Gender Studies Research Community

Beskrivning

PUBLIC DESCRIPTION:
UH Gender Studies RC specializes in Feminist Theory, Feminist Political Theory and the Feminist Study of Culture. The RC consists of overlapping and intersecting research projects, including a Center of Excellence research team (PPhiG, CoE PolCon) and a Minna Canth academy professor project. The RC, based at the disciplinary unit of Gender Studies, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, reaches across disciplines and faculty borders in the UH. UH Gender Studies coordinates the national Women’s Studies Doctoral School; in addition, the RC Gender hosts a number of overlapping doctoral schooling teams led by several PI’s and their projects brought together through common doctoral courses, and conferences, such as tri-annual Christina Conference, the biweekly Christina Research seminar and workshops with international experts in the field. Gender Studies is a vibrant Research Community with actively maintained international networks.

The RC clusters of feminist research in philosophy, politics and culture are linked through feminist theory discussions and work that focuses on multiple key concepts, such as identity, subjectivity, representation, citizenship, the body, materiality and performativity. Much of the research and doctoral schooling in the RC involves conceptual and theoretical explication of the philosophical issues of contemporary feminist theory, such as Judith Butler’s work, Deleuzian feminist theory, or feminist phenomenology. Simultaneously, the research and doctoral work in the RC Gender Studies comprises carrying the contestation of concepts and theories to concrete cultural and political analyses of contemporary and past phenomena of gender and sexuality such as EU legislation, feminist and queer politics, gendered media representations, analysis of the history of Nordic architecture from a perspective of gender, history of particular gendered concepts, changing concept of family, as well as studies on transnational sexual relationships, evolutionary narratives, the figure of the paedophile, and diverse masculinities, just to mention few of the topics of a large number of individual research projects.

Responsible person: Tuija Pulkkinen, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies

Participation category: 2
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