Author:
Andero Kalju

Institute of Social Studies

Lossi 36
51003 Tartu linn,
Tartu linn, Tartumaa
EST
+372 737 5188
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Tartu Ülikooli ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Ragne Kõuts-Klemm
Head of Institute, Associate Professor in Sociology of Journalism
PhD (Media and Communication)
+372 5346 0357 (3197)
Lossi 36–211
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Research interests:
  • media use
  • media systems
  • journalism
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Andra Siibak
Deputy Head of Research and Development, Professor in Media Studies, Programme Director
PhD (Media and Communication)
Lossi 36–208

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Research interests:
  • privacy
  • datafication
  • mediatized parenting
  • social media use
Tartu Ülikool ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Veronika Kalmus
Professor of Sociology, Programme Director
PhD (Sociology)
+372 737 6591
+372 5662 3583 (3189)
Lossi 36-219

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Research interests:
  • mediatization, datafication, platformization and AI
  • social transformation
  • social generations and media generations
  • processes of socialisation and education
  • digital skills and media literacy
  • value orientations and mental structures
Tartu Ülikooli ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Halliki Harro-Loit
Professor of Journalism
Dr. rer. pol. (Political Sciences)
+372 737 5189
+372 506 6826 (5189)
Lossi 36-222

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Research interests:
  • journalism studies and media education
  • communication history, law, ethics and policy
  • discourse analysis of media content
  • media law and communication ethics
  • accountability systems
  • online journalism
Tartu Ülikooli ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Triin Vihalemm
Professor of Communication Studies, Programme Director
PhD (Mass Communication)
+372 504 5720 (3194)
Lossi 36–202

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Research interests:
  • ethnic relations
  • collective identities
  • transition culture
  • communication for social change
  • media use and everyday practices
ÜTI
Jean Pierre Lambert Wilken
Visiting Professor
PhD (Social Sciences)
Research profile
Research interests: 

  • relational social work
  • community development
  • social inclusion
  • experiential knowledge
Dekaanikandidaat Margit Keller
Margit Keller
Associate Professor in Social Communication
PhD (Media and Communication)
+372 506 2801
Lossi 36–202

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Research interests:
  • everyday social practices and their change
  • transition of socio-technical systems
  • sustainable development and consumer society
Tartu Ülikool ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Mare Ainsaar
Associate Professor in Sociology and Social Policy
PhD
+372 737 5936
+372 517 8132
Lossi 36–411

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Research interests:
  • well-being research
  • comparative family policy, comparative social policy
  • fertility behaviour, migration, population forecasts
  • methodology of social research
Tartu Ülikooli ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Judit Strömpl
Associate Professor in Social Work Research
PhD
+372 737 5928
+372 5801 6361 (5928)
Lossi 36–410

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Research interests:
  • children's rights and well-being
  • trauma-informed substitute care
  • sensitive topics
  • children and youth at risk
  • sociology of deviance
  • qualitative research methods
Tartu Ülikool ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Maria Murumaa-Mengel
Associate Professor of Media Studies
PhD (Media and Communication)
Lossi 36–414

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Research interests:

  • digital media literacies
  • online risks and opportunities
  • online shaming
  • influencer culture
  • children and youth
  • creative research methods
Mai Beilmann
Associate Professor of Empirical Sociology
PhD (Sociology)
Lossi 36–412

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Research interests:
  • youth and childhood studies 
  • wellbeing and vulnerability of children and young people 
  • youth civic participation 
  • youth work and NEET-youth 
  • social capital and generalised social trust 

 

Tartu Ülikool ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Marju Himma
Associate Professor of Journalism Studies, Programme Director
PhD (Media and Communication)
+372 5341 0997 (6119)
Lossi 36–107

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Research interests:
  • journalistic work practices and skills
  • digitalisation of journalism
  • media consumption among youth
  • science communication
  • information disorder in relation to journalism and science communication
Tartu Ülikool ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Krista Lepik
Lecturer in Information Science
PhD (Media and Communication)
+372 737 5955
+372 5883 7388 (7388)
Lossi 36–209

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Research interests:
  • library and museum communication and community development
  • knowledge workers’ practices in the context of social acceleration
  • developments in information literacy, incl information sciences perspective to usage of AI chatbots in students’ written assignments
Kadri Kangro
Visiting Lecturer
Lossi 36–226

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Research interests:
  • social innovation in rural areas combined with practical work 
  • supportive ecosystem for co-creation
  • social innovation, innovation development
  • rural community development
  • health and welfare; health economics
  • hackathon as a tool of co-creation of innovative solutions in the public arena
Maris Männiste
Lecturer in Critical Data Studies 0.5 p, Programme Director
PhD (Media and Communication)
Lossi 36–208

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Research interests:
  • datafication
  • critical data studies
  • automated welfare
  • automated decision-making
  • artificial intelligence
Tartu Ülikooli ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Dagmar Narusson
Lecturer in Community Work 0.5 p, Research Fellow in Social Innovation 0.5 p
PhD (Sociology)

