). Helsinki: Tammi.

Theses

Laine, Sofia (2012) Young Actors in Transnational Agoras. Multi-Sited Ethnography of Cosmopolitan Micropolitical Orientations. Helsinki: The Finnish Youth Research Network / The Finnish Youth Research Society, publications 121. Doctoral thesis, Development Studies, Department of Politics and Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. https://helda.helsinki.fi/bitstream/handle/10138/29314/youngact.pdf (23.9.2015)

Laine, Sofia (2004) Puhuvat ja vaienneet. Nuorten aikuisten masennuksen sosiaalinen ilmeneminen (Those who speak and those who remain silent. Social appearance of young adults' depression). MA thesis, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki.

Laine, Sofia (2001) Miten sata norsua mahtuu kahvihyllyyn? Reilu kauppa esimerkkinä eettisestä kaupankäynnistä (How does a hundred elephants accommodate to the coffee shelf? Fair trade as an example of ethical trading). BA thesis, Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki.

  • Member: Pool of European Youth Researchers (PEYR) 1.1.2015-31.12.2016 http://pjp-eu.coe.int/fi/web/youth-partnership/peyr
  • Member of the editorial board: Nuorisotutkimus (Finnish Journal of Youth Research) 1.1.2013–31.12.2016
  • Member of the advisory board: Foundation of Art Centre for Children and Young People, 2015-
  • Member of the expert council: The Finnish Children and Youth Foundation, 2013-

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