Death at the End of the Rainbow: Rethinking Queer Kinship, Rituals of Remembrance and the Finnish Culture of Death

  • Date: –18:00
  • Location: Zoom Zoom-link published here a week prior to the event, at the latest.
  • Lecturer: Varpu Alasuutari, University of Turku
  • Organiser: Centre for Gender Research
  • Contact person: Nicole Ovesen
  • Seminarium

Varpu Alasuutari defended her PhD in gender studies at the University of Turku, Finland on June 5, 2020. In her dissertation, she has examined death and loss as parts of queer and trans lives in Finland from the 1980s to the 2010s. Her research interests include queer kinship studies, queer death studies and feminist affect theories.

The Centre for Gender Research organises open queer seminars for all interested and/or actively working with the concept of 'queer', through practice, theory or activism. 

All seminars are for the moment planned to be held via Zoom; 16.15–18.00. 
A  zoom-link for each seminar is published one week prior to the seminar, at the latest.  

Please observe that only seminars with English titles are held in English.

 

PROGRAMME AUTUMN 2020: NEW PHDS, DEW DIRECTIONS IN QUEER RESEARCH

5 OCTOBER
Death at the End of the Rainbow: Rethinking Queer Kinship, Rituals of Remembrance and the Finnish Culture of Death
Varpu Alasuutari, University of Turku

2 NOVEMBER
Digitala förbindelser: Rum, riktning och queera förbindelser
Evelina Liliequist, Umeå Universitet

7 DECEMBER
Trans and Sex Change in Contemporary Iran:A Socio-legal Study of Gendered Policies and Practices
Zara Saeidzadeh, Örebro Universitet