Risto Alapuro#


Address:
Department of Sociology
PB 18 (Unioninkatu 35)
00014 University of Helsinki
Finland

Education
  • Master of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, 1967 (eximia cum laude approbatur)
  • Licentiate of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, 1969 (cum laude approbatur)
  • Ph.D., University of Helsinki, 1973 (eximia cum laude approbatur)

Employment
  • Professor of Sociology, University of Helsinki, 1991-
  • Academy Professor, Academy of Finland, 2005-2009
  • Professor of Sociology, University of Jyväskylä, 1987-1991
  • Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Center for Research on Social Organization, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1973-1974. Faculty advisor: Professor Charles Tilly
  • Visiting Scholar, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 1980-1981. Faculty advisor: M. François Furet
  • Visiting Professor (Finnish history and culture), Université Paris III - La Sorbonne Nouvelle, 1985-1987, 1999-2000
  • Visiting Scholar, Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow, 1990-1991
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Fall 1996

Recent research funding
  • Senior scientist, Academy of Finland, from 1 August 2003 to 31 July 2004.
  • "Self-Governing Associations in Northwestern Russia", funded by Academy of Finland, 2004-2007
  • “Spaces of Democracy: Associations and Civil Society in Finland in a Comparative Perspective”, 2005-2010 (post of Academy Professor, 2005-2009)

Scholarly activities
  • Member of the editorial or international board of the following journals: Acta Sociologica 1997-2000, consulting editor 2003-, International Labor and Working-Class History 2000-, Genèses. Sciences sociales et histoire 2000-2007, Revue d’historique Nordique, Nordic Historical Review, 2006-, Boréales. Revue du Centre de Recherches Inter-Nordiques 2001-. Studies of Transition States and Societies 2009-.
  • Chairman of the working group in sociology in the Committee for Technological-Scientific Cooperation between Finland and the Soviet Union, 1978-1982.
  • Editor-in-chief of Sosiologia (the Finnish sociological journal), 1979-1980.*
  • Invited member of the Historical Society of Finland (Suomen Historiallinen Seura) 1980.
  • Member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences (Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia) 1993.
  • Member of the Academia Europaea 1998.

Expert tasks
  • Expert tasks in nominating the candidate for the post of Professor: University of Tampere (sociology), University of Uppsala (sociology), University of Copenhagen (sociology), University of Helsinki (political history), University of Tampere (Finnish history)., University of Tampere (social sciences), University of Jyväskylä (sociology of civil society), University of Jyväskylä (contemporary culture), University of Tartu (sociology)
  • Statement of the scholarly competence of the candidate for the post of Professor in political science at the University of Tartu (twice)
  • Statement of the scholarly competence of the candidate for the post of Professor in political theory at the University of Tallinn
  • Member of the jury en vue de l’obtention du diplôme d’habilitation à diriger des recherches (twice: Institut des Études Politiques, Paris, and Université de Dijon)
  • Doctoral thesis examiner (opponent) in sociology: University of Jyväskylä (1), University of Tampere (2), University of Lund (1), University of Helsinki (2), University of Stockholm (1).
  • Doctoral thesis examiner in history: University of Helsinki (2), University of Tampere (1)..
  • Doctoral thesis examiner (opponent) in comparative politics: University of Bergen (December 2003).
  • Member of the jury of the doctoral thesis examination in history (Université de Paris VII)
  • Member of the jury of the doctoral thesis examination in sociology (Institut des Études Politiques, Paris)
  • Supervisor of eleven doctoral theses defended at the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Helsinki

Membership
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the University of Helsinki, 2004-2005.
  • Member of the EURYI (European Young Investigator Award) Review Panel “Humanities and Social Sciences”, 2006 and 2007
  • Member of the board of the Kone foundation, 1997-


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