Miia

Name

Miia Bask

Date of Birth

August 1, 1977

Citizenship

Finnish

Language Proficiency

Degrees

Current Position

Previous Positions

Visits

Research Grants

  1. Länsförsäkringar Västerbotten and Föreningssparbanken Foundation for Economic and Social Research, 2005.
  2. Kempe Foundation, 2005.
  3. Finnish Konkordia Fund, 2006.
  4. Swedish Research Council. To be a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University, California, U.S.A., July 2008 – June 2009.
  5. Chancellor’s Travel Grant (University of Helsinki), 2010.
  6. University of Bergen, 2012.
  7. Erasmus Lifelong Learning Programme, 2013.
  8. Meltzer Research Fund, 2014.
  9. Meltzer Research Fund, 2015.

Editorial Assignment

Doctoral Thesis

A Longitudinal Approach to Social Exclusion in Sweden. Department of Sociology, Umeå University, Sweden.

Papers Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals (see Google Scholar for citing statistics)

  1. Welfare Problems and Social Exclusion among Immigrants in Sweden. European Sociological Review, 21, 73-89, 2005. (In April 2006, this paper was ranked #1 among the “50 Most Frequently Read Articles” in European Sociological Review; see http://esr.oxfordjournals.org/)
  2. Accumulation of Welfare Problems in a Longitudinal Perspective. Social Indicators Research, 88, 311-327, 2008, with Björn Halleröd.
  3. Increasing Inequality in Social Exclusion Occurrence: The Case of Sweden during 1979-2003. Social Indicators Research, 97, 299-323, 2010. (Featured in Svenska Dagbladet, a leading Swedish newspaper, in the editorial section, July 15, 2010. This paper is the lead paper in the issue.)
  4. Cumulative Disadvantage and Connections Between Welfare Problems. Social Indicators Research, 103, 443-464, 2011.
  5. Burned Out to Drop Out: Exploring the Relationship Between School Burnout and School DropoutEuropean Journal of Psychology of Education, 28, 511-528, 2013, with Katariina Salmela-Aro.
  6. Externalising and Internalising Problem Behaviour among Swedish Adolescent Boys and Girls. International Journal of Social Welfare, 24, 182-192, 2015.
  7. Social Influence and the Matthew Mechanism: The Case of an Artificial Cultural Market. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 412, 113-119, 2014, with Mikael Bask.
  8. Accumulation and Persistence of Welfare Problems over Time. Social Indicators Research, 125, 757-770, 2016.
  9. Patterns of Psycho-Social Distress among Ageing Swedes. Journal of Population Ageing, 8, 261-278, 2015.
  10. Cumulative (Dis)advantage and the Matthew Effect in Life-Course Analysis. PLOS ONE, 10 (11) e0142447, 2015, with Mikael Bask.
  11. Psychiatric Diagnoses as Grounds for Disability Pension among Former Child Welfare Clients. Forthcoming in Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, with Mika Gissler, Ari Hautakoski and Tiina Ristikari.

Book Chapter

Pathways to Educational Attainment in Middle Adulthood: The Role of Gender and Parental Educational Expectations in Adolescence, with Lars R. Bergman, Laura Ferrer-Wreder and Katariina Salmela-Aro. Chapter 17 in Gender Differences in Aspirations and Attainment: A Life Course Perspective, edited by Jacquelynne S. Eccles and Ingrid Schoon. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Working Papers at Uppsala University, Sweden

  1. Inequality Generating Processes and Measurement of the Matthew Effect. Uppsala University Working Paper in Economics 2010:19, with Mikael Bask.
  2. Social Influence and the Matthew Mechanism: The Case of an Artificial Cultural Market. Uppsala University Working Paper in Economics 2013:11, with Mikael Bask.

Academic Assignment

  1. Member of the Examining Committee at Public Defense of Doctoral Thesis in Sociology, Lund University, Sweden, November 24, 2015: Ola Stjärnhagen’s Doctoral Thesis “Ekonomisk tillväxt i välfärdskapitalismen. En jämförande studie av BNP per capita-tillväxten i rika OECD-länder 1970-2000”.

