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1991 …2019

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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 → …

Fields of Science

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

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.
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