Chair in Sociology
Director of Graduate Studies
Juho Härkönen is Professor of Sociology at the European University Institute. He joined the EUI in February 2018, while on leave from Stockholm University. He took his Ph.D. from the EUI in 2007, and was postdoc at Yale before moving to Stockholm in 2009. He was visiting professor at the University of Turku (2010-18). At the EUI, he is co-director of the Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre, and of Florence Population Studies.
His research interests cover life course research, the causes and consequences of family dynamics and structure, social stratification, and comparative research, with recent publications covering stratification in prenatal smoking, antecedents and outcomes of divorce, and occupational careers.
He co-edits, with Laura Bernardi (Lausanne), the multidisciplinary journal Advances in Life Course Research.
Life course research, social stratification, family demography, health, comparative research
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