Journal Referee

  1. African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
  2. American Sociological Review
  3. Asia Pacific Education Review
  4. BMC Public Health
  5. European Journal of Psychology of Education
  6. European Sociological Review (10 different papers)
  7. International Journal of Social Welfare (4 different papers)
  8. Journal of European Social Policy
  9. Journal of Happiness Studies
  10. Journal of Health and Social Behavior
  11. Journal of Population Ageing
  12. Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research
  13. Journal of Youth Studies (9 different papers)
  14. Social Forces
  15. Social Indicators Research (4 different papers)
  16. Social Science Research
  17. Sociology (11 different papers)

Conferences and Workshops

  1. “Social Stratification, Mobility, and Exclusion” in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, May 7-9, 2004. International Sociological Association, RC28: Social Stratification. (I presented a paper.)
  2. “37th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology” in Stockholm, Sweden, July 5-9, 2005.
  3. “Mid-term Symposium on Inequalities in Population” in Sliema, Malta, September 15-16, 2005. International Sociological Association, RC41: Sociology of Population. (I presented a paper.)
  4. “Welfare State Institutions and Outcomes” in Stockholm, Sweden, May 5-6, 2006. (I presented a paper.)
  5. “16th International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology” in Durban, South Africa, July 23-29, 2006. (I presented a paper.)
  6. Summer School: “Globalization, Social Inequality and the Life Course: Comparative Methodological Approaches” in Groningen, The Netherlands, August 27-31, 2007. (I presented a paper.)
  7. “Globalization, Social Inequality and the Life Course” in Groningen, The Netherlands, September 1-2, 2007.
  8. “American Sociological Association 103rd Annual Meeting” in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., July 31-August 4, 2008. (I presented a paper.)
  9. “Work, Poverty and Inequality in the 21st Century” in Palo Alto, California, U.S.A., August 6-9, 2008. International Sociological Association, RC28: Social Stratification and Mobility. (I presented a paper.)
  10. “Allied Social Science Associations Annual Meeting” in San Francisco, California, U.S.A., January 3-5, 2009.
  11. “Mapping Pathways to Adulthood: 1st Meeting” in London, England, United Kingdom, June 8-10, 2009. (I presented a paper.)
  12. “Seminar on Work Transitions and Well-Being” in Helsinki, Finland, October 8-9, 2009. (I presented a paper.)
  13. “Mapping Pathways to Adulthood: 2nd Meeting” in London, England, United Kingdom, December 7-9, 2009. (I presented a paper.)
  14. “Mapping Pathways to Adulthood: 3rd Meeting” in Helsinki, Finland, May 16-19, 2010. (I presented papers.)
  15. “Poverty and Marginalization” in Espoo, Finland, May 27-28, 2010.
  16. “Modelling in the Social Sciences: Interdisciplinary Comparison” in Helsinki, Finland, June 17-18, 2010.
  17. “Adolescent Mental Health” in Karlstad, Sweden, October 20-21, 2010.
  18. “25th Conference of the Nordic Sociological Association” in Oslo, Norway, August 4-7, 2011. (I presented a paper.)
  19. “American Sociological Association 106th Annual Meeting” in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A., August 20-23, 2011. (A paper of mine was presented.)
  20. “26th Conference of the Nordic Sociological Association” in Reykjavik, Iceland, August 15-18, 2012. (I presented a paper.)
  21. “Analytical Sociology, Social Coordination and Informatics” in Stockholm, Sweden, June 6, 2013. (A paper of mine was presented.)
  22. “6th International Network of Analytical Sociologists Conference” in Stockholm, Sweden, June 7-8, 2013. (A paper of mine was presented.)
  23. “41st World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology” in Uppsala, Sweden, June 9-10, 2013. (A paper of mine was presented.)
  24. “Pre-Convention Course at American Sociological Association 108th Annual Meeting: Introduction to Social Network Analysis”, given by Olga V. Mayorova, in New York, New York, U.S.A., August 9, 2013.
  25. “American Sociological Association 108th Annual Meeting” in New York, New York, U.S.A., August 10-13, 2013. (I presented a paper.)
  26. “3rd Stanford Conference on Computational Social Science” in Palo Alto, California, U.S.A., September 27, 2013.
  27. “Berkeley-Stanford Conference on Social Inequality” in Palo Alto, California, U.S.A., October 25, 2013.
  28. “4th Stanford Conference on Computational Social Science” in Palo Alto, California, U.S.A., April 11, 2014.
  29. “The Study of Intergenerational Relations, Transmission and Transfers: Data and Methods” in Bergen, Norway, October 6-7, 2014.
  30. “GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium” in Cologne, Germany, December 1, 2014. (A paper of mine was presented.)
  31. “International Conference on Computational Social Science” in Helsinki, Finland, June 8-11, 2015. (A paper of mine was presented.)
  32. “American Sociological Association 110th Annual Meeting” in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., August 22-25, 2015. (I presented a paper.)

