Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences
(general information on doctoral education):
Doctoral Student Services for the Faculty of Social Sciences
(questions related to applying for doctoral study rights, and the examination of doctoral theses):
Director of the Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences: Professor Anna-Maija Pirttilä-Backman
Finding supervisors willing to guide you through your thesis project is one of the most important steps when preparing your application. But it’s not always an easy feat. Here are a few tips on how to go about it:
Available below is a listing of current supervisors in the doctoral programme. The list is by no means definitive, and is only there to help you get started. The name of each supervisor has been linked to their individual research profile in the University of Helsinki Research Portal to help you find out more about their research interests.
From the research portal, you can also look up people for example using keywords related to your research. Keep in mind that the research portal lists all researchers affiliated with the University of Helsinki – including current doctoral students, who should not be considered as prospective supervisors. If the person is employed, you will see their job title on their profile page.
Contact person of the research area: Johanna Sumiala
Permanent supervisors at the Faculty of Social Sciences:
Permanent supervisors at Swedish School of Social Sciences (Svenska social- och kommunalhögskolan):
The research area welcomes students with a background in social psychology or related disciplines interested in the ways diversity is constructed and managed and intergroup relations are organized in communities, organizations and societies.
Contact person of the research area: Inga Jasinskaja-Lahti
Contact person of the research area: Anna-Maija Pirttilä-Backman
The board of the research area: