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Research interests

In my dissertation project I will do a queer reading of Jesus in the Gospel of John by utilizing queer theory as the main theoretical frame. My research is multidisciplinary in the fields of queer studies, gender studies and New Testament studies. The study aims to answer the following main question: What kind of a being is queer Jesus in the Gospel of John? My hypothesis is that the body of Jesus is queer and polymorphic in a sense that it cannot be labelled to any fixed categories. My research focuses on non-binary expression of bodies, and relies on queer genders and sexualities. Also, the research examines the boundaries of the sexual body of Jesus, and thus will shake the often heteronormative scholarly tradition of biblical studies. One of my greatest academic passions is to develop queer theoretical biblical studies further.

Description of research and teaching

Doctoral Programme in Gender, Culture and Society

Education/Academic qualification

Sukupuoli, kulttuuri ja yhteiskunta -tohtoriohjelma

Teologia, TM

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • New Testament Studies
  • Queer Theology
  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Gender Studies
  • Queer Theory

Publications

  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Master's thesis

Linn Marie Tonstad: Queer Theology - Beyond Apologetics [kirja-arvio]

Translated title of the contribution: Linn Marie Tonstad: Queer Theology - Beyond Apologetics [book review]Kinnunen, M., 2020, In : Teologinen Aikakauskirja. 125, 1, p. 77-78 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewScientific

Queer-tutkimus ja eksegetiikka

Kinnunen, M. M., 2019, Sukupuoli Raamatun maailmassa. Uusimäki, E. & Asikainen, S. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomen eksegeettinen seura, p. 151-169 19 p. (Suomen Eksegeettisen Seuran Julkaisuja ; no. 117).

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

Open Access
File

Queer Jeesus: Johanneksen evankeliumin queer-teologinen luenta

Kinnunen, M. M., 2016, 115 p.

Research output: ThesisMaster's thesisTheses

Activities

  • 7 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 7 Oral presentation
  • 1 Types for other activities - Other

Sukupuoli Raamatun maailmassa

Moona Kinnunen (Speaker)
16 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Queer Theology: Gender and Sexuality as Historical Problems - SKY PhD Course, University of Helsinki

Antu Sorainen (Speaker: Opponent/discussant), Martti Nissinen (Chair of organizing committee), Ken Stone (Speaker: Opponent/discussant), Vilja Alanko (Speaker: Presenter), Moona Kinnunen (Speaker: Presenter)
23 Mar 202024 Mar 2020

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

Transgressive Religions Network: 4th Annual Meeting

Moona Kinnunen (Attendee)
16 Jun 202018 Jun 2020

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

Trans/feminism — SKY Doctoral Course with Professor Susan Stryker

Moona Kinnunen (Attendee)
5 Mar 20206 Mar 2020

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

Queering Father-Son Relationship in the Gospel of John

Moona Kinnunen (Speaker)
18 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Podcast: Vieraana TM Moona Kinnunen

Moona Kinnunen & Antti Einari Vanhoja

19/02/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media