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  • PL 18 (Unioninkatu 35)

    00014

    Finland

  • PL 18 (Unioninkatu 35), 214

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

20052020
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Personal profile

Education information

Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki 2014

Description of research and teaching

Heidi Härkönen is a social and cultural anthropologist specialising on gender, kinship, Cuba and the Caribbean. She currently works as an Academy of Finland Post-Doctoral Reseacher in Social and Cultural Anthropology on a project that explores well-being and social change through a focus on ideas and practices of body, personhood and care in contemporary Cuba. She gained her Doctorate from the University of Helsinki in 2014. Heidi has been a visiting reseacher at the City University of New York Graduate Center, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include gender, kinship, life course, socialism and post-socialism, care, love, well-being, body and personhood.

 

She has been teaching introductory anthropology courses and given invited lectures on gender, sexuality, kinship, masculinity and ethnographic fieldwork.

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Keywords

  • 5143 Social anthropology

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

Publications 2005 2019

Constrasting and Re-Imagining Margins of Kinship

Sorainen, A. M. (ed.) & Härkönen, H. K. (ed.), 20 Dec 2019, (In preparation) In : Gender & Society. 200 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issueScientificpeer-review

Money, Love and Fragile Reciprocity in Contemporary Havana, Cuba

Härkönen, H., 16 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. 2018

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Book Review: Cachita’s Streets: The Virgin of Charity, Race, and Revolution in Cuba by Jalane D. Schmidt

Härkönen, H., Sep 2017, In : Religion and Society. 8, 1, p. 235-236 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Havana's New Wedding Planners

Härkönen, H. K., 2017, In : Cuba Counterpoints.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Intiimin etnografia: seksuaalisuus, sukupuolittunut väkivalta ja perhesuhteet Kuubassa

Härkönen, H. K., 2016, Tutkija peilin edessä: refleksiivisyys ja etnografinen tieto. Gould, J. & Uusihakala, K. (eds.). Helsinki: Gaudeamus, p. 165-192 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Projects 2011 2020

Activities 2009 2019

  • 19 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 8 Oral presentation
  • 4 Academic visit to other institution
  • 1 Editor of research journal

CoreKin Workshop with Davina Cooper (and Didi Herman)

Antu Sorainen (Chair of organizing committee), Davina Cooper (Speaker: Opponent/discussant), Didi Herman (New classification), Anna Raisa Aurora Moring (Speaker: Presenter), Alisa Zhabenko (Speaker: Presenter), Anna Avdeeva (Speaker: Presenter), Heidi Kristiina Härkönen (New classification)
25 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

XXXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association: LASA 2018

Heidi Härkönen (Speaker: Presenter)
23 May 201826 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

European Association of Social Anthropologists Biennial Conference

Heidi Härkönen (Speaker: Presenter)
14 Aug 201817 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

CoreKin workshop with Dr Thomas Strong and Dr Elisabeth Engebretsen

Alisa Zhabenko (Speaker: Presenter), Anna Maria Sorainen (Chair), Anna Avdeeva (Speaker: Presenter), Elisabeth Lund Engebretsen (Speaker: Opponent/discussant), Thomas Strong (Speaker: Opponent/discussant), Heidi Kristiina Härkönen (Speaker: Presenter), Anna M Heinonen (Attendee), Anna Raisa Aurora Moring (Speaker: Presenter)
30 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Contestations of Love and Configurations of Class in Contemporary Cuban Weddings

Heidi Härkönen (Speaker)
27 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation