13.11.2017

Paneelit

Paneelikeskustelu: Feminismin sukupolvet

Perjantai 24.11.2017
16:00-17:30, Päärakennus sali C1

Paneelissa pohditaan suomalaisen feminismin kehitystä äänioikeustaisteluista tähän päivään. Mitkä ovat olleet eri sukupolvien keskeisimmät tavoitteet ja kiistakysymykset? Mikä on ollut feminismin suhde muihin yhteiskunnallisiin liikkeisiin? Mikä on sen rooli poliittisessa päätöksenteossa ja puolueissa? Mitkä ovat eri aikakausina olleet suomalaisen feminismin tabut ja vaiennetut kysymykset?

Puheenjohtaja: Martina Reuter

Osallistujat:

Bella Forsgren
Jyväskylän kaupungin hallituksen jäsen ja valtuutettu, Jyväskylän yliopiston ylioppilaskunnan JYYn hallituksun varapuheenjohtaja sekä vihreiden puoluehallituksen jäsen.

Riikka Taavetti, VTM, FM, Helsingin yliopisto
Riikka Taavetti työskentelee väitöskirjatutkijana Helsingin yliopistossa poliittisen historian oppiaineessa. Hänen väitöstutkimuksensa käsittelee queerin ja toiseutetun seksuaalisuuden tuottamista suomalaisissa ja virolaisissa muistitietokokoelmissa, arkistoissa ja historian julkisessa käytössä. Hän on aikaisemmin tutkinut sosialistista feminismiä, nuorten järjestötoimintaa ja sateenkaarinuorten hyvinvointia.

Eila Tiainen
Eila Tiainen on Jyväskylän kaupunginvaltuutettu. Kemissä syntynyt pitkäaikainen Ylen toimittaja tunnetaan yhteiskunnallisena vaikuttajana ja kulttuuriaktivistina.

Arja Turunen, FT, Jyväskylän yliopisto
Turunen tutkii tällä hetkellä Suomen Akatemian rahoittamassa tutkijatohtorihankkeessa How Political Became Personal. Feminism in Practice in Finland suomalaisen ns. toisen aallon feministisen liikkeen historiaa ruohonjuuritason toiminnan ja feministien omien kokemusten ja muistojen kautta. Aikaisemmin Turunen on tutkinut naisten housujen käytön historiaa Suomessa 1800-luvun lopulta 1970-luvulle naistenlehti- ja muisteluaineistojen kautta.

Panel: Futures of Feminism

Lauantaina 25.11.2017
12:00-14:00, Päärakennus sali C1

The panel turns a critical gaze on the future. The panelists will discuss the future roles of feminist research, with a particular focus on the future of feminist theories and on the relationship between theory and feminist activism. The aim is to highlight future threats as well as the promises of feminism. The panelists will present their understandings of feminist dystopias and utopias, and the audience will be invited to join the discussion.

Chair: Tuija Saresma

Participants:

Sari Irni, D.Soc.Sc, University of Turku
Irni’s earlier publications have focused on lesbian and gay marriage debates in Finnish media, on the problematisation of the notion of ‘ageing’, and on gender, sexuality and ageing in working life. Irni’s current research interests concern the following: feminist theory, political histories of sex hormones and hormonal transformations of sexed bodies, trans- and interdisciplinarity within feminist studies, politics and affectivity related to food, animal relations and activism, feminist reading habits, affect as methodological question, and intersectionality.

akshay khanna
akshay khanna is a Social Anthropologist, political activist, theatre practitioner and amateur chef based in New Delhi. akshay’s initial training was in law, after which it worked with the Lawyers Collective, a Human Rights NGO in New Delhi. This was followed by an MA Medical Anthropology (SOAS) and a PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. It has, since, held the position of Lecturer in Sociology at Lancaster University, as Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, and as an independent consultant in international development and human rights. At the IDS, akshay convened the Sexuality and Development Programme and was instrumental in expanding the scope of the programme to focus on the political economy of sexuality, questions of law, legality and constitutionalism, and issues around race, nation, fundamentalism. akshay also led on the development of a philosophical, political and analytical approach called ‘Unruly Politics’ and a successful course of the same name. akshay’s first book length ethnography, 'Sexualness' (2016, New Text) tells a story of Queer activism in India and offers a theoretical frame that demonstrates what it looks like to look at the sexual from the south. Its current research relates to the erotics of political authority and unruly politics. It is co-director of RAPT (Research Activism Performance and Theatre), which is developing theatre as a methodology of research.

Katariina Kyrölä
PhD Katariina Kyrölä is a university teacher at the Åbo Akademi University. She is the co-editor-in-chief in Finnish Journal of Gender Studies (Sukupuolentutkimus-Genusforskning) in 2016-2017. Previously Kyrölä has worked e.g. as a senior lecturer at the department of media studies at the University of Turku, as an Academy of Finland research fellow and worked at Stockholm University both as a senior lecturer and as a postdoctoral associate. Kyrölä’s research interests include topics like relation between media and the non-normative body, feminist fat studies, affects, queer theory, postcolonial and indigenous people’s feminist theories. Kyrölä’s book The Weight of Images: Affect, Body Image and Fat in the Media (Routledge) that is based on her doctoral dissertation was published in 2014, and her research articles have been published in  Feminist Theory, Sexualities, International Journal of Cultural Studies and lambda nordica. Her forthcoming research project covers indigenous people’s queer studies and Sami-people’s imagery in the Nordic contemporary culture.