CoreKin team at “Close Relations” Conference in Uppsala, Sweden, 24-26th October 2018

”Close Relations” a multi- and interdisciplinary conference on critical family and kinship studies took place in the beautiful and historical university town of Uppsala, Sweden, on 24-26th October 2018. The 5-strong group from the CoreKin team attended the inspiring event!   Brilliant researchers from Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, US, UK, […]

Queering Kinship and Intimate Relations in Theory and Practice MA Course

Corekin is happy to introduce a new intensive course on “Queering Kinship and Intimate Relations in Theory and Practice” on January 22 – February 2, 2018.   Corekin Team members Anna Avdeeva, Anna Heinonen, Antu Sorainen and Alisa Zhabenko with our close collaborator Dr Anna-Maria Tapaninen will give research-based talks and workshops on the […]

New article about non-normative families and kinship in Russia from our CoreKin team

CoreKin project year started by a new publication: “Strategies of non-normative families, parenting and reproduction in neo-traditional Russia” in the British Journal of Families, Relationships, and Societies.   Antu Sorainen, Anna Avdeeva and Alisa Zhabenko from the CoreKin team joined forces with a prominent scholar Olga Isupova from the Moscow High School of Economics. […]

Alisa Zhabenko gave a talk at the international conference “Communist Homosexuality”

“My private and exceptional intimate happiness: same-sex relationships and motherhood during the last Soviet Period in Russia” was the title of the talk that Alisa Zhabenko, a junior CoreKin Team member, gave at the ground-breaking international conference “Communist Homosexuality 1945 – 1989 / Bodies – Languages – Images” at the […]

The PhD Course “Queer(y)ing Kinship, Family and Sexuality” and public lecture “Families of Choice in Poland” created very fruitful collaborations between international scholars and institutions!

  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, […]