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Sofia Jusslin, Ed.D., is University Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher in Swedish and Literature Education and a visiting researcher at the University of the Arts Helsinki's Research Institute. Jusslin is a certified primary school teacher and subject teacher in Swedish and Literature Education. She earned her doctoral degree in education with honors in 2020. She is the leader of the research group Nordic Early Literacy Education, Editor-in-Chief of Journal for Research in Arts and Sports Education, and editorial board member of 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) and is the principal investigator of the research workshop series Exploring Imagination and Creativity through Play in Nordic Early Literacy Education (2023–2024) and the research project Teaching of Writing in Teacher Education and School in Finland and Sweden (2023–2024). 


Jusslin teaches at the teacher education, focusing on primary level education. More specifically, her teaching encompasses literacy pedagogy and early literacy in preschool and primary level education. She supervises theses in education in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Additionally, she has several years of experience in teaching academic writing for students writing bachelor's and master's theses in various scientific disciplines. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Doctor of Education, Åbo Akademi University

Award Date: 27 Jan 2021

External positions

Visiting researcher, University of the Arts Helsinki

Jan 2022Dec 2024


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