Eeva Luhtakallio is Professor of Sociology at the University of Helsinki. She is specialized in political and visual sociology, social theory, and methodology. Her research focuses on democracy and citizenship as mundane practices by studying activism, young people’s political engagements and political marginalization. Luhtakallio leads the Centre for Sociology of Democracy as well as the ERC funded project ”Imagining Democracy: Young Europeans becoming citizens by visual participation”. In Practicing Democracy (Palgrave 2012) as well as articles published in the last decade, Luhtakallio addresses everyday political action at different levels, engaging with theoretical debates concerning e.g. the plurality of the common good, definitions of civic action, and processes of creating commonality. Her recent publications include “Snap-along ethnography: Studying visual politicization in the social media age” (co-authored with Taina Meriluoto, Ethnography, 2022).
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