Professor of Sociology
FIN-33014 University of Tampere
Harri Melin is Professor of Sociology, University of Tampere (since 2008). After completing his M.A. in Sociology University of Tampere, he remained at the institute to become Docent of Sociology in 1997 and from 1998 he has held the position of Professor of Sociology. He was a Senior research fellow at the Academy of Finland from 2002 – 2003. He held a chair of professor of sociology at the University of Turku (2003-2008)
He has been a project director and national contractor of many national and international research projects. His research interests are inequality, social classes, work. His Current research project is analysing work well-being and work commitment between Finland and Russia. He served as the Secretary of Finnish sociological association in 1978, 1990-1991 and President from 2001-2003. Between the years 1985-1987 he was editor of Acta Sociologica and is currently referee for International Sociology, Acta Sociologica and Sociology of Education. He is Finnish representative in the International social survey programme (ISSP). He is Vice rector of university of Tampere 2009-.