Sanna Karhu
20082022

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Description of research and teaching

I am a philosopher working in the fields of feminist philosophy, political philosophy, queer and trans theory, ecofeminist theory as well as critical animal studies.

My latest publication is: "Gender Skepticism, Trans Livability, and Feminist Critique" in Signs (2022).

I currently work as a postdoctoral scholar 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 find the abstract in E-thesis.

In the years 2016–2017 I worked as a visiting graduate research scholar in Comparative Literature at New York University, USA. In 2016 I was also 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
  • Theorizations of violence and nonviolence

I supervise both MA theses and PhD dissertations within these fields.

Education/Academic qualification

Certificate: Feminist University Pedagogy 10 ECT

Award Date: 28 May 2015

Fields of Science

  • 611 Philosophy
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Moral 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