Triin Roosalu studies inequalities, eg those by gender, ethnicity or age. She is dedicated to exploring how these are shaped by and emerge in work and labour market context or in education, formal or nonformal.
Her experiences in initiating and running national and international research projects, academic as well as applied, dates back to 2004. With her special interest in comparative approach, she represents Estonia in international social survey programme consortium ( Currently engaged in research projects on skill systems, integrating learning at work and formal learning, linking formal and non-formal education, and sustainable consumption.
She supervises students in BA, MA and PhD studies and conducts courses on academic writing skills, but also contributes to the courses on sociology of learning and theories of stratification. Prefers cooperation and solidarity to competition and quantifying academic output, thus considers trade unions crucial.

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