Professor Lisa Adkins

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Lisa Adkins has been named an Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro), 2015-2019. Lisa Adkins is concurrently Chair of Sociology at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and was previously Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Her FiDiPro Professorship is hosted jointly by the University of Tampere and the University of Turku. Her FiDiPro research programme is entitled: Social Science for the C21st – Employment Activation and the Changing Economy-Society Relation

The ‘Labouring Futures’ framework brings together and extends her extensive research and publication record in the areas of economic sociology, work and employment, social and cultural theory and social science methodology.