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Mikko Lagerspetz

Professor of Sociology, à…bo Akademi University

Fänriksgatan 3, 20500 Åbo, Finland
Tel (office): +358 2 215 4814
Tel (mobile): +372 56 919 963
Fax: +358 2 215 4865



Mikko Lagerspetz was born in Turku, Finland, studied sociology and psychology at the University of Turku, musicology at the Åbo Akademi University, musical composition at the Estonian Musical Academy, and received his Dr. Rer. Pol. in sociology at the University of Turku. From 1990 on, he worked in Tallinn, Estonia, in 1997-2006 as Professor of Sociology. From August, 2006, he is Professor of Sociology at the Åbo Akademi University, but continues to cooperate with the Centre for Civil Society Research and Development, Tallinn University.

Mikko's main areas of research are civil society, cultural policies, identity and social problems. He has been the Compendium's national expert for Estonia since its very start. He has also been a member of several organisations such as the Estonian Association of Sociologists and the Westermarck Society. He has also conducted amateur wind orchestras.

He has published more than 100 academic publications and in 2004, received the Estonian Annual State Prize for Research in the Social Sciences.