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Description of research and teaching

     Dusica Ristivojevic 杜娟華joined the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Arts Studies as an honorary researcher in 2016. Since 2017 she is teaching on decolonization and feminism. In 2019, supported by the Kone Foundation Bold Initiatives Grant, she started her new research project: she will be working silently and diligently, and will write and talk a lot about it in 2021.

     Before moving to Helsinki, Dusica worked as a lecturer in International Development at Dong-A University , South Korea, a lecturer in Gender Studies at the Central European University, Hungary, and as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Academia Sinica, Taiwan. She was a Chevening Fellow at the University of Oxford, MOFA Taiwan Fellow at the National Taiwan Normal University, and has served as a consultant for a number of in/formal organizations based in East Asia.

     Dusica works in the areas of interdisciplinary Chinese studies, media studies, and international relations. She wrote and spoke on a number of topics: from China´s repositioning in the modern world order, transnational social organizing, and politics of women´s and human rights, to the unconventional writing of China’s political history, dis/connections between education and social engagement, and the absence of the “second world” in de- and post/colonial discussions.

     For a number of years she has been building the archives for a research on the past and present of the All-China Women’s Federation; conducting digital ethnography and PAR of China-related regional and transnational social activism; and thinking about esthetics, affect and popular culture. These are only some of the topics she wants to address in the future.

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science
  • Chinese Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • International Relations
  • Social Organizing
  • Social networks
  • 518 Media and communications
  • Digital media
  • Print media
  • Social media

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2008 2019

Chinese feminism as we know it: Global Pedagogies of the Anglophone Media Space

Ristivojevic, D., Apr 2019, In : Made in China.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

性别, 媒体与晚清中国在现代世界秩序中的重新定位

Translated title of the contribution: Gender, Media and Re/positioning of Late-Qing China in the Modern World OrderRistivojevic, D., Aug 2019, In : 全球史评论 . 16, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Finding Women in the State: A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1964 by Wang Zheng

Ristivojevic, D., May 2018, In : Hanxue yanjiu . 36, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewProfessional

Footbinding and Women’s Labor in Sichuan by Hill Gates

Ristivojevic, D., 2015, In : WAGRev.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewProfessional

Projects 2014 2019

Activities 2006 2019

  • 21 Invited talk
  • 14 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 3 Membership or other role in national/international committee, council, board
  • 2 Consultancy