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Research interests:
  • community development and community relational dynamics
  • open dialogue in mental health
  • personal recovery
  • experiential knowledge in higher education
  • eco-communities
  • sustainability
Karen-Pauliin Konks
Junior Lecturer in Social Welfare 0.5 p
MA (Social Work and Social Policy)
Lossi 36–226
Tartu Ülikool
Ene Selart
Junior Lecturer in History of Journalism 0.5 p
mag (Interpreting)
Lossi 36–222

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Research interests:
  • history of Estonian journalism and communication
  • Estonian-Japanese relations
  • contemporary Japanese society
  • Japanese history
üti
Marii Kangur
Junior Lecturer in Practical Journalism 0.5 p
MA (Journalism)
Merilyn Säde
Junior Lecturer in Practical Communication 0.5 p
MA (Journalism)
Kertu-Kätlin Käis
Teacher of Practical Communication 0.5 p
MA (Communication Management)
Lossi 36–225
Aune Unt
Teacher 0.5 p
MA (Journalism)
Lossi 36–110
ÜTI
Signe Opermann
Research Fellow in Sociology of Media
PhD (Media and Communication)
+372 737 6592
+372 5647 7951
Lossi 36–220

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Research interests:

  • media use and media repertoires
  • mediatization and platformization
  • social generations and media generations
  • digital skills and literacy
  • socio-technical imaginaries of future education
Tartu Ülikool ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Oliver Nahkur
Research Fellow of Research of Social Well-being
PhD (Sociology)
Lossi 36–412
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Research interests:

  • social indicators research, including from cross-national comparative studies perspective
  • quality-of-life (QOL), happiness, and wellbeing studies, including mental health
  • child well-being and vulnerability research
  • violence and conflicts in society
  • inclusive disaster management, including informal volunteering
  • healthcare research

 

Tartu Ülikool ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Signe Ivask
Research Fellow Sociology of Journalism
PhD (Media and Communication)
Lossi 36–107

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Research interests:
  • sociology of journalism
  • digital journalism
  • burnout among journalists, support systems
Ebe Pilt
Junior Research Fellow in Communication Studies
MA (Communication)
Lossi 36

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Research interests:
  • communication processes of scientific knowledge in the current context of deep mediatisation and media logic
  • framework of dialogic or deliberative concepts and new formats of science communication
Tartu Ülikooli ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Kadi Kass
Junior Research Fellow in Community Work
MA (Community Development and Social Well-being)
Lossi 36–226

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Research interests:
  • people with mental health difficulties
  • community development
  • social well-being 
Tartu Ülikool ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Sten Torpan
Junior Research Fellow in Crisis Sociology 0.7 p
MA (Sociology)
Lossi 36–223

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Research interests:
  • risk and crisis communication
  • social myths
  • misinformation
  • information disorder
  • civil protection
  • defence studies

 

Valeri Nuust
Valeri Nuust
Teacher in Creative Methods (employment contract suspended) 0.3 p, Junior Research fellow of Creative Methods 0.5 p, Programme Director
MA (Journalism)
Lossi 36-211

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Research interests:
  • expressions of creative writing in the Estonian press
Alar Suija
Studio Manager
+372 737 5188
+372 507 1737 (3199)
Lossi 36–107
Tartu Ülikool ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Liina-Mai Tooding
Senior Consultant in Data Analysis 0.5 p
cand (Philosophy)
+372 737 5932
+372 527 4712
Lossi 36–413

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Research interests:
  • statistical models in social analysis: methodological aspect
  • life course studies
  • the dynamics of violent death in transition society
Tartu Ülikool
Virge Näkk
Senior Specialist for Academic Affairs 0.7 p
+372 737 5935
Lossi 36–213
Tartu Ülikool ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Nele Nemvalts
Senior Specialist for Academic Affairs
+372 737 5355
Lossi 36–217
Tartu Ülikooli ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Inger Klesment
Specialist for Project Communication and Media Competence
Lossi 36–414
Tartu Ülikooli ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Maiu Reinhold
Specialist for International Relations
+372 737 5697
Lossi 36–217
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Riina Gendrikson
Human Resources and Research Cooperation Specialist
MA (English Language and Literature)
Lossi 36–227
Gea Kiisk
Academic Affairs Specialist 0.8 p
+372 737 6593
Lossi 36–212
Tartu Ülikool ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Hanna Kerstina Kartau
Assistant of the Project European Social Survey Infrastructure 0.5 p
Auli Kivistik
Specialist for Projects and Finance
+372 737 6157
Lossi 36–212
üti
Ave Kovaljov
Lecturer in Sociology (employment contract suspended)
PhD (Sociology)

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Research interests:
  • inequality on the labour market (gender, education etc)
  • socioeconomic inequality in health and access to health
  • intergenerational transmission of inequality