Conference Program

Conference program timetable

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Gender Studies Conference 30.11–2.12.2022: Feminist matterings: Indigenous and Arctic engagements 

The conference is located at the Linnanmaa Campus of the University of Oulu.

WEDNESDAY 30.11.2022  

Pre-conference program 

14:30–18:00 Registration opens (Lobby, Saalastinsali)

15:00-17:00 PhD Panel discussion: PhD Wonderings (Tellus: Stage)

15:0018:00 Book launch (in Finnish): Intersektionaalista feminististä pedagogiikkaa (Tellus: Aspire Frost Club)

16:0018:00 The Finnish Trans Studies Network meeting (Tellus: Galaxy)

 THURSDAY 1.12.2022


08:30–  Registration  opens (Lobby, Saalastinsali)

10:00–10:15 Conference opening (Hybrid event in Saalastinsali)

Opening words by: Organising committee Chairs Johanna Hiitola & Helena Louhela 

Greetings from SUNS, the Association of Gender Studies in Finland

10:15–11:45 Keynote I and discussion (Hybrid event in Saalastinsali)

Professor Suvi Keskinen, University of Helsinki: Feminist futures, racial capitalism and disobedient knowledge

Commentator: Researcher and activist Boby Mafi, University of Oulu

11:45–12:45 Lunch

12:45–14:15 Parallel sessions 1 

14:15–14:45 Coffee break (Lobby, Saalastinsali)

14:45–16:15 Keynote II and discussion  (Hybrid event in Saalastinsali)

Professor Kim TallBear, University of Alberta: Indigenous Genocide, Settler Apocalypse, and Relational Hope

Commentator: Professor Laura Junka-Aikio, University of Lapland

16:15 - 16:30 Break

16:30–18:00 Parallel sessions 2

18:1519:00 Book Launch: Affective intimacies (Manchester University Press 2022 (Tellus: Stage) (Live only)

19:00–24:00 Conference Evening Party  at Tuba and Voimala 1889. Please arrive between 19-20. 19-20:30 Dinner at Tuba and Voimala (we kindly ask the first ones arriving to dine at Tuba, the restaurants are 50 meters apart); 20:30 Ulla Pirttijärvi's interview at Voimala; 21:30 Ulla Pirttijärvi and Ulda at Voimala

FRIDAY 2.12.2022

10:00–11:30 Keynote III and discussion (Hybrid event in Saalastinsali)

Professor Dorte Marie Søndergaard, University of Aarhus: Drifting Boundaries

and Gendered Negotiations – Young People Navigating Analogue-Digital


Commentator: Academy Research Fellow Tuija Huuki, University of Oulu

11:30–12:30 Lunch

12.30-14.00 Parallel sessions 3

14.00-14.30 Coffee break (Lobby, Saalastinsali)

14:30-16:00 Parallel sessions 4

16:15-16:45 Closing the conference and the SUNS thesis award (Hybrid event in Saalastinsali)

FIRE collective’s travelling art exhibition created together with school children aged 11–13

Friendship Dreamland and Statements on Wood – about friendships, gender and power and children's hopes and dreams related to their peer cultures.

Location: Technology lobby/Tekniikan aula

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