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Katja Kahlina, Principal Investigator, Sexuality and Democracy project (SEXDEM)


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Description of research and teaching

Katja Kahlina has joined the University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture & Art Studies (Gender Studies unit) as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow. Previously she worked at the University of Edinburgh as a Research Fellow on the CITSEE (Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia) project and as a member of Global Justice Academy. Katja holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Gender Studies from Central European University. Her research interests/fields of expertise include Gender and Sexuality Studies; Citizenship Studies; Queer, Feminist and Postcolonial Theories; and Social Movements Studies. Katja’s publications address the ways in which gender and sexual politics intersect with nationalism and (neoliberal) globalisation, as well as with social institutions and categories of citizenship, nationality, ethnicity, and religion. She is currently leading a group project Sexuality and Democracy (SEXDEM) that is funded by the Kone Bold Initiatives.

Education/Academic qualification

Comparative Gender Studies, Ph.D., Central European University

Gender Studies, MA, Central European University

History, M.Ed. , University of Zagreb

Russian Language and Literature, M.Ed., University of Zagreb

External positions

Editor, Redescriptions: Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory

Fields of Science

  • 5200 Other social sciences
  • Gender Studies
  • Feminist Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Nationalism Studies
  • Social Movements
  • inequality
  • Queer International Relations
  • Feminist IR
  • Sexuality
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