I am Dr. Sanna Kivijärvi, a researcher and teacher at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland. I am also affiliated with the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, where I teach in the Creativity and Arts in Social and Health care master's program.
My academic interests are interdisciplinary, combining music education, education policy and sociology of the arts. I have published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on accessibility, equity and other policy issues in Finnish music education system and beyond. I also serve as a reviewer and board member for academic journals, conferences and funding bodies.
At the Sibelius Academy and Metropolia University, I teach students at masters and doctoral levels in pedagogical courses, such as basics of music teaching and special education in the arts, as well as research seminars and methodology courses, including theses' supervision. I frequently hold visiting lectures and present papers in international and domestic conferences in education and policy research, and the related fields.