Meet the people in the programme

As a student in the Master’s Programme in Contemporary Societies, you benefit from the expertise of numerous inspiring scholars with solid teaching experience and broad researcher credentials.

If you have questions related to the application process, admission requirements, scholarships or application enclosures, contact the Admission Services for guidance and support. To keep updated with the latest admission information and dates for the international degree programmes at the University of Helsinki, subscribe to the Admissions Newsletter.

If you have questions about the content or structure of the programme, please contact Programme Director Kimmo Vehkalahti.

Programme Director

Kimmo
Vehkalahti
University Lecturer
Faculty of Social Sciences
Field of science Other social sciences, Statistics and probability

Programme Deputy Director

DI
David
Inglis
Professor
Sociology
Field of science Sociology

Professors and Lecturers

CB
Christina
Bohk-Ewald
University Lecturer
Centre for Social Data Science
Field of science Other social sciences

Sarah
Green
Professor
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Field of science Social and cultural anthropology

Anni
Kajanus
Assistant Professor
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Field of science Social and cultural anthropology

Hisayo
Katsui
Associate Professor
Social and Public Policy
Field of science Other social sciences, Global Development Studies

Anne Maria
Kouvonen
Professor
Social and Public Policy
Field of science Social policy, Sociology, Public health care science, environmental and occupational health

Markus
Kröger
Associate Professor
Global Development Studies
Field of science Global Development Studies, Global Politics, Sociology, Political Science, Business and Management, Other humanities, Forestry, Environmental sciences

Krista
Lagus
Professor
Centre for Social Data Science
Field of science Computer and information sciences, Languages, Cognitive science

MM
Mikko
Myrskylä
Professor
Centre for Social Data Science
Field of science Statistics and probability, Social and economic geography

Matti
Nelimarkka
University Lecturer
Centre for Social Data Science
Field of science Computer and information sciences, Political science, Media and communications

Lena
Näre
Associate Professor
Sociology
Field of science Sociology

Franklin
Obeng-Odoom
Associate Professor
Global Development Studies
Field of science Global Development Studies

AP
Anna-Maija
Pirttilä-Backman
Professor
Social Psychology
Field of science Social psychology

Mia
Silfver
University Lecturer
Social Psychology
Field of science Social psychology

Sirpa
Tenhunen
Professor
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Field of science Social and cultural anthropology

MV
Maria
Valaste
University Lecturer
Centre for Social Data Science
Field of science Statistics and probability

Administrational Coordinator

Marianne Järveläinen
kruununhaka-student(at)helsinki.fi