Vesa Välimäki

Welcome to my personal website!

I am a youth sociologist and a PhD-candidate at the Tampere University, Finland. My main interests are in sociological theory, social relationships and social emotions. In my PhD-thesis, I study social marginalisation of young Finnish adults not in employment or education. I have previously studied topics such as social withdrawal, loneliness and stigma. For more information about my work, please contact me via email.

I have created this website to make my publications available for download. I have also a blog (in Finnish) with posts about writing, academia and note-taking.


Tampere University | Tampere, Finland

Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences | 2019 - Present

University of Jyväskylä | Jyväskylä, Finland

Master of Social Sciences (Sociology) | 2013 - 2018

Master Degree Programme in Civil Society Studies


Doctoral researcher | Tampere University | April 2020 - March 2023

Grant researcher | Tampere University | June 2019 - March 2020

Researcher | Finnish Youth Research Society | May 2018 - August 2019

Research assistant | University of Jyväskylä | January 2017 - November 2017

Research trainee | University of Jyväskylä | July 2016 - December 2016