PPhiG news 2011
On January 1, 2011 Professor Tuija Pulkkinen began her work as the Academy professor, and Dr. Johanna Oksala began her work as a senior research fellow in the Academy professor’s project titled Philosophy and Politics in Feminist Theory at the University of Helsinki. Mervi Patosalmi joided the project team as a post doctoral scholar in July 2011. Patosalmi is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, University of London.
Docent, Dr. Tuula Juvonen was appointed University lecturer in Gender Studies (1.8.-31.12.2011), School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tampere.
The public examination of Mervi Patosalmi’s doctoral dissertation on Thursday, 16 June 2011, at 12.00am, University of Helsinki Main building, Auditorium XII (Unioninkatu 34).
Siveellisyydestä seksuaalisuuteen. Poliittisen käsitteen historia, edited by Tuija Pulkkinen and Antu Sorainen, was published in April 2011. This edited collection includes articles by PPhiG members Tuija Pulkkinen, Antu Sorainen, Anna Elomäki and PolTCH member Eira Juntti, among others.
PPhiG news 2010
On June 8, 2010 professor Tuija Pulkkinen was appointed one of the new Academy professors by the Academy of Finland, for a five-year period from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015. During her term as Academy Professor Tuija Pulkkinen will continue to explore the field of feminist theory by analysing the implications of major ontological approaches to gender theorization and feminist politics. More information on the appointment here.
Hegel’s Philosophy and Feminist Thought. Beyond Antigone?, edited by Kimberly Hutchings and Tuija Pulkkinen, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in August 2010.
Suspended Normality? – Lesbian and Gay Politicians in Media Democracy. Friday, 11 June 2010, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. More information here.
PPhiG news 2009
In August 2009 the PPhiG Annual Meeting Workshop was held at the University of Helsinki. This time, in addition to PPhiG members and associate member doctoral students, the workshop was attended by professor Denise Riley, who during the event also paid a site visit to the Christina Institute, where the PPhiG research team has been located since January 2009.
PPhiG member Johanna Oksala was one of the organizers of the Natality, Embodiment, and the Political: Feminist Conversations conference, held at the University of Dundee on May 28-29, 2010. Keynote speakers of the event included Christine Battersby and Adriana Cavarero.
PPhiG members Tuula Juvonen and Antu Sorainen participated in organizing the Queer Futurities, Today: Utopias and Beyond in Queer Theory conference held at the Finnish Institute in Berlin on May 18-19, 2009.
BIGS International Conference – Queer 50s. May 6-7, 2009.
PPhiG news 2008
In 2008, Tuija Pulkkinen was appointed professor of Women’s studies at the Christina Institute, University of Helsinki, and the PPhiG research team, headed by professor Pulkkinen, moved to the University of Helsinki in January 2009.
Kari Palonen, Tuija Pulkkinen and José María Rosales (eds.): Ashgate Research Companion to the Politics of Democratization in Europe: Concepts and Histories. (Ashgate, October 2008). For more information, click here.
CoE PolCon Scientific Advisory Board Meeting, London UK, 17.4.2008
PPhiG news 2007
PPhiG news 2006
Politics of Decency conference, organized by PPhiG at the University of Jyväskylä on November 24-25, 2006 and featuring Lisa Duggan, Judith Halberstam and Tuija Pulkkinen as the keynote speakers, gathered together scholars from several countries to explore the concept of ‘decency’ in relation to politics.
PPhiG member Johanna Oksala was one of the teachers for a PhD course titled Feminist Theory – Gender Theory: Subject, Embodyment, Agency organized at the University of Bergen, Norway on June 20-22, 2006.
PPhiG symposium Queer and Politics; Challenging the Heteronormativity of Representational Politics (May 12-13, 2006 / University of Jyväskylä) provided a forum for lively discussion on the topic, including an open panel titled Queer Politician – A Contradiction in Terms, with Jorma Hentilä, Tiina Rosenberg and Jani Ryhänen as the panelists.