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Sofia Jusslin, Ed.D., is Postdoctoral Researcher and University Teacher in Swedish and Literature Education. She is also a visiting researcher at The Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts (CERADA) at University of the Arts Helsinki. Jusslin is a certified primary school teacher and subject teacher in Swedish and Literature Education. She earned her doctoral degree with honors, and in the doctoral thesis Dancing/Reading/Writing: Performative Potentials of Intra-Active Teaching Pedagogies Expanding Literacy Education (2020), she collaborated with a dance teaching artist and two primary school teachers to develop and explore teaching pedagogies that integrated creative dance in fifth-grade literacy education. She is advisory board member of the International Association for Research in L1 Education and editorial board member of the peer-reviewed journal Dance Articulated.

Research interests

Jusslin's research interests include literacy education, academic writing, dance integration and embodied learning, as well as arts-based approaches to teaching literacy, literature, and language. She has a specific interest in research with various post-approaches, performative research, and postqualitative inquiry. Jusslin currently conducts research within the research projects Embodied Language Learning through the Arts (2021–2024) and Poetry! Performative Perspectives on Poetry Education (2020–2024). 


Jusslin teaches at the teacher education, focusing on primary level education. More specifically, her teaching encompasses reading and writing processes and early literacy in preschool and primary level education. She supervises bachelor's and master's theses in education. Additionally, she teaches academic writing for students writing bachelor's and master's thesis in various scientific disciplines. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Åbo Akademi University

Award Date: 27 Jan 2021

External positions

Visiting researcher, University of the Arts Helsinki

Nov 2021Dec 2022


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