Seminar Presentations

  1. Department of Sociology, Umeå University, Sweden.
  2. Department of Sociology, Stanford University, U.S.A.
  3. Centre for Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Karlstad University, Sweden (2 occasions).
  4. Department of Sociology, University of Bergen, Norway (2 occasions).
  5. Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway.

Award

The IREC Travel Award. (See Conference and Workshop #1.)

Supervision and Grading of Theses

Teaching Experiences

Introductory Sociology (Comparative Social Policy; seminars): Fall 2007
Introductory Sociology (Comparative Social Welfare; seminars): Fall 2007
Introductory Sociology (Sociology A and Social Psychology A; lectures and seminars): Fall 2007
Introductory Sociology (Sociology A and Social Psychology A; lectures and seminars): Spring 2008

Advanced Sociology (Master-level course; Living Conditions and Social Problems; lectures and seminars): Spring 2008

Introductory Social Psychology (Introduction; lectures and seminars): Spring 2012
Introductory Social Psychology (Investigating Social Interactions; lectures, seminars and supervision): Spring 2012
Introductory Social Psychology (Methods; lectures, seminars and supervision): Fall 2011
Introductory Social Psychology (Understanding Social Interactions; lectures and seminars): Spring 2012

Introductory Sociology (Interaction in Everyday Life; lectures and seminars): Spring 2012
Introductory Sociology (Research Process; supervision): Spring 2012

Advanced Social Work (Quantitative Methods; lectures and supervision): Spring 2012

Advanced Sociology (Sociology and Social Psychology; Quantitative Methods; lectures): Spring 2011
Advanced Sociology (Sociology and Social Psychology; Quantitative Methods; lectures): Spring 2012

Introductory Sociology (Methods in the Social Sciences; censor): Fall 2014
Introductory Sociology (Social Science Perspectives; censor): Fall 2014
Introductory Sociology (Sociological Theory: Classical Perspectives; censor): Fall 2012
Introductory Sociology (Sociological Theory: Classical Perspectives; censor): Spring 2013

Intermediate Sociology (Welfare and Inequality; lectures): Spring 2013

Advanced Sociology (Sociological Theory: Modern Perspectives; lectures): Fall 2012
Advanced Sociology (Sociological Theory: Modern Perspectives; censor and lectures): Spring 2013
Advanced Sociology (Sociological Theory: Modern Perspectives; lectures): Spring 2015

Advanced Sociology (Master-level course; Methods: Statistical Analysis; lectures): Spring 2015
Advanced Sociology (Master-level course; Welfare, Inequality and Life-Course; lectures): Fall 2014

Pedagogical Training

The Roles of the University Teacher (1,5 weeks): Fall 2007 – Spring 2008
Introduction – Teaching and Learning Environments (1 week): Spring 2008
Examination and Evaluation (2 weeks): Spring 2008

Doctoral Student Supervision: Spring 2011

Communications Training

One-day course in media relations with Katrine Adair (a TV news producer): Fall 2012
English for Academic Purposes: Fall 2014

Experiences to Communicate with the Surrounding Society

  1. Interviewed by Swedish TV (Channel: SVT2; Program: “Västerbottensnytt”) regarding social exclusion in Sweden, January 2008.
  2. Appeared on Swedish national TV (Channels: SVT1 and SVT2; Program: “Rapport”) to speak about social exclusion in Sweden, February 2008.
  3. Appeared on Swedish radio (Channel: SR Västerbotten) to speak about social exclusion in Sweden, February 2008.
  4. Interviewed in the Swedish newspaper “Dagen” regarding social exclusion in Sweden, February 2008.
  5. Interviewed in the Finnish newspaper “Perhonjokilaakso” regarding social exclusion in Sweden, February 2008.
  6. Interviewed in the Swedish newspaper “Västerbottens-Kuriren” regarding social exclusion in Sweden, February 2008.
  7. Interviewed in the Swedish newspaper “Vestmanlands Läns Tidning” regarding social exclusion in Sweden, February 2008.
  8. Interviewed in the Swedish newspaper “Sundsvalls Tidning” regarding social exclusion in Sweden, February 2008.
  9. Appeared on Swedish radio (Channel: SR Västerbotten; Program: “P4 Direkt”) to speak about social exclusion in Sweden, March 2008.
  10. Interviewed by Erin Anderssen (a multiple-time National Newspaper Award winner) for the Canadian newspaper “The Globe and Mail” regarding social policy in the Scandinavian countries, June 2014.
  11. Presentation at the University of Bergen, Norway, for teachers in the education sector in Western Norway about challenges for Finnish and Swedish youth, February 2015.
  12. Interviewed for “From Margins to Mainstream: Fostering Inclusion in Sweden” by Interpeace, November 2016.

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