Workshop took place in the University of Helsinki at the 2nd of December. The Corekin Team members were discussing the obstacles, methodological and ethical problems they are facing in their fields.
Dr. Thomas Strong from the Maynooth University (Ireland), our invited guest expert, told us about his amazing experiences from his fieldwork in the Papua New Guinea, focusing on the changing forms of gender, personhood, and exchange in the context of modernity.
Later, in the same day, the CoreKin Team opened the floor for the second, open-for-public part of the seminar. About 25 scholars from the faculty were listening to the Director of Human Resources at the University of Helsinki, Kirsi Korhonen. She explained what kind of protection is offered by the University of Helsinki concerning the issue of possible crises or risks and safety of its researchers and their data during fieldwork.
7-9.11.2016 PhD Course “Queer(y)ing Kinship, Family and Sexuality” and public lecture “Families of Choice in Poland” by Prof. Joanna Mizielinska
Very successful Doctoral course “Queer(y)ing Kinship, Family and Sexuality” took place in University of Helsinki 7-8 of November and was finished by open public lecture “Families of Choice in Poland” by Professor Joanna Mizielinska. The course for couple of days united gender studies and queer researchers from Finland, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Portugal and Brasil. Bright presentations on the issue of queering kinship in different countries were commented by the strong group of advanced queer scholars, teachers of the course: Ulrika Dahl, Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Uppsala University; Joanna Mizielinska, Associate Professor at the Institute of Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Antu Sorainen, Academy Fellow at the Academy of Finland, Docent in Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki.