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  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

20132019

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Personlig profil

Information om forskning och undervisning

Vilja Alanko is a doctoral student at the faculty of theology and in the multidisciplinary doctoral programme Gender, Culture and Society for which she also has served as a board member. In relation to her doctoral studies, she is participating in the Nordic Network for the Study of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as well as the international network Feminist Readings. Alanko is employed in the academy project Lived Scriptures, and previously she has been employed in the academy project Embodied Religion and affiliated as a member in the CoE in Reason and Religious Recognition

Alanko's research project, titled 'Stories of Feminine Becoming: Mothers and Daughters in Early Christian Hagiography', examines the relationships of mothers and daughters in three early Christian hagiographies from second through seventh centuries – the Acts of (Paul and) Thecla, the Life of Macrina, and the Life of Mary of Egypt. These selected accounts provide three different representations of a holy woman, while they all both include elements of gender ambivalence and manifest a strong sense of agency attributed to their protagonists. On this reading, the presence of mothers and daughters in hagiographical narratives, regardless of whether their bond is biological, adoptive, or divine, is the starting point for the analysis feminine subjectification and relationality.

Theoretically, this study builds on Luce Irigaray’s thought that emphasizes the significance of feminine genealogies and especially maternal relations for feminine subjectivity. Alanko's work thus further joins the study of early Christian asceticism and its impact on notions of gender and sexuality.

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 614 Teologi

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Publikationer

Näkökulmia sukupuolen, uskonnon ja historian risteyksestä

Alanko, V. L. I. & Hakala, A-R., 31 jan 2019, Sukupuoli Raamatun maailmassa. Asikainen, S. & Uusimäki, E. (red.). 1 red. Helsinki: Suomen eksegeettinen seura, s. 19-31 13 s. (Suomen eksegeettisen seuran julkaisuja; nr. 117).

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Serving as a PhD representative in a Doctoral Programme

Alanko, V. & Salminen, J., 9 okt 2019, Helsingin Yliopiston Väitöskirjatutkijat (HYVÄT).

Forskningsoutput: Övriga bidrag

Sukupuolistunut väkivalta varhaiskristillisessä aktakirjallisuudessa

Alanko, V. L. I., 31 jan 2019, Sukupuoli Raamatun maailmassa. Elisa, U. & Asikainen, S. (red.). Helsinki: Suomen eksegeettinen seura, s. 221-236 16 s. (Suomen eksegeettisen seuran julkaisuja; nr. 117).

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Projekter

Centre of Excellence in Reason and Religious Recognition Research

Saarinen, R., Mäkinen, V., Dunderberg, I., Pihlström, S., Kukkonen, T., Appelqvist, H., Haara, H., Hakola, R., Heimola, M., Hellqvist, E., Hietamäki, M., Huttunen, N., Kahlos, M., Koskinen, H. J., Kaukua, J., Lehtipuu, O., Luomanen, P., Mattila, J., McKeown, P. I., Koistinen, T., Kovalainen, H., Kärkkäinen, P., Miroshnikov, I., Moisio, O., Paakkinen, I., Palmén, R., Riggs, T., Ruotsala, A., Salminen, J., Savonius-Wroth, S., Toivanen, J., Rafael, A., Tuominen, M., Visala, A., Tervahauta-Helin, U. K., Pöykkö, P., Yli-Karjanmaa, S., Faucher, N., Toiviainen, S., Posti, M., Rauhala, M., Alanko, V., Launonen, L. & Gehlin, S.

SUOMEN AKATEMIA

01/01/201431/12/2019

Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

Ruumiillinen uskonto. Ruumiillisuuden ja sukupuolen muuttuvat merkitykset uskonnollisen identiteetin nykymuodoissa Suomessa.

Vuola, E., Hintsala, M., Merenlahti, P., Hurtig, J., Kalkun, A., Kupari, H., Alanko, V., Kejonen, M. E. L., Ratinen, T. & Jylhä, J.

SUOMEN AKATEMIA

01/01/201331/12/2017

Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

Aktiviteter

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

Antu Sorainen (Talare: Opponent/debattör), Martti Nissinen (Ordförande i organisationskommitté), Ken Stone (Talare: Opponent/debattör), Vilja Alanko (Talare: Presentation), Moona Kinnunen (Talare: Presentation)
23 mar 202024 mar 2020

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

Mothers and daughters in early christian hagiography: Mary of Egypt

Vilja Alanko (!!Speaker)
11 nov 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Oral presentation

Seksi ja moraali: Maria Egyptiläisen tarina

Vilja Alanko (!!Speaker)
15 nov 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Invited talk

On Recognition of the Non-human - a seminar with Virginia Burrus

Outi Lehtipuu (Medlem i organisationskommitté), Vilja Alanko (Medlem i organisationskommitté)
16 maj 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

European Association of Biblical Studies Annual Conference

Vilja Alanko (Talare: Ordförande)
11 aug 201914 aug 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

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