Sanna Karhu
  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38)




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Curriculum vitae

I currently work as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Gender Studies, in the Department of Cultures, University of Helsinki, Finland. The title of my project is Animal Trouble: A New Ecofeminist Critique of Speciesism.

I received a PhD in 2017 with a dissertation titled From Violence to Resistance: Judith Butler's Critique of Norms. You can access my dissertation via E-thesis (copyrighted).

In the years 2016–2017 I worked as a visiting graduate research scholar at New York University, NYC, USA and in summer 2016 I was a fellow in Prof. Judith Butler's Master Class at The Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI), The New School for Social Research, NYC, USA.


My expertise and research interests include:

  • Political Philosophy
  • Feminist theory & philosophy
  • Queer and trans theory
  • Critical animal studies
  • Ecofeminist theory
  • Theorization of social norms and violence

Education/Academic qualification

Certificate: Feminist University Pedagogy 10 ECT

Award Date: 28 May 2015

Fields of Science

  • 611 Philosophy
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Poststructuralism
  • Critical Theory
  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Gender Studies; Feminist Theory; Queer Theory
  • Critical Animal Studies
  • Gender; Social Norms; Violence; Normative Violence; Social Transformation
  • Feminist Ethics
  • Judith Butler