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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Research interests

  • Contemporary philosophy in dialogue with music
  • Indigenous musics and politics
  • Ethnomusicology of western art music
  • Feminist ethno/musicology

Current Research projects

  • Deleuzian Music Research
  • Ethnomusicology of Indigenous Music

Topics of recent papers and guest lectures

  • Everyday life and music
  • Phenomenology of Finland-Swedish musical lives
  • The culture of Two in Kaija Saariaho´s Music
  • Soundscapes of today's Nepal examined through musical instruments

Previous research projects

  • Construction of Finland-Swedishness in Music
  • Feminist Music Research
  • Music in the Construction of Finnish Cultural Identity

Editorial and Board Positions

  • Ethnomusicology, Journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology, member of the editorial board, 2011-
  • Royal Journal of Musicology, member of the editorial board, 2011-
  • Women and Music, member of the editorial board, 2008-
  • Finland’s Society for Ethnomusicology, vice-chair, 1997-

Education information



External positions

adjunct professor, Turun yliopisto

1995 → …

Keywords

  • 613 Arts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Musicology

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

Publications 1991 2018

Reflections on an Ethnomusicological Study of a Contemporary Western Art Music Composer

Moisala, P., 2012, In : Ethnomusicology Forum. 20, 3, p. 443-451 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Kaija Saariaho

Moisala, P., 2009, Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. 130 p. (Women composers; no. 1)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

From traditional yoik (joiku) transmission towards formal education

Moisala, P., 2008, In : European Meetings in Ethnomusicology. 12th volume, p. 239-254 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

An Ethnography of Gurung Village Music: Continuity and Change

Moisala, P., 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal: Vajra Books. 295 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Vikara ko vinimaya: Exchange of Ideas

Moisala, P., 2018, In : Yearbook for Traditional Music. 50, p. 242-243 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2007 2017

Indigenous Musics and Well-being

Harrison, K., Chen, X. & Moisala, P.

01/01/2013 → …

Project: Research project

Gender Studies Research Community

Elomäki, A., Al-Sharmani, M., Dahlgren, S., Engelberg, M., Haritaworn, J., Holli, A., Honkasalo, J., Hoppania, H., Ihrche-Åberg, I., Jokila, H., Kalha, H., Kantola, J., Kinnarinen, K., Kornak, J., Korsisaari, E. M., Koskinen, T., Kuosmanen, P. K., Kupari, H., Leclin, J., Moisala, P., Moring, A., Muravyeva, M., Niemi, J., Norocel, O. C., Nousiainen, K., Oikkonen, V., Oroza, S., Paasonen, S., Pakkanen, J., Palin, T., Patosalmi, M., Paunu, H., Pulkkinen, T., Raevaara, E., Ratinen, S., Repo, J., Roman-Lagerspetz, S., Rossi, L., Rundgren, H., Ruuskanen, M., Saari, M., Saarikangas, K., Salmesvuori, P., Saresma, T. A. M., Sorainen, A., Soronen, A., Svanström, M. E., Tsokkinen-Männistö, A., Tuomaala, S., Tuomi, L. M., Uimonen, M., Urponen, M., Urrio, E., Utriainen, T., Weide, M., Werner, L., Vuola, E., Vänskä, A. & Xu-Susiluoto, Q.

01/03/2011 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011

Ethnomusicology of Indigenous Modernities

Harrison, K. & Moisala, P.

01/09/2010 → …

Project: Research project

Activities 1998 2017

  • 4 Editor of research anthology/collection/conference proceedings
  • 1 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Academic visit at UH

Suzanne Cusick

Tuija Pulkkinen (Host), Pirkko Marjatta Moisala (Host)
19 Nov 201723 Nov 2017

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Bloomsbury (Publisher)

Pirkko Moisala (Editor)
20142016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research anthology/collection/conference proceedings

Social Power, Well-being and Lifestyle Change

Pirkko Moisala (Speaker: Presenter)
4 Dec 2013

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

Skrifter utgivna av Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland (Journal)

Pirkko Moisala (Editor)
20132015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research anthology/collection/conference proceedings

Suomen etnomusikologinen seura (Publisher)

Pirkko Moisala (Editor)
Aug 2012Aug 2013

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research anthology/collection/conference proceedings