Maija Lanas (PhD) is a senior research fellow and a lecturer in the University of Oulu, the Department of Education, and a docent of teacher education in the University of Helsinki.
Maija's research is both empirical and theoretical, and looks at discourses in school. She looks at questions such as: what do we see as disturbance in school? What is the space we give to love in school? Does teacher education produce social exclusion?
Maija currently supervises four PhD studies and fifteen M.Ed-theses yearly.
Maija keeps a Häiriköt -blog in which she discusses, in Finnish, common school-related issues in a research-based yet understandable manner.